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Dolphin - Whale - Turtle - Bird Watching provided by Magic Dolphin Sea Safaris

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Dolphin - Whale - Turtle - Bird Watching

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Get out on the water, and admire Madeira’s stunning coastline and abundant marine life on this exciting sea safari trip. Travel on a speedboat to cover large distances quickly, and have a higher chance of spotting wildlife. The tour goes to an area where whales, dolphins, turtles, and birds are frequently seen, and if you don’t spot any sea life this time, you’ll get another free trip.
You'll start at
Magic Dolphin
Marina do Funchal, 9000 Funchal, PortugalWe are situated in the Marina do Funchal, right on the corner of the official office of Marina do Funchal itself.
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    Pass by Cabo Girao
    Pass by Cabo Girao
You'll end at
Magic Dolphin
Marina do Funchal, 9000 Funchal, PortugalWe are situated in the Marina do Funchal, right on the corner of the official office of Marina do Funchal itself.
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  • Look out for whales, dolphins, and turtles on this sea safari tour
  • Learn about local marine life through on-board commentary
  • Cover large distances and see more by traveling on a motorboat
  • Go snorkeling at Cabo Girao if you wish—equipment rental is included
Important Information
Departure Point
Magic Dolphin, Marina do Funchal, 9000 Funchal, Portugal
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Local taxes
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local guide
  • Tour escort/host
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Drinks
  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup
  • Transportation to/from attractions
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • No high heels allowed on tour
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Popular mentions
Michael B wrote a review Mar 2020
5 contributions2 helpful votes
Well thank you to the whole team at Magic Dolphin. We had a fabulous 2hrs out on the water, with knowledgable trained staff, who were GREAT at pointing out Dolphins,Whales and even saw a Flying Fish - WOW. Truly Magic time with them. Thanks Julian & Michael
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Date of experience: March 2020
Howard B wrote a review Mar 2020
Bognor Regis, United Kingdom49 contributions30 helpful votes
We did a dolphin and whale watching trip today and it was great. We saw bottle nose dolphins and pilot whales. Isabelle sold us the tour and the marine biologist and captain were as excited as we were seeing them. Brilliant trip highly recommended
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Simon D wrote a review Feb 2020
Berlin, Germany12 contributions3 helpful votes
Great trip highly recommended! The Crew was amazing, friendly and motivated about what they were doing, respecting the rules to protect the animals and environment! We were lucky to see many dolphins and even a sunfish.
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Theodora P wrote a review Feb 2020
Herborn, Germany70 contributions6 helpful votes
An unforgettable and magical experience!!! Whales and dolphins so close to our boat! A very nice catamaran-trip with very professional and friendly guides!!! #whales #dolphins #madeira #funchal #natur #holiday #familytime
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Response from magic dolphin d, Owner at Dolphin - Whale - Turtle - Bird Watching
Responded 16 Feb 2020
Dear Theodora, Thank you so much for the positive feed back. Very much appreciated. Regards Umut
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mandy m wrote a review Feb 2020
Brighton, United Kingdom12 contributions1 helpful vote
Took the powerboat trip on Sunday. Fabulous. We saw a number of pods of dolphins both common and spotted . On the second leg we saw some loggerhead turtles not to forget some unforgettable views of Funchal from the sea. Great knowledge by the staff and crew worth every penny. I
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Daniel M
Spotted dolphins as we were about to head back to marina
Nice cruise on catamaran. Helpful crew. About to give up all hope of seeing dolphins and, as we were heading back t
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Phyllis S
Amazing Crew & Trip !!!
Well where to begin, the day was picture perfect. 3 of us arrived to board the boat and we were told that they nee
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Cruel staff mocked us for missing the boat - completely uncalled for
We arrived bang on time for when the boat was due to depart and kindly asked the staff if they could wait for the r
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No dolphins, no whales...
The catamarant was little roundown, unfriendly crew who knew very well that we will not be seeing any dolphins or w
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Very rude staff
Rude and frankly cruel staff. Laughed at us when we missed the boat after turning up 10 minutes late. There is hard
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Magical experience
We left the marina at 1pm and for more than 1h we were trying to see the dolphins... and then the guide told us loo
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Lynette A
Really great trip
We were so glad we did this trip. We saw both common dolphins and bottle nose dolphins as well as a small loggerhe
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Amazing experience
Despite is wat a rainy and cloudy day, we had an amazing experience. Whitin the first 15 minutes we saw a group of
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tristram h
Friendly, caring staff
From the start this company ensured that we were looked after. Maria in the office and the three crew were friendly
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Amazing staff!
Me and my wife were both having really bad seasickness a d were basically unable to look after our 18 months old bo
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mike s
A superb trip
Within twenty minutes of sailing we were watching dolphins swim under and around the boat. If you get a seat at the
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Magic Dolphin was simply magic
Brilliant crew so determined to find the animals for us and so passionate about them. We saw both Bottle Nose Dolph
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Excellent Trip!
We did the 13:00-16:00 trip for dolphin and whale watching for €30. We decided to go with magic dolphin simply beca
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Great half day trip.
Amazing afternoon spent on the Catermaran Dolphin spotting. Great ctew including a very knowledgable Marine Biologi
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Another lovely trip on the sea
This was our 3rd trip on the Magic Dolphin and the bets yet! As always the catamaran is clean & well equipped; the
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