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Dolphin Spotting and Whale Watching from Funchal
"Experience a 3-hour trip on a catamaran along the South coast of Madeira. Depart from Funchal and quickly get to each whale and dolphin sighting where you will observe the animals in all their natural habitat. If the winds are favorable prepare to hoist the sails for a unique and relaxing sensation. During the summer months there is a possibility for a stop for swimming below the cliffs of ‘Cabo Girão' one of the highest sea cliffs in the world at 580m in altitude.During the trip our qualified crew will give you detailed information in various languages about the species of cetaceans you are seeing as well as other technical and historic information to ensure a complete and unique experience."""
From EUR35.00
 
Dolphin and Whale Watching in a Luxurious Catamaran
"Please note: Funchal Marina is located on the island of MaderiaArrive at the marina approximately 20 minutes before the departure time. Once everyone has arrived and all questions are addressed we will take a short walk to the waiting Catamaran. The 3 experienced crew members are ready to welcome you and help everyone aboard. The comfortable interior offers a comfortable seating area with sun and wind protection. Contrasting with this luxur stretch out on the trampoline nets or simply gaze around looking for sea life while the shore line fades into the background.Before everyone sets off to find their place on the boat there is a short but necessary briefing. This allows everyone to get the most from their experience through ask questions and understanding safety considerations. By the time the crew have been introduced and the initial briefing has been completed you will be ready to sail out to sea and look back at Funchal Marina. Although it's not guaranteed you can scout for dolphins or whales as they make a sudden but spectacular appearance. The mesmerizing effect of abundant sea life is something special and while all the passengers are engaging in their own unique way with the cetaceans
From EUR25.00
 
Dolphin Spotting and Whale Watching from Funchal
"Experience a 3-hour trip on a catamaran along the South coast of Madeira. Depart from Funchal and quickly get to each whale and dolphin sighting where you will observe the animals in all their natural habitat. If the winds are favorable prepare to hoist the sails for a unique and relaxing sensation. During the summer months there is a possibility for a stop for swimming below the cliffs of ‘Cabo Girão' one of the highest sea cliffs in the world at 580m in altitude.During the trip our qualified crew will give you detailed information in various languages about the species of cetaceans you are seeing as well as other technical and historic information to ensure a complete and unique experience."""
From EUR35.00

More General in Funchal

Parks, gardens and green

Funchal is a real green garden city.There are a lot of small and large parks everywhere in town and many streets have nice flowering trees. Around the houses, estates and hotels you see also very...
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Nov 23, 2003

Ribeiras in town

The city of Funchal is intersected by deep ribeiras, coming from the mountains and leading to the ocean.At some places in town the in- and outcoming roads are following the sides of the ribeiras....
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Nov 23, 2003

Mountainwalk or ride

Taking one of the roads uphill in Funchal you will be very soon in a wonderful green landscape of forests, valleys and mountains.In this area are also some nice walking paths.From nearly every place...
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sachara
Nov 23, 2003

Ponta do Garajau and Ilhas Desertas

From the harbour you have a nice view at the Ponta do Garajau at the east side of the town, forming the eastern end of the bay of Funchal.At a distance of 30 KM from the coast you can see the Ilhas...
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Nov 23, 2003

Funchal, overview

Funchal is wonderfully located at the southern side of the Madeira Island. The first settlers in the 15th century choose this location at the wide bay, naturally sheltered by the surrounding mountain...
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Nov 23, 2003

Cultural Funchal

If culture is your thing, then you really should take the time to visit some of our wonderful museums, monuments and art galleries. On show you will find work by names that are famous within Portugal...
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Nov 09, 2003
 
 
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Funchal pleasures

It is a pleasure to wander the cobbled streets of Funchal, to visit wonderful gardens, to shop local items or international branded goods in the many stores. Or simply to soak up the magic of the...
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Nov 09, 2003

Funchal

Funchal was declared a city on the 21st of August 1508, by means of a letter from D. Manuel I. Funchal is the main commercial, cultural and tourism centre for all the Madeira archipelago. Funchal was...
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Nov 09, 2003

Beatles Boat

Strolling around the harbour area is very pleasant. There are numerous cafes here and the ex-Beatles yacht , the Vagrant, is moored here as a restaurant. You could have an elegant lunch here or a...
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Nov 04, 2003

President's Palace

The President of Madeira resides in Funchal. By all accounts he is a very nice man and well thought of, having done much to improve the country - they seem to have an abundance of schools and...
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Nov 02, 2003

Old Town Reflections ;-)

Madeira suffers from microclimate - the clouds virtually always stay on the high peaks and can suddenly drop their vapour on unsuspecting tourists - like us! The up side is wandering around the old...
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sandysmith
Nov 02, 2003

Streets of Funchal

The streets of Funchal are quite ornate with balconied houses and the black and white stone patterned ground everywhere - all different dsigns. They were quite uneven at times though with tree roots...
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sandysmith
Nov 02, 2003

Funchal Promenade

A lovely tree-lined promenade runs from the commercail port of Funchal right down to the fortess at the other end. Soon the commercial port will be moved to the next town down the coast which I will...
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sandysmith
Nov 02, 2003

Funchal Harbour

The harbour in Funchal is a bustling place with numerous watercraft waiting to take tourists on trips along the coast or on fishing trips. Many cruise ships dock here too - a favourite pastime seems...
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Nov 02, 2003

Top Hotels in Funchal

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Rua Dr. Joao Lemos Gomes 29, Funchal, Madeira, 9000-158, Portugal
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Estrada Monumental, 147, Funchal, Madeira, 9004-532, Portugal
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Estrada Monumental 139, Funchal, Madeira, 9000-098, Portugal
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Avda do Mar e das Comunidades Madeirenses 50, Funchal, Madeira, 9050-029, Portugal
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Rua Carvalho Araujo, Funchal, Madeira, 9000-022, Portugal
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Ponta Da Cruz, Piornais, Funchal, Madeira, 9000-104, Portugal
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Top Things to Do in Funchal

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Blandy’s Wine Lodge Tour

The Blandy’s Wine Lodge Tour came highly recommended so we put it on our “Must Do” list There are 3 tours offered and we took the middle option, “The Premium Tour” – This lasted about 45 minutes and...
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Cable-Car to Monte

Another thing not to be missed is the ride up to Monte in the cable-car, it is open 7 days a week (Except Christmas Day) from 0900 until 17.45 and although not cheap, it isn’t exorbitant either with a...
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TheBreakOut Funchal

Visited this escape game in Funchal. A good way to spend an hour, hour and half. The game is about finding a gift from Madeira founder João Gonçalves Zarco send to the king of Portugal. The gift has...
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Madeira Sidecar Tours

The best way to explore Madeira with a local is by a sidecar motorbike. Forget the buses or driving on narrow roads. The motorbike and their comfortable sidecars are new on the scene in Madeira and...
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The Wicker Sledge Ride from Monte

Certainly not the cheapest thing you will do on your visit to Madeira, but possibly one of the most memorable is the Wicker sledge ride from Monte. The cost is 15 Euro per person (Based on either two...
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"Funchal - You can feel nature all around you"
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"Funchal Impressions"
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"Funchal"
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"Fabulous Funchal"
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"Amphitheatre around a beautiful bay."
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