Boat Trips

Whale and Dolphin Watching

Morning or afternoon

Since 35€

per person

The cetaceans are amazing animals, have the opportunity of watching them is a unique and unforgettable experience.

Price per child: 15€ (from 6 to 11 years old)
Price per child until 5 years old: free
Duration: approximately 3 hours

Whale and Dolphin Watching – Catamaran

Morning or afternoon


per person

This tour starts at the Marina of Funchal, where we take a catamaran ride along the Southwest coast to Cabo Girão, which is the second highest cliff in the world with 580 meters.

Price per child: 20€ (from 5 to 12 years old)
Price per child until 5 years old: free
Duration: approximately 3 hours

Desertas islands

Full Day


per person

Enjoy a full-day cruise that takes you on a visit to Madeira’s natural reserve. Stop at the Desertas Islands for a short guided tour, learn about the monk seal conservation efforts, and take a swim in the crystal-clear waters.

Price per child: 40,00€ (from 5 to 12 years old)
Duration: approximately 8 hours

Lunch and drinks included
Free Pick up between Camara Lobos – Funchal – Caniço.

Big Game Fishing

Private or Shared



per person

Big Game Fishing is one of the most rewarding pursuits in the world. From the enthusiasm of finding and catching some of the biggest predators of our seas, to the ‘mark and release’ of the catch knowing that you are in fact contributing to sustainable Big Game Fishing in the region.

7 hours: 1.000€
4 hours: 700€

7 hours: 235€ – (Guests 60€)
4 hours: 175€ – (Guests 40€)

Included: Snacks and Drinks (4 hour trips) and Lunch (7 hours trips).
Shared option requires a minimum of 2 fishers to guarantee a trip, and has a limit of 4 fishers and maximum of 6 guests total (guests only watch).

Nau de Santa Maria

Half Day


per person

Enjoy a 3-hour trip along the south coast of Madeira, like in the 15th century. This vessel is a hand-made replica of the Santa Maria of Columbus is a unique sailing experience! On board, you will find old fire canyons and pirates, just like in the old times! The Santa Maria was built in 1998 in Câmara de Lobos and was one of the biggest attractions during the Expo 98 in Lisbon.

Departure: harbour of Funchal
Type of boat: wooden caravel hand-made
Facilities: wc and bar available on board
Schedule: everyday, all year round, 10.30 and 15.00
Duration: approx. 3h
Included: bolo de mel (honey cake) and Madeira wine tasting
Important to bring: bathing suit, towel, comfort clothes, flat shoes, sunscreen and especially in winter warm clothes

Whale and Dolphins-Speed Boat

Morning or afternoon


per person

“Rota dos Cetáceos” is a company directed to the observation of Dolphins and Whales in Madeira Island. Our clients are always accompanied by our marine biologists team. Before each trip there is a short introdution, then the Adventure starts! We have lookouts on land who guide us to the animals in vessels fully equipped for observing wild Dolphins and Whales. It is also possible for you to swim with Dolphins, an unforgettable Experience!

During our trips you might observe a large diversity of Dolphins, Whales and Turtles on Madeira Island sea.

Trips are made in three fast semi-rigid type boats.

Whales and dolphins Sunset tour


per person

Enjoy the unique setting with warm colors reflected in the calm seas of the Madeiran coastline accompanied by the peaceful melody of the ocean, aboard one of our catamarans at Sunset Catamaran Trip. Depart from Funchal in order to envisage a unique moment which is the Sunset.
During the 3 hour trip there is a strong possibility of observing whales and dolphins and, weather and sea conditions permitting, the chance for a swim in the warm waters of the Madeiran coastline.

Trip Details:

Availability: Wednesday & Friday & Sunday (From June to 15 September)
Duration: From 18h30 to 21h30 – 3hrs


Adults – 35€
Children – 17,50€ (from 5 to 12 years old)
Children (Babies) – Free (from 0 to 4 years old)


• Enjoy the beauty of Madeira coast on-board of a catamaran
• Possibility to observe Whales, Dolphins and Turtles

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