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Whale and Dolphin Watching in Madeira Island provided by H2o Madeira

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Whale and Dolphin Watching in Madeira Island

Whale and Dolphin Watching in Madeira Island
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What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
About
Madeira’s waters boast an array of marine life, but knowing the best spots to see these creatures can be difficult. Benefit from your crew’s experience on a tour that offers intimate encounters with cetaceans. Listen to your guide’s commentary to discover more about sub-aquatic life, and admire the coastal landscape as you sail the North Atlantic Ocean.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
View cetaceans in their natural environment and learn more about them from your guide
Escape the busy beaches and relax on the open ocean
Benefit from the small-group size for a more personalized experience
Take in the beautiful views of Madeira while you sail
What to expect
Select a morning or afternoon excursion and meet your guide on Calheta harbor, where you board your boat and set sail in search of native marine wildlife. As you cruise through the waves, admire the coastal scenery and learn more from your guide about the wild dolphins and whales that live in these waters. Relax on deck as the experienced crew locate the cetaceans, utilizing their knowledge of the animals and the sea. Your tour concludes back at your original point of departure.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 23523P1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Driver/guide • Live commentary on board • Local guide
Exclusions
Food and drinks
Duration
2h
Departure details
H2O Madeira - Whale & dolphin watching, Avenida D. Manuel I - Porto de Recreio da Calheta, 9370-133 Vila da Calheta, Portugal
Inclusions
Driver/guide • Live commentary on board • Local guide
Exclusions
Food and drinks
Departure details
H2O Madeira - Whale & dolphin watching, Avenida D. Manuel I - Porto de Recreio da Calheta, 9370-133 Vila da Calheta, Portugal
Duration
2h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not recommended for pregnant travellers
Not recommended for travellers with back problems
After confirmation, please send us an email with a phone number that we can reach you during your vacation
May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
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Ievgeniia M
4 contributions
Perfect trip for whale watching
Jul 2021
We have an amazing experience with H2O. We saw 4 whales ! a lot of dolphins and even a huge tortoise. Kids are happy.
Boat is cool, staff really professionals. Thank you a lot for such wonderful trip. Highly recommend this cool company for whale watching trips
Written 1 August 2021
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Wolfgang S
1 contribution
an incredible experience. great crew, small group, and lot of whales and dolphins
Jul 2021
it was a marvellous unforgettable trip!!! two and a half hours, we had seen a lot of dolphins and whales, very friendly crew. thanks!!
Written 31 July 2021
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Michael B
Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine4 contributions
I can recommend Madeira as a good secure, comfortable place for vacation with family & H2o company for whale watching.
We were visiting Madeira with main goal-to see whales and we were lucky since we saw FOUR whales with H2o. We enjoyed our tour, guys are really friendly and open to show whales, dolphins. Also it was fun to ride such powerful boat)
Written 30 July 2021
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Olivier
Walhain, Belgium2 contributions
A professional team who respects sea life
We appreciate that sea life is respected. They share their love of sea life.
Tourist is important for them but after the sea animals. Continue like this.
Written 27 July 2021
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Mikey
Delray Beach, FL2 contributions
Fun Whale and Dolphin watching….
A great day on the “high seas”. The young men taking us out were the best. H2O are great people, and this was a fun trip, don’t miss it.
Written 21 July 2021
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Tequila007
Prague, Czech Republic234 contributions
Great experience with great company
Jun 2021
It was great tour, we have seen 2 groups of dolphins. The company has got spotter / observer over the Ocean from the hill, so you are pretty sure to go directly to dolpins group. The whales are more difficult to spot, we were not lucky. Still it was really great experience for adults as well as kids.
Organisation is perfect, safe, speed boat really fast and comfortable.
Written 7 July 2021
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Angela F
Berlin, Germany1 contribution
Amazing dolphin tour
It was a good tour on a confi boat. And we saw a lot of dolphins-2 different species. The were very close to the boat. It was really amazing.
Written 6 July 2021
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Anne H
16 contributions
Great company and experience
May 2021
I researched several operators but this one was not only the most affordable, but in my opinion also the best. They use a fast rib speed boat that can move quickly once the spotter gives them directions. The staff is really friendly and also care about protecting the ocean life.

We only saw one group of spotted dolphins so they took us to several spots and waited. Just when we were about to head back, a giant group of striped dolphins came our way. They jumped out of the water and followed the boat which was incredibly special.

They also take pictures with a great camera + lens which they send to you for free after the trip. Tip; would be great if they share that info before the trip so that you can focus on the sea instead of your phone/camera :)

I absolutely loved this trip and would love to do it again since not one day is the same as you cant control nature.
Written 3 July 2021
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Ana L
2 contributions
Successful observation
Jul 2021 • Family
Friendly staff and efficient service. They new where the dolphins and whales had last been seen and took us to the spot. We were able to see 2 whales and a group of pilot-whales and bottlenose-dolphins.
Written 3 July 2021
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Ieva Š
Vilnius, Lithuania9 contributions
Swimming with dolphins and whale watching
Jun 2021 • Friends
Highly recommend! It was the highlight of my trip to Madeira! I was sceptical about the experience at first, but now i see it as the best experience i had in Madeira! The boat ride was fun by it sef in the ocean and the guides were very informative and friendly. We saw the dolphins and even whales! I didnr expect it to be this spectacular! I even got a chance to swim with the dolphins, I was hesitant at first because it was cold, but did it anyway! believe me , dont let your doubts to ruin it, i am so glad i decided to swim with them, it was amazing to see what is happening under the water..highly recommend!!
Written 28 June 2021
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917chrise
917chrise
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They Do a Really Great Job
Nature is unpredictable but seeing it with them seems completely predictable. No messing, life vests on and straigh
liviudanielm
liviudanielm
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Outstanding
We met the a group of playful bottlenose dolphins around Ribeira Brava and they were so close you could almost touc
NaomiS1292
NaomiS1292
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Definitely go for it :)
Was an amazing experience. I went in December 2020. We came across a rare species that usually does not appear out
Varetio
Varetio
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Fantastic experience
From the helpful advice and responses by email and being helpful and offer suggestions to make this a great experie
beaky75
beaky75
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Whale watching trip
Fantastic morning on the boat. Weather stunning. Sea very calm. Booking very efficient with directions to parking e
G4303ZErebeccah
G4303ZErebeccah
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Extraordinary experience - totally recommendable
We actually never thought of doing an dolphin and whale watching tour in Madeira because we had some bad experiece
Sportjacko
Sportjacko
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Swim with dolphins
Firstly I can not thank the staff enough, when we went to book in for this experience there was only one space left
Lampeye
Lampeye
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Boat trip
Fantastic trip. Saw two types of dolphin and ... sperm whales -awesome. Friendly, knowledgeable crew. And had great
nightfoxxx
nightfoxxx
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Must do tour!
Friendly staff, fair price and a truly unique experience. Definite recommendation to add the option swimming with d
780arekd
780arekd
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1st class from start to finish
Went there last week. Very pleasant experience from the moment of booking to the moment we left the boat. They're w
Bryony R
Bryony R
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10 out of 10, just awesome!
We had an amazing time with H2O and couldn’t recommend the trip highly enough! The captain and crew were very profe
peterk213
peterk213
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Whale, dolphin watching
Professional staff, powerful and good quality boat, informative, time is not strictly dedicated the focus is on the
Tomas p
Tomas p
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Great experience we definately recommend!
Great captains, toldabout seen species, made all the trip very exciting. Do not doubt and take this trip with H2OMa
Selena A
Selena A
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Wow
It was amazing! We saw a lot of dolphins and nu boyfriend swim with them. I would do it again if i can.
Ela_S_87
Ela_S_87
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We saw whales and dolphins and a shark!!! :)
The organisation before and after the trip was spotless. I never had a question about the trip because all the nece
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