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Whale and Dolphin Watching in Madeira Island provided by H2o Madeira

Whale and Dolphin Watching in Madeira Island

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 20-07-08 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Whale and Dolphin Watching in Madeira Island
We ask our customers to bring their own masks to avoid the abuse of disposable mask which leads to pollution. However, if necessary, we do provide disposable masks to clients.
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Updated 20-07-08 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Madeira’s waters boast an array of marine life, but knowing the best spots to see these creatures can be difficult. Benefit from your crew’s experience on a tour that offers intimate encounters with cetaceans. Listen to your guide’s commentary to discover more about sub-aquatic life, and admire the coastal landscape as you sail the North Atlantic Ocean.
  • View cetaceans in their natural environment and learn more about them from your guide
  • Escape the busy beaches and relax on the open ocean
  • Benefit from the small-group size for a more personalized experience
  • Take in the beautiful views of Madeira while you sail
What to Expect
Select a morning or afternoon excursion and meet your guide on Calheta harbor, where you board your boat and set sail in search of native marine wildlife. As you cruise through the waves, admire the coastal scenery and learn more from your guide about the wild dolphins and whales that live in these waters. Relax on deck as the experienced crew locate the cetaceans, utilizing their knowledge of the animals and the sea. Your tour concludes back at your original point of departure.
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Important Information
Departure Point
H2O Madeira - Whale & dolphin watching, Avenida D. Manuel I - Porto de Recreio da Calheta, 9370-133 Vila da Calheta, Portugal
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local guide
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • After confirmation, please send us an email with a phone number that we can reach you during your vacation
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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 12 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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Elizabeth E wrote a review Oct. 11
Doncaster, United Kingdom7 contributions1 helpful vote
Fantastic experience worth every penny. Not expensive at 40 euros by any means. The team are passionate about what they do and extremely knowledgeable. Considering they do this several times a day, day after day they get so excited when they spot the dolphins and whales!!! Its
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Sinead T wrote a review Oct. 10
Folkestone, United Kingdom29 contributions12 helpful votes
The most Amazing experience ever, never imagined we would see so many and so close. It was a quick ride which I enjoyed to make sure we would see them so would suggest not going on a full stomach. The most beautiful creatures ever would pay 5x over and recommend to anyone.
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Date of experience: October 2020
Gill wrote a review Oct. 9
5 contributions2 helpful votes
Friendly professional outfit who have respect for the pilot whales and dolphins we saw on the trip. RIB boat with 10 people and 2 staff. Fun experience on the rib- sit at the front for the best ride. Called to book and they WhatsApp the details. Need to pay in cash on the
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Date of experience: October 2020
susan p wrote a review Oct. 2
Watford, United Kingdom1 contribution
Amazing saw families of sperm whales really close and the guys on the boat were great I would def do this again
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Date of experience: August 2020
Cees Goettsch wrote a review Sep. 2020
Ermelo, The Netherlands19 contributions2 helpful votes
I had high expectations beforehand and I must say they have been exceeded. The employees are very friendly and knowledgeable and take good care of the passengers. Then the purpose of this trip, in a word fantastic. Being so close to whales and dolphins by boat was an
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: H2o Madeira
Extraordinary experience - totally recommendable
We actually never thought of doing an dolphin and whale watching tour in Madeira because we had some bad experiece
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Swim with dolphins
Firstly I can not thank the staff enough, when we went to book in for this experience there was only one space left
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Boat trip
Fantastic trip. Saw two types of dolphin and ... sperm whales -awesome. Friendly, knowledgeable crew. And had great
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Must do tour!
Friendly staff, fair price and a truly unique experience. Definite recommendation to add the option swimming with d
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1st class from start to finish
Went there last week. Very pleasant experience from the moment of booking to the moment we left the boat. They're w
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Bryony R
10 out of 10, just awesome!
We had an amazing time with H2O and couldn’t recommend the trip highly enough! The captain and crew were very profe
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Whale, dolphin watching
Professional staff, powerful and good quality boat, informative, time is not strictly dedicated the focus is on the
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Tomas p
Great experience we definately recommend!
Great captains, toldabout seen species, made all the trip very exciting. Do not doubt and take this trip with H2OMa
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Selena A
It was amazing! We saw a lot of dolphins and nu boyfriend swim with them. I would do it again if i can.
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We saw whales and dolphins and a shark!!! :)
The organisation before and after the trip was spotless. I never had a question about the trip because all the nece
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Wonderful experience
A great trip! We saw common dolphins racing around the boat, jumping from the water! Also two whales. The boat seat
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We had the best time!! An absolute must in my opinion, and an incredible experience. The boat is great and small wh
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Excellent trip for Whale and dolphin spotting
Why you need to choose this company: they work with a spotter so 99% chance of seeing whales or dolphins. They have
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Lina B
Great experience
Me and my partner used this company to go see whales and dolphins, I really enjoyed the trip. Staff was really ni
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Lets go see Dolphins!!!
Oh Yes!...... I wanted to see Dolphins and this delivered! Throw in a couple of Pilot whales just for good measure.
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