Yellow Bus: Funchal Bus Tour with Whale & Dolphin Watching by Boat

Yellow Bus: Funchal Bus Tour with Whale & Dolphin Watching by Boat

Funchal, Portugal
From US$ 59.40US$ 38.88 p.p.

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  • Witness the Rich cultural and historical value of Funchal
  • Guided Trip to deeply understand and know the city
  • Enjoy snorkeling and swimming at Faja do Cabo Girao
  • Free entry to Bordal Embroideries factory
  • Cruise along Madeira’s coastline
  • Enjoy Dolphin and whale watching in a catamaran
  • Smartphone Voucher Accepted! (No need to print)


The tour offers you the flexibility to spot the things that interest you and get discounts on activities and entry to different landmarks and monuments. Crystal clear waters with amazing coastline look alluring and if you are lucky, you can also look sight whales and Dolphins. Sea birds and turtles are also abundance here so there are maximum chances to spot them. The island welcomes more than twenty species of cetaceans. We are sure that this activity will be an unforgettable experience. The hop on hop off bus tour has a long list of stops and the tour is designed in a way that you can explore Madeira’s interesting culture and history.


In Funchal, the hop on hop off bus route includes several stops from the marina to the Funchal City Gates, shopping areas, the Old Town, and more. You can taste the famous wine of Madeira at the Blandy's Wine Lodge  where you can taste varieties of drinks. When you discover Camara de Lobos, a witness working waterfront with an increased population of sea lions. You can enjoy an afternoon snack at the atmospheric cafes. Enjoy spectacular views at Funchal and Camara de Lobos. With 48 hours of the tour, you can see these places at your own pace.
The Coastal Beauty of Madeira Island & More: The capital of Madeira Island, Funchal is an attractive coastal town and this gem is a must-explore. Wandering through the beautiful town feels like a fantasy. The streets are amazingly decorated and the authentic architecture is mesmerizing. Pebble beaches and greenery all around feel like Mother Earth is showcasing happiness.
The Soothing Vibes of The Yesteryears: The walk-through Funchal city feels like you are daydreaming. The atmosphere is so calm and relaxing that you will forget all your worries. The city treasures authentic colorful buildings. You must visit the old town especially when you want to experience the authentic and real Funchal. Witness the amazing street art while walking through Rua da Santa Maria. Stroll along the alluring properties and monuments like Cathedral and Banco de Portugal building.
The Local Handicrafts & More: Grab the opportunity to watch the Madeira embroideries in Bordal which is the main manufacturer of popular Madeira embroidery. It is situated adjacent to Blandy’s wine. Bordados da Madeira came into existence in 1962 and it is specialized in bed and table linens and clothing with more than 40,000 unique designs. The tour to Bordal is free of charge.
Câmara de Lobos Tour: The tour to Camara de Lobos allows you to admire the beauty of the Worker's market along the route. The village has several hidden treasures and it was a favorite destination of Winston Churchill. This small tourist destination gives you all the vibes that you cannot experience in larger cities. There are several things to do and witness in Camara de Lobos. Here you can get the most out of your vacation and it will make you realize that bigger is not always better. You can enjoy peace and calmness in the lap of Mother Nature.
Explore Nature & SkyWalk: Madeira Botanical Garden has a wide range of plants. It is present on a hillside and this garden offers amazing views of the ocean and mountains. Cabo Girao is one of the tallest cliffs in Europe. It is situated 580 meters above the water and you can take lots of pictures and selfies.
This scenic place has a glass-floored skywalk that will add thrill to your journey. You can enjoy mesmerizing views of the mountains. Porto Moniz Natural Pools is also a popular tourist destination. These pools are formed by volcanic lava. You can enjoy snorkeling, sunbathe and swim at the pools. There are lockers, changing rooms, and lifeguard services available.


Funchal + Câmara de Lobos Tour:
Frequency: 09:30 / 10:00/ 10:30/ 11:00/ 11:30/ 12:00/ 12:30/ 13:15 / 14:00 / 14:45 / 15:30 / 16:15 / 17:00
Duration: 1 Hour 35 Minutes
Departure Point: Avenida do Mar (near Marina) - Stop 1

Catamaran VMT:
Tour Timings:
 10.30 am or 3.30pm
Duration: 3 Hours
Departure Point: VMT City Pier Quiosque (In front of Stop 2)
(Check-in is obligatory 30 min. before each trip)
VMT- Stop at Fajã do Cabo Girão (for a swim and snorkeling if the weather permits)


  • 48-Hours Unlimited Funchal Hop-On, Hop-Off across the bus routes
  • Bus Audio Guide: Portuguese, English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Dutch, Russian, Swedish, Finish (Funchal + Câmara de Lobos Tour)
  • Free Madeira Wine Tasting at Old Blandys Wine Lodge and 10% Discount on shopping
  • Free Visit to Bordal Embroideries Factory and 10 % discount on shopping
  • Dolphin and whale watching in a catamaran.


  • Entrance Fees (Unless specified)
  • Hotel Transfers
  • Meals

Redemption Info

Carristur Bus: In order to activate the voucher, please present it (either in print or on your smartphone) to the driver or another member of the Yellow Bus Team.
Once the voucher is exchanged for a ticket, the voucher will no longer be active, only the ticket will be active, so please keep the ticket until the expiry date. Check your ticket to know when it expires.
To access the special offers included in your ticket, such as Bordal or Blandys, please validate the voucher first in the above mentioned points. 
The activity provider is not responsible for the theft, loss, or damage of tickets, so please keep your ticket safe
• VMT Catamaran: Present your ticket (redeemed voucher) to the operator's staff at VMT City Pier Quiosque (In front of Stop 2) 30 min before each trip  (Google Plus code J3WR+FV Funchal, Portugal)
For further information, go to the Yellow Bus Shop (9.00am-1.00pm e das 1.30pm-5.30pm): R. Simplício dos Passos Gouveia, Funchal (Google Plus code J3Q8+6H Funchal, Portugal)
Flexible Voucher: Your voucher is valid for 180 days. If it is not possible to take the tour within this period or on the date selected at the purchase moment, you can request us a date change by email, which will be made without any penalty, as long as the product is still available.

Know Before You Go

Tour is available throughout the year except December 25.
Pets are aloowed inside their carrier
All buses have a ramp and a dedicated place for 1 wheelchair per bus.
Stroller accessible
Near public transportation
Infants must sit on laps
Hop on Hop off: hop on and off on any stop along the route, while your ticket is valid.
For the Catamaran, sightings guaranteed – if no cetaceans are seen, we offer a second trip for free.
CARRISTUR reserves the right to change, suspend or eliminate any of its touristic products or transport services.
CARRISTUR shall not be held responsible for tickets loss or theft.
The Yellow Bus Shop (9.00am-1.00pm e das 1.30pm-5.30pm): R. Simplício dos Passos Gouveia, Yellow Bus Shop, Funchal (Coordinates: 32.638256, -16.933461) Or contact Yellow Bus Customer Service (+351) 218 503 225 (9.00am-6.00pm) | yellowbus@carris.pt
Disclaimer: Due to traffic issues, public holidays, weather conditions, cruise ship arrivals and unforeseen circumstances, there might be sudden changes in the route or on the schedule. In "normal times" Funchal is a busy city, especially during special events, summer holidays and at weekends. Traffic congestion and road closures - may cause delays, reduced frequency and changes to the route. We’ll do all we can to provide a smooth and frequent service!

Cancellation Policy

You must cancel at least 48 hours before the start time of the activity to get a complete refund.
If you cancel less than 48 hours before the start time of the experience, you will not be reimbursed.
Any modifications will not be allowed for less than 48 hours of the tour start time.
The cut-off times are determined by the experience's local time.
In case of no-show, you will not be reimbursed.
This ticket is non-transferable
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