What a great experience.
Managed to see a few different pods of dolphins, one had about 100 in the group and were surrounding the boat, a great sight to see.
Luckily we also managed to see a whale which was very good.
The staff are great fun, very well informed, obviously love nature and have a great sense of humor.
Would highly recommend that you don't miss this trip.
Calheta is about 40 minutes drive from Funchal or 2 hours by bus but don't let this put you off. If you want to go whale and dolphin watching and want a reliable, professional, knowledgeable, safety conscious, friendly and fun crew and a fast and well maintained boat, this is the one for you. There is no guarantee that you will see any whales or dolphins but you would be very unlucky not to. On my trip, there were countless common and spotted dolphins, a couple of manta rays and a few turtles. Fantastic.