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Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour from Funchal

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    What to Expect
    Trips are made in three fast semi-rigid type boats. Two vessels with 18 seats, and a vessel with 14 seats. Each boat trip is about 2h30. The boats are fully equipped with life vests and ecologic engines. We start in our office, 15 minutes before each boat trip, with a short introduction of Cetaceans in Madeira and then the adventure starts! Marine Biologists will take you to the harbor, Marina do Funchal, where are the boats. In Madeira Island it is possible to observe about 28 different species of Whales and Dolphins (Summer and Winter species). The most common species are Bottlenose Dolphins; Spotted Dolphins; Common Dolphins; Stripped Dolphins; Risso´s Dolphins; Sperm Whales; Pilot Whales; Fin Whales; Bryde Whales) . We guarantee you will see Cetaceans, if not we promise you a second trip, absolutely free!!! Boat trip can go from the East to the Wets of the Coast of Madeira Island, depending where are the group of Cetaceans. In Summer season its possible to stop in Cabo Girão Bay, for a free diving, about 15 minutes!
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    Departure Point
    Rota dos Cetáceos
    Departure Time
    Summer Schedule (June - September):
    8:45am ; 12:30pm ; 4pm

    Winter Schedule (October - May):
    9am ; 13:30pm
    2h 18m
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    Marina Funchal
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    • Live commentary on board
    • Local guide
    • Tour escort/host
    • Professional guide
    • Use of Snorkelling equipment
    • Food and drinks
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Minimum age: 2 years
    • Dress code is smart casual
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 52 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    All reviews marine biologist swim with the dolphins rota dos cetaceos spotted dolphins common dolphins pilot whales speed boat different species fast rib ribs short briefing bottle nosed dolphins an exceptional experience natural environment cruise line sea lovers these amazing creatures
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    Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

    We headed straight out to sea, because sperm whales were spotted. It took some time, but finally we saw one. We were very close. The idea that there is a few 100 kilos heavy whale so close by is fascinating (you can only see a...More

    1  Thank EkiaamZ
    Reviewed 12 September 2018

    Wanted to do a RIB boat this company ticked all the boxes. Water was like a mill pond. Helena and Chico our crew were very friendly, knowledgeable and fun. Swimmers went first as the spotted dolphins were about was very organised. We saw spotted and...More

    Date of experience: September 2018
    2  Thank 123LS
    Reviewed 7 September 2018

    We booked the first trip of the day - this seems to be the quietest time to take the trip. The marine biologist suggested that this was a good time to go as as the dolphins were less likely to be disturbed. The company is...More

    Date of experience: August 2018
    2  Thank UKMarvs
    Reviewed 2 September 2018

    Of all the dolphin watching tours, we picked this one because of its focus on seeing the wildlife rather than going on a sunshine cruise. Staff were friendly and professional, the rib was in excellent condition, and we had an amazing trip, seeing dozens of...More

    Date of experience: August 2018
    2  Thank ebachler
    Reviewed 29 August 2018

    Before we went on holiday, our daughter said that she really wanted to swim with dolphins, so after reading reviews of several companies, we chose this one. Just hubby and daughter went in the end, and they thoroughly enjoyed it. Unfortunately they were unable to...More

    Date of experience: August 2018
    1  Thank Stellar_Jo
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    4 March 2019|
    Response from RebPint1979 | Reviewed this property |
    Yes, we took our 6 and 8 years old children
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    19 June 2018|
    Response from EkiaamZ | Reviewed this property |
    Just call them or write them an email. They respond quite fast.
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    17 April 2018|
    Response from poppyk2018 | Reviewed this property |
    as far as I am aware they do not do hotel pick ups, they are very easy to find and on the waterfront!
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    • Rota dos Cetaceos
    • Duration: 2h 18m
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    • Languages Offered: English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
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