Water activity

Madeira Island: Whale and Dolphin Watching

4.8 / 5

11 reviews

Madeira Island: Whale and Dolphin Watching

From US$ 52.21 per person

Have you ever been curious about the other inhabitants of the planet that lurk beneath the waves? Finally satiate your curiosity with the fantastic tour and see what the ancient Greeks called “Ketos” – the marine monster – in their natural habitat.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 2 hours
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Spanish, English, French, German, Portuguese


The experience
  • See magnificent whales and dolphins in their natural habitat
  • Take in fantastic views of Madeira island
  • Benefit from the expert help of your friendly guides
Full description
Discover magnificent marine monsters in their natural habitat with this fantastic tour. After boarding your boat, set off on a 2-hour journey of discovery as you venture into the Atlantic ocean. Finally get close to some of the most amazing animals on the planet.  Aboard your RIB boat, you can quickly reach where the animals are, and increase your chances of seeing more species on your trip. With the help of an expert spotter, you can really make the most of your experience with up-to-date information about where the whales and dolphins are. During the boat trip, you will also be accompanied by an experienced crew, who will beguile you with tales and everything you need to know about the marine life around Madeira island.  Marvel at amazing whales and dolphins, swimming and diving in their natural habitat. From your boat, you can also take in fantastic views of Madeira island. With your friendly expert guides, you will have a truly unforgettable experience. 
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    Not suitable for
    • People with back problems
    • 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 meet at the local tour operator's office 15 minutes prior to the tour departure time. It is located at Avenida D. Manuel I - Porto de Recreio da Calheta, 9370-133 Vila da Calheta, Portugal

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    What to bring

    • Sunglasses
    • Camera
    • Sunscreen
    • Weather-appropriate clothing
    • Water
    • Hat
    • Windbreaker

    Not allowed

    • Pets
    • Drones
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 11 reviews

    Review summary

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    We can definitely recommend this provider completely. The crew was super friendly. The animals are not cheated under any circumstances and everything is well explained. Whenever garbage is discovered that some idiot has thrown into the sea, it has been fished out of the sea. That was really great. We saw whales and a turtle. The tour went even a little longer. Conclusion: just a perfect trip, many, many thanks for it.

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    November 29, 2019

    Whale watching takes place without "hunting" the animals. A suitable distance is always kept, unless the animals come closer voluntarily. We were really lucky: We saw browbones, bottlenose dolphins, a fin whale and about 7 sperm whales :-) Very friendly and good-humored team.

    November 4, 2020

    We had booked the tour because it was offered in German. The people in the office spoke German and many other languages, but on the boat everything was only told in English. Too bad. The tour was still very worthwhile. Staff very friendly and nice, afterwards the support and the great pictures that were sent to us by email - great. a big thank you for that.

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    January 6, 2020

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    Product ID: 200314