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Private Dolphin and Whale Watching Tour in Madeira provided by On Tales

Private Dolphin and Whale Watching Tour in Madeira

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Overview
Go dolphin and whale watching in style from aboard your own private charter boat with this tour in Madeira. You'll set sail aboard the Miranda, with the option to cruise along the coastline or go snorkeling. Drinks (including sparkling wine) will be served on board and there's even a shower so that you can wash off sea water and head back to shore feeling refreshed.
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You'll start at
Porto de Recreio da Calheta
Porto de Recreio da Calheta, Av. D. Manuel I, 9370-135 Estreito da Calheta, PortugalSearch for On Tales Store at the Marina. Our Guides will welcome and guide you to our boat Miranda.
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    Marina da Calheta
    Stop: 15 minutes -
    We recommend that our guests meet us at the On Tales store, on the Marina da Calheta, about 15 minutes before the departure time.
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    Pass by Madeira Islands
You'll end at
Porto de Recreio da Calheta
Porto de Recreio da Calheta, Av. D. Manuel I, 9370-135 Estreito da Calheta, PortugalSearch for On Tales Store at the Marina. Our Guides will welcome and guide you to our boat Miranda.
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Highlights
  • Head out to sea on your own private yacht
  • Sparkling wine and soft drinks will be provided
  • Stop for snorkeling along the way (equipment will be provided)
  • Multiple departure times depending on your schedule
Important Information
Departure Point
Porto de Recreio da Calheta, Av. D. Manuel I, 9370-135 Estreito da Calheta, Portugal
Duration
2h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Light refreshments (water, ice tea, fruit juice, Coca-Cola, Coca-Cola zero, 7up and beer)
  • Sparkling wine
  • Snorkel equipment (masks, fins and tubes)
  • Shower for after swimming time
  • Hair and body towels
  • Blankets
  • Toilet
  • Cabin
  • Bottled water
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • WiFi on board
Exclusions
  • Transfer from your hotel: can organised upon request (extra charge).
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Additional Info
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Subject to availability
  • Subject to favourable weather conditions (if cancelled due weather conditions, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund)
  • Family friendly
  • Limited to 7 guests
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Near public transportation
  • Wildlife spotting cannot be guaranteed
  • Pregnant women should seek medical advice before booking (limited to no medical assistance can be performed on-board)
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Yannik Steiger wrote a review Feb. 2020
Niederweningen, Switzerland55 contributions5 helpful votes
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Thanks a lot for the great experience. It was worth every cent. The crew was very friendly, the boat was great and that I was allowed to steer the boat for a while was a real highlight of the trip.
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Response from ComDirector_ontales, Director of Sales at Private Dolphin and Whale Watching Tour in Madeira
Responded 10 Feb. 2020
Dear Yannik, having the both of you on-board was a real pleasure. Thank you for your patience, thank you for choosing a luxury experience you won't forget !
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Frauke H wrote a review Oct. 2019
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The on tales team were very professional and friendly. We felt very safe on board and we saw dolphins.a great half day tour to do. We want to say a special thank you to the to team for being so flexible to change date of our tour because of illness in our group. We can only
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from ComDirector_ontales, Director of Sales at Private Dolphin and Whale Watching Tour in Madeira
Responded 10 Oct. 2019
Dear Frauke, We cannot thank you enough for so much kindness ! You and your family were so great, meeting you was a pleasure and being part of your holidays was a privilege !
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Klcook2014 wrote a review Sep. 2019
London, United Kingdom6 contributions
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Absolutely brilliant. Skipper and Marine Biologist was so nice and professional and great with the kids too. We saw a family of 100 dolphins! Would highly recommend them. Great family day out.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from ComDirector_ontales, Director of Sales at Private Dolphin and Whale Watching Tour in Madeira
Responded 3 Oct. 2019
Dear Karen, we had a great afternoon with you and your family ! Thank you for choosing On Tales for your time on the ocean, we are glad so many spotted dolphins were there to greet you !
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Xamy wrote a review Sep. 2019
London, United Kingdom13 contributions
We enjoyed very much our 2nd visit to madeira thought the wale and dolphins watching was very very disappointing the miranda boat looks so nice but is terribly small and jumpy! I wouldn't recommend this tour , it was very uncomfortable we didn't see any Wales or dolphins!
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Response from Emanuel M, Proprietário at Private Dolphin and Whale Watching Tour in Madeira
Responded 20 Sep. 2019
Dear Sir/Madam Could you kindly identify your tour (date and time would be sufficient). We kindly ask your assistance to match guest to the tour. It is important that this is done so we can look for the conditions that the tour was executed, namely the weather conditions, and ultimately improve our service. Obrigado, Best regards, Emanuel
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Linda C wrote a review Sep. 2019
Birmingham, United Kingdom114 contributions58 helpful votes
Very easy to book , very efficient staff , helped direct us to Calheta Marina and where to park . Boat clean and comfortable . Staff very friendly and knowledgeable. We had big smiles on our faces for most of the trip as we saw a Loggerhead turtle, then a Sperm whale swimming on
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from ComDirector_ontales, Director of Sales at Private Dolphin and Whale Watching Tour in Madeira
Responded 14 Sep. 2019
Dear Linda, Having you and your family on-board our yacht was a pleasure ! We are grateful for every chance we get to share our time on the ocean as each and every one of our cruises is as special as each and every one of our guests . Thank you for choosing us !
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498aitorc
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Excellent experience
We thoroughly enjoyed our whale and dolphin watching tour. The communication with the staff when we booked was grea
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nellestein
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Dolphins trip
We went on a trip in February. It took On Tales several days before they were sure to offer us a nice trip with a g
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PhilipHamburg
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Dolphin Watching Tour, simply wonderful!
Thanks for the Trip, we enjoyed every minute. The beautiful Island, the sympahtic crew and wonderful dolphins made
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violettad115
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Dolphins trip
We had cruise two days ago. Weather wasn’t so sunny but still we found dolphins. Team of crude was really professio
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jmhfap
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A super experience and a wonderful way to see the island of Madeira
We spent a lovely 2 hours on the water with Christiano and Tiago. They were funny and informative. We saw loads o
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Chocolat2019
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Perfect cruise
We had two wunderful hours on board of the Miranda. Cristiano and Tiago were nice and funny. They told us a lot of
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Bibbmeister
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Fabulous experience
Saw loads of different dolphins very close to the RIB. Organised via P and O cruise. Our guide Elena was fab.
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mark-lambert
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Truly enjoyable experience
We had a great trip out on the yacht for a couple of hours. The trip was well managed (including arranging a transf
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NeilM318
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Great sea excursion with On Tales
We had a great afternoon out on the water with On Tales - the weather was warm and the sea relatively calm. Unfort
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3mma2018
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Lovely afternoon on the water
We went on the 13.30 excursion, and were part of a group of five. Unfortunately orcas (or a similar species) had be
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Hannah M
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Highlight of our trip
We had an amazing experience with On Tales, I have never received customer service like it before and we were reall
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grimas73
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Absolutely brilliant
Fantastic experience with friendly and knowledgeable staff. We choose OnTales because of the Google reviews and let
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Jorien B
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Amazing trip!
We had the most amazing trip with ontales, watching dolphins playing in the sea from a small yacht. Both the team o
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Guido_1903
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Nice Afternoon!
It was a very nice afternoon! We went out in search of whales and dolphins, when plastic garbage was spotted, stopp
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Norifolk2016
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First class!!!!
When people say they go out of the way to please their customers this is one of those companies. Smart boat crew, h
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  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Languages Offered: English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
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