Dolphin & Whale Watching in Machico

In 1419, Gonçalves Zarco and Tristão Vaz Teixeira landed in Machico to discover an authentic Atlantic garden - Madeira, a historical place that is cherished by all the inhabitants of Madeira. Six centuries later, it's time for you to do the opposite: embark in the marina and set out to observe cetaceans in Machico and discover the riches of these warm waters.

This area is one of the most sought-after places on the island for this activity that attracts more and more visitors. Whale watching in Machico, in the clear waters of the east coast, is done daily, all year round. Several species of dolphins, whales and even sea turtles find a peaceful and safe habitat here.

So, setting off from Machico bay, where you will also find a pleasant promenade to stroll along, you can enjoy the rare possibility of observing these majestic animals in their natural context - and, who knows, maybe even swim with them (did you know that these waters have average temperatures between 18 ⁰C and 24 ⁰C all year round?).

It will take long for you to forget this picture: a striking insular landscape, floating over the Atlantic while you discover its rich fauna in a whale watching activity in Machico.


Offering unforgettable experiences to those who go searching for marine life, Machico bay is the place to be if you want to be dazzled by the vivacity of our marine fauna.

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Where to book
Madeira Sea Emotions
Rua de São Sebastião, 68 | 9200-040 Caniçal
Scorpio Madeira Diving Center
Caminho da Ribeira do Natal, 30 | 9200-031 Caniçal
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