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Funchal Bay: Dolphin & Whale Watch Luxury Catamaran Cruise

1. Funchal Bay: Dolphin & Whale Watch Luxury Catamaran Cruise

Spot the dolphins and whales that call Funchal Bay home on this catamaran cruise from Funchal. Snorkel in the crystal-clear waters under Cabo Girão and learn more about the majestic creatures from your expert crew. Arrive at New Marina - Funchal and board a luxury catamaran. Receive some safety information from the experienced crew. Choose to sit in the luxurious interior with comfortable seating and protection from the sun, and lounge chairs or outdoor hammocks. Afterward, sit back and relax as you sail towards the open sea. Although sightings of marine species can not be guaranteed, dolphins and whales are often found in the waters around Funchal. Keep an eye on the movements in the water whilst the crew answers any questions about the variety of species. Continue up to the high cliffs of Cabo Girão, which rise 580 meters above sea level. Anchor the boat at Cabo Girão and immerse yourself in the refreshing waters to explore underwater marine life. Then, sail at a leisurely pace around the Marina of Funchal, and marvel at the fantastic views of Madeira's landscapes. Return to Funchal New Marina for a quick landing process and continue to enjoy your day after the tour.

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(305 reviews)

Loved this tour, straight away you meet your guides who have excellent vibes. They were very fun to be with and you can tell that they have great knowledge about the waters and what to expect. When we saw the Dolphins and Beluga whales we were all excited! Facilities on the boat are at very good standard, a bit difficult if your not use to it but otherwise everything is clean! Drinks and snacks provided. There was lots of opportunities to take in views and relax, very nice experience.

Great welcome by the crew. Very good time relaxing on this luxury catamaran while waiting for our magical encounter with the dolphins that we were lucky enough to encounter. Lots of places to sit on board and enjoy the ride without being on top of each other. Great performance. To recommend without hesitation.

The guides were very nice! The tour was only a bit short and could be a bit longer. The boat was really great and the group size was also perfect, not too big.

Great activity, I recommend 100% We had the chance to see whales but unfortunately no dolphins. We enjoyed ourselves. Thank you very much 😊

Great activity. We were able to observe some dolphins, and were treated to a magnificent boat trip along the coast of Madeira.