Water activity

Madeira Island: Swimming with Dolphins

Activity provider: AMAZINGANCHOR LDA

Madeira Island: Swimming with Dolphins

Activity provider: AMAZINGANCHOR LDA
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From US$ 63.12 US$ 56.81 per person

Make memories that will last a lifetime as you swim with dolphins in their natural habitat. Learn about these fascinating creatures, and get up close and personal with them as you swim alongside them in the crystal clear waters of Madeira.

About this activity

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Portuguese


  • Enjoy a 99% chance of spotting whales and dolphins
  • Swim in the area with the highest concentration of cetacean of Madeira
  • See the crystal clear wates of Madeira Island
Full description

In the crystal clear waters of Madeira Island, swim with dolphins in their natural habitat. With assistance from an expert team of guides and divers, learn about the specific approach techniques needed to interact with these amazingly intelligent creatures. You may have the opportunity to swim with 2 species of dolphins: Common Dolphins or Spotted Dolphins. As you enter the water, you remain safely connected to the boat at all times. Glide along the waters and swim with the dolphins in front, below and next to you as you admire these beautiful mammals in their natural habitat and make unforgettable memories. 

  • Live tour guide
  • Transport for activity duration: Other water transport
  • Snorkeling gear
    Not suitable for
    • Children under 10 years
    • Pregnant women
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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    Meeting point

    The tour departs from the new marina of Funchal (the small one with the big catamarans). Meet your guide in front of door 4 (the last one on the left). Please have your swimming suit on as there is no place to change at the meeting point. You can park your car at the "Almirante Reis" parking lot just a few minutes away from the boat departure.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Swimwear
    • Towel
    • Sunscreen

    Know before you go

    • Madeira’s regulations for swimming with wild dolphins are quite strict in order to preserve the natural habitat. It is possible to get in the water with 2 species of dolphins: common dolphins and spotted dolphins
    • Due to environmental and behavioral factors, it cannot be guaranteed that you always can always enter in water but the crew will do everything possible for a successful trip. The rate of successful trips is 90%
    • If no dolphins or whales are spotted during the tour, you'll have the possibility of another free tour, or in case of unavailability due to weather conditions, a free trip voucher valid for 2 years
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.5 /5

    based on 243 reviews

    Review summary

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    Very good experience, we saw spotted dolphins which we got in the water and swam with, also bottle nose dolphin and briefly a sea turtle, obviously they’re wild animals so you never know what you will see but they try their very best to make sure you see some dolphins. They’re very respectful of the animals and when the dolphins want to leave they let them. The speed boat ride is so fun and I would definitely recommend! Will always remember seeing them dolphins swimming in front of me! They also respect the ocean and picked up a couple bits of plastic we saw in the water

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    June 19, 2022

    Guide was very educated, the skip made the boat trip fun experience aswell. We got to see two different types of dolphin, the striped and the spotted and was around them for a long portion of the trip. Being in the water with them was incredible and would definitely recommend this company, even took the time to clean any rubbish that was in the ocean as we went past.

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    June 7, 2022

    A wonderful experience. Great briefing at the beginning. Then saw 3 schools of dolphins and a juvenile turtle. Unfortunately also plastic, but the guides also paid attention to that. Very good, scientific information about the respective species received from the marine biologist. The captain was very careful when there were dolphins. Not intrusive. I thought that was great! I've always wanted to see dolphins in the wild UNDER the water and it was amazing to see them about 10 feet below me while on the boat. I will never forget! A cool way to interact with dolphins without being intrusive. I will return in August when there are more whales. Hope to see you both again.

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    May 29, 2022

    Product ID: 229471