Estreito da Calheta Dolphin & whale watching

Our most recommended Estreito da Calheta Dolphin & whale watching

Madeira: 2-Hour Whale and Dolphin Watching Boat Tour

1. Madeira: 2-Hour Whale and Dolphin Watching Boat Tour

Glide around Madeira Island as you search for whales and dolphins by speedboat. Experience close encounters with the island's wildlife and follow the guidance of your local crew to approach animals with awareness. Meet your speedboat crew at the port and aboard a modern and highly efficient whale watching vessel. The speedboat's silent engines are ideal for wildlife watching as they cause little disturbance to the sensitive hearing of whales and dolphins. Once aboard, tour the sea around Madiera Island and beyond as your speed boat takes you to far distances for an optimal marine-watching experience.

Madeira: Whale Watching Excursion in a Traditional Vessel

2. Madeira: Whale Watching Excursion in a Traditional Vessel

Discover the protected marine areas surrounding the island of Madeira on a boat trip with expert local guides. Enjoy a whale-watching excursion on the "Ribeira Brava", a traditional wooden fishing boat restored down to the smallest detail which is the only boat of its kind in Madeira today. Admire the views of the coast as you sail out to sea. Explore and try to spot monk seals, different bird species, dolphins, and whale species in their natural habitat. Watch amazing breaches and marine creatures frolicking in the open ocean.

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The whale and dolphin tour with the boat Stenella via the provider Lobosonda is highly recommended! We were there at the beginning of August and were fascinated! This was the highlight of our Madeira trip! The introduction before the start was very understandable and informative. During the tour there were repeated explanations in English and German. The provider ensures that the marine animals are treated responsibly and approaches the whales and dolphins very carefully. On our tour we saw Atlantic spotted dolphins, beaked whales and, as a highlight, fin whales. Fin whales are the second largest animals on earth. Of course, it can happen that you don't see as much on the tour as we do - it's about nature and the animals' own lives. But thanks to an excellent skipper, a great tour guide and scouts on the mountains, we saw a lot. Processing via getyourguide was easy.

We were very satisfied with our guide Paula, it was a lot of fun and very informative! We were traveling with the traditional boat, if you get seasick easily you should go with the other boat, the Stenella. Thank you, it was fun!!!

Very competent team who care about the well-being of the animals. By far the best whale and dolphin spotting we have done so far.

Top tour: species-appropriate, informative and exciting. 2 sightings: dolphins and pilot whales. Kudos to the team!

very dedicated team that cares about animal welfare