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Madeira Dolphin and Whale Watching on a Luxurious Catamaran

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  • 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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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.
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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.
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Dolphin and Whale Watching 15h
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.
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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.

Reviews (188)
1 - 5 of 133 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bucket List Trip

Had a fantastic trip, staff could not be more helpful and attentive (no matter what age you are). They made sure everyone on the catamaran saw the whales that kept visiting us ( how lucky were we), then we left the whales and had a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Steve095
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nothing special

No more than a basic boat trip. Didn't get the full 2 1/2 hours. Only thing sited was a few seagulls. They quote that if you don't see anything they will give you another free ride. No offers given! Over rated.More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank roger c
magic dolphin d, Owner at Magic Dolphin Sea Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Guest Thank you for your feedback. Our 2.5h trip cost 25€ on the Catamaran and I belive it's the cheapest one in the Marina. For this activity we do not offer guarantee sea life sighting how ever in winter months when it's quite we...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Brilliant experience!W

What an amazing experience. The crew were so lovely and really informative. They shared their excitement at the rare sighting of Orca whales - what a remarkable honour!

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Ann C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile
Bad experience!

This is not dolphin and whale watching! We paid 60 euros, 30 euros each, to take us around with the catamaran for 3 hours! The crew listened the whole trip Guns n Roses music and smoked one cigarette after the other! Not really looking for...More

4  Thank guitar1973
magic dolphin d, Owner at Magic Dolphin Sea Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your reviews with us. Catamaran trips are usually cost you around 30€ per person. And there is no guarantee that we will find whales or dolphins, it is a wild life. How ever 80% of the time we see...More

Reviewed 11 November 2018
Fine Trip

Seated on the front of a catamaran, we motored out and saw pilot whales as well as dolphins. The crew also spent some time to explain details behind these creatures, as well as give us a potted description of the coastline and places of interest....More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank MungoHenning
magic dolphin d, Owner at Magic Dolphin Sea Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for the feed back. Unfortunately people are not so careful about the others and the environment these days. But I am glad you still enjoyed the trip. Best regards Umut

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ClareBSheffield_UK
10 November 2018|
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Response from 962ianh | Reviewed this property |
Hi, We went down to the harbour and booked at a kiosk. Fantastic trip out you will enjoy every moment. Regards ian.
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