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Madeira Dolphin and Whale Watching on a Luxurious Catamaran

From US$31.50
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 9.30am
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.
From US$31.45
Dolphin- Whale Watching 10am
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.
From US$31.45
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.
From US$37.74
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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.

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1 - 5 of 38 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Great experience with nice staff

We already had a good start with magic dolphin. The "land staff" was friendly and helpful and gave us all the information we needed. The trip itself was very nice and the staff realiy tried to see as many animals as possible. We even changed...More

1  Thank Christine B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Magic indeed!

We went on a trip with Magic Dolphin this week (April 2018). We had a great service from the moment we booked. There are loads of companies offering trips but the people we are holidaying with recommended Magic Dolphin. The catamaran is a great size...More

Thank Sarah P
Reviewed 1 week ago
Hours on board: 3, Whales & dolphins seen: nil

Easy to book, easy to find, lovely boat, great crew, but like many other "whale watching trips" we've been on we didn't see a thing. Not the fault of the business or the crew; you are in open ocean looking for wild animals, after all....More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Great tour

Nice friendly staff. My third trip to watch dolphins and the first time I really saw them. Lots of them. The skipper new how to find them. One crew member helped me make a video by holding my iPad. I couldn't manage myself. If there's...More

Thank Gunilla W
magic dolphin d, Owner at Magic Dolphin, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Guest, Many thanks for your positive review. Nice, that you have managed to see some sea life. Regarding the suggestion, for the safety, we do not like to have the hot water for tea or coffee service coz it is a moving platform and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Afternoon boat trip

We decided to go for the magic dolphin trip, because it is less crowded than some of the other tours, the boat has an area with a roof and because we were not pestered by the reps as with some other tours. Lovely afternoon out,...More

1  Thank ian1000
magic dolphin d, Owner at Magic Dolphin, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Guest, Many thanks for choosing Magic Dolphin. We always try to give the very best service to our clients. Although we do not offer a guarantee but 80% of the time we find the dolphins.You were lucky enough to find them. although we ha...More

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