Madeira is visited by over 20 species of dolphins and whales. Visitors can observe whales, dolphins as well as marine birds and fish from a boat or catamaran. Boats are cruising all year round, however, the best period for spectating marine life is from April to October since more species are there.
There are several companies that provide whale and dolphin watching tours. Most of them are located in Funchal. The trips usually depart from the south coast of the city. The duration of such an adventure is around three hours. The prices may vary a little.