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Madeira: Dolphin and Whale Watching Tour from Funchal

1. Madeira: Dolphin and Whale Watching Tour from Funchal

Climb aboard a comfortable catamaran for a relaxing trip along Madeira's south coast from the Marina do Funchal. Look for dolphins and whales (and even turtles) playing in the cold waters of the sea. During the summer months, stop to swim below the cliffs of Cabo Girão, one of the highest sea cliffs in the world. A qualified crew will provide detailed information in various languages about the species of cetaceans (dolphins and whales) you see. In the event you don’t spot any whales or dolphins you will be offered a 2nd trip. Get historical and technical information from your crew for a truly unique experience.

Madeira: Flag Ship Tour of Santa Maria de Colombo

2. Madeira: Flag Ship Tour of Santa Maria de Colombo

Have a unique experience and climb aboard a convincing replica of Christopher Columbus’s original vessel the Santa Maria, built right here on lush Madeira Island. Enjoy a time-travelling journey back to the 15th century, and walk along the southern coast of the island before reaching Cabo Girão. There, stop for a refreshing swim in the azure waters off the coast. Keep your eyes open for possible sightings of dolphins and whales peeking above the blue waves as you walk along the Atlantic coastline.


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What people are saying about Marina do Funchal

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 455 reviews

The trip was very nice and well organized.First day we could not see any dolphins or whales unfortunately but had a chance to swim around Cabo Girão.I think it was very thoughtful that the agency gave another chance to rebook the trip and when we joined next day we could see some marine life.

Great tour, very nice staff. Unfortunately we only saw a few pilot whales from a distance. Fortunately, the animals are in freedom, so they can dive down at any time. Seeing them up close is just a matter of luck.

Have spot the whales and dolphins on 15 Nov. 2021. On way back to the port even enjoyed sun set at the bay of Funchal. Stunning views! Great experience and I have enjoyed a lot.

Excellent- the crew worked really hard to locate the whales. A nice balance of calm and information. One of my daughters was sea sick and they looked after her very well.

A really chilled ride on a pirate ship and seen dolphins and whales.