Cruises and boat tours

Dolphin and Whale watching speed boat tour

Duration: 4 hours
Language: English
Printed ticket only
Do this because
  • Virtually guaranteed to see dolphins or whales
  • On-board marine biologist
  • Small groups – 12 persons maximum
  • Fast semi-inflatable boats
What to expect

The warm Atlantic waters off Madeira's south coast are teeming with wild whales and dolphins. See these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat from a speedy semi-rigid inflatable boat, on this award-winning Madeira dolphin and whale-watching tour.

Head to the Rota dos Cetaceos – ‘Cetacean Route' – base near the Funchal marina, where you'll receive expert information from the marine biologist team about the species that you'll likely be observing at sea – including bottlenose dolphins, pilot and sperm whales, and stately sea turtles.

Other team members are positioned at elevated look-out posts along the coast, so they will radio in the location of dolphin and whale pods. Armed with their location, you'll be whisked off in small, lightning-quick inflatable boats, where the expert drivers will bring you really close to the dolphins and whales without disturbing them – and your on-board marine biologist will be happy to answer your questions about the wildlife on display.

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What's included
  • Boat trip
  • Marine biologist
  • Life jackets
What to remember

Not suitable for guests with back problems or for expectant mothers. Tour duration approximately is 2.5 hours – tour times vary depending on the time of year. Bring a hat and sunblock during summer months. Excursion is always weather dependent.

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Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the activity begins.

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