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Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour from Funchal

The deep waters off Madeira Island are home to a dazzling array of marine life, with dolphins and whales sharing the waves with birds, turtles, and more. On this wildlife-spotting adventure, take to the seas for up-close sightings of the native Bottlenose Dolphins, Sperm Whales, Spotted Dolphins, and Pilot Whales who call Madeira home. Enjoy free time to snorkel at your leisure—depending on the season—with a second trip guaranteed if you make no sightings.
  • Duration: 2 hours 18 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours 18 minutes
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$56.66 USD
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Cabo Girão Skywalk, Wine Tasting, Open Roof 4WD with Dolphin Watching Tour

Combine whale and dolphin watching with wine tasting on this action-packed combo tour. First, hop a jeep for special off-road access through stunning Madeira island. Get an exclusive guided tour of a São Vicente vineyard, including a selection of Portuguese snacks. Then, hop aboard a catamaran for a close-up peek of marine mammals in their natural habitats.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$90.43 USD
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Dolphin and Whale Watching Catamaran Cruise from Funchal

Embark on an ocean adventure during this 3-hour dolphin spotting and whale watching tour, from Funchal. Board your stylish catamaran and kick back as you cruise alongside Madeira’s south coast. Your friendly crew knows these waters well and will guide you to the areas where whales and dolphins are most often seen, for your best chance at spotting marine life in their natural habitat. If the weather is favorable and the sea conditions are good, take a dip in the waters of the Cabo Girão, or try your hand at some basic sailing techniques.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$40.06 USD
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Porto Moniz Lava Pools & Skywalk in Open Roof 4x4 Tour

Uncover the natural splendor surrounding Funchal on this full-day northern wonders Jeep trip. Stay from Funchal’s well-trodden paths in a fully-equipped Jeep to see the awe-inspiring plateaus at Paul da Serra. Admire the natural Porto Moniz pools, formed by volcanic activity long ago, as well as the renowned São Vicente vineyards.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$48.08 USD
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Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour in Madeira

The south coast of Madeira is a popular spot to watch whales and dolphins in their natural environment. This small-group yacht cruise offers a more personalized experience, with a chance to customize the tour to your group’s preferences, stopping to swim or snorkel along the coast, and looking out for bottlenose dolphins, sperm whales, and Bryde's whales.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$56.09 USD
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Catamaran Sunset Cruise from Funchal

See the sun set over the Atlantic on this 3-hour catamaran cruise from Funchal. Nothing is quite like the glow of dusk over Madeira. See it from the comfort of a catamaran on this sunset cruise, departing from the Funchal Marina. Your expert crew will welcome you aboard, then set sail for a memorable experience. During the excursion, keep an eye out for native marine life, like the local dolphins and whales. Then return to shore and continue your stay on Funchal.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Skywalk & Porto Moniz Volcanic Pools. Open Roof 4x4 Tour

From Funchal we go to São Vicente in the North Coast, known by its vineyards, volcanic caves and Madeira wine production. Here, we visit one of the most famous viewpoints, where you can see a waterfall that by resembling a bride's veil got its name Véu da Noiva.Afterwards we stop at the natural volcanic pools in Seixal, where we will have the opportunity to swim in crystalline waters and enjoy the beautiful scenery around them. We will also visit Porto Moniz’s lava pools which is one of the most visited places in Madeira.Then we go uphill to Paúl da Serra, the biggest plateau of the island at nearly 1500 high with stunning views, for lunch break (not included) in a typical Madeiran restaurant.To finish our tour, we will go to Cabo Girão, the highest Sea Cliff in Europe and second one in the World with 589 meters better known for its suspended glass floor Viewpoint, going throught Encumeada, where we can see spectacular views over the deep valleys of Ribeira Brava and São Vicente.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$48.08 USD
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Half-day Catamaran Trip from Funchal

Escape the city, and head for the water on this half-day catamaran trip from Funchal. If you’re lucky, you may spot whales, dolphins, and turtles in their natural environment. The tour is great for adults and children alike, and gives you the flexibility to relax on the boat without a strict itinerary of activities. If you’d like to snorkel, you can pack light, as snorkeling equipment rental is included.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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$36.06 USD
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Private Madeira Half-Day Jeep Tour: East or West

Customize your own sightseeing itinerary on a private 5-hour jeep tour of Madeira. Depending on your preferences, you’ll explore the east or west side of the island in a 4x4 vehicle while receiving undivided attention from a private guide. Opt to discover Pico do Areiro and the Valley of the Nuns (Curral das Freiras) in the east, or ascend to Cabo Girão, Europe’s highest sea cliff, and Câmara de Lobos, home to a colony of monk seals, during a tour of the west. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.       
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$251.82 USD
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Madeira Highlights by Jeep with Cabo Girão and Dolphin Watching from Funchal

Tick off more of MAdeira’s natural wonders in less time on a full-day tour from Funchal, ideal for visitors with limited time. Traveling by Jeep, you’ll ascend to the glass-floored viewing platform at Cabo Girão—one of Europe’s highest cliffs—and visit the Valley of the Nuns (Curral das Freiras). Plus, you’ll visit Câmara de Lobos, home to a multitude of wolf seals, and conclude with a whale and dolphin watching cruise. Hotel pickup is included.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$78.98 USD
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Whale and Dolphin Watching Private Tour in Madeira

A Madeira whale-watching tour by private motor yacht gives your party a front-row view without the crowds. Embark aboard ‘Miranda’ and let your skipper search the open seas for marine life including dolphins, whales, and sea turtles. You’ll have a luxurious time with this privately chartered boat equipped with refreshments, sparkling wine, snorkel gear, and shower.
  • Duration: 2 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$343.40 USD
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Santa Maria de Colombo Galleon Cruise Tour

This half-day Santa Maria de Colombo Galleon Cruise Tour is a great choice for travelers who want to feel like they are stepping back in time. You’ll travel aboard a replica of Christopher Columbus’ famous ship, so you can imagine how he felt, traveling into the unknown. Take the stress out of travel planning—your experienced crew will navigate, and give you access to Madeira’s beautiful coastal panoramic views. 
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$40.06 USD
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Catamaran Day Cruise to Desertas Islands from Funchal

Take in the fresh sea air on this full-day catamaran cruise to the Desertas Islands, from Funchal. Meet your crew at the Funchal Marina and board your catamaran. Then set sail toward the Madeira’s natural reserves, where sea life is frequently spotted. You’ll stop at the Desertas Islands, known for its stunning natural beauty and crystal clear waters. Enjoy three hours of hiking, swimming or sun bathing and indulge in a fresh fish buffet lunch with select beverages before sailing back to the marina.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$91.57 USD
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Private Madeira Full Day Jeep Tour East or West

During your Madeira vacation, take control of your sightseeing itinerary on a private, custom 7-hour tour from Funchal. Depending on your preferences, you’ll explore the east or west side of the island in a 4x4 vehicle while receiving undivided attention from a private guide. If you choose to explore the east, you’ll visit Pico do Arieiro, Santo da Serra, and Santana, famed for its triangular houses. Opt for the west side to marvel at the vineyards of  São Vicente and the panoramic views from Cabo Girão, Europe’s highest sea cliff. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$366.29 USD
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Spectacular Land and Sea Pack Jeep East Tour and Dolphins Watching

This guided tour of Madeira is a great way to save time, and see multiple sites in one day. After a hotel pickup, you’ll travel by jeep to the heights of Nun’s Valley. Get access to beautiful panoramic views at Pico do Arieiro, which would be difficult to reach without a jeep. You’ll make the most of your trip by seeing Madeira from the water, and going on a dolphin and whale watching tour too.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$78.98 USD
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Fajas Route 9 hour Madeira Island Catamaran Coast with Lunch

Madeira Island is ringed by beautiful coastline, with hidden bays and soaring peaks round every corner—but the finest views can only be enjoyed from the sea. On this full-day tour, cruise the waves by sleek catamaran and enjoy snorkelling and paddle-boarding in the clear waters. With your captain at the helm, learn of Madeira’s farming history and admire sweeping views over the Madeira shoreline.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$91.57 USD
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SCUBA DIVING / SUBMERSAL WORLD

From beginners to professional levels, you can always count on us! Here you will find a team that loves the sea and that throughout the year is linked to the underwater world.The Atlantic Ocean, on the coast of Madeira, presents us with its wonders. The points of interest are many, and to help we have the protected areas, such as the Garajau Reserve, the Ecoparque Marinho do Funchal (where our diving center is located) and the Desertas Islands Reserve.The marine topography of our island is characterized by the absence of continental shelf, which is why it is possible to find great depths at a short distance from our coast. Thanks to these characteristics you can find very interesting life forms, such as rays, large pelagic fish, mammals, and turtles.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$101.00 USD
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SPEARGUN FISHING / OCEAN HUNT

Get away from the daily routine by taking a stroll through the most incredible dive sites on Madeira Island! You will enjoy crystal clear waters and on the outskirts of the rocky islands.Underwater hunting combines the thrill of hunting with swimming in the ocean. Fantastic experience! Explore the beautiful underwater world of the Atlantic!
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$101.00 USD
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SCUBA DIVING / EXPLORE THE WAR SHIP

The ship was sunk on September 4, 2018, south of Cabo Girão, off the island of Madeira, where the former NRP Afonso Cerqueira will fulfill its final mission, creating an artificial reef and providing a habitat for numerous marine species .Embark on this adventure and navigate the sunken ship.A great adventure, it's worth it.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$101.00 USD
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Private Yacht Charter at Madeira Island

Enjoy a leisurely day at sea aboard your own private yacht on this personalized excursion from Funchal, ideal for couples or those celebrating a special occasion. Sail along the scenic south coast of Madeira Island or anywhere in the islands, and customize your itinerary according to personal preference. This Madeira Island yacht charter is available with or without a skipper.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$515.10 USD
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New Year's Eve Trip on Seaborn Catamaran

Watch the fabulous new years firework display with confort and stability on board Seaborn Catamaran.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Duration: 2 hours
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$120.19 USD
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