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Madeira Dolphin and Whale Watching on a Luxurious Catamaran

Highlights
  • A stress-free chance to observe Madeira's wildlife and landscape 
  • Search for dolphins and whales with the guidance of the crew 
  • Take in the scenery of Madeira from the best vantage point—the water
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Madeira Dolphin and Whale Watching on a Luxurious Catamaran
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Cruise a large award winning sailing Catamaran. Enjoy stunning views of Madeira Island from the Atlantic Ocean. Watch out for whales or dolphins jumping and splashing.
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Dolphin- Whale Watching 10am
Cruise a large award winning sailing Catamaran. Enjoy stunning views of Madeira Island from the Atlantic Ocean. Watch out for whales or dolphins jumping and splashing.
From US$28.75
Dolphin & Whale Watching 12pm
Cruise a large award winning sailing Catamaran. Enjoy stunning views of Madeira Island from the Atlantic Ocean. Watch out for whales or dolphins jumping and splashing.
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Overview
The sea is indisputably the best place from which to observe Cabo Girao, some of the world's tallest sea cliffs. Bag yourself the best views on this whale-watching cruise from Funchal, perfect for nature lovers. On a catamaran, find a seat on the deck and enjoy the scenery while scanning the horizon for dolphins and whales. Plus, a range of departure times allows this tour to slot seamlessly into your itinerary. 
What to Expect
Make your way to the Funchal marina to catch your departing catamaran. Climb on board and meet your captain and crew, who take care of all of the navigation while you enjoy the scenery and search for marine life.
Explore the spacious boat, with seating inside the cabin or on the sun deck. As you pull out of the marina, begin your search for local dolphins and whales, with the guidance and information provided by your crew. You'll have the opportunity to ask questions and learn about the dolphins' and whales' biology and behavior.
Head for Cabo Girão, one of the world's tallest seaside cliffs, standing 1,902 feet (580 meters) high. The boat moors in the cliff's shadow, and you can choose to stay on deck and take in the scenery or jump in and explore underwater. You can travel light on this tour, knowing that snorkel equipment is provided. Snorkelers, beginners and experts, will feel comfortable with the instruction and guidance of the crew.
Cruise back to Funchal along the coastline, allowing for excellent views and photo ops.
Reviews (194)
1 - 5 of 139 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Amazing and unexpected.

Went on Majic Dolphin Cataraman on 22nd January just for the cruise and not expecting to see any wild life this time of year so to see Pilot Whales, Sperm Whales and some others (sorry cannot remember the name but apparently very unusual to see...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank franeve
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Lovely experience

We went dolphin and whale spotting on the morning of the 22nd Jan. Really friendly crew, lovely time on the boat and we were privileged to see a pod of pilot whales. Fully recommend!

Thank Tiffm86
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
very nice trip but no wildlife!

Unfortunately januwry is not the best time for whale/dolphin watching However the trip was good and the crew provided some very interesting information about the island. although the sun shone the water was very "choppy" giving an interesting journey.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank keithoverton
Reviewed 6 January 2019
Money over well-being

Took trip on 31st December, in extremely bad sea's.After an hour into our trip and eleven of the sixteen passengers being violently sick, with no sign of anything to see, a lady had to ask the crew if we could all return as the sea...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank martinhyams
magic dolphin d, Owner at Magic Dolphin Sea Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2019

Dear Guest, I am so sorry to hear your experience was so not good. The sea rules and regulations are well monitored here in Madeira. Weather on the 31st was bad but it was not bad enough to cancel the trips. All the other boats...More

Reviewed 2 December 2018
Bucket List Trip

Had a fantastic trip, staff could not be more helpful and attentive (no matter what age you are). They made sure everyone on the catamaran saw the whales that kept visiting us ( how lucky were we), then we left the whales and had a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Steve095
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Flaips
10 February 2019|
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Response from MARK E | Reviewed this property |
These catamaran's are very stable and have a seating area in the cabin.Access is relatively easy so should'nt pose any problem
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andy s
28 January 2019|
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Response from hazzayadancer | Reviewed this property |
You can go for the morning or the afternoon. My daughter was only 4 and the shorter tour was about right for her. It was really good worth booking.
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