Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tours and Whale & Dolphin Watching by Boat

Discover the historical centre of Funchal and visit the picturesque town of Câmara de Lobos by bus. Embark on an adventure during the dolphin and whale watching tour from Funchal in a catamaran.

Discover the attractions of Funchal and the wonders of Câmara de Lobos by Bus
Dolphin and whale watching in a catamaran
Stop for a swimming and snorkeling break at Fajã do Cabo Girão
Free Madeira Wine Tasting at Old Blandys Wine Lodge
Bordal Embroideries Factory free entry

Only after you have seen Madeira by land and sea, you can truly appreciate its enchanting landscapes. With the Yellow Bus Company and at a height of 3 meters, you will experience the views of Funchal and Câmara de Lobos with its main monuments, landscapes and streets with several and colourful flowers in its gardens.

With the VMT Catamaran Company, you will have the opportunity of seeing Funchal and sorroundings from Atlantic Ocean, with wonderful coastline crystal clear waters, rocks looking like wonderful lace work. Also will be looking out for Dolphins and whales, sometimes we also have the opportunity of spotting turtles and sea birds.

Dolphin and Whale watching is among the most popular activities in Madeira, and the island is visited by more than 20 species of cetaceans. It’s an unforgettable experience! For the Catamaran, sightings guaranteed – if no cetaceans are seen, we offer a second trip for free.

Important Information
Ticket type

Funchal & Câmara de Lobos Tour: 48h Hop-On Hop-Off
Catamaran VMT: 3h


Funchal & Câmara de Lobos Tour: 1h50
Catamaran VMT: 3h

Starting point

Yellow Bus - Avenida do Mar (Near Marina) - stop 1

VMT City Pier Quiosque (In front of Stop 2)
Check-in is obligatory 30 min. before each trip



Funchal & Câmara de Lobos Tour
Stop 1: 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

Catamaran VMT
10:30 or 15:00
Check-in is obligatory 30 min. before each trip

*25/12 - closed


VMT- Stop at Fajã do Cabo Girão (for a swim and snorkeling if the weather permits)

1 - Avenida do Mar (Funchal Marina) Terminal
2 - Funchal City Gates / Touristic Docks
3 - Old Town and Cable Car
4 - Farmer's Market
5 - Bordal Embroidery Factory/ Farmer's Market
6 - Madeira Wine Museum/ City Hall
7 - Madeira Tourism Office (Oficial)/ Cathedral/ Municipal Garden
8 - Casino/ Madeira President's House
9 - Quinta Magnólia Gardens
10 - Funchal Bay Panoramic Viewpoint
11 - São Martinho Chapel and Cemetery
12 - Pico dos Barcelos Viewpoint
13 - Promenade to Funchal
14 - Câmara de Lobos South
15 - Câmara de Lobos North
16 - Promenade to Funchal
17 - Orca Praia Hotel / Old Road to Câmara de Lobos
18 - Angel Roundabout / Formosa Beach
19 - Doca do Cavacas / Promenade
20 - Forum Shopping centre
21 - Pestana / Promenade Hotel / Panoramic Gardens
22 - Lido Promenade and Gardens
23 - Yellow Bus Office / Porto Mare Hotel
24 - Lido
25 - Cliff Bay Hotel
26 - Belmond Reid's Palace Hotel
27 - S. José Fortress Viewpoint
28 - Lighthouse Viewpoint
29 - Cruise Terminal
30 - Design Centre Nini A. Silva

Audio Guide / Local Guide

Yellow Bus: English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Finnish, Russian, Dutch, Suedish
Catamaran VMT- Local Guide: Portuguese, English

Advantages & Discounts

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
10% Discount in other Yellow Bus tickets (valid only for in-person purchases and only for Yellow Bus products - excludes combined tickets that include products supplied by partners or for exclusive partner products)

Redemption instructions

In order to activate the Yellow Bus voucher, please show it (either in print or on your smartphone) to the driver or another member of the Yellow Bus Team. You will receive a ticket in exchange for your voucher, which you must keep until the expiry date. Please check your ticket to know when it expires. After exchanging your voucher for a ticket, your voucher will no longer be valid.

Usage instructions

Ticket validity: 48h from the first validation.
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.

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 48 hours in advance to receive a full refund.
Please send your request for:

Travelling with pets?

Small animals can be transported on our panoramic buses, trams, and boat, only inside carrier baskets, without occupying a seat. Guided dogs are allowed and do not require a carrier basket. Please see examples of accepted carrier baskets in the FAQ information at the bottom of the page.


Find us at:
Yellow Bus Shop: 9.00-13:00 / 13:30 -17:30
R. Simplício dos Passos Gouveia (coordinates: 32.638256, -16.933461).

Or contact Yellow Bus Customer Service- (+351) 218 503 225 national landline call (9.00am-1.00pm) |

Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tours and Whale & Dolphin Watching by Boat
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