Water activity

From Calheta: Whale and Dolphin Watching RIB Boat Tour

4.9 / 5

47 reviews

Activity provider:H2oMadeira
Water activity

From Calheta: Whale and Dolphin Watching RIB Boat Tour

Activity provider:H2oMadeira

From US$ 53.62 per person

Join a guided whale and dolphin-watching tour in Madeira and discover marine animals in their natural habitat. Board a boat in Calheta and set out to sea as you go in search of these magnificent creatures.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • 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 creatures in their natural habitat with this boat tour. After boarding your boat, set off on a 2-hour journey of discovery as you venture into the Atlantic ocean and get close to some of the most amazing animals on the planet.  Aboard the "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 experienced spotter, you can make the most of your experience with up-to-date information about where the whales and dolphins are.

During the boat trip, you will be accompanied by an experienced crew, who will inform you about the marine life around Madeira island. From the boat, you can also take in fantastic views of Madeira island. 

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Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems

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Meeting point

Please meet at the local tour operator's office H2oMadeira at the Marina of Calheta (Level 0) 20 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 The Marina's parking house is highly recommended: https://maps.app.goo.gl/ibghPFvE1c7nxm5B8

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What to bring

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

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Drones
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 47 reviews

Review summary

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Tolle Tour mit sehr sympathischen und begeisterten Guids. Sehr spannende Infos, die wir erhalten haben und äusserst respektvoller Umgang mit den Tieren und der Natur. Sehr empfehlenswert. Wir bedanken uns herzlich für den tollen Ausflug!

May 29, 2023


May 27, 2023

I had chosen this provider because of their homepage: https://www.h2omadeira.com I deliberately wanted a smaller boat because I hope that this would not disturb the animals too much. The guides were very respectful of nature and did their job with enthusiasm and passion, although it was definitely not their 1st season! I got an extra star ⭐️ because we made an extra stop to fish out a piece of plastic! This provider not only lives from tourism, but also takes care of the environment. Top!

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May 26, 2023

Product ID: 200314