Dolphin & Whale Watching in Madeira

A magical experience in the calm and crystal-clear waters of the archipelago.
Dolphin & Whale Watching
As if the unparalleled landscapes revealed in every corner of Madeira weren't enough, the crystal-clear waters of the archipelago are also home to a lively world. This sea, which in some areas reaches a 3000 metres depth, is home to an extremely rich fauna, making the activity of Dolphin and Whale Watching in Madeira one of the most popular activities in the archipelago. Are you really going to stay on land?
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While taking advantage of a pleasant boat ride, you are likely to come across a lively group of dolphins or catch a glimpse of whales. Whale Watching in Madeira also allows you to spot turtles or visit the small colony of Mediterranean monk seals on the Desertas Islands.

Some of the most frequently seen species are:

  • Common Dolphin (Delphinus delphis);
  • Spotted dolphin (Stenella frontalis);
  • Bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truincatu);
  • Sperm Whale (Physeter macrocephalus);
  • Pilot Whale (Globicephala macrorhynchus);
  • Bryde's whale (Balaenoptera edeni);
  • Loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta).
Given the island's privileged location, Whale Watching in Madeira is a year-round activity and you can also take advantage of this tranquil boat trip to take a relaxing dip in the always pleasant and inviting waters off our coast. Embark on a whale-watching adventure in Madeira and collect unique memories!
Where to book
Bonita da Madeira
Estrada Monumental, 187 9000-100 Funchal
Cais 8, Marina do Funchal
Avenida D. Manuel I, Porto de Recreio da Calheta 9370-133 Calheta
Madeira Sea Emotions
Rua de São Sebastião nº 68, 9200-040 Caniçal
Magic Dolphin
Rua Princesa D. Amélia, Edifício Princesa Nº 34-5D/E 9000-019 Funchal
Rua Encosta dos Piornais, Nº4, 1º AL, 9000-683 Funchal
On Tales
Av D. Manuel I , Porto Recreio da Calheta 9370-133 Calheta
Rota dos Cetáceos
Marina Shopping Center, Store 247, Avenida Arriaga 75, 9000-533 Funchal
Scorpio Madeira Wildlife
Caminho da Ribeira do Natal, 30, 9200-031 Caniçal
VMT Madeira
Edf. Porto Rico, R. das Hortas, nº 11, 2º andar, 9050-024 Funchal
Mar Dourado
Rua Cristóvão Colombo nº 5, 9400-158 Porto Santo
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