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Funchal Bay: Dolphin & Whale Watch Luxury Catamaran Cruise

1. Funchal Bay: Dolphin & Whale Watch Luxury Catamaran Cruise

Arrive at Marina Nova Funchal 20 minutes before the scheduled departure time and board a luxury catamaran. Receive some safety information from the experienced crew. Choose to sit in the luxurious interior with comfortable seating and protection from the sun, and lounge chairs or outdoor hammocks. Afterward, sit back and relax as you sail towards the open sea. Although sightings of marine species can not be guaranteed, dolphins and whales are often found in the waters around Funchal. Keep an eye on the movements in the water whilst the crew answers any questions about the variety of species. Continue up to the high cliffs of Cabo Girão, which rise 580 meters above sea level. Anchor the boat at Cabo Girão and immerse yourself in the refreshing waters to explore underwater marine life with a snorkel. Then, stroll at a leisurely pace around the Marina of Funchal, and marvel at the fantastic views of Madeira's landscapes. Return to Funchal Marina Nova for a quick landing process and continue to enjoy your day after the tour.

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What people are saying about Marina Nova, Portugal

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 45 reviews

The boat was beautiful and well looked after, hand sanitizer on board. We saw both dolpins and whales, it was very relaxing and stopped off for a swim in a calm part of the sea. Down side was the snorkel kit was not professional but more brought for kids.

Very nice relaxed ride unfortunately the animals themselves are only visited once, after that no further attempt to see which one chosen. Very nice place to swim and there were free drinks on the board.

Very pleasant boat tour, great catamaran, small group, without loud music and party atmosphere, seen dolphins.

Very friendly crew. Very informative. Relaxing Clean Might be worth taking some refreshments with you

Very pleasant trip with extremely friendly and knowledgeable guides