Overview

Madeira is without a doubt one of Europe’s best destination to watch Cetaceans. This Whale & Dolphin Watching Holiday includes four whale & dolphin watching trips, which can be organised either in the morning, around midday or in the afternoon. You can discuss your preferred time at the time of booking.

There is also the chance to upgrade (for a small additional fee) to go ‘Swimming with Dolphins’ during your whale & dolphin watching holiday. The Ribs will go out at the same time, but if the opportunity is right, then those who have opted to swim can slide in the water and swim alongside dolphins, by holding on to a rope which is attached to the Rib. This is a simple though safe, and comfortable way to see the dolphins up close during your whale & dolphin watching holiday in Madeira.

On other days you could relax or we can offer a wide range of other activities, ranging from mountain biking, walking or canyoning. But if you’re totally hooked, then you can, of course, book additional whale and dolphin watching trips.

Itinerary

Fly from Gatwick on a direct flight to Funchal. On arrival transfer to Hotel Madeira in the centre of Funchal and stay overnight in a twin room for seven nights.
After a leisurely breakfast make your own way down to the Whale and Dolphin watching office near the harbour (5 mins walk from your hotel), where a short briefing will be given. You then all walk together to the harbour where the Rib is moored. After the three hour trip, you return to the harbour and have the rest of the afternoon free.
Your second whale and dolphin watching trip, but this time starting in the morning. Subject to availability and weather conditions, you could pay extra and go Swimming with Dolphins instead. Rest of the day free.
Free day. You could either have the day at leisure or we can offer a wide range of activities, like guided walking, canyoning, guided jeep tours or mountain biking
Another free day, where you could explore the island by taxi or public transport and visit other parts of the island. Or we can offer a wide range of activities, like guided walking, canyoning, guided jeep tours or mountain biking.
Your third day of whale and dolphin watching, or you could go swimming with dolphins instead. The rest of the day is free
Your last day to see these magnificent creatures. The rest of the day is free.
Free day until it's time for your transfer to the airport.

Price Per Person

We can create a tailor-made holiday to suit your budget.

Jan

£763

Feb

£763

Mar

£790

Apr

£898

May

£840

Jun

£813

Jul

£920

Aug

£920

Sep

£763

Oct

£763

Nov

£772

Dec

£898

INCLUDED: International flight from LGW with a budget airline (guide price). Accommodation in Madeira in twin share, en-suite rooms on B&B basis. Return airport transfers Funchal. Excursions as detailed in the itinerary. EXCLUDED: Meals not specified above and travel insurance. Additional excursions on free days.

Accommodation

The comfortable and centrally located Madeira hotel is the best place to be on this trip, as it is within walking distance from the harbour.

Activities

This trip totally focuses on spotting these magnificent creatures, and there is also the opportunity to go Swimming with dolphins at an additional cost. On free days there is a wide range of activities to choose from.

Location

Funchal is the best place to see whales and dolphins. Spotters with powerful binoculars are located in high places along the coast and guide our boats from the shore to the location of the whales.

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