Your must-have travel gadget for this trip
A waterproof action camera! I highly recommend bringing your own - so you can make some great videos of this experience :)
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It is an indisputable fact that swimming with dolphins in Madeira is one of the most amazing experiences you can have. If you are looking for a new experience, swimming with dolphins in Madeira will exceed your expectations. This article will give you all the information you need to prepare for this extraordinary experience and what other animals you are likely to see on the tour. I urge everyone who has not yet had this experience to make it happen as soon as possible!
Swimming with dolphins in Madeira is an experience not to be missed. It's a great way to combine swimming and animal watching. Dolphins are intelligent creatures who love swimming and playing, so they will enjoy company as much as you do!
If you're thinking about swimming with dolphins in Madeira, then read on for more details about what it entails, how best to prepare for the adventure, some of the other animals that you might see on the tour, and where can I find out more information? I'll also share some tips on what else you should consider doing while visiting Funchal.
After reading this article swimming with dolphins in Madeira will automatically become one of your must-dos when traveling to Madeira.
There are a few things you can do to prepare for swimming with dolphins in Madeira. Firstly, make sure you are wearing swimming clothes that you don't mind getting wet – swimming with dolphins is an incredibly wet experience! You might also want to consider bringing a swimming cap to keep your hair out of your face. Sunscreen and insect repellent are also essential items to bring along, especially if you're planning on swimming with dolphins in Madeira during the summer months.
There are a few places in Madeira that are perfect for swimming with dolphins. One of the most popular spots is the swimming area in front of the Marina do Funchal. This area is usually teeming with dolphins, so you're almost guaranteed to have an amazing experience swimming with them here.
If you're looking for something a little more off the beaten path, swimming with dolphins in Madeira can also be done from Calheta Beach. This wide, sandy beach is a great place to relax before or after swimming with dolphins. The beach is also home to a number of bars and restaurants, so you can easily grab a bite to eat after your swim.
When swimming with dolphins in Madeira, you can expect to see a variety of different marine animals. Dolphins are the star of the show, but you might also see turtles, fish, and even whales on your tour.
The best time to go swimming with dolphins in Madeira is usually during the summer months when the waters are at their warmest. But there are also different seasons for different animals. So if you are looking for a specific animal, I advise you to look that up before booking your flight to Madeira.
We booked one of the earlier trips, because the water is usually calmer, and you can watch the dolphins much better. After a short breakfast, we went directly in the direction of the starting point at the harbor. It is super easy to find. If you are at the Cristiano Ronaldo Museum, you have to follow the promenade straight ahead and after a few minutes, you are at your destination. We were warmly welcomed by Gabriela and there was already the first briefing on land. We all decided not to wear a wetsuit. If you want to put one on, you should definitely do it on land, because on the boat it is a bit difficult to keep your balance ;) Since this tour took place at corona times, we still had to wear a mask until we left the harbor.
On the sea, Gabriela was then in radio contact with her colleagues who watch the dolphins from the land and tell her in which direction we have to go. After a few minutes we also already saw the first school of flying fish. This has apparently distracted some on board a bit, so they have not quite listened to Gabriela anymore, as she explained how we should enter the water as soon as we see dolphins :D
There can always be 4 people swimming with the dolphins at the same time. 2 in front of the boat and 2 at the back. We had to glide into the water as simultaneously and gently as possible while holding a rope. After that, our driver then slowly accelerated again and pulled us so next to the dolphins. Through the snorkel, we could keep our heads underwater the whole time and watch the dolphins. A real highlight and a unique experience! There was enough time so that everyone on board could enter the water a total of 3 times. I definitely recommend you book this great tour when you are in Madeira.