Water activity

Funchal: Dolphin and Whale Watching Catamaran Cruise

Activity provider: Catamaran Seaborn

Funchal: Dolphin and Whale Watching Catamaran Cruise

Activity provider: Catamaran Seaborn

From US$ 30.99 per person

Enjoy the beauty of the Madeiran coast with comfort and stability on board a catamaran. Watch dolphins, whales, and turtles swimming in the surf. Head to Cabo Girão promontory where in the summer you can snorkel.

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Duration 3 hours
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English, Portuguese, French, German


  • Search for dolphins, whales and turtles in their natural habitat
  • Take in panoramic views of the island from the sea
  • Explore the crystal clear waters under the Cabo Girão promontory
  • Enjoy a drink on our relaxing, stable and comfortable catamaran
Full description

Discover the natural beauty of Madeira coastline and look for marine life on this catamaran cruise from Funchal. Snorkel through schools of silver fish with high-quality snorkeling gear. Look for dolphins while sipping on a drink purchased from the onboard bar.

See dolphins, whales, and turtles playing in their natural habitat. Throughout the year Madeira has different aquatic mammals journeying through its blue waters. Whether you come in summer or winter, the chances are high you’ll see one of these amazing creatures. Stop for a swim during the summer season or catch a glimpse of the world beneath the waves with the provided snorkeling equipment. Relax on deck with a refreshing drink from the onboard bar.

  • Round-trip catamaran cruise
  • Snorkel equipment (in summer)
  • Crew
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drink
  • Guaranteed sightings
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

Meet your host at the activity provider's office Look for a sign that says Seaborn Catamaran office at Funchal Marina.

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 1677 reviews

Review summary

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A very smooth journey for great value for money! We didn't know if we'd see any sea creatures this time of year but were so pleasantly surprised, we saw both dolphins and later, pilot whales! A wonderful way to kill time in Madeira however, I would have loved more of a guided tour where I was given more information about the animals, this was lacking with this company.

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November 28, 2022

Had a lovely afternoon on the Seaborn Catamaran. After about an hour we came across a group of Pilot Whales; we sailed very gently along side them for about 15 minutes. On the way back, we were able to leave the catamaran and swim beneath the cliffs. Crew were friendly and caring. Would highly recommend.

September 29, 2022

Good visit by catamaran to see cetaceans, we were able to see a large number of dolphins and pilot whales. The route is fantastic, leaving behind Funchal and the coast of Madeira, where you can see the magnificent cliffs. We had time to stop off at Cabo Girao to take a dip in the fantastic turquoise waters before heading back to Funchal. Highly recommended since I would repeat.

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September 28, 2022

Product ID: 210618