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Private Dolphin and Whale Watching Tour in Madeira provided by On Tales

Private Dolphin and Whale Watching Tour in Madeira

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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 20-07-02 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Private Dolphin and Whale Watching Tour in Madeira
Our team and infrastructures are organised to promote a Safe and Clean environment for our guests, for the ocean and for our team members, because we care and we believe Eco-tourism is our way to go. Our specific Prevention, Monitoring and Surveillance plan is available on demand and in our store.
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Updated 20-07-02 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Go dolphin and whale watching in style from aboard your own private charter boat with this tour in Madeira. You'll set sail aboard the Miranda, with the option to cruise along the coastline or go snorkeling. Drinks (including sparkling wine) will be served on board and there's even a shower so that you can wash off sea water and head back to shore feeling refreshed.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Porto de Recreio da Calheta
    Porto de Recreio da Calheta, Av. D. Manuel I, 9370-135 Estreito da Calheta, Portugal
    Search for On Tales Store at the Marina. Our Guides will welcome and guide you to our boat Miranda.
    See address & details
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    Marina da Calheta
    Stop: 15 minutes
    We recommend that our guests meet us at the On Tales store, on the Marina da Calheta, about 15 minutes before the departure time.
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    Pass by
    Madeira Islands
  • You'll end at
    Porto de Recreio da Calheta
    Porto de Recreio da Calheta, Av. D. Manuel I, 9370-135 Estreito da Calheta, Portugal
    Search for On Tales Store at the Marina. Our Guides will welcome and guide you to our boat Miranda.
    See address & details
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Highlights
  • Head out to sea on your own private yacht
  • Sparkling wine and soft drinks will be provided
  • Stop for snorkeling along the way (equipment will be provided)
  • Multiple departure times depending on your schedule
Important Information
Departure Point
Porto de Recreio da Calheta, Av. D. Manuel I, 9370-135 Estreito da Calheta, Portugal
Duration
2h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Light refreshments (water, ice tea, fruit juice, Coca-Cola, Coca-Cola zero, 7up and beer)
  • Sparkling wine
  • Snorkel equipment (masks, fins and tubes)
  • Shower for after swimming time
  • Hair and body towels
  • Blankets
  • Toilet
  • Cabin
  • Bottled water
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • WiFi on board
Exclusions
  • Transfer from your hotel: can organised upon request (extra charge).
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Additional Info
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Subject to availability
  • Subject to favourable weather conditions (if cancelled due weather conditions, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund)
  • Family friendly
  • Limited to 7 guests
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Near public transportation
  • Wildlife spotting cannot be guaranteed
  • Pregnant women should seek medical advice before booking (limited to no medical assistance can be performed on-board)
  • 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 is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Linda s wrote a review Oct. 21
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Wonderful experience professional crew great service Felt very safe We saw lots of dolphins some with babies 😅 Recommend a must do 😍
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from ComDirector_ontales, Director of Sales at Private Dolphin and Whale Watching Tour in Madeira
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Thank you so much, Linda and Paul ! Taking care of you on this beautiful day was a pleasure. Indeed Bottlenose dolphins were there to greet you and it was amazing to see the babies too ! Thank you for trusting and choosing On Tales for your time on the Atlantic ocean !
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Geoff H wrote a review Oct. 6
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My wife and I booked a private Whale Watching trip because we wished to minimise contact with people because of Covid. We chose OnTales because of its excellent reviews on Tripadvisor and we were not disappointed. Everybody we dealt with was efficient and pleasant especially
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from ComDirector_ontales, Director of Sales at Private Dolphin and Whale Watching Tour in Madeira
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you Geoff, your recommendation means a lot to us ! Choosing a private cruise is the best way to make the most of the Atlantic ocean and its amazing wildlife. Viewing Madeira island from a privileged place, guided by a professional team, relaxing on a comfortable yacht ! Isn't holiday about making great memories?
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princessangel_11 wrote a review Sep. 2020
Caerphilly, United Kingdom32 contributions9 helpful votes
We had the most wonderful trip with On Tails, my family and I were treated like royalty, nothing was too much trouble and our comfort and enjoyment was paramount to them. We saw a pod of pilot whales so close we could almost touch them, flying fish too. Emanuel was knowledgeable
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Response from ComDirector_ontales, Director of Sales at Private Dolphin and Whale Watching Tour in Madeira
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Princess, having you on-board was a real pleasure ! Thank you for choosing and trusting On Tales. Beeing part of this special day was a privilege for our team, sharing this amazing experience is our way to care about our guests and wildlife both, in a suistainable manner. Knowledge of our surroundings, comfort and safety are the fundamental principles that guide and motivate us. We do ensure that safety measures are in place at all times, so that our guests, our team and the environment remain safe.
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Yunna wrote a review Sep. 2020
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We had great experience with On Tales team. Initially we did not plan on whale/dolphins watching in Madeira, yet the experience exceeded all our expectations. On Tales team provided us with excellent service: friendly and professional, considered and knowledgeable. During our
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from ComDirector_ontales, Director of Sales at Private Dolphin and Whale Watching Tour in Madeira
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Yunna, having both of you on-board was a real pleasure ! We are used to working with procedures and it is only natural that we care for you and for our team as much as for wildlife and the ocean. You were great and we cannot thank you enough for so much kindness. It would be great to see you again on your next visit to the marina da Calheta.
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Rachel C wrote a review Sep. 2020
3 contributions3 helpful votes
The best trip. Really well organised with spotters onshore so we went straight out to where the dolphins were. The captain managed it perfectly so we were in the middle of the pod without upsetting the dolphins and they swam right up to the boat. The team were so knowledgeable
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Response from ComDirector_ontales, Director of Sales at Private Dolphin and Whale Watching Tour in Madeira
Responded Sep. 10, 2020
Dear Rachel, it was a pleasure to organise this private cruise for you and your family and even more so for it was a beautiful day. Cetaceans were having a party to great you !!
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cfqa
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Not recommended
Tour by boat was very nice, staff very friendly. They sell whale and dolphins watching yours, and they prepare you
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Marco_van_Barneveld
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Spotting Dolphins !!!
What a perfect trip! The crew (Emanuel and Tiago) was amazing. They explained everything and told us lots about nat
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RogTex
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Great days looking at dolphins
We had a great trip with skipper Emmanuel and his assistant Tiago. We saw a school of dolphins and got a good look
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Happyh0llyday
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The BEST whale watching Calheta
What an amazing trip, the whole team go above and beyond to make your trip a special memory. Mayung in the office i
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WayneW1519
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Whale Watching
Great experience. Emanuel (Captain) & Tiago (Marine Biologist) were so courteous and provided an abundance of knowl
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GescheColonia
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The best whale watching in Madeira
The crew went above and beyond to make it an unforgettable experience for us. They advised us on everything regardi
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Gdhazy
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Amazing Crew and Trip
We booked our whale and dolphins trip after glowing reviews on tripadvisor. From start to finish the whole experi
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vivaqua83
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Definitely the best choice for whale&dolphin watching in Madeira
Very nice and polite staff. Detailed Introduction and Safety Instructions. Drinks, Snorkeling an information about
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rowenaa454
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One of the highlights of our holiday
My husband and i went on a 2 hour boat trip to watch dolphins/ whales one week ago. We shared the trip with 2 other
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CocknioDicanio
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Dolphin and whale watching
Our trip had to be postponed twice due to changing weather conditions and the people at On Tales were apologetic bu
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DEHasler
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Excellent dolphin watching tour, wonderful guides
Our family (3 adults plus our 2 young daughters) booked the private dolphin watching tour with OnTales, what a grea
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Julia9877654
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Have patience - nature is worth a visit
Thanks to the team on board. They made it a pleausure. I liked the small groupes on board. We needed time to find d
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philippsH53DA
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Great experience 😍😍
Our trip was an excellent organized adventure and we highly recommend this to everyone. Especially the snorkeling w
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Eertje64
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Comfortable and soulful tour of the ocean nearby Madeira.
We went twice on a tour with On Tales during our 12 day vacation on Madeira. On the first one we didn’t see any se
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sweapman
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Perfect day with an amazing crew and creatures.
We booked a cruise at On Tales to watch whales and dolphins, and surprise.... we saw both!!! Two huge groups of dol
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  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Languages Offered: English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
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