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Whale, Dolphin and Turtles Watching provided by Oceansee

Whale, Dolphin and Turtles Watching

Whale, Dolphin and Turtles Watching
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Last updated: Jul 2, 2020
A note from Whale, Dolphin and Turtles Watching
We have an extra facemask in case you will forget your own. For each passenger we provide a windshield clothes and snorkeling equipment, which is cleaned and sanitized after each use. But if you wish, you can take your own stuff. The safety of everyone is a priority in our company!
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Portuguese, English, French, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Portuguese, English, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 74691P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
windbreaker coats • Bottled water • Photo report
Duration
2h
Departure details
Praça do Povo, Av. Do Mar 4, 9000-900 Funchal, Portugal OceanSee Marina Kiosk. Praca do Povo 9000-900 Funchal
Inclusions
windbreaker coats • Bottled water • Photo report
Departure details
Praça do Povo, Av. Do Mar 4, 9000-900 Funchal, Portugal OceanSee Marina Kiosk. Praca do Povo 9000-900 Funchal
Duration
2h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Near public transportation
Not recommended for travelers with back problems
Most travelers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled 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 14 travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Praça do Povo
    Av. Do Mar 4, 9000-900 Funchal, Portugal
    OceanSee Marina Kiosk. Praca do Povo 9000-900 Funchal
    See address & details
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    Oceansee
    Stop: 2 hours
    On the 2h trip During the first hour we ride into the ocean to find some dolphins and whales. In our program, there are many chances to experience the encounters with several species during the same trip, as we have a lookout on the land that tell us where the animals are and guide us to them. After you have the opportunity to enjoy views of the West coast of Funchal. You will be able to see Cabo Girão(582m) – The second highest sea cliff in the world and is the highest in Europe. During the summer we take a 20 min stop for a swim next to Fajãs do Cabo Girão. On the way back we will sail closer to land in order to enjoy the view while soaking in interesting information from our biologist.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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AlexinMunich
Bristol, UK57 contributions
Fantastic, fun dolphin and whale watching tour
Fantastic experience from start to finish. When we arrived at the office they were extremely friendly and helpful, trying to help when they could see my 2 year old was not being cooperative with the life jacket! They boarded us first as a family with young kids and made sure to sit us near the back to avoid bumps and splashes at the front, which would have upset my youngest. Saw dolphins within 5 minutes of leaving the harbour! In the end, we saw 3 different types of dolphins (spotted, blue and bottlenose), all very close to the boat and we got some fantastic photos. Kids loved it and marine biologist was very knowledgeable and spoke great English. They even let the kids go to the front of the boat to get a better view at some points. Highly recommend this company and to go dolphin watching via speedboat, as it allowed us to get East to West in no time at all to get to the third pod of dolphins. Plus we got a fast speedboat ride back to the harbour at the end, which is always good fun ☺️
Written August 30, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

jörn
Cologne, Germany1 contribution
Awesome experience
Very cool Whale and Dolphine Watching. Good Organisation and competent Team. We took the Speedboattour and saw 3! Groups of Dolphins
Written August 9, 2021
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Melissa nadir
1 contribution
Amazing !!!!!
Aug 2021 • Couples
Amazing experience, I recommend 100% !! A wonderful 2 hours trip on a speed boat. The crew was super nice and helpful. Special thanks to the captain, the super drift driver !! We had the chance to see three big groups of dolphins, including babies ! It was magical.
Written August 7, 2021
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TraveliteNY
NY, NY28 contributions
Magical dolphins
Knowledgeable, wonderful Captain and co captain! We saw schools of Dolphins! Once in a lifetime opportunity! Ocean see is just wonderful
Written July 30, 2021
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Sophie M
1 contribution
Excellent staff, amazing wildlife, excellent value for money.
Jul 2021 • Friends
The staff were excellent and really informative and friendly. Some people felt unwell and they were really well taken care of which everyone appreciated. The wildlife was gorgeous and the overall experience was brilliant.
Written July 30, 2021
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Camelia M
1 contribution
Amazing experience
An amazing experience. We were able to see several groups of spotted dolphins. Some of the people on the boat also chose to swim a bit with them. We also saw a beaked whale. There are strict rules: no more than 2 boats can stay next to a dolphin group and no more than 10 minutes, in order not to stress them. Also, you can only stay for few minutes in the water. I strongly recommend this trip.
Written July 26, 2021
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Nim
Staines, UK8 contributions
Good views but no guarantee
Overall the trip was lovely and the hosts were so nice. We only saw dolphins and the likelihood of seeing turtles and whales is pretty low and even dolphins you only see a few of but in general it’s a smooth ride and nice when/if you do see dolphins.
Written June 17, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

kazza88871
worthing81 contributions
Fabulous!
Oct 2020 • Couples
We had a fab trip. We were originally booked with Oceansee, but they had a problem with their boat and so kindly arranged for us to be transferred to Ventura for our trip. It was amazing. We saw a very large group of pilot whales, we were so close we could hear them using their blow holes! It was incredible! The crew were very mindful of not stressing the animals, and we could only stay for 15 mins, without the engine on, which I thought was so caring. We were then lucky enough to find a pod of very playful spotted dolphins, who were very happy to come right beside the boat and chase along with us. Beautiful creatures. One was even happy to do a massive leap out of the water 3 metres high!! It was magical. This is the only way anyone should view these beautiful mammals. In their natural habitat.
A bit bumpy on the boat on the way out, but fabulous and smooth on the way back!! Do it!!
Written October 16, 2020
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Oleksandr V
Czech Republic80 contributions
Best speedboat on Madeira
We had amazing experience and saw dolphins so close. They have biologist which can answer on any questions you have. Must do on Madeira. Recommend.
Written September 25, 2020
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Cina F
Budapest, Hungary13 contributions
2 amazing pods of Dolphins
Aug 2020
We embarked with a nice biologist and crew captain in what was a nice speedboat.

I was afraid of potential sea sickness but that didn't turn out to be an issue at all although be aware the ride can get quite bouncy when going against the stream.

We managed to see two whales (admittedly from far), one turtle and then were blessed with 2 pods of dolphins. The scene was amazing as we were amazingly close to dozens of dolphins taking turns from jumping out of the surface, it was frankly amazing.

I seem to understand we were quite lucky, ultimately we depend a lot on the luck of the day and a lot of the trip is going through the water in the hope of catching something.
Written August 5, 2020
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ocean_see17
Dear Guest, We appreciate you taking your time to write us your honest review. We glad that you have enjoyed your experience with us and would like to thank you for choosing our company for whales and dolphins watching experience. It is true, some sort of luck works for our trips, but for all of our tours we are using the services of Look outs, who are searching for the animals from the land and giving us the direction, where should we go at the start and during the trip. With their help we are able to see more than 1 animal species during the ride. Our company trying to encourage people to observe cetaceans in their natural habitat, without making any harm to them, by not feeding the animals for our guests entertainment. But we are lucky that the waters of Madeira Island are reach for the different mammals, that is why we garantee the sightseeing of at least one sea life. Otherwise we propose another trip for free. We were happy to have you on our board and shere with you those special moments and we hope to see you again. Best regards OceanSee team
Written August 6, 2020
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marloesb525
marloesb525
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Speedboat tour
We did the speedboat tour! Great combination of some action by boat and watching whales and dolphins. We saw 2 diff
Tash E
Tash E
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Don’t opt for a speed boat tour
Went in the speed boat which was ok but uncomfortable seats and it didn’t go any quicker than other boats so wasn’t
Catalincaragea
Catalincaragea
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Dolphins and whales seen and nice boat and crew
Excellent service and experience. Recommend For kids and adults No 1 in all things done in Madeira Try also de jump
ivanbres
ivanbres
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Great custom-tailored experience guided by expert skipper and guide
We had a wonderful day out, snorkeling with spotted dolphins on a private trip with captain Rubens. He's done a gre
Derv22
Derv22
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Just amazing!
We went on the speed boat dolphin and whale watching tour this afternoon and weren’t disappointed! We saw bottle no
U240WXanaa
U240WXanaa
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Amazing boat tours
We booked three private tours with Oceansee and were not disappointed. Super accommodating with our last minute req
white_shadow7
white_shadow7
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Nice trip in the afternoon with dolphins
We booked the afternoon trip with Oceansea, because we read many good reviews here. And we have not been disappoint
Evgeny B
Evgeny B
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Exciting and interesting
Nice and friendly crew, interesting and competent explanations. These guys do love sea creatures:) We enjoyed a lot
NorthExplorers
NorthExplorers
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Excellent Value.
We did the two hour trip yesterday on the Rib. Saw so many dolphins and a sperm whale. The staff were so passionate
Q5077KSadamc
Q5077KSadamc
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100% satisfied
The guides were very kind and friendly. We've seen 3 kind of dolphins and a whale. Used the speedboat which is fun
759jitkal
759jitkal
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Great experience
We took a ride on a speedboat (there was only 8 people within a driver and a biologist on the boat) and saw 2 pods
Claus M
Claus M
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Great boat trip watching cetaceans
Excellent trip on a speedboat! But watch out - you will possibly get a bit wet. Great fun for kids and adults...
gen262
gen262
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Great trip
Booked the RIB boat trip. The booking process online was very easy and the staff very efficient and friendly. We ma
Michael R
Michael R
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See Fun!
A great time with friends and family. The boat ride was enjoyable, fast, and smooth thanks to the Captain. Eugénia
Giannis_Anna96
Giannis_Anna96
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Plow the sea...with !
A nice ride off the island but with poor results.Τhe crew did a good job but the whales no.Several dolphins and som
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