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Funchal: Yacht Tour with Dolphin and Whale Watching

Funchal: Yacht Tour with Dolphin and Whale Watching

From $35.18 per person

Board a yacht to enjoy the beauty of the Madeiran coast. Look out for dolphins, whales and sea turtles, and go snorkeling.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French


  • Enjoy dolphin and whale watching on a boat tour
  • Go swimming and snorkeling to see marine life
  • Admire views of the beautiful coast of Madeira
Full description
You tour will start from the marina in Funchal, where you will board the sailing yacht with a group of up to 20 people. On this relaxing sailing trip you will be seaching for dolphins, whales and sea turtles up to 3 miles form the coast. With some luck, you will see lots of native wildlife in its natural environment.  You will stop to go swimming and snorkeling at Cabo Girao, the highest sea cliff in Europe at 1,903 feet (580 meters) above the sea. If you don't want to swim, you can admire the beautiful coastal landscapes from the boat. You will be offered some drinks on board before heading back to the marina. 
  • Sailing boat trip
  • Drink
  • Use of snorkeling equipment
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Pickup from hotels outside Funchal (if pickup option selected)
  • Food
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Please arrive 30 minutes before your activity at the Marina Do Funchal. Look for "Gaviao ticket office".

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Important information

What to bring

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

Not allowed

  • Oversize luggage

Know before you go

  • In case of cancellation due to bad weather, an alternative day will be offered, or a full refund
  • The sail will be used if there is adequate wind on the day
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 110 reviews

Review summary

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Great and personal trip in a small group of up to 20 people. The board crew was nice and kind, we saw a lot of beautiful dolphins! We had a stop to go for a swim close to the shore, it was really nice. At the end there have been served drinks like beer, water or soft drinks which made the 3 hours trip really enjoyable!

August 31, 2021

We saw a couple dolphins which was nice. Although we didn’t see any whales or turtles the trip was still amazing. We couldn’t have asked for a nicer crew. The captain gave us loads of info about Funchal and gave us lots of time to jump off the boat and swim. 100% recommend.

August 31, 2021

Good experience, was able to see a few dolphins during trip. However, be aware that the time you spend with them is limited to 10-15 mins of the whole tour. A massive part of it is just travelling on the water and trying to find them to begin with. Swimming is also limited to 20 mins. With regards to the guide, average at best. Didn't really explain much about the dolphins. Although gave some good tips for people who felt sea sick

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August 7, 2021

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