Water activity

Madeira: Whale and Dolphin Watching 2.5-Hour Private Cruise

Activity provider: On Tales

Madeira: Whale and Dolphin Watching 2.5-Hour Private Cruise

Activity provider: On Tales
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From US$ 386.52 per group up to 6

Likely to sell out

Make the most of your time in Madeira and go whale and dolphin watching in their natural habitat. Enjoy a private 2.5-hour cruise along the coast, find out more about cetaceans and go snorkelling in crystal clear waters.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Portuguese, French, English, Spanish
Private group


  • Relax on a comfortable yacht as you cruise along the stunning Madeira coastline
  • Discover marine life in a respectful, non-invasive way for both the fauna and flora of the aquatic environment
  • Feel the happiness of meeting cetaceans in their natural habitat
  • Dive into crystal-clear waters from the yacht and go snorkeling in search of colorful underwater worlds
  • A complete experience, fresh drinks are kindly provided by a professional crew
Full description
Sail out from the marina with our friendly crew on-board your private yacht, complete with a cabin, restroom, sundeck, sofas, and sunshade. Set sail onto the sea and admire epic views of the island and its coastline as you go searching for whales and dolphins in their natural habitat. During the tour, learn about the cetaceans’ habitat and keep your eyes on the water. Using your guide’s careful instructions and a spotter on-land, you might be lucky enough to see whales breaching the water or dolphins swimming in the wake of the boat. There’s also time to cool off from the heat with a refreshing dip in the sea. Pop on some snorkel gear and make a splash in the crystal clear water as you go in search of more marine life. At the end of an unforgettable trip, sit back and relax on deck with a drink and soak up the tranquillity of being at sea as you head back to shore.
  • Two professional and passionate crew members as well as a spotter on land
  • Sparkling wine and fresh drinks
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Towels
  • A soft water shower (at the harbor)
  • Cabin and restroom onboard
  • Blankets in case it gets cold
  • Hotel transfers
  • Food
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
  • People over 243 lbs (110 kg)
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
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Meeting point

• On Tales store, Marina da Calheta • Please arrive 15 minutes before the departure time

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Baby strollers
  • Unaccompanied minors
  • Feeding animals

Know before you go

  •  The boat is not wheelchair accessible
  • Pregnant women should seek medical advice before booking (limited to no medical assistance can be performed onboard)
  • Wildlife spotting cannot be guaranteed
  • Guests should understand their duty to exercise reasonable care for their own safety both while boarding and being onboard the yacht
  •  The activity is subject to availability
  •  The activity is subject to favorable weather conditions (if canceled due weather conditions, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund)
  • Children under 18-years-old must be accompanied by an adult
  • This activity is not suited to guests over 110 kg / 242 pounds, unless prior arrangement is made with the local partner and a suitable alternative has been proposed and acknowledged by the Captain/Crew
  • Maximum capacity is reduced to 6 guests until further notice due to the new Covid-19 requirements
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 4 reviews

Review summary

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The best experience i could recommend anyone. All people involved in the process were extremely nice, helpful and welcoming. The crew onboard was an absolute delight and made it a trip we will never forget.

May 28, 2022

Very nice people! Professional and we saw the dolphines! So nice.

July 11, 2021

Nice boat trip, lovely crew, unfortunately no whales or dolphins.

June 6, 2021

Product ID: 314542