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Madeira: Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour

Madeira: Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour

From US$ 42.37 per person

Embark on an unforgettable whale and dolphin watching tour on the coast of Madeira aboard a high speed, small-group boat cruise with marine biologist as your guides.

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  • Search for whales and dolphins off the coast of Ponta de São Lourenço
  • Learn amazing facts about sea life from the marine biologist guide onboard
  • Look for endemic seabirds as you speed across large distances
  • Get the chance to snorkel and swim in Ponta de São Lourenço in the summer
Full description
Look for whales and dolphins and discover other marine life off the beautiful Ponta de São Lourenço coast in Madeira on a small-group boat tour with a crew of marine biologists. Climb aboard the 300 hp engine boat with a sleek design and listen to informative commentary about the sea life and places of interest of Madeira as you start the trip. Encounter different groups of dolphins, whales, and turtles in the water. Marvel as the animals breach and splash about in the water and learn amazing facts about them from your marine biologists guide. See endemic marine birds and get up-close to the unique rock formations on the coast as you speed across large distances in little time. If you are visiting in summer, get the chance to snorkel and swim in Ponta de São Lourenço.
  • Certified guide
  • Life jackets
  • Swimming stop at Ponta de São Lourenço (summer tours)
  • Snorkeling equipment (summer tours)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at boat dock "D" located at the marina of Quinta do Lorde Resort. Your guide will be wearing a "Madeira Sea Emotions" shirt.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Jacket
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Rain gear

Know before you go

  • If no wildlife is seen on your tour, you will offered the chance to go on another trip free of charge
  • Each boat can carry up to 16 passengers and 2 crew members
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 20 reviews

Review summary

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Superb experience! We saw many pilot whales and their young, as well as common dolphins. The team was accommodating to find us a new slot following the change in the time of our outing, of which we had not been notified. Our guide was very involved and gave us many explanations on the species encountered and the behaviors we observed.

November 3, 2022

They worked a lot, because it seemed that we were not going to see anything and they persisted until we did. We found a pod of dolphins and another of pilot whales and in the end there was also a swim, despite the fact that we spent almost three hours in the sea. It was great!!!!

August 17, 2022

The day came out cloudy and a sea full of waves. Everything predicted that we were not going to see anything and that it would be a horrible trip.....but nothing was further from reality. The pilot and biologist did their best to find dolphins. and they got it. more than 50 "played" with the zodiac and the zodiac played with us with the waves. Between jump and jump, and jumping dolphins it was hilarious. highly recommend with them. Even the incredible boat back from San Lorenzo thanks to its crew. Congratulations. keep going

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July 23, 2022

Product ID: 394655