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Dolphin - Whale - Turtle - Bird Watching provided by Magic Dolphin Sea Safaris

Dolphin - Whale - Turtle - Bird Watching

Dolphin - Whale - Turtle - Bird Watching
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from £39.71 per adult
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from £39.71 per adult
Free cancellation
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks provided for travellers
About
Get out on the water, and admire Madeira’s stunning coastline and abundant marine life on this exciting sea safari trip. Travel on a speedboat to cover large distances quickly, and have a higher chance of spotting wildlife. The tour goes to an area where whales, dolphins, turtles, and birds are frequently seen, and if you don’t spot any sea life this time, you’ll get another free trip.
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
Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
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
Look out for whales, dolphins, and turtles on this sea safari tour
Learn about local marine life through on-board commentary
Cover large distances and see more by traveling on a motorboat
Go snorkeling at Cabo Girao if you wish—equipment rental is included
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 14203P7
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Local taxes including • Live commentary on board • Local guide
Exclusions
Drinks • Food and drinks • Lunch • Hotel pickup • Transportation to/from attractions
Duration
2h
Departure details
Magic Dolphin, Marina do Funchal, 9000 Funchal, Portugal We are situated in the Marina do Funchal, right on the corner of the official office of Marina do Funchal itself.
Inclusions
Local taxes including • Live commentary on board • Local guide
Exclusions
Drinks • Food and drinks • Lunch • Hotel pickup • Transportation to/from attractions
Departure details
Magic Dolphin, Marina do Funchal, 9000 Funchal, Portugal We are situated in the Marina do Funchal, right on the corner of the official office of Marina do Funchal itself.
Duration
2h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Children must be accompanied by an adult
No high heels allowed on tour
Near public transportation
Not recommended for travellers with back problems
Not recommended for pregnant travellers
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Most travellers can participate
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 18 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Magic Dolphin
    Marina do Funchal, 9000 Funchal, Portugal
    We are situated in the Marina do Funchal, right on the corner of the official office of Marina do Funchal itself.
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Magic Dolphin
    Cabo Girao
    Cabo Girao
  • You'll end at
    Magic Dolphin
    Marina do Funchal, 9000 Funchal, Portugal
    We are situated in the Marina do Funchal, right on the corner of the official office of Marina do Funchal itself.
    See address & details
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Rumi E
7 contributions
Amazing experience
We both loved this! The whole trip was very enjoyable - the staff told us very interesting information about Madeira like places to visit and stories about the island, the marine biologist on the boat was very nice too, she surely loved her job! We saw many dolphins and some of them were right next to the boat it was very exciting experience! Highly recommended!!!
Written 4 December 2020
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TomMod
Windsor, UK10 contributions
Amazing
Sep 2020 • Couples
It was a really nice experience seeing different types of dolphins and pilot whales. Sara was very informative regarding their behaviour and characteristics. The ride back to the marina was an interesting experience Itself...speeding through the waves, quite bumpy at the times, was also quite funny and enjoyable at the same time.
Written 28 September 2020
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Tim R
Helsby, UK15 contributions
Fabulous afternoon whale watching
Had a fantastic afternoon whale and dolphin spotting. The crew are superb and super knowledgeable. We were lucky to spot a family of pilot whales and watched them for about 15 minutes which was just amazing. Will definitely book again in a return visit to the island.
Written 27 September 2020
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Sarah C
22 contributions
So many dolphins
Amazing trip highlight of our holiday! We’d been out around half an hour when the crew caught sight of dolphins ahead and let us know we were trying to catch up which was really exciting, they managed and the boat was surrounded with dolphins we were able to stand on the netting and watch so many swim along in front of us really close, our crew member was so enthusiastic pointing out babies and giving us info he seemed just as excited as us to see so many! We were then given a talk about the wildlife and the island which was very interesting, you can tell they really care for their environment too stopping to pick up some rubbish in the and telling us how they protect the ocean, then we were able to stop off for a quick swim... highly recommend this company good price, lots of dolphins and a really fantastic and friendly crew 👏👏
Written 20 September 2020
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Diane S
6 contributions
Magic Dolphin Sea Safari by speedboat
Absolutely brilliant morning. Saw 2 species of dolphins, and 2 species of whales. They swam up very close to the boat, with a bryde's whale swimming directly under us. The crew were in constant contact with spotters so they knew where to take us for the best sightings, and our guide was very knowledgeable. Well worth the money
Written 19 September 2020
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Raquel Martins
4 contributions
Perfect
Aug 2020 • Friends
A once-in-a-lifetime experience, pleasant ride and great service. The captain and the biologist who accompany us are spectacular.
Written 20 August 2020
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Michael B
5 contributions
Fantastic 2 hours
Mar 2020 • Couples
Well thank you to the whole team at Magic Dolphin. We had a fabulous 2hrs out on the water, with knowledgable trained staff, who were GREAT at pointing out Dolphins,Whales and even saw a Flying Fish - WOW. Truly Magic time with them. Thanks Julian & Michael
Written 5 March 2020
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Howard B
Bognor Regis, UK49 contributions
Lovely afternoon with nature.
We did a dolphin and whale watching trip today and it was great. We saw bottle nose dolphins and pilot whales. Isabelle sold us the tour and the marine biologist and captain were as excited as we were seeing them. Brilliant trip highly recommended
Written 3 March 2020
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Simon D
Berlin, Germany13 contributions
A highlight to do in Madeira
Great trip highly recommended! The Crew was amazing, friendly and motivated about what they were doing, respecting the rules to protect the animals and environment! We were lucky to see many dolphins and even a sunfish.
Written 20 February 2020
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Theodora P
Herborn, Germany70 contributions
An unforgettable and magical experience!
An unforgettable and magical experience!!! Whales and dolphins so close to our boat! A very nice catamaran-trip with very professional and friendly guides!!! #whales #dolphins #madeira #funchal #natur #holiday #familytime
Written 15 February 2020
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Dear Theodora, Thank you so much for the positive feed back. Very much appreciated. Regards Umut
Written 17 February 2020
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By: Magic Dolphin Sea Safaris
Lucie M
Lucie M
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Wonderful trip
Great tour, we saw some dolphins, guides were super helpful. There was a bar on board. The tour takes between 2,5-3
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olgapR9122TC
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Great family experience
Absolutely loved our experience- big spacious catamaran, lovely friendly crew and supportive management. We went wi
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lucybR9121VU
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Great morning
We did this trip during our stay in December, enjoying a cheeky little sunshine break between lockdowns. It was won
Andrea M
Andrea M
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Wonderful experience!
I bought this Dolphins and whale watching luxury catamaran tour for my boyfriend for Christmas and we were extremel
bethanh2016
bethanh2016
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Took 2 trips saw sea turtle, pilot whales and spotted dolphins
The crew are excellent. Very knowledgeable with the wellbeing of the sea creatures coming first. My children (6 and
PollyDennison
PollyDennison
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Fabulous trip on catamaran 20 Dec
We went out yesterday afternoon with Magic Dolphin on the 3hr catamaran trip - what can I say? FABULOUS! Everything
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aldcfb
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Memorable experience
Magic Dolphin were the only company offering rigid inflatable trips the day we had planned to go out, so although I
lindylou84
lindylou84
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It's a must!
This trip was well organised from start to finish. The ship's crew were friendly and knowledgeable. A member of s
karen b
karen b
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Informative trip
The staff are very friendly and knowledgeable on the local wildlife. This time we actually saw lots of dolphins who
RamonvanLoon92
RamonvanLoon92
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Great experience!
A very nice experience with the local guides on the catamaran. We saw various groups of spotted dolphins, succes pr
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michaelsH5977GX
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Whale of a time
Spotted spotted dolphins and a juvenile whale. Another one off the bucket list. Sara and Francisco used their skill
960joaniew
960joaniew
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dont miss this trip!!
boat was lovely and covid arrangements meant it felt very safe. staff were so friendly and made the tripa pleasure
KatrinaCargill
KatrinaCargill
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Utterly amazing!
An amazing experience, the team know the area to pretty much guarantee you'll see wildlife. We were not disappointe
MurielB977
MurielB977
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Great trip!
We went on the 2 hour trip, weather was good and we saw lots of spotted dolphins and pilot whales - some very close
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968katem968
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Loads of dolphins.
Very entertaining and informative trip. Original booking was for a day with bad weather. We took a short-notice exc
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