Water activity

Madeira: Whale Watching Excursion in a Traditional Vessel

Madeira: Whale Watching Excursion in a Traditional Vessel

From US$ 46.05 per person

Enjoy a whale-watching boat trip in Madeira with local guides on a traditional wooden vessel.

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Duration 3 hours
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English, German


  • Try to spot curious dolphins and whale species frolicking in the water
  • Marvel at the beautiful views of the Madeira coastline
  • Benefit from the expertise of expert guides, with an 85.6% success rate of spotting marine mammal species
Full description
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.
  • Whale watching boat tour
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    Meeting point

    Meet at Lobosonda - Madeira Whale Watching.

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    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 51 reviews

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    A super nice tour on an old restored fishing boat with nice seating. A great guide and we got to see a lot like Atlantic spotted dolphins and also Portuguese galleys. It was also great weather and I have never experienced anything like it with so many animals and I booked the tour a second time.

    June 17, 2022

    It was a really great tour on 01/25/22. Behind Lobosonda is a really great, very friendly team who seem to love their jobs and project this joy onto the guests. We have seen several pods of dolphins hunting collectively. Definitely around 100 animals. It was a breathtaking natural spectacle. I will gladly come again

    February 1, 2022

    A very nice tour on an old restored fishing boat. We could see pilot whales and dolphins and had a very relaxed tour in the best weather. The tour only takes place in good weather (otherwise it will be postponed beforehand, info by email), which is also in its own right, as the tour is more beautiful then and the spotters can better explore whales from land. There is a toilet on board. If you are only looking for whales and / or more action, I recommend the speedboat tour. This is a little wilder, if you also want to relax and lean back in the sun, you are better off here.

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    January 11, 2022

    Product ID: 225966