Water activity

Funchal Bay: Dolphin & Whale Watch Luxury Catamaran Cruise

Activity provider: Atlantic Pearl Catamaran

Funchal Bay: Dolphin & Whale Watch Luxury Catamaran Cruise

Activity provider: Atlantic Pearl Catamaran
Likely to sell out
Likely to sell out

From US$ 42.22 per person

Enjoy views of Funchal Bay aboard a luxury catamaran. Look out for whales and dolphins in their natural habitat as your relax on board. Immerse yourself in the crystalline waters of Cabo Girão and explore the underwater world with a snorkel.

About this activity

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Live tour guide
German, Spanish, French, Portuguese, English
Audio guide included
Portuguese, Spanish, French, German, English


  • Try to spot whales and dolphins from a luxury catamaran
  • Admire the stunning views of the coastline
  • Plunge into the water and snorkel at Cabo Girão
Full description
Arrive at Marina Nova Funchal 20 minutes before the scheduled departure time and board a luxury catamaran. Receive some safety information from the experienced crew. Choose to sit in the luxurious interior with comfortable seating and protection from the sun, and lounge chairs or outdoor hammocks. Afterward, sit back and relax as you sail towards the open sea. Although sightings of marine species can not be guaranteed, dolphins and whales are often found in the waters around Funchal. Keep an eye on the movements in the water whilst the crew answers any questions about the variety of species. Continue up to the high cliffs of Cabo Girão, which rise 580 meters above sea level. Anchor the boat at Cabo Girão and immerse yourself in the refreshing waters to explore underwater marine life with a snorkel. Then, stroll at a leisurely pace around the Marina of Funchal, and marvel at the fantastic views of Madeira's landscapes. Return to Funchal Marina Nova for a quick landing process and continue to enjoy your day after the tour.
  • 3-hour cruise
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Toilets on board
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users
    Covid-19 precautions

    You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Sun hat
    • Swimwear
    • Towel
    • Sunscreen
    • Comfortable clothes

    Not allowed

    • Smoking
    • Luggage or large bags
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.6 /5

    based on 126 reviews

    Review summary

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    We booked the night before and got a seat on the Atlantic Pearl for the 11am tour. It was a very nice experience! We saw numerous porpoises and learned a lot about the places on the south coast that we saw from the sea. The skipper and his assistant explained a lot to us in good English. Since the tour was not fully booked, we had a lot of space. There were chilled drinks and small snacks after the refreshing swim break. We had a lot of fun and would book the tour again at any time. PS No, there is NOT a full lunch, but for those expecting that on a 3 hour tour that serves snacks, maybe the problem shouldn't be taken to the supplier...

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    June 19, 2022

    Nice catamaran and we were only about 15 guests on board. In the "hunt" for sea creatures, four other catamarans fought for the best position. After 10 minutes of dolphin accompaniment, we turned and drove into a bay. Some used the opportunity to swim, the rest enjoyed the sun and the atmosphere on the ship. Then we sailed back along the coast. On board, not as announced, nobody spoke German, therefore 1 star deduction

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    June 18, 2022

    Great outing along the coast, we were able to see the dolphins; stop in a creek, to swim and see the turtles that were not there that day; very friendly crew, aperitif and tapas from Madeira. Everything to enjoy the magnificent landscapes on this beautiful and large catamaran; several foam mats for relaxing, on deck and above the cabin; very comfortable interior cabin. Do not miss this intimate outing, far from the tourist boats; Thank you to the crew for their great atmosphere.

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    May 11, 2022

    Product ID: 193577