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Dolphin and Whale Watching with Catamaran

Funchal, Portugal



No Cancellation

Group Size



English, Portuguese


We churn up the ocean in our search for the right coordinates, and there they are! Dolphins! Playful, communicative, energetic! Although it seems they are posing for photos, they are actually living in their own enchanted world. Whales who may or may not give off embarrassing odours, decide if they will honour us with a visit. Adding to this 3 hour memorable taste of wild life, we sometimes have the opportunity of spotting turtles and seabirds.

When the climate is inviting, we stop for a swim in the ocean below Cabo Girão, and when there are favourable winds, we turn off the engines and hoist the sails, which means less pollution and more relaxation. A 3-hour trip that is worth doing at least once in a lifetime by both locals and visitors. Reserve your place and bring your loved ones along!

Adults (+12yo) – €40

Children (5yo – 11yo) – €20

Infants (0 – 4yo) – Free


*** Pay only a deposit and the rest in the VMT Madeira counter in marina before departure ***



  • Look for whales and dolphins in the Atlantic waters off the south coast of Madeira
  • Cruise along the coast of Madeira by catamaran
  • Get a 2nd whale and dolphin watching tour for free if you don't see any cetaceans
  • Swim at the foot of one of Europe's highest sea cliffs
  • Hoist the sails and be transported by the winds (in season)


  • Catamaran cruise
  • Pick-up and drop off service
  • Food and drinks



Activities Categories

Dolphins & Whales Watching
Suitable for Children


Half Day (≤5h)

Type of Activity


Activity's Location

Funchal, Portugal


What to bring

Comfortable shoes Windbreaker Towel Rain gear

Not allowed

Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

Please bring a windbreaker and sunscreen. In the summer, you can also bring a towel and swimwear to swim The catamarans are equipped with toilets, and a bar serving snacks and beverages Due to the nature of this tour and the safety of all guests, the tour operator reserves the right to refuse service to passengers who are intoxicated or show signs of intoxication. If, as a result, your tour is cancelled, you will not be entitled to a refund Tours may be cancelled after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet the requirements, or in the event of bad weather.


Check-in is obligatory 30 minutes before each trip.

Booking Confirmation

Upon your booking, you will receive an email. You just need to show the email to the agent.


Based on 5 reviews
Very Good
Dolphin and Whale Watching with Catamaran

Lovely whale watching experience

Really good experience, saw several pilot whales and a sea turtle. Stopped at a lovely spot for swimming. Crew on board were friendly and helpful.
Dolphin and Whale Watching with Catamaran
Wiltshire Traveller

Lovely experience: saw several whales and dolphins

How lucky were we? The catamaran and superb crew are respectful and knowledgeable about wild life and sailed us within the allowed distance on our whale watching trip. To protect the animals, only two boats can watch the same animals - and for an allocated time limit. We saw pilot whales, bottle nose dolphins and the excitement of the day sperm whales with a baby alongside. Lovely experience. Take a jacket and sun lotion. Thank you This is Madeira for the great recommendation.
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Dolphin and Whale Watching with Catamaran
Telmo F.

Good experience

Good experience, the crew made efforts that allow us track a group dolphins and we stayed with the animals several minutes
Dolphin and Whale Watching with Catamaran

Thank you This is Madeira island

You have to be there 30 minutes before. Unfortunately I had to bite the bullet myself. The reception was super nice, rebooking was quick and everything on board was great. You were pointed out where you don't get wet, but you get the full broadside wave from there, including a towel. It all works even without German.
Dolphin and Whale Watching with Catamaran


Great trip away from the island with stunning views back. We were lucky enough to see both dolphins swimming along with the boat AND a sperm whale approx 20m from us who popped up to se what was going on. Emotional! Fun but unobtrusive commentary. If I'd remembered my towel I'd have swum with the fishes in the bay too.
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