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Lobosonda - Madeira Whalewatching

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Avenida Dom Manuel I | Porto da Calheta, Calheta, Madeira 9370-135, Portugal
+351 968 400 980
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Loved our afternoon with Lobosonda!

First of all we saw a ton of dolphins with Lobosonda and with 98% sighting you’d be unlucky. We... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
662louisd
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London, United Kingdom
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Whale n dolphin watching

We booked a tour for 2 .5 hours for whale watching and dolphins but Cudnt watch any. The dolphins... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bhavna A
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Madeira island is a nice place to observe cetaceen (whales and dolphins) and we are able to go out all year long when the weather allows. Till now 28 species have been observed in our waters. Our mission is to provide clients with a special experience raising awareness and understanding of the entire marine biodiversity of Madeira region. Our trips start in Calheta, the harbour more in the southwest of Madeira. You can choose from two different vessels: "Ribeira Brava" our tradicional fishing boat or "Stenella" our "state of art" speedboat. If you want more information you can find our Info-Center in the Marina in Calheta or contact us by phone or email
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“sea life” (7 reviews)
“pilot whales” (9 reviews)
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Avenida Dom Manuel I | Porto da Calheta, Calheta, Madeira 9370-135, Portugal
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+351 968 400 980
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First of all we saw a ton of dolphins with Lobosonda and with 98% sighting you’d be unlucky. We chose Lobosonda even though they are 30min out of Funchal as they have a conservation program that helps researchers. Our hotel the Reid’s tried to get...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a tour for 2 .5 hours for whale watching and dolphins but Cudnt watch any. The dolphins coz there was another boat there and the etiquette called for not bothering their space(which meant we miss our opportunity! Never mind about the dough u...More

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Reviewed June 29, 2018

Me and my husband went for a boat trip with Lobosonda in June 2018. From the very beginning the company was super friendly, polite and well organised. They are complete professionals. Although they said they can not guarantee any sightings we saw 2 species of...More

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Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

Very profesional crew, old fishing boat from the 60s and lots and lots of dolphins around! Must see!!!

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Reviewed May 14, 2018 via mobile

Excellent afternoon with Paula and Filipe on the Ribeira Brava. They really try to make the difference and are very professional. We saw seaturtles, a lot of atlantic spotted dolphins and two sperm whales and got a lot of information.

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Reviewed April 5, 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful afternoon tour on their traditional fishing boat. We were lucky enough to see a Sei Whale and a school of Bottlenose Dolphins. Amazing experience. Our guide Fatima was very knowledgeable conducting the tour in both English and German. They were very...More

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Reviewed February 25, 2018

Highly professional company who give caring attitude to the marine wildlife....very friendly and knowledgeable.l cannot recommend them highly enough....we saw dolphins and jellyfish...no whales on our trip but it was a great experience Highly recommended

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Reviewed January 11, 2018

We were asked to meet 20 minutes before setting off, to receive a safety talk, which was presented fully in both English and German, by Fatima our guide. Fatima is one of those people you meet only very rarely in life. She clearly loves what...More

2  Thank trev0r1962
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Reviewed January 9, 2018 via mobile

We were here with our friends and our 16 months old daughter. Was an amazing experience to see all these dolphins swimming closely to the boat.

1  Thank Jonas A
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Reviewed December 17, 2017

Our trip on the superfast and superfun Stenella in November was just perfect. Whale-watching was one of the reasons we came to Madeira. And we so loved it with Lobosonda - where you can absolutely sense that the team's first priority is protecting and caring...More

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tracey h
January 19, 2018|
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Response from Lobosonda | Property representative |
Dear Tracy, The price depends on wich boat you choose. The rib costs 55€ p/ pax and the tradicional vessel costs 44€ p/ pax. You can book in our shop at the harbor of Calheta, by e-mail or by phone +351 968 400 980. I hope... More
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Zuzana N
November 29, 2016|
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Dear Zuzana, In a general point of view we usually have more dolphin sightings. But all year long it is also possible to observe different kinds of whales, just not as often as dolphins. For example: we have Sperm whale... More
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lizzieb62
August 5, 2016|
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Response from Lobosonda | Property representative |
Dear lizzieb62, You can find all the information you need on our website. The tours have different prices depending on the boats. We also do pick-ups, for more informations please contact us via email or phone. Best... More
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