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Madeira Dolphin and Whale Watching on a Luxurious Catamaran

Highlights
  • A stress-free chance to observe Madeira's wildlife and landscape 
  • Search for dolphins and whales with the guidance of the crew 
  • Take in the scenery of Madeira from the best vantage point—the water
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Madeira Dolphin and Whale Watching on a Luxurious Catamaran
From US$ 29.77
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Dolphin- Whale Watching 10am
Cruise a large award winning sailing Catamaran. Enjoy stunning views of Madeira Island from the Atlantic Ocean. Watch out for whales or dolphins jumping and splashing.
US$ 29.77
Dolphin- Whale Watching 9.30am
Cruise a large award winning sailing Catamaran. Enjoy stunning views of Madeira Island from the Atlantic Ocean. Watch out for whales or dolphins jumping and splashing.
US$ 29.77
Dolphin-Whale Watching 13pm
Cruise a large award winning sailing Catamaran. Enjoy stunning views of Madeira Island from the Atlantic Ocean. Watch out for whales or dolphins jumping and splashing.
US$ 35.72
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Overview

The sea is indisputably the best place from which to observe Cabo Girao, some of the world's tallest sea cliffs. Bag yourself the best views on this whale-watching cruise from Funchal, perfect for nature lovers. On a catamaran, find a seat on the deck and enjoy the scenery while scanning the horizon for dolphins and whales. Plus, a range of departure times allows this tour to slot seamlessly into your itinerary. 

What to Expect

Make your way to the Funchal marina to catch your departing catamaran. Climb on board and meet your captain and crew, who take care of all of the navigation while you enjoy the scenery and search for marine life.

Explore the spacious boat, with seating inside the cabin or on the sun deck. As you pull out of the marina, begin your search for local dolphins and whales, with the guidance and information provided by your crew. You'll have the opportunity to ask questions and learn about the dolphins' and whales' biology and behavior.

Head for Cabo Girão, one of the world's tallest seaside cliffs, standing 1,902 feet (580 meters) high. The boat moors in the cliff's shadow, and you can choose to stay on deck and take in the scenery or jump in and explore underwater. You can travel light on this tour, knowing that snorkel equipment is provided. Snorkelers, beginners and experts, will feel comfortable with the instruction and guidance of the crew.

Cruise back to Funchal along the coastline, allowing for excellent views and photo ops.

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Reviews (72)

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Reviewed 3 days ago
Amazing experience watching whales and dolphins

The Magic Dolphin isn’t the largest of the whale and dolphin catamarans setting out from Funchal, but is all the better for it! You can move round the boat easily, the seats are comfortable and it doesn’t feel crowded. The captain and crew are friendly...More

1  Thank Catherine C
Reviewed 1 week ago
An Amazing, Unforgettable Experience. Friendly and informative staff! 8/5/2018

We went on a morning Catamaran trip with Magic Dolphin in early May, and we were lucky enough to come across a large pod of dolphins. This was the morning trip, and we saw the dolphins almost immediately upon getting out of the harbour. We...More

2  Thank Kate B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Zero Dolphins and Whales

I have to say if I am being honest that it was a bit disappointing. I know you cannot guarantee to have to say if I am being honest that it was a bit disappointing. I know you cannot guarantee to see the whales and...More

Thank jackie n
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great experience!

We booked the tour with the Catamaran and would recommend to do this one. You can move around and have the chance to see dolphins and wales at both sides of the boat. We were lucky enough to see wales and dolphins! Would recommend to...More

1  Thank Jana A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Superb Whale and Dolphin sea trip. A must do trip.

You go out on a catermaran for three hours and it is simply a magical experience where you get to see dolphins and whales. When we went in the morning we saw Atlantic dolphins and Pilot whales. It leaves you speechless and open mouthed. Photo...More

1  Thank Ian H
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JJSouthWest
30 June 2018|
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Response from Rebecca S | Reviewed this property |
Hi JJ On the trip I went on there was a little girl of just 2. Russell and I were amazed at how well she did. There are plenty of places to sit both outside and inside for breaks. When your watching out for marine life... More
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