madeira dolphin watching
Due to Madeira’s great location, we are privileged to see many different species of cetaceans on their migratory passage.
There are various boat trips available. The chances of seeing these magnificent creatures and other sea life, such as sea turtles, are about 95%. There are even some boat companies that give you a free second trip if you are unsuccessful on your first attempt. Some of the boat trips anchor off the coast of Cabo Girão where you can try a bit of snorkelling or just swim in the warm Atlantic Ocean or sit back and relax with a soft drink in the sun. It is truly an unforgettable experience. Please note that the time spent near the whales and dolphins by these boats is highly controlled to avoid causing any stress to the animals.
"Rota dos Cetáceos" is a business company in Madeira Islands, that offers you a dolphins and whales observation.
On this journey you are escorted by a Marine Biologist, who shares her knowledge and let you know everything you have to know about this Dolphins and Whales that live in this Ocean that surrounds Madeira Islands. On the Summer (July-September), “Rota dos Cetáceos” provides you 3 trips per day - 8.45am, 12.30pm, 4pm - and in the Winter (October-June) 2 trips per day - 9am, 1.30pm. Each trip has a duration about 2.30 hours.
The company guarantees you see cetaceans! If not, you will have a second trip, absolutely free.