Whale and Dolphin Watching in Caniçal

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Are you ready for Whale and Dolphin Watching in Caniçal?

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.

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 biologist’s 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 the summer, get the chance to snorkel and swim in Ponta de São Lourenço. The tour runs everyday at 10h00, 13h30 and 16h00 and starts from Marina Quinta do Lorde. Pick-up + drop-off (Caniço, Santana, Santa Cruz) can be arranged for 10€ / person.

The Prices include certified guide, Life jackets, Swimming stop at Ponta de São Lourenço (summer tours), Snorkeling equipment (summer tours).
Trip Itinerary:
• Departure from Marina Quinta do Lorde
• Few miles offshore trip to find the whales and dolphins
• Stop to swim at Ponta de São Lourenço (summer tours
• Return to Quinta do Lorde Marina Resort



  • Feel free to take a refreshing dive and enjoy a swim;

  • Observe rare and localized species that cannot be found anywhere near;

  • 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;

  • Enjoy the view over the amazing coastline from a unique perspective;


  • Please check-in 15 minutes before the start of the experience;

  • All sea experiences are subject to the weather and sea conditions. In case of bad conditions, we'll contact you to reschedule or arrange a refund;

  • 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;

  • Be aware that there is no toilet on board, but there is a bathroom in the harbour


  • The guides will be taking amazing pictures during your experience and send them to you via email at no additional cost;

  • A two-way transfer is optional. Please mention you'd like to use this service in the notes upon booking and let us know your address so we can get in touch with rates and schedules;

  • 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;

  • We have gear onboard to try some snorkeling;

  • A safety briefing, insurance and life-jackets are included;

  • Waterproof jackets and pants are available onboard;

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Whale and Dolphin Watching in Caniçal