A speedboat ride from Funchal to see dolphins in beautiful Madeira

Watch dolphins in their natural habitat on Madeira while surfing the waves on a 2-hour speedboat trip from Funchal. Cool off in a bath in the Atlantic or snorkel through the clear water. Fun, dolphins and a smile on your face are guaranteed!

  • Tour / activity duration: ~2 hours
  • Languages: English, Spanish, French, Portuguese
  • Transfer: no, not included
95 out of 100 based on 4 Reviews
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Riding a speedboat in Madeira and admiring dolphins

Take a speedboat trip from Funchal and discover dolphins in Madeira. A swim stop is planned and snorkel equipment is available on board.

Price overview

  • Watching dolphins in a speedboat in Madeira - 2 h - per adult (age 12+) 50.-€
  • Watching dolphins in a speedboat in Madeira - 2 h - per child (ages 6-11) 40.-€
Surfing in a speedboat & marvel at dolphins

Booking option: Speedboat tour & dolphins in Madeira

In the light speedboat with a 500 HP engine you can book a wonderful 2-hour boat tour with dolphin watching from Funchal on Madeira up to 3 times a day in summer (winter 2 trips a day). In summer we stop for a swim and snorkelling equipment is also available.


  • Boat capacity: 18 persons
  • Duration: ~ 2 hours
  • Tours: summer (15/04-15/11): 10:00 - 12:00, 13:00 - 15:00, 15:30 - 17:30 o'clock and winter (16/11-14/04): 2 trips per day: 11:00 - 13:00 and 14:00 - 16:00 o'clock
  • Days: daily
  • Languages: English, Spanish, French, Portuguese
  • Pick-up not included
  • Starting points: Funchal


  • Swim stop(s), snorkeling mask, boat ride
Important information


  • Minimum age 6 years

Please bring

Swimwear, towel, sunglasses, sun blocker, hat, camera, small travel pharmacy (just in case), drinks

Detailed description

Speedboat tour on Madeira with dolphin watching

The archipelago Madeira (Portuguese for "wood") is an autonomous region that belongs to Portugal and lies off the northwest coast of Africa. It is characterised by its volcanic landscape and the so-called levadas, which are old irrigation channels with footpaths. The Portuguese island has wineries, wonderful nature that you can explore on walks and on the coasts you can do various activities on the water.

You start your exciting activity in the capital of Madeira Island from Funchal and board a light fast boat with a 500 hp engine. Your two-hour speedboat adventure in Madeira takes you to beautiful, rugged bays along the west coast. Thanks to the speed of the boat you can cover longer distances and see a lot on this boat trip. The 500 HP guarantee a unique mixture of fun, excitement, adrenalin and sightseeing. They look out for dolphins and whales and once you have seen them, you can observe the marine mammals in their natural environment at close range. The local tour operator guarantees that if you do not see any marine life, you will be offered another trip completely free of charge.

The speedboat has a shallow draught, making access to caves and beaches easy. For example, during the summer months in Caboa Girao, the second highest cliff in the world, you can enjoy crystal clear water swimming and snorkelling. The experienced crew will make sure that you have a wonderful time and have fun and will provide you with interesting details about the most important sights. The total capacity of the speedboat is designed for 18 passengers plus 2 crew members, so that you can experience a boat tour in a small circle.

After watching dolphins in Madeira, cooling off in the Atlantic Ocean and enjoying a spin on a speedboat, we return to the starting point. A huge smile and unforgettable memories will accompany you back home.




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 Riding a speedboat in Madeira and admiring dolphins

Nicole & Klaus in Love wrote on Aug 29, 2021
Overall rating
100 von 100

nice feelings all around

The wind blows your nose, nature, the water. High fun factor. A perfectly organized tour. Thank you!

schöne Gefühle rundherum

Der Wind fegt einem ganz schön um die Nase, die Natur, das Wasser. Hoher Fun-Faktor. Eine perfekt organisierte Tour. Danke!
Heidrun wrote on Aug 9, 2021
Overall rating
80 von 100

It was just a great experience!

I found the dolphins very impressive, the boat was sometimes too fast for me, probably because of the age...laughs!

Er war einfach ein tolles Erlebnis!

Ich fand die Delfine sehr beeindruckend, das Boot war mir manchmal zu schnell, liegt wohl am Alter….lach!
Martin aus B. wrote on Jul 24, 2020
Overall rating
100 von 100

Horsepower on the water and the most beautiful creatures of the underwater world

The tour was one of the most beautiful I have ever experienced on my vacations. Keep it up!

Pferdestärke auf dem Wasser und die schönsten Lebewesen der Unterwasserwelt

Die Tour war eine der schönsten, die ich je in meinen Urlauben erlebt habe. Macht weiter so!
Anne wrote on Sep 8, 2019
Overall rating
100 von 100

Such beautiful animals

A great experience! The dolphins were so playful and fun.

So schöne Tiere

Ein tolles Erlebnis! Die Delfine waren so verspielt und lustig.

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