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Lobosonda - Madeira Whalewatching

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Lobosonda - Madeira Whalewatching
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“whale watching”(10 reviews)
“pilot whales”(10 reviews)
“sea life”(7 reviews)
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...more
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Avenida Dom Manuel I | Porto da Calheta, Calheta, Madeira 9370-135, Portugal
+351 968 400 980
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

He have chosen the tour with the fast boat. It was very well organized and the tour guide (Jan) explained everything very good. Thanks to their scout we achieved to see some dolphins and the Tail fin of a sperm whale. Im between the speed...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did five tours with Lobosonda, a very nice company which really has a pretty good idea of how to find whales and dolphins but also some other lovely species like scopoli's shearwater. Jan, our guide, was a well-skilled and marine animal excited young guy...More

Thank Dominik S
Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

We had a very bad experience with this compagny 55 euro per person and we didn’t see any animal !!! After the tour we didn’t have any refund... But the only good point is The guide Paula she was very helpful and very friendlyMore

Thank Hamza L
Lobosonda, Gestor at Lobosonda - Madeira Whalewatching, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2018

Dear Hamza, We are sorry you had a bad experience with us, our goal is that every guest has a unforgettable experience on board our boats. From your comment I deduce that your rating pends from the fact that you had no sighting, since you...More

Reviewed August 23, 2018 via mobile

We went out early in the morning on the restored classic fishing boat Ribeira Brava with Filipe the captain (imagine a Madeiran version of Dwayne Johnson) and Fatima the friendly and knowledgeable guide/naturalist. We saw a lot of pilot whales, bottlenose dolphins and a loggerhead...More

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Reviewed August 2, 2018 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

1  Thank 662louisd
Reviewed August 2, 2018 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

1  Thank Bhavna A
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

1  Thank saarasadrak
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

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

1  Thank Tytus P
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.

Thank Heinrich J
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

2  Thank Natasha M
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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|
Response from Lobosonda | Property representative |
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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August 5, 2016|
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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