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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$46.13
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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.

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1 - 5 of 88 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago
Best thing we did in Madeira

Exhilarating two-and-a-half hour boat trip, going four miles from the shore. Knowledgable crew. We saw FOUR different species of dolphin and also a turtle. Trip ended with some super-fast turns in the boat before quietly entering the harbour. I took loads of photos but when...More

Thank SLC2501
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
The best and most fun way to see Dolphins

After having been to Madeira many times, this is the first time I've tried this trip. I went with friends on a Rib boat (inflatable sides). The craft is fitted out for speed, which means you straddle a well padded middle bar and have bars...More

1  Thank Mary M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Perfect trip with an amazing relaxed and professional crew

The trip was amazing. Managed to see some Dolphins and get some great footage. I was counting on a cancellation as it would have been my only opportunity to take part. The crew contacted me via WhatsApp as soon as they had a space and...More

1  Thank Craig M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Disappointed not to see Dolphins - how do we get the refund you suggested we claim from Trip Advisor??

Professional crew and good equipment but disappointed to see 2 pairs of sperm whales only and no dolphins (H2oMadeira were advertising 100% dolphins viewing when we visited. Very disappointed not to swim with dolphins too and told by H2oMadeira to claim refund from Trip Advisor....More

1  Thank NFJon
Adventure M, Proprietário at H2o Madeira, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello. I understand the fact that you really wanted to see dolphins, but seeing sperm whales is always something magic and a lot harder to achieve. And we were seeing dolphins in every trip we did untill the one you did, but we never know...More

Reviewed 10 July 2018
Dolphin watching

Watching dolphins in the wild was a breath taking experience. We got to see two difference species. But the first group were the most engaging, with us swimming alone side the boat. Watching them glide through the water is something you could never get tired...More

Thank Sam C
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