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Whale and Dolphin Watching or Swim with Dolphins in Madeira

  • View cetaceans in their natural environment and learn more about them from your guide
  • Swim with wild dolphins if the conditions are right
  • Escape the busy beaches and relax on the open ocean
Whale and Dolphin Watching or Swim with Dolphins in Madeira
From US$47.14
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Tour on a RIB boat for whale and dolphin watching. We work with a spotter, a person that search for dolphins and whales with binoculars from land, and then he tell us where the dolphins and whales are
Swimming with Dolphins
Swimming with Dolphins is an amazing experience. You enter the water with goggles and breather while you are dragged by the boat. The dolphins will surround you!
Madeira’s waters boast an array of marine life, but knowing the best spots to see these creatures can be difficult. Benefit from your crew’s experience on a tour that offers intimate encounters with cetaceans, as well as the opportunity to swim with dolphins, if the conditions allow. Listen to your guide’s commentary to discover more about sub-aquatic life, and admire the coastal landscape as you sail the north Atlantic Ocean.
What to Expect

Select a morning or afternoon excursion and meet your guide on Calheta harbor, where you board your boat and set sail in search of native marine wildlife.

As you cruise through the waves, admire the coastal scenery and learn more from your guide about the wild dolphins and whales that live in these waters. Relax on deck as the experienced crew locate the cetaceans, utilizing their knowledge of the animals and the sea.

Depending on the species found and the behavior they exhibit, you may get the opportunity to dive in for the unique experience of swimming with wild dolphins. Snorkeling equipment is also available on board to provide views of the sub-aquatic life.

Your tour concludes back at your original point of departure.

Reviews (104)
1 - 5 of 101 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
very good experience!

Very nice and flexible team, the pilot was very good. And after the event they have a good way to see the photos.

Thank Tour814183
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great crew very knowledgeable and we felt in very safe hands it was lovely to see the great excitement when we found the dolphins and whales they must see them hundreds of times but you would think it was their first they showed great respect...More

1  Thank denise548
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Really close up views of spotted dolphins and sperm whales

Extremely glad we chose H2O Madeira for of whale and dolphin watching trip. The RIB boat meant we were able to get out to where the dolphins and whales were quickly and once seen the captain was able to cut speed and come up to...More

1  Thank Douglas R
Reviewed 9 September 2018
Watching Pilot Whales and a group of dolphins; amazing experience

2 adults and 2 teens were hoping to swim with dolphins even so it was clear the chances are slim. H2O made it totally transparent that they cannot guarantee sightings nor the possibility to actually "swim with dolphins". We still felt lucky when we were...More

Thank Peter J
Reviewed 4 September 2018
Required trip

This was a required trip to this area. We set out on a bright and warm afternoon, equipped with life vest and guides clearly motivated in their work. The boat seats 8 and moves at good pace and even better when tricks needed! We spotted...More

Thank bill_tee
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