Swimming with dolphins in Madeira

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Are you ready to go swimming with dolphins in Madeira?

Swimming with dolphins is an unforgettable experience that Madeira has to offer for the whole family. This unique experience is more than just watching the wild dolphins very closely.

On this boat tour, you will swim with wild dolphins, know a lot about the species of dolphins, about the ones around Madeira and about the Island itself.

This unique experience is done during the whale and dolphin watching trip. You’ll come on board on one of our two Rigid Inflatable Passenger Boats (RIB). We’ll take you out to the dolphins and whales that enjoy the waters around Madeira Island!

This tour operator is a true specialist in dolphin and whale observations and takes this very seriously.
One of the Marine Biologists will give you a briefing about what to expect regarding the trip and the swimming with dolphins in Madeira. We will also brief you about the species of cetaceans, whales and turtles that are observed most frequently around Madeira.

It is also important to learn what to do and not do to have a great ride and to swim with these beautiful creatures. The biologist will also go on board with you and keep you updated about what’s going on.
The boat departs from Marina de Funchal, but we will send you details with the exact location for check-in through email.
As we find some species you will be informed about the species and their behaviour. Spotted dolphins, bottlenose dolphins, pilot whales, and many more species. If you’ve got any questions, feel free to ask us. We love to tell you about our favourite animals.

To help us find the dolphins in the open waters, which are totally wild and not fed, we have observers on land. These observers, from the mountains, give us directions to easily find the animals. Once we get the GPS coordinates, we’ll speed up and head to the whales and dolphins to watch them closely. While near to the mammals, we respect a certain distance to not disturb them.

Normally when we see a small group of dolphins in front of the boat. We’ll give you some time to observe the common dolphins, jump into the crystal clear waters, and go swimming with them. You’ll always be close to the boat. 

With the snorkel mask that we provide, you’ll be able to observe the dolphins’ behavior underwater. If we’ve got time, we may head to a different pod of cetaceans, if not, we’ll go back to the harbor, along the coast.

We highly recommend this tour to anyone who dreams of a unique experience. This is one of our favourite tours in Madeira. 
On this tour, we take additional safety precautions to comply with the COVID-19 safety measures.



  • This experience provides a close encounter with these wonderful mammals;

  • Seeing these mamals in their natural habitat is really a magical moment;

  • This experience is always a true adventure as you never know which species you're going to find;

  • This experience can be done all year round, depending on the weather and ocean conditions;

  • This experience will give you access exclusive areas far from the busy touristic areas;


  • This experience does not include food and drinks so feel free to bring your own;

  • The minimum age is 6 years old;

  • To participate in this experience, you should be able to swim and feel comfortable in the sea;

  • Please check-in 20 minutes before the start of the experience;

  • Detailed tour operator information, including local phone number and exact address, is included in your confirmation email;

  • You'll pay a deposit to place your booking request and pay the remaining once your booking is confirmed, with the tour operator

  • We recommend bringing sunscreen, swimming gear, a hat and a towel;


  • A safety briefing by a multilingual guide, insurance and life-jackets are included;

  • A local captain will give you onboard commentary about the sights;

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