Striped dolphins are an oceanic species and a seasonal visitor to Madeira. They can be seen on Madeira dolphin and whale watching tours starting in February, peaking in May and through June. They are a well studied species that lives in the temperate and tropical oceans of the world.
Length: males 2.6 meters and females 2.4 meters
Weight: males up to 160 kg and females up to 150 kg
Lifespan: up to 55 years
Diet: fish, squid, octopus, krill, and other crustaceans
Sightings of the Striped dolphins can only be described as thrilling! When we see them they are usually in pods of 30 or more. They are a very fast swimming species that often porpoises or jumps acrobatically from the water.
We are a family owned dolphin and whale watching company on the island of Madeira. Our mission is to offer our guests the finest marine wildlife encounters while protecting the ocean environment and its amazing inhabitants. We hope you will choose to join our dolphin and whale watching tours for respectful, informative and sustainable dolphin and whale watching tours from Funchal on the island of Madeira.