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Rota dos Cetáceos

Madeira, Portugal

Rota dos Cetáceos: Dolphin and Whale Watching

Stopover in Funchal
25% discount on cetacean watching and swimming with dolphins

Rota dos Cetáceos is a company specializing in cetacean-watching and swimming-with-dolphins trips off the coast of Madeira Island. 

In addition to the boat ride and breathtaking views of the island, both experiences are perfect family activities that allow you to learn more about dolphins and whales by entering their natural habitat. There is a biologist on board throughout the trip to make sure that all the rules concerning the animals are respected and that all the necessary information is provided. 

The trips are not always identical and there are observers on land who provide information from the island's mountains to make it easier to locate the animals.


  • Winter (October to May); 2 trips per day, Monday through Sunday:
    • 9:00 am
    • 1:30 pm
  • Summer (June to September); 3 trips per day, Monday through Sunday:
    • 9:00 am
    • 12:30 pm
    • 4:00 pm


  • Children aged 0 to 5 - Free
  • Children aged 6 to 11 - €34.50
  • Adults - €55
  • Swimming with Dolphins (extra) - €20
  • Swimming with Dolphins - Child (extra) - €8.50
  • Groups - Price upon request

Available languages

Portuguese, English and French.

Additional info

  • Duration of each trip: 2h30.
  • Pick-up and Drop-off at the Store: 15 minutes before each trip for a short briefing.

    Each vessel (semi-rigid type) is 9.60 meters long, with a capacity for 18 passengers; the total capacity is 36 passengers.