Water activity

Funchal: Catamaran Dolphin and Whale Watching

Funchal: Catamaran Dolphin and Whale Watching

From $35.18 per person

Enjoy the beauty of the Madeiran coast with comfort and stability on board a catamaran. Watch dolphins, whales, and turtles swimming in the surf. Head to Cabo Girão promontory where in the summer you can snorkel.

About this activity

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Duration 3 hours
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  • Search for dolphins, whales and turtles in their natural habitat
  • Take in panoramic views of the island from the sea
  • Explore the crystal clear waters under the Cabo Girão promontory
  • Enjoy a drink on our relaxing, stable and comfortable catamaran
Full description
Take a scenic sail in a catamaran along the Madeira coast.  See dolphins, whales, and turtles playing in their natural habitat. Throughout the year Madeira has different aquatic mammals journeying through its blue waters. Whether you come in summer or winter, the chances are high you’ll see one these amazing creatures. Stop for a swim during the summer season, and make use of the complimentary snorkeling equipment. Bar service is also available.
  • 3-hour Catamaran trip
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

The meeting point is Seaborn Catamaran office at Funchal Marina 30 minutes before departure

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Important information

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  •  Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please arrive at the meeting point 30 minutes prior to the start of your tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 592 reviews

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A good afternoon and a very competent and amicable crew. We saw pilot whales and dolphins, who raced through the water peacefully. Onward to the cliff where, at the base, there was terracing - the triumph of hope over experience. A tiny cable car goes up and down. Great trip, and a welcome beer and rare whiskey were held the price of the (pretty grim) prices in Funchal. After feeling like pieces of sh1t for the embarrassment that is Brexit, it felt good not to be treated as such. Brexit - the uk’s ruin.

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September 13, 2021

We had a wonderful time on the catamaran! Saw lots of dolphins which came close to the sides of the catamaran so you could see them clearly, we saw 2 different types of dolphins and the staff came round with pictures of the different dolphins showing their size in comparison to a human and their weight which was very interesting to know! We also got to get off the boat for a swim in the sea which was lovely too! Staff were very nice, all round a great day!

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September 10, 2021

Good trip, the catamaran was clean and they didn’t ram it full of passengers so there was lots of space on it. Very relaxing trip out to sea. We were lucky enough to sea a pod of dolphins and a glimpse of 2 sperm whales. They stop off for you to have a swim on the way back. Would book again.

September 9, 2021

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