Bird, Whale and Dolphin Watching

For privileged views of seabirds, dolphins & whales, join our whale watching trips off Machico, Madeira led by responsible naturalists, who follow the best practices of the World Cetacean Alliance (WCA).

  • Madeira Island, Portugal

    Discover Madeira ocean’s wildlife on this marine adventure! Enjoy cetaceans and seabirds framed by the amazing landscape of the island’s east tip.

    • Price

      40 EUR adult, 30 EUR child from 0 to 10 years

    • Target species

      Seabirds (Cory’s and Manx shearwaters, Fea’s and Bulwer’s Petrels), Dolphins & Whales.

    • Itinerary

      The trip departs from Machico harbour wall, in Machico and rides in search for birds, dolphins & whales.

    • Schedule

      This trip has a duration of 2 hours. Morning or afternoon trips are equally good to watch marine wildlife.

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  • Highlights

    Watch Birds, Dolphins and Whales at close range
    Easy parking close to Machico harbour
    Experienced professional sailors, birdwatchers and naturalists as crew

  • Inclusions

    An hydrophone is used to hear the cetaceans, if sea conditions allow.
    English, Spanish and Portuguese speaking crew
    For higher success rate, we use land spotters

  • Friendly advice

    Take a warm & waterproof jumper, appropriate footwear (tennis or sandals), sun protector and a tie up hat.

  • Group size

    Minimum people to run the trip: 7
    Maximum group size: 12
    Staff to Guest ratio: 1/6

  • Meeting point

    By Machico harbour wall, in Machico city (Southeast Madeira, VR1 Dual carriageway, exits 25 and 26). Easy parking by the harbour.
    Transfers from the city centers of Funchal, Caniço and Santa Cruz and return are available on request for a surcharge of 5 euros person and subject to availability.

  • The adventure starts immediately after leaving Machico harbour, in search of a feeding frenzy of seabirds normally associated with dolphins and/or whales. The crew is always looking for seabirds and cetaceans so there is no itinerary on this trip and it is always dependable on weather and sea conditions.

  • The essence of these Madeira whale watching trips is to respect and understand nature, knowing that everyday is different, that the ocean is big and wildlife is not guaranteed. We are a proud boat trip operator who strives for the sustainability of this ecotourism activity! Consequently we operate in an area with less sea trip operators, therefore minimizing the impact and disturbance on marine wildlife.

Upcoming Tours

Our Madeira Whale Watching and Birdwatching with departures from Machico.


Madeira Whale Watching 12 places available


Madeira Whale Watching 8 places available


Madeira Whale Watching 11 places available


Madeira Whale Watching 12 places available


Madeira Whale Watching 10 places available