Water activity

From Funchal: West Bays Sailing Tour with Lunch

4.9 / 5

7 reviews

Activity provider: Gaviao Madeira

From Funchal: West Bays Sailing Tour with Lunch

Activity provider: Gaviao Madeira
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From US$ 50.80 per person

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Enjoy the incredible landscapes of the west coast of Madeira as you board your boat for this guided sailing journey. Look for dolphins and whales along the coast of Ponta do Sol and other major bays.

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
Portuguese, English


  • Dive into the clear blue waters of Madeira
  • Sail along the major bays of the island's west coast
  • Visit Ponta do Sol Bay and Ribeira Brava Bay
  • Look for dolphins and whales in their natural environment
  • Snorkel among the colorful and exotic ocean wildlife
Full description

Discover the most breathtaking views of the island as seen from the ocean. Sail along the coast of some of the major bays surrounding Madeira and take in the gorgeous scenery while looking for all kinds of native sea species.

Start your scenic cruise at the Marina do Funchal, where you will board a spacious sailing yacht. Head out to sea searching for dolphins, whales, and sea turtles up to 3 miles from the coast. If you're lucky, you'll see lots of native wildlife in their natural environment. 

Continue your trip across crystal clear waters toward the shores of Ponta do Sol Bay. Admire the beautiful scenery as you float along the coast, passing the stunning Ribeira Brava Bay, Calhau da Lapa, Fajã dos Padres, Cabo Girão and Câmara de Lobos Bay.

Relax and enjoy the cool water as you make a tour stop for some swimming and a delicious lunch. If you're feeling adventurous, borrow a snorkel and visor and dive deep into the ocean to discover the underwater magical world.

  • Tour guide
  • Lunch
  • Drinks
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles

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Meeting point

Look for the Gavião Dolphin and Whale Watching Trips Office at the Marina to check in.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Jacket
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Oversize luggage

Know before you go

  • In the event of cancellation due to bad weather, an alternative date or full refund will be offered
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 7 reviews

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Beautiful, varied excursion with interesting information about the history of the island. Wonderful lunch on the ship. The space on the ship is very tight, so tight seating. Since the excursion lasts 5 hours, I only recommend the boat tour to people who are really seaworthy. Since the ship is rather small, it dances on the waves!

July 22, 2022

Good alternative to the mass visits. With 16 people on the boat you had enough space. Dolphins, food, drinks and snorkeling were all included.

July 6, 2022

The sea was a bit rough, but we did spot sperm whales and dolphins!

June 2, 2022

Product ID: 415567