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Madeira Dolphin and Whale Watching on a Luxurious Catamaran

Highlights
  • 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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Dolphin- Whale Watching 9.30amMost Popular
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.
US$29.30
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.
US$35.16
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.
US$35.16
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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 (172)
1 - 5 of 118 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
We saw just few whales from a distance.

A crew was short with time. We werre looking for whales too ,long. We saw them far away. No time for snorkling. You should probably plan longer excursion.More

Thank Tomaz K
magic dolphin d, Owner at Magic Dolphin Sea Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for your feed back. I am sorry to see your disappointment. Sometimes we search for the wild life for to long then it does not leave much tome for the snorkeling. Usually when they spot the wild life they ask the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Wonderful experience

Superb relax onboard the catamaran we had about 25 people with us so plenty of space and comfortable.Choice of sitting inside the cabin or around the sides/front.A few mats to sit on otherwise on the boats fibreglass hull.Proffessional guides explain about the species we could...More

Thank MARK E
magic dolphin d, Owner at Magic Dolphin Sea Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Guest, Many thanks for taking your time and give us the feed back. It is wonderful that you have seen the wild life and make good memories. We hope to see you back in Madeira perhaps have another trip with us. Best regards Umut

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dolphin & whale watching

Never been on a catamaran before & I found it extremely relaxing. Managed to see dolphins which was fantastic. The staff were brilliant & gave us lots of local knowledge to use on our trip. Definitely go early in your holiday as they know everything...More

Thank Graham B
magic dolphin d, Owner at Magic Dolphin Sea Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for a great feed back:)

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Amazing trip by catamaran

We were very happy, that we choose Magic Dolphin. Catamaran team is true professionals who love Madeira's nature and know very much about animals and other interesting information. Actualy we felt like we hired a proper guide about ocean and animals, that live in it....More

Thank Arnas777
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
So much fun

Having done dolphin/ turtle watching trips in other parts of Europe, I can honestly say I have never had so much fun on a boat trip! It was a breezy day so the sea was choppy, as a result all of us prepared to be...More

Thank Tracie C
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MARK E
18 August 2018|
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Response from Ian C | Reviewed this property |
We did morning and it was fantastic. Can’t comment on the afternoon.
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derek b
10 August 2018|
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Response from Seanlol44 | Reviewed this property |
It is a 5/10min walk from cruise port, on the lower section of the harbour
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