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Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour from Funchal

  • Take to the waves off Madeira Island by boat with your guide
  • Watch the waters for wild dolphins and whales in their natural habitat
  • Free time for snorkelling, depending on the season
Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour from Funchal
From USD 57.62
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Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour from Funchal
From USD 57.62
The deep waters off Madeira Island are home to a dazzling array of marine life, with dolphins and whales sharing the waves with birds, turtles, and more. On this wildlife-spotting adventure, take to the seas for up-close sightings of the native Bottlenose Dolphins, Sperm Whales, Spotted Dolphins, and Pilot Whales who call Madeira home. Enjoy free time to snorkel at your leisure—depending on the season—with a second trip guaranteed if you make no sightings.
What to Expect
Trips are made in three fast semi-rigid type boats. Two vessels with 18 seats, and a vessel with 14 seats. Each boat trip is about 2h30. The boats are fully equipped with life vests and ecologic engines. We start in our office, 15 minutes before each boat trip, with a short introduction of Cetaceans in Madeira and then the adventure starts! Marine Biologists will take you to the harbor, Marina do Funchal, where are the boats. In Madeira Island it is possible to observe about 28 different species of Whales and Dolphins (Summer and Winter species). The most common species are Bottlenose Dolphins; Spotted Dolphins; Common Dolphins; Stripped Dolphins; Risso´s Dolphins; Sperm Whales; Pilot Whales; Fin Whales; Bryde Whales) . We guarantee you will see Cetaceans, if not we promise you a second trip, absolutely free!!! Boat trip can go from the East to the Wets of the Coast of Madeira Island, depending where are the group of Cetaceans. In Summer season its possible to stop in Cabo Girão Bay, for a free diving, about 15 minutes!
Reviews (141)
1 - 5 of 141 reviews
Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile
Great experience

Went on an afternoon whale and dolphin watching tour with the family (children age 9 and 12). Had a great experience. Excellent boats and staff (guides and drivers). High level of safety and respect to the marine animals. We saw several groups of pilot whales....More

Thank L8252RYjessicam
Reviewed 30 October 2018
Not what we expected

We booked this as a tour on a cruise. There were 16 or so and we were put on essentially an 18 person Zodiak type raft. The seating was very crowded and with the life jacket on, there was no room to move from our...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Rich L
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile
Nice tour, but expected more from biologists

We headed straight out to sea, because sperm whales were spotted. It took some time, but finally we saw one. We were very close. The idea that there is a few 100 kilos heavy whale so close by is fascinating (you can only see a...More

Thank EkiaamZ
Reviewed 13 September 2018

Wanted to do a RIB boat this company ticked all the boxes. Water was like a mill pond. Helena and Chico our crew were very friendly, knowledgeable and fun. Swimmers went first as the spotted dolphins were about was very organised. We saw spotted and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank 123LS
Reviewed 8 September 2018
Wonderful experience - caring of marine wildlife and environment

We booked the first trip of the day - this seems to be the quietest time to take the trip. The marine biologist suggested that this was a good time to go as as the dolphins were less likely to be disturbed. The company is...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank UKMarvs
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Bela H
19 June 2018|
Response from EkiaamZ | Reviewed this property |
Just call them or write them an email. They respond quite fast.
John G
18 April 2018|
Response from Poppy K | Reviewed this property |
as far as I am aware they do not do hotel pick ups, they are very easy to find and on the waterfront!