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Funchal: Dolphin and Whale Watching Sunset Tour

Funchal: Dolphin and Whale Watching Sunset Tour

From US$ 39.35 per person

Admire the beautiful surroundings of Funchal by boat as you search for whales and dolphins. There will be a stop for swimming and snorkeling at Cabo Girão or you can simply enjoy a drink as you admire the sunset.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Portuguese


  • See dolphins and whales in their natural environment
  • Swim in gorgeous Cabo Girão
  • Admire a beautiful sunset
Full description
Your journey begins at the marina in Funchal, where you will board the sailing yacht with a group of up to 20 people. On this relaxing sailing trip, you will be searching for dolphins, whales, and sea turtles up to 3 miles from the coast. With some luck, you will see lots of native wildlife in their natural environment.  There will be a stop to go swimming and snorkeling at Cabo Girão. Here, you can see the highest sea cliff in Europe, which towers 1,903 feet (580 meters) above the sea. If you don't want to swim, you can simply admire the beautiful coastal landscapes from the boat. You will be offered one complimentary drink onboard and be able to admire the beautiful sunset over the sea.
  • One drink
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Instructor
  • Food
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Gaviao - Dolphin & Whale Watching Trips. Please arrive 30 minutes before the activity is scheduled to start.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Jacket
  • Swimwear
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Towel

Not allowed

  • Oversize luggage

Know before you go

  • In the event of cancellation due to bad weather, an alternative date will be offered or a full refund.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

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Good customer service. Value for money. We saw a group of 10 pilot whales which came up close to the boat. This was fantastic. Then we went on a cruise near the coastline and enjoyed the sunset whilst drinking a glass of wine, soft drink, coffee etc. (one drink included per person). Would not hesitate to recommend. Thanks guys.

November 11, 2021

The boat trip was fantastic. After sailing for a while, we saw a very large group of dolphins. They swam for at least ten minutes along and at the seam of the boat. They came very close so we could see them very well. Then there was a beautiful sunset and we had a nice drink. Highly recommended!

October 21, 2021

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