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Funchal: Yacht Tour with Dolphin and Whale Watching

Funchal: Yacht Tour with Dolphin and Whale Watching

Activity provider: Gaviao Madeira
Likely to sell out
Likely to sell out

From US$ 36.98 per person

Board a yacht to enjoy the beauty of the Madeiran coast. Look out for dolphins, whales and sea turtles, and go snorkeling.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French


  • Enjoy dolphin and whale watching on a boat tour
  • Go swimming and snorkeling to see marine life
  • Admire views of the beautiful coast of Madeira
Full description

Discover the beauty of the coast of Madeira on a whale and dolphin watching yacht cruise. Watch out for local wildlife and enjoy a stop for snorkeling at Cabo Girao.

Set sail from the marina in Funchal, where you will board the sailing yacht. Search 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.  Make a swimming and snorkeling stop at Cabo Girao, the highest sea cliff in Europe at 1,903 feet (580 meters) above the sea. If you don't want to swim, you can admire the beautiful coastal landscapes from the boat. You will be offered some drinks on board before heading back to the marina. 

  • Live tour guide
  • Transport for activity duration: Sailboat, yacht
  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Soft drink
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Snorkeling gear
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Meeting point

    Please arrive 30 minutes before your activity at the Marina Do Funchal. Look for "Gaviao ticket office".

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Sunglasses
    • Sun hat
    • Swimwear
    • Towel
    • Sunscreen

    Not allowed

    • Oversize luggage

    Know before you go

    • In case of cancellation due to bad weather, an alternative day will be offered, or a full refund
    • The sail will be used if there is adequate wind on the day
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.6 /5

    based on 156 reviews

    Review summary

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    Wir haben diesen Ausflug über GetYourGuide gebucht. Ich hatte mich im Datum getäuscht und der Service und die Kulanz war hervorragend. Wir durften einen Tag später starten. Ganz großes Lob an die Mitarbeiter. Auf der Whale-watching Tour haben wir leider keine Wale gesehen, aber die Delfine haben wunderschön mit unserem Boot interagiert. Auf der Rückfahrt schlug das Wetter plötzlich um und wir hatten starken Wellengang. Meinem Partner und mir hat das einen Heidenspaß gemacht, obwohl wir pitschnass wurden. Der guide sagte, hätte er damit gerechnet wäre er gar nicht erst rausgefahren. Wir fanden den Ausflug trotz das wir keine Wale gesehen haben supertoll und würden ihn auf jeden Fall weiterempfehlen. Der guide hatte für die Gäste viele interessante Informationen.

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    April 24, 2022

    Wonderful experience with two guides including Bruno who brought us a lot of information on the whales that we had the chance to see but also the island of Madeira. At the end of the afternoon, diving and sunset, all washed down with a drink offered by Bruno. To do without hesitation. A big thank you for this tour at sea and your kindness. The whole family left enchanted

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    November 10, 2021

    Passeio incrível da parte da manhã pela costa do Funchal até ao Cabo Girão. O mar estava tranquilo. O mergulho em alto mar é imperdível. A água estava super quente! Nao éramos muitas pessoas no iate o que em tempos de covid é muito seguro. O Francisco e o Renato são super simpáticos e atenciosos. Podía haver uma pouco mais de intereacção acerca das pequenas curiosidades daquela zona da ilha ao longo do percurso que fizemos. A única vida selvagem que conseguimos ver foi uma tartaruga o que, aparentemente, é mais raro do que avistar golfinhos e baleias. Gostamos muito!

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    September 28, 2021

    Product ID: 369151