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Madeira Dolphin and Whale Watching on a Luxurious Catamaran

Highlights
  • A stress-free chance to observe Madeira's wildlife and landscape 
  • Search for dolphins and whales with the guidance of the crew 
  • Take in the scenery of Madeira from the best vantage point—the water
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Madeira Dolphin and Whale Watching on a Luxurious Catamaran
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Dolphin- Whale Watching 9.30amMost Popular
Cruise a large award winning sailing Catamaran. Enjoy stunning views of Madeira Island from the Atlantic Ocean. Watch out for whales or dolphins jumping and splashing.
US$29.10
Dolphin & Whale Watching 12pm
Cruise a large award winning sailing Catamaran. Enjoy stunning views of Madeira Island from the Atlantic Ocean. Watch out for whales or dolphins jumping and splashing.
US$34.93
Dolphin- Whale Watching 10am
Cruise a large award winning sailing Catamaran. Enjoy stunning views of Madeira Island from the Atlantic Ocean. Watch out for whales or dolphins jumping and splashing.
US$29.10
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Overview

The sea is indisputably the best place from which to observe Cabo Girao, some of the world's tallest sea cliffs. Bag yourself the best views on this whale-watching cruise from Funchal, perfect for nature lovers. On a catamaran, find a seat on the deck and enjoy the scenery while scanning the horizon for dolphins and whales. Plus, a range of departure times allows this tour to slot seamlessly into your itinerary. 

What to Expect

Make your way to the Funchal marina to catch your departing catamaran. Climb on board and meet your captain and crew, who take care of all of the navigation while you enjoy the scenery and search for marine life.

Explore the spacious boat, with seating inside the cabin or on the sun deck. As you pull out of the marina, begin your search for local dolphins and whales, with the guidance and information provided by your crew. You'll have the opportunity to ask questions and learn about the dolphins' and whales' biology and behavior.

Head for Cabo Girão, one of the world's tallest seaside cliffs, standing 1,902 feet (580 meters) high. The boat moors in the cliff's shadow, and you can choose to stay on deck and take in the scenery or jump in and explore underwater. You can travel light on this tour, knowing that snorkel equipment is provided. Snorkelers, beginners and experts, will feel comfortable with the instruction and guidance of the crew.

Cruise back to Funchal along the coastline, allowing for excellent views and photo ops.

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1 - 5 of 90 reviews

Reviewed yesterday
Superb trip not to be missed!

I only booked this yesterday & was delighted with the whole experience from start to Finnish . Very polite & helpful ladies in the quay side office & friendly & helpful crew on board. We set off dead on time & were kept informed the...More

Thank Susan S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Lovely Morning, lots of Dolphins

My partner and I booked the 9:30am Whale and Dolphin watching catamaran cruise, and we were not disappointed. Our crew were amazing: very knowledgeable, very polite and did everything to make our experience memorable. We were able to see spotted and black fin dolphins which...More

Thank Robert R
Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Wonderful trip, althought felt a little short

We have been in quite a few sea trip and this one was one of the best. The catamaran wasn't crowded at all (really makes a difference) and very clean. We have seen common dolphins and pilot whales so we were really happy. But keep...More

Thank Adrian-Costin T
Reviewed 1 week ago
Dolphins galore !

Great skipper and crew. Informative and friendly. Super catamaran with nets to lie on if you wanted. Always on the alert for sea life. Information about the area was given, and any questions answered. Also time to go for a snorkel. A fab half day,...More

Thank Linda E
magic dolphin d, Owner at Magic Dolphin Sea Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Guest, Many thanks for your visit and nice comment. We hope to see you again:)) Regards Umut

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
We saw whales 🧡

Clean, spacious boat (only takes 30 people unlike some other companies taking over 100) - or it was until my 4 year old was sick all over it, the crew were fantastic from helping to clean her up to making her feel better and letting...More

1  Thank 16Hm116
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derek b
10 August 2018|
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Response from Seanlol44 | Reviewed this property |
It is a 5/10min walk from cruise port, on the lower section of the harbour
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