Water activity

Funchal: Dolphin and Whale Watching Catamaran Cruise

Activity provider: Catamaran Seaborn

Funchal: Dolphin and Whale Watching Catamaran Cruise

Activity provider: Catamaran Seaborn
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Likely to sell out

From US$ 31.66 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.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Portuguese, French, German


  • 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

Discover the natural beauty of Madeira coastline and look for marine life on this catamaran cruise from Funchal. Snorkel through schools of silver fish with high-quality snorkeling gear. Look for dolphins while sipping on a drink purchased from the onboard bar.

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 of these amazing creatures. Stop for a swim during the summer season or catch a glimpse of the world beneath the waves with the provided snorkeling equipment. Relax on deck with a refreshing drink from the onboard bar.

  • Round-trip catamaran cruise
  • Snorkel equipment (in summer)
  • Crew
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drink
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
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

Meet your host at the activity provider's office Look for a sign that says Seaborn Catamaran office at Funchal Marina.

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 1027 reviews

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Amazing! Saw two different species of dolphins. One of the pods swam alongside the boat for at least 15 minutes which was insane to see. The staff were super friendly and knowledgeable. They took us to the bottom of the highest sea cliff in Europe where we got to jump in and swim around. 10/10 experience!

June 21, 2022

Loved the trip, although it was too windy and cold to stop for a swim the views and dolphins was definitely worth it!! The staff were very knowledgeable on the species around the island and could confidently answer any questions. Also never got too close or stayed for too long around the dolphins to respect their space - which I think is the most important thing above all!!! Will definitely be doing this again when I’m back

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June 12, 2022

We saw several schools of dolphins during the 3 hour catamaran trip which was fabulous! After the sighting, a member of the crew always came by with an explanation sign of the respective species. However, we would have expected to get more (further) information and explanations about the animals, the cliffs of Cabo Girão, etc. In fact, in my perception, the crew was more responsible for transporting the group. Overall a good tour if you are planning a relaxing cruise on the water with a chance to see dolphins.

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May 26, 2022

Product ID: 210618