Water activity

Funchal: Catamaran Dolphin and Whale Watching

Funchal: Catamaran Dolphin and Whale Watching

From US$ 34.03 per person

Enjoy the beauty of the Madeiran coast with comfort and stability on board a catamaran. Watch dolphins, whales, and turtles swimming in the surf. Head to Cabo Girão promontory where in the summer you can snorkel.

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Duration 3 hours
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  • Search for dolphins, whales and turtles in their natural habitat
  • Take in panoramic views of the island from the sea
  • Explore the crystal clear waters under the Cabo Girão promontory
  • Enjoy a drink on our relaxing, stable and comfortable catamaran
Full description
Take a scenic sail in a catamaran along the Madeira coast.  See dolphins, whales, and turtles playing in their natural habitat. Throughout the year Madeira has different aquatic mammals journeying through its blue waters. Whether you come in summer or winter, the chances are high you’ll see one these amazing creatures. Stop for a swim during the summer season, and make use of the complimentary snorkeling equipment. Bar service is also available.
  • 3-hour Catamaran trip
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

The meeting point is Seaborn Catamaran office at Funchal Marina 30 minutes before departure

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4.5 /5

based on 757 reviews

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We booked the £25 per person trip. We we're 6 adults and 2 children. We went at 10:30. The person from the company meet us at the top of the ramp and have us directions to the correct katamaran. The name of the boat was (SEA BORN) Unfortunately we did not see any whales or dolphins. But the boat ride was very pleasant and just before returning back we had some time for a swim. The water was very warm (22°c) they provide for free goggles and snorkel. It was around 6 meters deep and you can quite clearly see the bottom

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November 17, 2021

A fabulous trip. The catamaran is fun to travel out to sea on and makes a great viewing platform. Staff are friendly and informative. We saw Sperm Whales and Pilot Whales - amazing. Take a towel as there is a chance to swim under the Cabo Girão - swim on your back to fully enjoy the impressive cliff face.

October 29, 2021

We decided to do a boat trip only the day before and booked a 3 hour afternoon trip on Seaborn online, based on reviews. It didn’t disappoint. The directions were easy to follow, the catamaran was clean and comfortable, the crew professional, polite and helpful. We were lucky enough to see several sperm whales, one of them at pretty short range, followed, to my delight, by several dolphins right by the boat. All were identified for us by the crew. The boat then moved to anchor off Cabo Girao where those who wished could swim. It was well timed - I think the swimmers felt they’d had enough time in the water without those of us who remained on board feeling we’d been hanging around too long. Altogether a very enjoyable trip.

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October 3, 2021

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