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 »
What our clients are saying...
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 calma se 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 »
OnTales was created on 2015, as a way of contemplating this magnificent creatures, taking as our mission, an environment and natural habitat respectable sea exploration. We hope to give our clients a demonstration of some of the wonders of our coast, attending to their needs, whenever possible, maintaining a healthy relationship with sealife, which allows future generations to enjoy them too.
We aim to offer a service of excellence, like on tales. Our service on board of our iate “Miranda” is granted by qualified professionals passionate by sealife, where our client’s role is only to relax and let themselves get involved by the ocean’s charms.
On Tales is a young company dedicated to maritime touristic tours. It’s based at Marina da Calheta and works at the Island’s South Coast. Experience, comfort and safety are principles that guide and motivate On Tales team to provide the best experiences to all its clients. On Tales is already a reference in the well-known tripadvisor portal and is in the top 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 »