Catamaran Tour in Madeira: Watch dolphins and whales play

Get in touch with the wildlife that calls the Portuguese coast its home. Visit Madeira and go dolphin and whale watching on a 3-hour catamaran tour which is the ultimate pick when it comes to a relaxed excursion. 

  • Tour / activity duration: ~3 hours
  • Languages: English, Portuguese
  • Transfer: no, not included
100 out of 100 based on 2 Reviews
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Dolphin and whale watching in Madeira on a Catamaran tour

Hop on board the comfy catamaran and keep your eyes peeled for the incredible sea creatures, in particular the dolphins and whales. You will be filled in on what's what in the marine world. Make magical moments out at sea and make your dreams come true by setting your eyes on these majestic and marvellous marine animals in their natural habitat - in the Atlantic Ocean. 

Price overview

  • Catamaran Boat Tour in Madeira - 3h - per adult (13+)35.-€
  • Catamaran Boat Tour in Madeira - 3h - per child (5-12)17.50€
  • Catamaran Boat Tour in Madeira - 3h - per baby/toddler (0-4)0.-€
Whales and dolphins in Madeira

Booking option: Catamaran Tour in Madeira with dolphin and whale watching

Go dolphin and whale watching in Madeira on a 3-hour catamaran boat tour. Make the most of this incredible experience by inviting your friends and family along to share it with you. Find out lots of fun facts about everybody's favourite marine mammal thanks to the professional crew on board. Pick between doing the boat trip by day or by night (early evening). 


  • Duration: ~ 3 hours
  • Hours: 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Days: daily
  • Months: possible all-year
  • Closed: no tour on 25 December and the morning of 1 January
  • Languages: English, Portuguese
  • Pick-up not included
  • Starting points: Funchal


  • Professional guide, insurance, boat ride, bar / cafeteria on board, toilet on board
Important information
  • If you don't see any whales on the tour, you can take part in the tour for a second time. Refunds are not available.

Please bring along:

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

Detailed description

Spot the whales and dolphins out at sea in Madeira on a trip by catamaran

Madeira is part of a volcanic archipelago which means that stunning scenery is guaranteed on the Portuguese island. The terrain is notably mountainous with a medium to high mountain range teamed with valleys. Take a boat tour in Madeira and spend 3 hours just off the coast and get the chance to relax with a hint of adventure along the way. 

You are guaranteed to see the whales and dolphins in Madeira on a catamaran tour. Watch the wonderful marine animals as they play with their friends and splash about in their natural habitat. If you don't know too much about dolphins and whales, fear not as this is ideal opportunity to fix that for once and for all. If for whatever reason you don't get to see the creatures, you'll get offered a second tour free of charge. So, either way you definitely get a snapshot into the marine life in the Atlantic Ocean.

The catamarans have got seats and nets close to the bow. Simply soak up the sun and listen to the sound of the waves crashing during the catamaran trip in Madeira and put your feet up with a soft drink in hand. The ships are equipped with bars and toilets, so you can stay fed and watered whilst on the Madeira boat tour. If you want to set the mood for the evening and send it somewhere romantic in Madeira, then pick to do the boat tour in the evening. Watch the sun go down and let the ambience from the hazy sky radiate.  

The catamaran will take you from Cabo Girao to the coast of Madeira in summer. Dive into the Atlantic Ocean and cool off in the water with a spot of swimming or snorkelling. Pack your sunnies and your swimming stuff for the catamaran trip 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 Dolphin and whale watching in Madeira on a Catamaran tour

Wallo wrote on Sep 11, 2019
Overall rating
100 von 100

Definitely recommendable

To be so close to these gigantic animals is an amazing experience!

Unbedingt empfehlenswert

So nah an diesen gigantischen Tieren zu sein, ist ein Wahnsinns Erlebnis!
Kim wrote on Feb 27, 2018
Overall rating
100 von 100

Tour with whales

No whales were seen on the tour, but the trip was still interesting and relaxed, the fresh air was lovely, the day sunny, the people nice. And then we were told that we could join a second tour to see the whales. That´s what we did, 2 days later, and the wish came true, the whales were there! Perfect, everything perfect, we can only recommend!

Tour mit Walen

Bei der Tour waren keine Wale z sehen, jedoch war der Ausflug trotzdem interessant und entspannt, die frische Luft war herrlich, der Tag sonnig, die Leute nett. Und dann wurde uns gesagt, dass wir eine zweite Tour mitmachen könnten, um die Wale doch zu sehen. Das haben wir dann auch gemacht, 2 Tage später, und der Wunsch wurde wahr, die Walen waren da! Perfekt, alles perfekt, können wir nur weiter empfehlen!

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