Whale and dolphin watching from Funchal

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Are you ready to go whale and dolphin watching from Funchal?

This boat tour with dolphin watching from Funchal will give you the unique experience to watch whales and dolphins in Madeira in their natural habitat. This whale and dolphin watching from Funchal takes place on a very speedy Rigid Inflatable Passenger Boat (RIB). The trip takes about 2,5 hours and starts at the Marina of Funchal.

In the Marina, before the tour, our team will give you an educational briefing about the occurrence of whales and dolphins in Madeira.  We will tell you about the different species we usually find and how you can help us to spot them. We’ll also give you a briefing about all the information about the tour and safety rules for dolphin watching from Funchal.

The waters in Madeira Island are very rich in cetaceans: marine mammals that live exclusively in an aquatic habitat, like the whales and dolphins. Sightings can vary between 1 and 7 species per trip. Almost 30 species of cetaceans can be found around the Madeira Islands, like: Common Dolphins, Atlantic Spotted Dolphins, Bottlenose Dolphins, Striped Dolphins, Pilot whales, Fin whale, Bryde's whales, Killer whales and Sperm whales.

During this boat trip chances to experience encounters with cetaceans are very high. We cannot promise that we find marine wildlife on every trip because we deal with wild animals that are not fed. Our skippers are very experienced and as such our success rate is extremely high. If if you are unlucky and did not find any on your first ride, we invite you to join us for another trip with no costs.

This dolphin watching from Funchal trip is part of the Responsible Whale Watch Partnership ‘Planet Whale’, which recognizes the best Whale Watching Operators. The tour operator is also associated to the 'Madeira Whale Museum’ and the ‘Natural Park of Madeira’ by collecting sighting data and following the best practices when with dolphins and whales.



  • Extremely high chance of spotting wild dolphins with the experienced crew;

  • Search for and observe wild dolphins and other marine life in their natural habitat;

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

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

  • We will do our best to find some marine mammals, and if you are unlucky to not find them on your first ride, we invite you to join us for another trip;


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

  • We can't guarantee you'll see dolphins / whales. They are totally wild and not fed. Success rates are very high;

  • 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;


  • The dolphin watching tour will be accompanied by a marine expert who can tell you all the secrets about the animals and other life in the sea;

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

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Whale and dolphin watching from Funchal
2h 30m