Look for whales and dolphins in the Atlantic Ocean on a 3-hour catamaran cruise from Funchal. Enjoy guaranteed sightings or get a 2nd cruise for…
Take a day to observe the sea's most majestic of mammals on this whale and dolphin watching trip in Funchal! A marine biologist guide accompanies you…
Admire the views of the city of Funchal, the mountains, and the sea as you ride on the Botanical Garden cable car. Ride over the Valley of João Gomes…
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A well organised trip. Staff very friendly. Commentary great and seyeing dolphins chasing fish was just wonderful. Thank you
I've seen many things on Madeira during this holiday, and definitely Dolphin and Whale Watching Tour was the best of them all. Weather was a little breezy and coldish, but it didn't matter, when the boat staff pointed to a group of bottlenose dolphins playing with waves. In a few moments we had a chance to see some whales hunting for fish. Two guys been sitting on mast doing great job finding the animals in the sea. Staff gave me a blanket, as I wasn't prepared for the temperature that dropped much during the cruise. People on the front sits got soaked by the water (still warm in the January) and they immediately been given towels and a poor girl who was having sea sickness also got help at once. Pilot of the boat was very happy to share interesting stories about Madeira and give us some tips and tricks useful later on the rest of holiday stay. Playful group of short-beaked common dolphins on the way back was a nice surprise for everybody and perfect finish for the trip.
This is a must-do in Funchal. First go to the Botanical Garden and from there take the Cable Car to Monte village. The views of the mountains, the forests, the city, the bay and the ocean are amazing. On the way back we get the same amazing views. It is a really relaxed and comfortable way to see the bay of Funchal. The price was perfect and our voucher was accepted with no problems.
After an introductory talk on what to expect on the trip we headed off to the boat - a 12 seater RIB and headed off into the Atlantic. The trip out on this powerful craft was very exhilarating but things got really interesting when we ran into a pod of sperm whales complete with young calves. We stayed around for a good while and watched while they blew and dived and splashed their tails. A truly magnificent site. On the return trip we found some dolphins which swam along side the boat and jumped out of the water. It was a truly memorable experience. Five stars.
A very pleasant trip, unusual for the kind of boat we used. We had the chance to see both dolphins and whales, and our guide made sure that we didn't just enjoy what we were seeing, she also gave us a lot of interesting information about the animals we saw.