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Whale watching on board "Ribeira Brava"

Animals

Whale watching on board "Ribeira Brava"

2 reviews
Guidelines created with World Animal Protection
Paused through April 30. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English, German, Portuguese
Animals

Whale watching on board "Ribeira Brava"

Animals

Whale watching on board "Ribeira Brava"

2 reviews
Guidelines created with World Animal Protection
Paused through April 30. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English, German, Portuguese

What you'll do

We meet 30 min before every trip in our Info-Center located at the harbor of Calheta. There you can take care of your check-in and the Guide. responsible for your tour, will give you a short safety briefing. Our vessel "Ribeira Brava" is a traditional boat with capacity for 16 pax and the trip lasts 2.5 to 3 hours. All our trips have the support of a spotter who stands at strategic points looking withhis big binoculars for signs of cetaceans. The lookout is in permanent contact with the boats, which gives us great success rating of our trips. All our trips are accompanied by a guide specialized in whale watching (usually trained in marine biology). Our team also has skippers with long years of experience in the seas of Madeira. After the trip we meet in our shop where our guests receive a "souvenir" with the species sighted during the trip. The photos taken by us can later be found in our Blog, updated daily.
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Learn more about Joana

Joana

My name is Joana and I am Managing partner of Lobosonda - Madeira whale watching, a family company pioneer in whale watching around Madeira island. Founded in 2003 Lobosonda offers guests a unique experience to get in contact with whales and dolphins. I started working at the reception where I gained enthusiasm for the activity. Lobosonda excels in excellent safety standards, environmental awareness and respect for animals. All our trips are accompanied by a specialized team of lookouts, whale watching guides trained in marine biology and skippers.

What's included

Equipment
Vests and safety equipment on board

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Where you'll be

On our trips we introduce you to the "blue office" as we like to call it. Our trips are entirely spent on the sea in front of the south coast of Madeira, where we look for whales and dolphins.

Guest safety

Outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.

What to bring

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Whale watching on board "Ribeira Brava"
2 reviews
$71/person
2 reviews
$71/person