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

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 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.