Water activity

Madeira: Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour

Madeira: Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour

From US$ 41.41 per person

Embark on an unforgettable whale and dolphin watching tour on the coast of Madeira aboard a high speed, small-group boat cruise with marine biologist as your guides.

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English, Portuguese, Spanish


  • Search for whales and dolphins off the coast of Ponta de São Lourenço
  • Learn amazing facts about sea life from the marine biologist guide onboard
  • Look for endemic seabirds as you speed across large distances
  • Get the chance to snorkel and swim in Ponta de São Lourenço in the summer
Full description
Look for whales and dolphins and discover other marine life off the beautiful Ponta de São Lourenço coast in Madeira on a small-group boat tour with a crew of marine biologists. Climb aboard the 300 hp engine boat with a sleek design and listen to informative commentary about the sea life and places of interest of Madeira as you start the trip. Encounter different groups of dolphins, whales, and turtles in the water. Marvel as the animals breach and splash about in the water and learn amazing facts about them from your marine biologists guide. See endemic marine birds and get up-close to the unique rock formations on the coast as you speed across large distances in little time. If you are visiting in summer, get the chance to snorkel and swim in Ponta de São Lourenço.
  • Certified guide
  • Life jackets
  • Swimming stop at Ponta de São Lourenço (summer tours)
  • Snorkeling equipment (summer tours)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at boat dock "D" located at the marina of Quinta do Lorde Resort. Your guide will be wearing a "Madeira Sea Emotions" shirt.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Jacket
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Rain gear

Know before you go

  • If no wildlife is seen on your tour, you will offered the chance to go on another trip free of charge
  • Each boat can carry up to 16 passengers and 2 crew members
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

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Only one word can occur to us… EXCELLENCE! From the friendliness of the appointment, reception, passing on to the knowledge transmitted and the concern for our daughter's safety, it couldn't have been better. We managed to see and be close to some species that we were carrying in expectation! It was without a doubt an unforgettable experience.

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August 23, 2021

Tuvimos suerte y vimos ballenas y delfines. La guía muy bien y el viaje en barco también. Experiencia muy recomendable!

June 27, 2022


Fantastische trip, meer dan 100 dolfijnen gezien

June 11, 2022


Product ID: 394655