We went on a trip with On Tales during our two week holiday on Madeira and loved it so much we went on another trip… Read more »
What our guests are saying...
We thoroughly enjoyed our experience. Very friendly guides, cozy trip for 6 people, and some spectacular scenes to remember forever. We were not luck enough… Read more »
It is a fairly small boat but very well equipped (only for 8 passengers including the captain and a marine biologists). Below the deck is… Read more »
We had such a great time, the highlight being following a Sei whale and having a pod of dolphins swimming and jumping right next to… Read more »
Fantastic! Took the kids (3 Girls – 9yr & 6yr old twins). The crew were brilliant with them, making sure they were safe, helping them… Read more »
Thank you for the amazing experience, we had an incredible time on your boat! During our trip we saw a flying fish and after a while… Read more »
Whale and Dolphin Watching
Watch sea life at its natural habitat! With the help of our professionals, it’s easy to identify the species on observation: dolphins, whales, birds or… Read more »
Come with us enjoy the magnificent sunset, aboard our “Miranda”. We create the perfect environment to be shared with your loved ones! You have a… Read more »
Swim and snorkel
Dive on the calm Madeira’s sea! Cristal water to snorkel and sea species watching, it’s the best option! You don’t need to worry about anything!… Read more »
Be an explorer
Enjoy this experience to the fullest! Explore Madeira’s coastline and small villages that lay between valleys and fajãs, naturally formed. It’s really an amazing and… Read more »
The Cory’s Shearwater are sea birds in constant migration that use Madeira’s islands to mate and nest. They arrive at March, the offspring are born… Read more »
Turtles! These loved animals, are normally born at Florida’s beaches or at the atlantic mexican coast, swimming to Madeira with a least 1 year old!… Read more »
These are calm and shy whales, but aren’t less loved by us! They are mostly found at madeira’s waters on summer. usually , they feel… Read more »
These amazing animals can be seen at Madeira’s waters, all year. They use our warm and calm sea to dive and eat, socialize and procreate.… Read more »
The pilot whales love tropical and temperate waters like Madeira’s sea! Usually they have a dark-grey to black body with a spot behind the dorsal… Read more »
These amazing dolphins choose to live in Madeira, all year! They have a very strong dark-grey colored body and a round head with a thick… Read more »
These sweet dolphins, of almost 2 meters long, are mostly seen at Madeira on Spring and Winter. They have a lot of characteristics that distinguish… Read more »
This is a very playful dolphin! They are mostly seen at Madeira sea at spring and summer, and usually explore the waters in big groups!… Read more »
On Tales was created in 2015, in order to allow you contemplate the magnificent creatures that inhabit the Madeiran seas, taking for mission a respectful exploration of the natural habitat and of the sea.
We aim to introduce our clients to some of the wonders of our coasts, attending to their needs whenever possible, maintaining a healthy relationship with sea-life, which allows future generations to enjoy it as much as we do.
We offer a service of excellence, such as “on tales”. On board our Yacht “Miranda”, our qualified professional crew, passionate of sea-life will be taking care of you. Guests only have to relax and indulge into the ocean’s charms.
On Tales is a young company dedicated to maritime touristic tours. We are based on the Marina da Calheta and sail along the South Coast of the island. Knowledge of our surroundings, comfort and safety are the fundamental principles that guide and motivate the On Tales team, in order to provide our guests with the best possible experience. On Tales is already a reference on the well-known tripadvisor portal and is within the top 5 of the attractions of Madeira Island.
Our business partners
Taking into account the saying “if you want to go fast, go alone but, if you want to go further, go accompanied”, we created strategic partnerships that hopefully, will help us go further! One of out main partner is the School of Languages “Mais Fronteiras”, which helps us through translations and/or reviews of the published writings.
AFTM – Associação do Filme, Televisão e Multimédia da Madeira selected On Tales as a reference partner in supporting audiovisual productions on south of Madeira Island. It also helps us manage the audiovisual productions that we use.
On Tales has various commercial partnerships with agents and turistic operators, that helps it evolve and being more noticeable.
Madeira’s archipelago consists of Madeira Island, Porto Santo Island, Desertas Islands and Selvagens Islands. Madeira and Porto Santo islands are the only ones, populated and that we’re able to freely explore it, since Desertas and Selvagens are Reserves and need special authorization.
Our archipelago lays in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean and has an enviable weather, with temperatures varying between 17ºC and 25ºC, and water temperature, between 18ºC and 22ºC. This is why Madeira is called Atlantic Pearl! A padise where you can enjoy a walk on the mountains or, swim in the warm water, at any time of the year. Madeira Island is also, one of the best places in the world, for us to behold the whales that naturally inhabit our sea.
The first island to be discovered was Porto Santo (from the portuguese, Saint Port), in 1418. After days drifting, the ship’s crew, who had been… Read more »
Why Madeira Islands?
Madeira and Porto Santo islands became on a noticeable map mark, known internationally, due to the awards its has been receiving through the years. Among… Read more »
Madeira island’s tropical climate, is enviable! It’s in this amazing climate that we are able to produce fruits and vegetables, sweet and colorful, that you… Read more »