5.0 · 534 reviews
Nico_D
July 2022
Super friendly people, perfectly organized, a lot of information about the sea and Madeira. We strongly recommend it!
S6315ILmatteop
June 2022
Lovely and professional staff and crew. All very keen on providing a genuine experience and attentive to the needs and wants of passengers. Highly recommended.
Littlekath25
August 2022
It was a wonderful experience! We first got an introduction about the yacht and how they are able to spot the animals. Then the very friendly crew welcomed us on the beautiful yacht. The captain was very talkative and were able to tell us a great deal of stories. We were very lucky to encounter a pod (group of dolphins) and they even had a baby dolphin amongst them! The captain was very careful and respectful in approaching them, we kept a nice distance and weren't too aggressive. Last but not least we were able to take a quick swim. The crew are wonderful en very friendly people, we felt very taken care of the whole trip! And they also have a lot of respect for the wild life, so that was very heartwarming to witness too :)
arjanvoorburg
July 2022
What a fantastic way to spend our last vacation day! The staff was very very friendly and attentive. Emanuel’s knowledge of the sea animals and the island of Madeira is impressive. And he knows how to tell a story, a great narrator. After having seen a large group of Atlantic spotted dolphins for quite some time, we went back towards the coast and had a swim at a beautiful spot. I wouldn’t hesitate to book it again, when back on Madeira!
Ladydubtee
July 2022
We spent a wonderful afternoon out on the Miranda with Chico and Joao-Pedro. The crew were excellent and knowledgeable and the office staff Rosa and Mayung were so friendly and helpful as was our spotter, Francisco. We were so excited to see a sperm whale that we didn’t get many pictures and were so happy that Joao-Pedro had managed to get some for us! An unforgettable experience and very much appreciated that this team made it so! Thank you very much for an amazing experience! Clare & Alison
ida l
August 2022
This was a very relaxing and exciting day at the sea 🌊 The staff made sure that I had nothing to worry about. It was so comfortable and a very safe day. The staff just made it a special experience! So thoughtful and kind ☀️ we even got private foto and description afterwards of everything we saw at the sea. Thank you so much!
287malenep
August 2022
We really enjoyed the boat trip. Very pleasant sailing trip with few tourists. We were well taken care of, drinks, towels and time for swimming and snorkeling at a nice place. The captain gave us a lot of good information. We were happy to seeing whales.
Richard B
June 2022
Emanuel, Mayung and their colleagues made us feel comfortable from the start and it was brilliant seeing dolphins, a man o’war and a turtle. Emanuel’s passion shone throughout and not only did he teach us a lot about the ocean, but he also shared a lot about Madeira, it’s culture and history. A fantastic trip.
Patric M
June 2022
Excellent experience. Very professional staff give even those who are not so comfortable on water a safe feeling. Actually saw dolphins, flying fish and Portuguese man of war. I would of preferred driving faster myself, but that is no reason to complain. Great stuff regarding the affordable price. Thumbs up.
Kate C
July 2022
This was the highlight of our holiday. Emanuel and Chico made us feel very safe and nothing was too much trouble. Emanuel is extremely knowledgeable about all the surrounding wildlife and we were lucky enough to see a family of dolphins. What I liked most of all was the respect that was given to them to not stay too long as to not disturb them in their natural habitat. Emanuel and Chico also took photos of them and the members on board. We were given them at no extra cost at the end of the trip to keep the memories. Thank you to you and your team.
cornelias174
July 2022
It was a great Trip and we saw a lot of Dolphins with Babys! Top Team with Captain Emmanuel! Every Time again! Awesome!!
Geeta_L
May 2022
Nice trip around the coast of Madeira - highly recommend the outfit - the rating is due to the fact that we did not see any sealife - lovely experience though.
katmotrosuk
August 2022
The On Tales team is lovely, caring and open-hearted towards their customers. We went on a shared cruise in the morning and saw Blainsville's Beaked Whales which were beautiful. In the end we were snorkeling and saw fishes, crabs and sea urchins in the crystal clear waters. We only had to bring our swim-suits, everything else was provided (incl. Snorkeling equipment, drinks and towels). Our Captain Emanuel explained a lot about the whales,the local birds and the characteristics of the volcanic origin of Madeira. Emanuel and his colleague Chiko made fotos which were sent to us on the same day. They turned out great! We can only recommend the tour for everybody!
550piop
May 2022
Enjoyable and funny adventure. Dolphins playing with boat, even shark and a little turtle we can saw. Imanuel is perfect guide, charismatic, friendly and funny at times. Rest of the On Tales also helpful and friendly. At the end you can swim in the ocean, Imanuel was very helpful for all of us with swimming. Great fun and thanks for whole team!!!
cyrines2017
September 2022
We had to postpone our tour 2 days due to weather conditions and it was completely worth it. Very personal tour with only 4 visitors on the boat. Makes the experience much more intimate and emotional. Had the chance to see Dolphins and to swim near the coast. Emanuel was very helpful and shared lots of interesting facts about the island and the wildlife. Definetely recommend it.
AlexB_dus
June 2022
A very nice and interesting ride, great guide Pablo, thank you! Book it and you'll be fine! Onroad, offroad, storys, we had all of those.
byfordfamily
June 2022
What an amazing trip! Although the maritime conditions were borderline, Emmanuel (our captain) gave us the option to cancel or give it a try. So glad we did as we found a family group of about 30 Atlantic spotted dolphins who played around the boat. Smart and comfortable boat. Good covid protocols. Highly recommended!!
228fionad
May 2022
We had a fantastic time going whale watching with On Tales! The people in the shop and on the boat are so friendly and welcoming, the boat is very fun and the swimming was so nice. Would definitely recommend this to anybody wanting to get out on the water in Madeira! Would go back if I'm ever back in this area of the world :)
snoopy0172
July 2022
We had an amazing afternoon with our skipper Emanuele. They told us in advance that with the weather conditions it would be difficult to see any dolphins but we gave it a try. Emanuele navigated the boat perfectly so there was no chance to get sea sick. Thanks again. Unfortunately we didn’t see dolphins or whales but nevertheless we had an incredible time on the boat and we saw the coast of Madeira from a different perspective. Emanuele told us a lot about the island and then we went for a swim in the Atlantic ocean. Especially our two teenage sons enjoyed the snorkeling. So thank you again for the remarkable afternoon and we can fully recommend this tour. If you spot dolphins or whales, that is just luck.
bryan432015
May 2022
A little disappointing that we didn't see any whales but thrilled to see so.many dolphins for 10 minutes or so. A lovely holiday in Funchal.

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