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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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Private Dolphin and Whale Watching Tour in Madeira
By On Tales
Recommended by 98% of travellers
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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.
from
C$501.53
per group (up to 6)

Ages 0-99, max of 6 per group
Duration:
2h 30m
Ticket type:
Mobile
Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Spanish

About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Spanish
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
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 41625P5
Important information
Inclusions
  • Light refreshments (mineral water, ice tea, fruit juice, Coca-Cola, Cola zero, sprite, local beer)
  • Sparkling wine
  • Shower for after swimming time
  • Hair and body towels
  • Blankets
  • Toilet
  • Cabin
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
Exclusions
  • Transfer from your hotel: can be organised upon request (extra charge according to location).
Duration
2h 30m
Departure details
  • On Tales - Whales and Dolphins Watching Tours, Loja 42 Porto Recreio da Calheta, Av. D. Manuel I, 9370-133 Vila da Calheta, Portugal Search for the On Tales Store on the Marina. Our Guides will greet you and guide you to our boat, Miranda.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Wildlife spotting cannot be guaranteed
  • Near public transportation
  • Pregnant women should seek medical advice before booking (limited to no medical assistance can be performed on-board)
  • The yacht is not accessible to wheelchairs, strollers or cribs.
  • This activity is not suited to guests over 110 kg / 242 pounds, unless prior arrangement is made with our team and a suitable alternative has been proposed and acknowledged by our Captain / Crew.
  • 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
Inclusions
  • Light refreshments (mineral water, ice tea, fruit juice, Coca-Cola, Cola zero, sprite, local beer)
  • Sparkling wine
  • Shower for after swimming time
  • Hair and body towels
  • Blankets
  • Toilet
  • Cabin
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
Exclusions
  • Transfer from your hotel: can be organised upon request (extra charge according to location).
Departure details
  • On Tales - Whales and Dolphins Watching Tours, Loja 42 Porto Recreio da Calheta, Av. D. Manuel I, 9370-133 Vila da Calheta, Portugal Search for the On Tales Store on the Marina. Our Guides will greet you and guide you to our boat, Miranda.
Duration
2h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Wildlife spotting cannot be guaranteed
  • Near public transportation
  • Pregnant women should seek medical advice before booking (limited to no medical assistance can be performed on-board)
  • The yacht is not accessible to wheelchairs, strollers or cribs.
  • This activity is not suited to guests over 110 kg / 242 pounds, unless prior arrangement is made with our team and a suitable alternative has been proposed and acknowledged by our Captain / Crew.
  • 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
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Jul. 2, 2020
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.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    On Tales - Whales and Dolphins Watching Tours
    Loja 42 Porto Recreio da Calheta, Av. D. Manuel I, 9370-133 Vila da Calheta, Portugal
    Search for the On Tales Store on the Marina. Our Guides will greet you and guide you to our boat, Miranda.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Porto de Recreio da Calheta
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Madeira Islands
    Stop: 3 hours
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
Popular mentions

5.0
204 reviews
Excellent
197
Very good
3
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Terrible
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johnfL8319NH
Lucerne, Switzerland1 contribution
Jun. 2022
Excellent experience. I booked the tour as a birthday present for my wife and we loved it. We did see spotted dolphins as well as a very rare Portuguese Man' O war and some special birds. The skipper, Emanuel, explained a lot of details of the animals we encountered. For the last bit off the trip we did a beautiful coastal cruise al the way to Jardim do Mar, a small Village. Chico, the 2nd person on board was very helpfull and took a lot of pictures so we would remember the whole trip. Booking was easy and the office was very helpfull.
Written June 28, 2022
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Tom M
1 contribution
Jun. 2022 • Family
The Trip was really amazing
The whole team is so kind and lovely .
Definately a very good decision to book ontales
Thanks for this great experience
Written June 24, 2022
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Aston Rider
2 contributions
Jun. 2022 • Friends
Amazing. Every single member of staff were fantastic, super super helpful and positive, whilst also keeping safety as a top priority.

Me and my friend both felt extremely comfortable at all times; before, during and after the trip.

Emanuel, the captain, is wonderful. He has a staggering knowledge of Madeira.

Would recommend to anyone. Truly 5*

Aston + Alex
Written June 23, 2022
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ComercialOnTales
Thank you, Aston, for so much kindness! Your recommendation means a lot to us. It was a beautiful morning indeed and we enjoy sharing Madeira island's history with our guests. You chose a very special holiday destination. Although the ocean was quite wavy, you were brave and relaxed all the way!
Written June 24, 2022
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Kimberley G
London, UK1 contribution
I 100% recommend this! It was a beautiful experience. The captains Emanuel and Chico were absolutely fantastic and so kind. They reassured us and made sure we felt safe at all times as the weather conditions were quite windy but nether the less it was still amazing! They took loads of photos of us and also provided us with free drinks. This was definitely worth it and an experience I will never forget, I will be back for sure!
Written June 21, 2022
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ComercialOnTales
Thank you Kimberley for so much kindness we do value our guests' recommendation. We couldn't make so much magic happen without you! We loved having you onboard. Thank you for choosing to explore Madeira island from a comfortable yacht, maybe next time you could try jumping from the boat!
Written June 23, 2022
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Ebony
1 contribution
Jun. 2022 • Friends
First time on a boat and wow what an amazing lifetime experience ! Emmanuel and Chico was Amazing and made me feel so safe ! Definitely something I would recommend when coming to Madeira , the Atlantic was beautiful and all the staff members were a pleasure ! Thanks for the amazing pics and sparking wine 🍷
Written June 20, 2022
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ComercialOnTales
Dear Ebony, you were amazing, it was a pleasure to organise this private cruise for you and your friends. Your opinion matters a lot to the On Tales team, thank you so much for choosing and trusting us for your first experience of the Atlantic ocean. We are happy to know that you enjoyed the pictures that we took while exploring Madeira island comfortably and the Portuguese sparkling wine served on-board.
Written June 21, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

peterh0419
Charleston, SC1 contribution
We had a wonderful time aboard the Miranda with Emanuel and Corentin. It was a beautiful day on the water and our experience with the kind and considerate people at On Tales was 100% first class. Thank you for a very enjoyable day and comfortable cruise.
Written June 10, 2022
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ComDirector_ontales
Dear Peter, thank you for choosing a private charter with the on Tales team, it was a pleasure to organise this 2.5 hour cruise for you and your family. You looked really comfortable sitting on Miranda's front-deck and you were so brave to jump from the back of the boat. The Waterfall in Arco da Calheta is a really special place!
Written June 16, 2022
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Nicolai
Heerhugowaard, The Netherlands1 contribution
May 2022
We had a blast on our private tour. We learned so much from Emanuel, not just about the sea life but also about the island and its history. We were with 2 kids, 2 parents and 2 grandparents and we all enjoyed it terribly. From the unforgettable meeting of the dolphins to the swimming and the just-cruising-around, it was all worthwhile and possibly the best experience of our wonderful Madeira holiday.
Written June 8, 2022
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Thank you Nicolai, it was a real pleasure to take care of your children and your parents and it was a beautiful morning indeed. We went all the way to Ponta do Sol and the Atlantic Bottlenose dolphins were there too greet you, charismatic and acrobatic at the same time. You were amazing, great guests make great memories!
Written June 16, 2022
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Torstein B
1 contribution
May 2022 • Couples
The best experience i could recommend anyone. All people involved in the process were extremely nice, helpful and welcoming. The crew onboard was an absolute delight and made it a trip we will never forget.
Written June 1, 2022
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ComDirector_ontales
Dear Torstein, your comments mean a lot to the entire On Tales team, it was a pleasure to organise this private birthday cruise, you were so sweet and looked really comfortable driving Miranda according to Emanuel ! Thank you for so much kindness, relaxing and enjoying Madeira island from the ocean is always a special moment that we love to share with our guests... as often as possible!
Written June 3, 2022
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Romana
Frydlant nad Ostravici, Czech Republic1 contribution
May 2022
We enjoyed a fantastic private tour with Emanuel, Corentin and great navigator Fransisco! We did not feel like clients but we felt like friends. It was dramatic because we found a group of Atlantic dolphins at the end of our tour. They were close to the boat, hunting and acrobatic at the same time. We all hope we can come again!
Written May 25, 2022
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ComDirector_ontales
Oa Romana, it was a pleasure to meet your family and you looked amazingly comfortable, driving Miranda back to harbour. Thank you for choosing and trusting the On Tales team for this 2.5 hour cruise to explore Madeira. We could not make this much magic happen without you. Perfect guests make unforgettable memories !
Written June 1, 2022
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Charles S
Beaver Dam, WI35 contributions
We enjoyed a very pleasant private tour with Emanuel and Fransisco. They found a pod of dolphins quickly and along the way they kept us informed with stories about history, the geology of the island, and a lot of ecological information.

They took a ton of photos of us and shared them in a folder in the cloud.

We also spent time swimming in a cove near Madelena do Mar. They provided fins, masks, and snorkels for all of us along with water to keep us hydrated.

We had a wonderful time with a pleasant and attentive crew.
Written May 24, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
ComDirector_ontales
Thank you Andrew, It was an amazing morning indeed, the Short beaked Common dolphins were really close to shore in front of Jardim do Mar along with spectacular Cory's Shearwater. You looked so comfortable on our yacht's front-deck and really made the most of this experience by jumping into the ocean in front of the volcanic beach. The pictures that were taken while on-board are beautiful. Great guests make great memories!
Written June 1, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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byfordfamily
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Fabulous Dolphin Spotting Trip
What an amazing trip! Although the maritime conditions were borderline, Emmanuel (our captain) gave us the option t
AlexB_dus
AlexB_dus
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A great ride
A very nice and interesting ride, great guide Pablo, thank you! Book it and you'll be fine! Onroad, offroad, storys
S6315ILmatteop
S6315ILmatteop
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Fantastic experience
Lovely and professional staff and crew. All very keen on providing a genuine experience and attentive to the needs
Richard B
Richard B
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An absolute pleasure
Emanuel, Mayung and their colleagues made us feel comfortable from the start and it was brilliant seeing dolphins,
Patric M
Patric M
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Excellent experience
Excellent experience. Very professional staff give even those who are not so comfortable on water a safe feeling. A
228fionad
228fionad
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Very fun experience!
We had a fantastic time going whale watching with On Tales! The people in the shop and on the boat are so friendly
bryan432015
bryan432015
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Once in a lifetime and thanks to Covid hadvto wait over 2yrs to get there
A little disappointing that we didn't see any whales but thrilled to see so.many dolphins for 10 minutes or so. A l
550piop
550piop
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Memories for whole life!
Enjoyable and funny adventure. Dolphins playing with boat, even shark and a little turtle we can saw. Imanuel is pe
daphneo320
daphneo320
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5 stars !
It was the best tour we could have , the crew was verry helpful and were always checking if we were doing okay and
Passenger609176
Passenger609176
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Lovely
We were very pleased with the trip. It wasn’t easy to find dolphins, but the team did not give up and finally we me
Explorer8406
Explorer8406
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Good fun and attentive
We booked an afternoon trip and really enjoyed it. The booking process was easy with excellent communication. We we
Lia N
Lia N
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Best boat trip!
It was the best boat trip I've ever made! So lovely people who organazied a safe and relaxing tour. I felt very spe
U5700WHdavidk
U5700WHdavidk
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Stunning Sunset Cruise
My wife and I had a delightfully wonderful sunset cruise with the crew at On Tales. It was definitely the highlight
marc w
marc w
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Great tour
Really nice and relaxing tour. To recommend. Very friendly service (they called even beforehand to confirm), good
211piotrc
211piotrc
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That's what a vacation should look like.
It has been a fantastic day with Emmanuel and the OnTales crew. We have thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience, fr
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