A very special boat tour in Madeira with dolphin- and whale watching

Watch whales and dolphins in Madeira at a boat tour in front of the coast of the Portuguese island. On the 2.5 hours boat tour from Funchal with a marine biologist team, you'll encounter a few of the in total 28 different cetacean species at close quarters.

  • Tour / activity duration: ~ 2.5 hours
  • Languages: English, Spanish, French, Portuguese
  • Transfer: no, not included
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Whale and dolphin watching in Madeira on the boat tour from Funchal

Watch whales and dolphins in Madeira in their natural habitat and get to know more about them from the marine biologist team!

Price overview

  • Madeira dolphin-/whale boat tour from Funchal - per adult (from 12 yrs)49.50€
  • Madeira dolphin-/whale boat tour from Funchal - per child (6-11 yrs)34.50€
  • Madeira dolphin-/whale boat tour from Funchal - per toddler (0-5 yrs)0.-€
Watch dolphins in Madeira in the wild

Booking option: Boat tour from Funchal with whale- and dolphin watching

On this special boat tour in Madeira, you'll watch dolphins and whales in their natural habitat - all without bothering them. The boat trip starts in Funchal, where you'll get an upfront introduction by a marine biologist. You'll hear what you can expect to see and what you need to pay attention to. The lookout person on land watches out for dolphins and whales in the meantime and then advise the skipper of the boat to go to the suitable places, where you can watch dolphins and whales on Madeira at this moment.

Up to 28 different whale- and dolphin species regularly occur in Madeira, so it's very likely you'll see bottlenose dolphins, pilot whales, sperm whales and spotted dolphins and - with a little luck - even a sea turtle. The marine biologist on board helps you to identify the majestic animals and you can take some unforgettable pictures with your camera. Take this unique moment in and enjoy it, before you return with the speedboat back to Funchal, where the whale- and dolphin boat tour ends.


  • Duration: ~ 2.5 hours
  • Hours: 9:00 AM, 1:00 PM
  • Days: daily
  • Schedule: October to May - at 9am and at 1:30pm / June to September - at 9am, 12:30pm and 4pm
  • Months: possible all-year
  • Languages: English, Spanish, French, Portuguese
  • Pick-up not included
  • Starting points: Funchal


  • Professional guide, introduction, boat ride
Important information

Please bring along:

Sunglasses, sun blocker, snacks, long trousers / jacket, waterproof camera, drinks

Detailed description

Whale- and dolphin watching in Madeira on the boat tour from Funchal

Use the chance to observe the beautiful sea creatures at close quarters and in their natural habitat - the whale- and dolphin boat tour from Funchal makes it possible! A team of marine biologists made it a matter close to their heart to watch the intelligent creatures and pass on their knowledge about the marine mammals. On the boat tour from Funchal, you'll therefore always be accompanied by a specialised marine biologist, who explains you lots of interesting and exciting information about the dolphins and whales around the Portuguese islands during the boat trip in Madeira.

You start the boat tour in Funchal, where you'll navigate in total 2.5 hours with the speedboat to the spots, where you can best watch dolphins and whales in Madeira. Let the marine biologist aboard explain to you, how you can identify the animals and how you can interpret their behaviour. At the same time, you'll not only have spectacular views of Madeira and its impressive coastline, but you're also close as never to the dolphins and whales. The playful animals get to the surface in order to draw breath, so with a little luck you'll be surrounded by numerous dorsal fins. Enjoy the unique views of this very special whale- and dolphin boat tour in Madeira!


Valid on the reserved day or for 12 months after date of purchase if no date has been selected. You will receive the tour operator's details with the purchased ticket. Attention: reservation is required! The reservation can be made through sunbonoo as part of the booking process or later by contacting the tour operator directly via phone or email.

Customer Reviews Whale and dolphin watching in Madeira on the boat tour from Funchal

Olya wrote on Nov 17, 2019
Overall rating
100 von 100


I saw a whale for the first time in my life. Absolutely impressive. Gigantic!


Ich habe zum ersten Mal in meinem Leben einen Wal gesehen. Absolut beeindruckend. Gigantisch!
Klausi wrote on Jul 26, 2019
Overall rating
100 von 100

An experience

And educational, too. We learned a lot and were very impressed!

Ein Erlebnis

Und noch dazu lehrreich. Wir haben viel gelernt und waren schwer beeindruckt!
Mona wrote on May 28, 2019
Overall rating
100 von 100


What beautiful animals. A very impressive tour for the kids. Caution: take something warm to wear!


Was für schöne Tiere. Eine sehr beeindruckende Tour für die Kinder. Vorsicht: unbedingt was Warmes zum Anziehen mitnehmen!
Tonita wrote on Feb 26, 2018
Overall rating
100 von 100

The perfect excursion

It has been a very nice excursion, completely interesting for my daughter who did not leave her amazement. It has been completely worth it !!

La excursión perfecta

Ha sido una excursión muy simpática, completamente interesante para mi hija que no salía de su asombro. Ha valido completamente la pena!!

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