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Whale, Dolphin and Turtles Watching provided by Oceansee

Whale, Dolphin and Turtles Watching

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  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
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Updated 02/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Whale, Dolphin and Turtles Watching
We have an extra facemask in case you will forget your own. For each passenger we provide a windshield clothes and snorkeling equipment, which is cleaned and sanitized after each use. But if you wish, you can take your own stuff. The safety of everyone is a priority in our company!
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Updated 02/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
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OceanSee Whale Watching
Marina do Funchal, 9000-055 Funchal, PortugalOceanSee Marina Kiosk. Marina of Funchal 9000-055
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    Stop: 2 hours -
    On the 2h trip During the first hour we ride into the ocean to find some dolphins and whales. In our program, there are many chances to experience the encounters with several species during the same trip, as we have a lookout on the land that tell us where the animals are and guide us to them. After you have the opportunity to enjoy views of the West coast of Funchal. You will be able to see Cabo Girão(582m) – The second highest sea cliff in the world and is the highest in Europe. During the summer we take a 20 min stop for a swim next to Fajãs do Cabo Girão. On the way back we will sail closer to land in order to enjoy the view while soaking in interesting information from our biologist.
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OceanSee Whale Watching
Marina do Funchal, 9000-055 Funchal, PortugalOceanSee Marina Kiosk. Marina of Funchal 9000-055
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Important Information
Departure Point
OceanSee Whale Watching, Marina do Funchal, 9000-055 Funchal, Portugal
Duration
2h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • windbreaker coats
  • Bottled water
  • Photo report
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Additional Info
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Cina F wrote a review 5 Aug
Budapest, Hungary13 contributions5 helpful votes
We embarked with a nice biologist and crew captain in what was a nice speedboat. I was afraid of potential sea sickness but that didn't turn out to be an issue at all although be aware the ride can get quite bouncy when going against the stream. We managed to see two whales
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from ocean_see17, Public Relations Manager at Whale, Dolphin and Turtles Watching
Responded 3 days ago
Dear Guest, We appreciate you taking your time to write us your honest review. We glad that you have enjoyed your experience with us and would like to thank you for choosing our company for whales and dolphins watching experience. It is true, some sort of luck works for our trips, but for all of our tours we are using the services of Look outs, who are searching for the animals from the land and giving us the direction, where should we go at the start and during the trip. With their help we are able to see more than 1 animal species during the ride. Our company trying to encourage people to observe cetaceans in their natural habitat, without making any harm to them, by not feeding the animals for our guests entertainment. But we are lucky that the waters of Madeira Island are reach for the different mammals, that is why we garantee the sightseeing of at least one sea life. Otherwise we propose another trip for free. We were happy to have you on our board and shere with you those special moments and we hope to see you again. Best regards OceanSee team
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Alcofrolic wrote a review Feb 2020
Glasgow, United Kingdom415 contributions84 helpful votes
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I booked this trip for my birthday hoping upon all hope I got to see whales (no offence to the cute dolphins) but seeing whales would have been an absolute dream. There were only us and another couple booked on the 9.30am trip which was nice and plenty of room on the speedboat.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Cindy C wrote a review Jan 2020
Upton upon Severn, United Kingdom22 contributions18 helpful votes
We were rescheduled for our booked day to the next day but this was not a problem as we had booked our trip the day after we had arrived so had lots of days ahead of us. Wouldnt be so good if the original booking was our last day though. The weather was pouring rain but by
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Marie T wrote a review Jan 2020
5 contributions1 helpful vote
We were very happy to observe the dolphins on a sunny day. The crew was very kind and gave us a lot of informations.Great time
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from ocean_see17, Public Relations Manager at Whale, Dolphin and Turtles Watching
Responded 8 Jan 2020
Dear Guest (s), Thank You for choosing OceanSee for your dolphin and whale watching tour! We are happy that you were satisfied with your trip. We deeply appreciate you taking the time to write us a review. Hope to see you again! Kind regards, OceanSee team
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Karla L wrote a review Dec 2019
Helsinki, Finland3 contributions1 helpful vote
We chose this company and speed boat option for the guarantee: should we not see whales/dolphins, we could sail again another day. First an almost frustrating time of 40 minutes, just driving the boat east of Funchal, the coastline and mountains was nice to look at, but the
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from ocean_see17, Public Relations Manager at Whale, Dolphin and Turtles Watching
Responded 8 Jan 2020
Dear Guest (s), Thank You for choosing OceanSee for your dolphin and whale watching tour! We are happy that you were satisfied with your trip. We deeply appreciate you taking the time to write us a review. Hope to see you again! Kind regards, OceanSee team
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About the operator

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white_shadow7
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Nice trip in the afternoon with dolphins
We booked the afternoon trip with Oceansea, because we read many good reviews here. And we have not been disappoint
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Evgeny B
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Exciting and interesting
Nice and friendly crew, interesting and competent explanations. These guys do love sea creatures:) We enjoyed a lot
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NorthExplorers
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Excellent Value.
We did the two hour trip yesterday on the Rib. Saw so many dolphins and a sperm whale. The staff were so passionate
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Q5077KSadamc
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100% satisfied
The guides were very kind and friendly. We've seen 3 kind of dolphins and a whale. Used the speedboat which is fun
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759jitkal
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Great experience
We took a ride on a speedboat (there was only 8 people within a driver and a biologist on the boat) and saw 2 pods
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Claus M
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Great boat trip watching cetaceans
Excellent trip on a speedboat! But watch out - you will possibly get a bit wet. Great fun for kids and adults...
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gen262
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Great trip
Booked the RIB boat trip. The booking process online was very easy and the staff very efficient and friendly. We ma
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Michael R
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See Fun!
A great time with friends and family. The boat ride was enjoyable, fast, and smooth thanks to the Captain. Eugénia
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Giannis_Anna96
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Plow the sea...with !
A nice ride off the island but with poor results.Τhe crew did a good job but the whales no.Several dolphins and som
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JuliaV2618
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Catamaran trip
Went to the morning Catamaran trip. We saw the dolphins and had also time to swim. Everything worked just like it w
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vickie_allport
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Fantastic day!
Just wanted to say we’ve had a fantastic boat trip today with Ocean See! We were so so lucky and saw lots (maybe
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KotzenderUhu
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Respectful Cruise
It was a spontaneous trip from us but the team managed this very well, so we were able to participate. We saw two
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tonyryder123
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Amazing - Highly recommend
Tour guide was great. Very informative and friendly. Would recommend anyone tourists to give it a go
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Rosemary G
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Dolphin and Whale-watching Boat Trip
On a very windy day when many boats were unwilling to go out to sea, we set off on board with Sara as our guide. We
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MarkusS3599
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A BIG THANK YOU!
The crew was excellent & expressed genuine knowledge of their field and although we got a little worried that we wo
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Key Details
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Languages Offered: English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
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