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Whale, Dolphin and Turtles Watching provided by Oceansee

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Whale, Dolphin and Turtles Watching

Whale, Dolphin and Turtles Watching
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About
Dolphin and whale watching trips can be life-changing experiences. Keeping whales and dolphins in Aquariums for our entertainment is wrong which is why OceanSee positively encourages you to go and see these amazing creatures in the wild ocean where they belong. If you like to have a relaxed tour and enjoy some sightseeing of the coast we invite you to take a 2h trip on our speed boat. During this trip we ride into the ocean to find some cetaceans and after you have the opportunity to enjoy views of the West coast of Funchal. You will be able to see Cabo Girão – The highest sea cliff in Europe. On our trips you can also have a swim with the dolphins and it’s totally free! On all of our trips we have a professional biologist/guide, certified by the Institute of Forests and Nature Conservation for the Observation of Cetaceans. Also, our company provides a photo report of your trip and a bottled water. Choose your tour and see breathtaking sealife moments!
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 +27 21 426 8204
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
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 travellers with back problems
  • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 travellers
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 travellers with back problems
  • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 02 Jul 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 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
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Popular mentions

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burygirlkeeper
Bury, UK389 contributions
Two species of dolphin seen
We did not see any whales or turtles which my bf was unhappy about, however we did see two separate groups of different species of dolphin which was good. We picked this company as they claim our guides are marine biologists and they don't throw bait into the sea and the money helps with conservation. We went on a speedboat not a catamaran as catamaran was unavailable when we wanted to go, may be worth paying a little extra for a little longer and including free alcohol.
Written 4 October 2021
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Thijs M
Santa Cruz, Portugal2 contributions
A successful trip seeing dolfins and wales
Sep 2021 • Family
Very nice trip and we saw many folding and also little Wales. The speedboat was a goed choice then we could hardly embrace the animals.
A good boat and very nice and friendly crew. We enjoyed the trip and recommend Oceansee.
Written 24 September 2021
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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 30 August 2021
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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 9 August 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 7 August 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 30 July 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 30 July 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 26 July 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 17 June 2021
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kazza88871
worthing85 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 16 October 2020
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By: Oceansee
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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