Funchal
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Funchal: Yacht Tour with Dolphin and Whale Watching

1. Funchal: Yacht Tour with Dolphin and Whale Watching

You tour will start from the marina in Funchal, where you will board the sailing yacht with a group of up to 20 people. On this relaxing sailing trip you will be seaching for dolphins, whales and sea turtles up to 3 miles form the coast. With some luck, you will see lots of native wildlife in its natural environment.  You will stop to go swimming and snorkeling at Cabo Girao, the highest sea cliff in Europe at 1,903 feet (580 meters) above the sea. If you don't want to swim, you can admire the beautiful coastal landscapes from the boat. You will be offered some drinks on board before heading back to the marina. 

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Funchal: Private Sunset Swing Trip with Wine and Fruits

2. Funchal: Private Sunset Swing Trip with Wine and Fruits

Watch the sunset on a rustic swing overlooking the sea on this private trip from your accommodation in Funchal or Caniço. Enjoy wine and fruits and swing as the sounds of nature dim and the sun touches the ocean in shades of orange. After pickup, leave directly to a secret spot with a fantastic view of the sunset. With a glass of white or rosé wine in one hand and fresh fruit in another, take in the surrounding scenery as the sun sets in front of you.

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Desertas Islands Full-Day Catamaran Trip from Funchal

3. Desertas Islands Full-Day Catamaran Trip from Funchal

On this full-day catamaran trip to the Desertas Islands you’ll sail along the south coast of Madeira Island. On arrival you’ll disembark in clear waters onto a beach of volcanic origin, where you’ll have a chance to enjoy a swim. Covering an area of 12,586 hectares the Natural Reserve of the Desertas Islands comprises all islands and islets (Ilhéu Chão, Deserta Grande, Bugio, and adjacent islets) and all of the surrounding marine area. It has been designated a nature reserve for over 25 years, and is now internationally known for its monk seal conservation efforts. Today this protected area can be visited by sea. Deserta Grande is the only island where visitors can disembark, and you’ll enjoy a guided walk to the conservation center to learn about the monk seal protection efforts and also about endemic flora and fauna.

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Madeira: Funchal Sunset Tour by Catamaran

4. Madeira: Funchal Sunset Tour by Catamaran

Experience the changing colors of the sunset and reflections on the water from a unique perspective as you take a 3-hour catamaran cruise off the coast of Madeira from Funchal. Meet at the Marina do Funchal to climb aboard the catamaran and cruise along the south coast of Madeira. A qualified crew will provide detailed information in English and Portuguese about the cetaceans you may spot, as well as other technical and historic information to ensure a complete and unique experience. If there are no sightings of dolphins or whales, you will be offered a 2nd trip entirely free. Put on a wind-shield and warm clothes (recommended), and experience the sunset trip and peaceful melody of the ocean from a new perspective.

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Madeira: South Tour and Sunset Trip from Funchal or Caniço

5. Madeira: South Tour and Sunset Trip from Funchal or Caniço

Embark on an unforgettable sunset trip to the south coast of Madeira starting with pickup at your accommodation in Funchal or Caniço. Stop at Ponta do Sol, Calheta, Jardim do Mar, and more. End with a mesmerizing sunset and time for dinner.  Start your discovery of the south coast of the island towards Ponta do Sol, where you’ll make your first stop. Then, head towards Calheta, famous for its sandy beach.  Stop at Jardim do Mar next and fall in love with the typical streets of this rustic village. Continue to Paúl do Mar and then to Ponta do Pargo.  Once in Ponta do Pargo, enjoy time for dinner (costs not included) and then have the opportunity to be dazzled by the best Atlantic sunset.

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What people are saying about Funchal

We had an excellent time! The guides were very nice, the views were magnificent and we saw pilot whales and dolphins up close — we were very lucky. And the sailboat experience overall was totally worth it. Highly recommend :)

So much better experience then go to the catamaran as they have a smaller group and also much space to see the dolphins in the ocean. Also we hsd a chance swimming as well and the stuff was super frienly in our journey.

Individual trip with 6 participants. Very nice crew with extensive information. We saw dolphins and whales. The crew was constantly getting information on their cell phones in order to lead us to the right places.

We had a super fun trip with a small group. Saw many dolphins, unfortunately no whale. Had nice conversations with the crew. We had a nice swim and enjoyed the trip and the glass of Madeira.

5 star tour. Unfortunately, we weren't lucky enough to see dolphins, but nothing is guaranteed. Very good indeed...