Cory's Shearwater

Cory’s Shearwater

Calonetris borealis

Loggerhead Turtle

Loggerhead Sea Turtle

Caretta caretta

Blainville beaked whale

Blainville’s Beaked Whale

Mesoplodon densirostris

Sperm Whale Madeira Island

Sperm Whale

Physeter macrocephalus

pilot whale

Short-finned pilot whale

Globicephala macrorhynchus

Bottlenose dolphin

Bottlenose Dolphin

Tursiops truncatus

Golfinho Comum Ilha da Madeira

Short-beaked Common Dolphin

Delphinus delphis

Atlantic Spotted Dolphin

Stenella frontalis

Our Mission

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 Island

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.