Funchal, Portugal

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commentOffered in: English and 4 more


Bask in the sun and sea of Cabo Girão, one of the world’s tallest oceanside cliffs, on this romantic 3-hour luxury catamaran excursion departing from the Funchal Marina. After boarding, find a nice spot on the deck for spotting whales and dolphins, and then strap on your complimentary goggles and mask while you look for sea life beneath the surface.
  • 3-hour dolphin and whale watching cruise from Funchal
  • Sail the sea of Cabo Girão by catamaran
  • See marine life from the comfort of your cruise
  • Learn about Madeira’s thriving ocean ecology


Viator Traveler's Reviews

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, Jun 2018

We had an absolutely fantastic time on this tour. We had great weather and the boat was very comfy - especially on the loungers on the front of the catamaran. The crew were helpful and informative - learning about the wildlife in the area was very interesting.
The crew had sighted an atlantic spotted dolphin in the distance so we headed towards it, and a whole pod of dolphins turned up and raced the boat. It was amazing! I'd never seen dolphins in the wild so I was already impressed, but even the other seasoned travellers commented on how unusual it was to see so many at once. They followed the boat for a long time, even when we tried to leave. We also saw a big Loggerhead Turtle, but he wasn't as bothered and didn't hang around for long.
We spent too long with the dolphins so we didn't get chance to swim under the Cabo Girao cliffs, but we didn't mind at all. As we sailed back towards the harbour, the crew provided a lot of information about the buildings and places of interest we could see on land.

, Feb 2018

What a wonderful experience and the crew were very well informed. On the day the sun was out and we saw a family of pilot whales, several spouts and tails of sperm whales and fly fish. It was a wonderful experience.

, Feb 2018

I was sea sick from about 15 minutes in, so I cannot comment on the tour per se, but the crew were very sympathetic to my condition, even though they didn't turn back when I asked! There were a few other people in the same boat and they seem to have enjoyed it. I was told there were loads of dolphins.

, Jan 2018

Beware of this trip as no warning given that it was rough out to sea and that when conditions are like this that it was very unlikely that any sightings would be made.
Nearly half of the people on board were physically sick and while I and my wife were not sick we felt unwell. Warning should have been made before sailing but of course the company did not want to do that.
One plus however is that the staff were good on the boat and did help the sick passengers.

, Jan 2018

Wed done this trip before and knew that the catamaran was comfortable, especially on the lingers on the front deck. The crew were still friendly and efficient but we felt that not as much commentary was given as before , but that may have been because most of the other passengers were foreign and understood only a little English. The catamaran is smaller than the others that sail from this marina and I like that. It does not feel impersonal.
The only reason I am not giving five stars is that we saw no wildlife, and although that was not the crews fault, it did not make for the perfect trip.

, Jan 2018

This was a good trip. There is an opportunity to sit on the mesh at the front of td catamaran to get a better view. Drinks available to buy on board.

, Jan 2018

The trip itself was pleasant enough and we saw plenty of common dolphins. However, Viator gave us the wrong start time - it's a good job that we checked with the local company beforehand.

, Jan 2018

This tour was amazing!

, Dec 2017

Good trip. Got to see some bottle noise dolphins. It was about an hour shorter than the summer trip. Everything was nice. Overall it was a good trip.

, Dec 2017

Excellent tour run by v lovely knowledgeable people. JT

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