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Dolphin and Whale Watching Catamaran Cruise from Funchal

Highlights
  • Cruise in a comfortable catamaran on this dolphin- and whale-watching tour 
  • Your guide knows the best areas to spot marine life
  • Learn fun facts about the dolphins and whales from a guide
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Dolphin and Whale Watching Catamaran Cruise from Funchal
From US$40.46
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Catamaran Trip - 10:30 AMMost Popular
Join us on our comfortable catamarans for a relaxing trip along Madeira's south coast. Strong possibility of spotting dolphins and whales and, occasionally, even turtles!
From US$40.46
Catamaran Trip - 15:00 PM
Join us on our comfortable catamarans for a relaxing trip along Madeira's south coast. Strong possibility of spotting dolphins and whales and, occasionally, even turtles!
From US$40.46
Catamaran Trip - 18:30 PM
Join us on our comfortable catamarans for a relaxing trip along Madeira's south coast. Strong possibility of spotting dolphins and whales and, occasionally, even turtles!
From US$40.46
Overview
Hit the waters near Cabo Girão in search of dolphins and whales on a hassle-free tour from Funchal, which guarantees a wildlife sighting or offers a free second tour. Book ahead online to guarantee your day and time for this tour, and maintain peace of mind knowing your plans are locked in safely.
What to Expect
Meet for this dolphin- and whale-watching tour at the waiting quay of Funchal Marina. Once you check in and board the board, sit back and relax as you listen to a short safety briefing from the crew members.

Once out on the water, your guides do their best to take you to areas that are known for their marine-life sightings. Wait and try to catch sight of dolphins and whales in their natural habitat. If you don't spot wildlife on this tour, you can repeat the experience free of charge. 

As you cruise, your guides tells you interesting facts about the area. Learn things you wouldn’t otherwise know, and hear stories about the dolphins and whales.

If the weather is nice, you can take a dip near Cabo Girão before your catamaran docks back at the Funchal Marina.
Reviews (139)
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Wild dolphins

Nice trip on the Catamaran. Professional guide, but very little information. Communication with clients poor. Had to wait 30min for pre-trip briefing which took 2 minutes after we already left the land. No enthusiasm from the side of the crew, although helpful. Just a job...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank F8249QVestherb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Great Experience

Our initial trip on New years day was cancelled due to poor weather but communication was good and we went the day after .The catamaran is a lovely vessel that is comfortable and has its own bar area the the crew do a great job...More

Thank Andynewton03
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
A Very Good Company

Having worked in the whale & dolphin watch industry ourselves as skipper and crew/guide, my fiancé and I took a trip from Funchal in mid-December. We were very pleased with the entire operation - and sighted Pilot whales and Bottlenose dolphins within minutes of leaving...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ann s
Reviewed 13 November 2018
Whale watching off Funchal coast

My wife and I joined VMT Madeira's 3-hour dolphin and whale watching tour in the afternoon. Although other boats had left the harbour before us, VMT Madeira made good speed and we arrived as first at a group of pilot whales, relatively close to shore....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Getaway754941
Reviewed 12 November 2018
A fabulous experience

We took the morning 3 hour trip, and weren’t disappointed. There wasn’t any great tourist commercialism which was great i.e. no photos as we entered the boat etc etc, the focus completely on seeing the whales and dolphins. The crew are very passionate about the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sharon T
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BobCooper200
13 January 2019|
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Response from Andynewton03 | Reviewed this property |
You will have to contact them to find out they do 2 trips daily 10.30 and 3pm hope this helps .
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Stuart D
31 December 2018|
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Response from V6968FYdavidm | Reviewed this property |
The catamaran is large. You could easily get 50+ people on board.
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ilovesa
6 October 2018|
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Response from easilypleasedNorfolk | Reviewed this property |
Hi, yes there are toilet facilities aboard the boat although you need to go down some steep steps to get to them, but should be no problem. Great trip you will love it
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