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Bird, Whale & Dolphin Watching in Madeira
Watching sea birds, dolphins, whales and other marine wildlife on a 12 seats rigid-hulled inflatable boat off Ponta de São Lourenço, Madeira, Portugal
General Tour Price €45.00EUR applicable for bookings via other sales channels.
- Birds, Dolphins and whales at close range
- Cory's shearwaters, Bulwer's petrels and Fea's petrels
- Listen to dolphins & whales sing with our Hydrophone
- The crew are experienced birdwatchers and nature lovers
- For higher success rate we use land spotters
- Easy and free parking at the marina in Caniçal
The Atlantic Ocean around Madeira Islands can be biologically and geographically considered blissful for marine mammals, as more than 20 species of cetaceans have been identified to these waters, which means roughly one quarter of the entire world's species. Though almost all these species use Madeira waters as passage point, feeding area or sometimes for giving birth to its calves we watch them all year around.
The main aim of Madeira Wind Birds dolphin and whale watching/swimming trips is to establish a connection between you and these magnificent animals in their natural habitat but you will also experience scenic highlights of Madeira and it's surrounding islands and the enthusiasm of bird watching.The base of our whalewatching trips is to respect nature and knowing that everyday is different and wildlife is not guaranteed.
The adventure starts immediately after leaving the marina, looking for a feeding frenzy of seabirds, which normally is associated with dolphins and/or whales or for just a school of dolphins willing to play around the boat. The crew will always be looking for cetaceans so there is no itinerary on this trip and it will always depend on the sea conditions also.
On this dolphin & whale watching trip there might be people who booked for dolphin swimming and so we will watch their interaction with the dolphins.
Madeira Whales & Dolphins Checklist & Calendar Click to Download
Mammalia: Mediterranean Monk Seal Monachus monachus, Sperm Whale Physeter macrocephalus, Bryde's Whale Balaenoptera edeni, Cuvier's Beaked Whale Ziphius cavirostris, Blainville's Beaked Whale Mesoplodon densirostris, Gervais' Beaked Whale Mesoplodon europaeus, Short-finned Pilot Whale Globicephala macrorhynchus, Common Bottlenose Dolphin Tursiops truncatus, Atlantic Spotted Dolphin Stenella frontalis, Striped Dolphin Stenella coeruleoalba, Short-beaked Common Dolphin Delphinus delphis
Tour days: Thursdays and Sundays. In Summer more trip days might be available. Please contact us for other trip dates.
Departure times: 4pm
Typical duration: 2h to 2h30
Space: maximum 12
Staff to Guest ratio?: 1:6
Tour Languages: English, Spanish and Portuguese
Pick up location: Pick up location: Caniçal - Quinta do Lorde Marina (on the East tip of Madeira, near Ponta de São Lourenço). Free and easy parking at the marina. Transfers for customers paying the adult rate may be offered from Câmara de Lobos, Funchal, Caniço and Machico but are subject to advanced request, availability and crew times.
Return details: Quinta do Lorde Marina or original point of pick up.
Friendly advices: Take a warm & waterproof jumper, appropriate footwear (tennis or sandals), sun protector and hat .
Photography: Allowed and recommended. There is a possibility of your equipment getting wet with salt water spray.
†Price includes all taxes and fees. No extras are added to the shown price. Payable currency Euros.