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Whale and Dolphin Watching H2o – Calheta

If you are staying in the Calheta area or planning to visit Calheta for a day, we advice you to go on a Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour with H2o. The very experienced and enthusiastic crew will ensure a memorable experience to encounter Whales and/or Dolphins in their natural habitat.  All year long you have the possibility to see different kind of species of cetaceans which pass by the waters of the Atlantic Ocean of Madeira or live there permanently, as well as sea turtles, fish (yes, also sharks) & birds.

The Boat

The RIB has a maximum capacity of 12 (+2 crew members) and allows great interaction with the crew, as well as the animals that you will encounter. The powerful engines will bring you to the furthest areas possible.


H20 works with a spotter on land to make your trip a better experience. It’s his job to locate where the whales & dolphins are. He is in constant contact with the crew during the trip to direct them to the best spots.

The Trip

When arriving at the Whale Watching location, you will receive an explanatory briefing that will inform you of the safety rules and also about the procedures in case swimming with dolphins is your choice. Afterwards, you will hop directly into the RIB boat with the certitude that you will have an amazing trip ahead.

The return to Calheta’s marina will certainly be done with a smile on your face.




  • To make this tour Clean & Safe, the group sizes have been reduced.
  • Use of facemasks is mandatory
  • Disinfection of hands
  • Regular cleaning/disinfection of the boat


min. 2 hrs


Daily 10h30, 14h30 & 16h30


Max. 12 (+ 2 crew members)


English, Portuguese, Spanish, French, German (German, if requested in advanced)


Fast RIB Boat, with 2 crew members on board.
Guarantee at extra cost of €5/person (if there are no sightings, you can attend on a second trip).
Swimming with Dolphins is possible at an extra cost of € 20/person. Swimming with dolphins will only be offered under certain circumstances: It is only possible with the right specie of dolphins and when the group is calm. Max. 4 people to swim per tour. You should request availability for swimming with dolphins before booking the tour. If swimming with dolphins is not possible, you only pay for the trip.
Snorkeling equipment


Towel & Swimwear
Appropriate clothes and jacket for the season,
Hat and sun protection
Bottle of water
Don’t forget your camera!
Any bags you can always leave at the store in the marina


This activity is subject to weather conditions, therefore there might be a possibility that it can be cancelled or postponed to a more suitable date.
Cancellations can be made up to 48 hours before the start of the activity.


Cancellation Policy Free cancellation until 48 hours before tour date. After that no refunds. If you need to reschedule a tour please contact us for possibilities.
Weather Conditions In case of bad weather conditions, a trip can be cancelled and rescheduled. You will be informed by the tour organizer before the trip
Arrival You need to arrive at least 20 minutes before the departure time at the meeting point as indicated on your booking papers, sent to you by email after booking.

For more information or request a booking for this tour get in touch with one of our team members or fill out the contact form below.


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    Whale & Dolphin Watching H2o
    Whale & Dolphin Watching H2o
    Whale & Dolphin Watching H2o
    Whale & Dolphin Watching H2o
    Whale & Dolphin Watching H2o
    Whale & Dolphin Watching H2o
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