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Whales & Dolphins Watch aboard Bonita da Madeira

By MTS Globe
Price is AU$54per adult


Free cancellation available
Mobile voucher
Instant confirmation
Selective hotel pickup
Multiple languages
Cleanliness and safety

Cleaning and safety practices

Masks required
Contactless tickets
Vehicles and venues disinfected


  • Spotting whales & dolphins off the stunning coast of Funchal

  • Dolphin species like bottlenose, short-beaked & Risso's

  • Whales including sperm, Bryde's, fin & short-finned Pilot

  • Relaxing & sunbathing on board while you watch for wildlife

  • Stunning coastline, busy fishing villages & dramatic cliffs

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What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Dolphin- and whale-watching cruise

  • What's included

    Roundtrip transport to and from your Funchal hotel

  • What's included

    Live tour commentary provided in English

Know before you book

  • Children aged 4 and younger are complimentary.

  • If you have limited mobility, you should not take part.

  • Whale and dolphin sightings are likely but not guaranteed.

  • Hotel pick-up is available from most Funchal hotels. Please arrange pick-up from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.

What you can expect

Let your spirits soar on this extraordinary educational adventure and join a 3-hour whale-watching and dolphin-spotting excursion. Gliding on mesmerising azure waters, sit back and relax to witness some of the ocean's most playful, intelligent and majestic creatures.

Embark off the coast of Funchal to seek out the world's largest mammals in their natural habitat. Catch a glimpse of the stunning coastline, bustling fishing villages and dramatic cliffs as you listen for the sounds of giant whales and cavorting dolphins.

Just a few miles off the coast are known areas where bottlenose, Atlantic spotted and short-beaked dolphins like to gather. If you’re lucky, you may also spot species like Risso's and striped dolphins. From there, your boat heads into deeper waters to where Bryde's, short-finned Pilot and sperm whales can be sighted. If luck is on your side, see the giant humpback whale, a blue whale or even a false killer whale.

Watch as these remarkable creatures search for food in the Atlantic waters, surfacing for air and making big splashes with their tails. As you ready your camera for the perfect shot, enjoy the glowing Portuguese sunshine on the deck of the traditional wooden ship Bonita da Madeira.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

  • High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants
  • Vehicles and venues kept vacant between travellers

Social distancing

  • Contactless ticket redemption
  • Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

  • Personal protective equipment worn by staff
  • Temperature checks given to staff
  • Temperature checks available
  • Masks required
  • Hand sanitiser provided
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Activity Location

  • Funchal

Meeting/Redemption Point

    • Funchal City Center (Hotel Pickup)
    • Funchal

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