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Lobosonda - Madeira Whalewatching

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Madeira island is a nice place to observe cetaceen (whales and dolphins) and we are able to go out all year long when the weather allows. Till now 28 species have been observed in our waters. Our mission is to provide clients with a special...more
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Avenida Dom Manuel I | Porto da Calheta, Calheta, Madeira 9370-135, Portugal
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Because dolphins are free to go it cannot be guaranteed you will meet these fun animals but the statistics are 90-95% if you take this company. We took the RIB because it is a pleasure itself to get on board of such a speedy boat...More

Thank RJ m
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went out on the RIB boat, rather than the traditional Madeiran boat, a two hour trip, rather than three hours. Loboscanda’s boat is larger than the one operated by a rival company in the marina. Our guide was excellent and the captain did a...More

Thank gojph
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

He have chosen the tour with the fast boat. It was very well organized and the tour guide (Jan) explained everything very good. Thanks to their scout we achieved to see some dolphins and the Tail fin of a sperm whale. Im between the speed...More

1  Thank Michael M
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

We did five tours with Lobosonda, a very nice company which really has a pretty good idea of how to find whales and dolphins but also some other lovely species like scopoli's shearwater. Jan, our guide, was a well-skilled and marine animal excited young guy...More

Thank Dominik S
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

We had a very bad experience with this compagny 55 euro per person and we didn’t see any animal !!! After the tour we didn’t have any refund... But the only good point is The guide Paula she was very helpful and very friendlyMore

Thank Hamza L
Lobosonda, Gestor at Lobosonda - Madeira Whalewatching, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2018

Dear Hamza, We are sorry you had a bad experience with us, our goal is that every guest has a unforgettable experience on board our boats. From your comment I deduce that your rating pends from the fact that you had no sighting, since you...More

Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

We went out early in the morning on the restored classic fishing boat Ribeira Brava with Filipe the captain (imagine a Madeiran version of Dwayne Johnson) and Fatima the friendly and knowledgeable guide/naturalist. We saw a lot of pilot whales, bottlenose dolphins and a loggerhead...More

2  Thank perrin124
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

First of all we saw a ton of dolphins with Lobosonda and with 98% sighting you’d be unlucky. We chose Lobosonda even though they are 30min out of Funchal as they have a conservation program that helps researchers. Our hotel the Reid’s tried to get...More

1  Thank 662louisd
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

We booked a tour for 2 .5 hours for whale watching and dolphins but Cudnt watch any. The dolphins coz there was another boat there and the etiquette called for not bothering their space(which meant we miss our opportunity! Never mind about the dough u...More

1  Thank Bhavna A
Reviewed 29 June 2018

Me and my husband went for a boat trip with Lobosonda in June 2018. From the very beginning the company was super friendly, polite and well organised. They are complete professionals. Although they said they can not guarantee any sightings we saw 2 species of...More

1  Thank saarasadrak
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Very profesional crew, old fishing boat from the 60s and lots and lots of dolphins around! Must see!!!

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tracey h
20 January 2018|
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Response from Lobosonda | Property representative |
Dear Tracy, The price depends on wich boat you choose. The rib costs 55€ p/ pax and the tradicional vessel costs 44€ p/ pax. You can book in our shop at the harbor of Calheta, by e-mail or by phone +351 968 400 980. I hope... More
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Zuzana N
30 November 2016|
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Dear Zuzana, In a general point of view we usually have more dolphin sightings. But all year long it is also possible to observe different kinds of whales, just not as often as dolphins. For example: we have Sperm whale... More
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lizzieb62
6 August 2016|
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Response from Lobosonda | Property representative |
Dear lizzieb62, You can find all the information you need on our website. The tours have different prices depending on the boats. We also do pick-ups, for more informations please contact us via email or phone. Best... More
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