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Dolphin and Whale Watching Catamaran Cruise from Funchal

Highlights
  • Cruise in a comfortable catamaran on this dolphin- and whale-watching tour 
  • Your guide knows the best areas to spot marine life
  • Learn fun facts about the dolphins and whales from a guide
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Dolphin and Whale Watching Catamaran Cruise from Funchal
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Catamaran Trip - 10:30 AMMost Popular
Join us on our comfortable catamarans for a relaxing trip along Madeira's south coast. Strong possibility of spotting dolphins and whales and, occasionally, even turtles!
From US$40.70
Catamaran Trip - 15:00 PM
Join us on our comfortable catamarans for a relaxing trip along Madeira's south coast. Strong possibility of spotting dolphins and whales and, occasionally, even turtles!
From US$40.70
Catamaran Trip - 18:30 PM
Join us on our comfortable catamarans for a relaxing trip along Madeira's south coast. Strong possibility of spotting dolphins and whales and, occasionally, even turtles!
From US$40.70
Overview
Hit the waters near Cabo Girão in search of dolphins and whales on a hassle-free tour from Funchal, which guarantees a wildlife sighting or offers a free second tour. Book ahead online to guarantee your day and time for this tour, and maintain peace of mind knowing your plans are locked in safely.
What to Expect
Meet for this dolphin- and whale-watching tour at the waiting quay of Funchal Marina. Once you check in and board the board, sit back and relax as you listen to a short safety briefing from the crew members.

Once out on the water, your guides do their best to take you to areas that are known for their marine-life sightings. Wait and try to catch sight of dolphins and whales in their natural habitat. If you don't spot wildlife on this tour, you can repeat the experience free of charge. 

As you cruise, your guides tells you interesting facts about the area. Learn things you wouldn’t otherwise know, and hear stories about the dolphins and whales.

If the weather is nice, you can take a dip near Cabo Girão before your catamaran docks back at the Funchal Marina.
Reviews (134)
1 - 5 of 104 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
Whale watching off Funchal coast

My wife and I joined VMT Madeira's 3-hour dolphin and whale watching tour in the afternoon. Although other boats had left the harbour before us, VMT Madeira made good speed and we arrived as first at a group of pilot whales, relatively close to shore....More

Thank Getaway754941
Reviewed 1 week ago
A fabulous experience

We took the morning 3 hour trip, and weren’t disappointed. There wasn’t any great tourist commercialism which was great i.e. no photos as we entered the boat etc etc, the focus completely on seeing the whales and dolphins. The crew are very passionate about the...More

Thank Sharon T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Highlight of our holiday

Our quest to see whales was fulfilled by VMT Madeira. We were a group of 11 celebrating a big birthday for our friend and on her bucket list was to see whales. The trip was well organized, lovely catamaran, clean and tidy. Staff very friendly...More

Thank Rosslyn M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
A must do in Funchal

Wow, what a fantastic experience! We were on the afternoon excursion and it really was worth the wait. We didn't see any whales but got to see a pod of some 200 dolphins including a few very young ones and a few show-offs who performed...More

Thank Gavin B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Dolphins and plastic

This was a well-organised and spotless catamaran with a friendly crew. Spotting wild-life is always the luck of the draw – we saw a large pod of bottlenose dolphins including youngsters, who seemed to enjoy swimming around the boat, which we sat with until our...More

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ilovesa
6 October 2018|
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Response from easilypleasedNorfolk | Reviewed this property |
Hi, yes there are toilet facilities aboard the boat although you need to go down some steep steps to get to them, but should be no problem. Great trip you will love it
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AndyP1998
31 August 2018|
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Response from Deborah J | Reviewed this property |
It’s very close to cruise terminal. Probably 15-20 min walk.
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danielfan52
23 May 2018|
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Response from William S | Reviewed this property |
If you were in a hotel i would have said yes, but otherwise i dont believe the catamaran has a pick up service. But there are tons of taxis in the Island
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