Cory’s Shearwater

Calonetris borealis

Loggerhead Sea Turtle

Caretta caretta

Blainville Beaked Whale

Blainville’s Beaked Whale

Mesoplodon densirostris

Sperm Whale

Physeter macrocephalus

Short-finned pilot whale

Globicephala macrorhynchus

Bottlenose Dolphin

Tursiops truncatus


Short-beaked Common Dolphin

Delphinus delphis

Atlantic Spotted Dolphin

Stenella frontalis

Our Mission

On Tales was created in 2015, in order to allow you to contemplate the magnificent creatures that inhabit the Maderian 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, to allow 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 say “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 our main partner is the School of Languages “Mais Fronteiras”, that helps us with translations and/or reviews of the publishings. 
AFTM – Associação do Filme, Televisão e Multimédia da Madeira selected On Tales as a reference partner to support audiovisual productions for the south of Madeira Island. They also help us manage the audiovisual productions we use.
On Tales is also working on several commercial partnerships with agents and tour operators in order to grow to be a must to any visitor on our wonderful island !  

Madeira Island

The Madeira archipelago is composed of Madeira Island, Porto Santo Island, the Desertas Islands and the Savage Islands. Madeira and Porto Santo are the only inhabited islands that we can explore freely, since Desertas and Savages are classified as Nature Reserves, and require a special permit.
Our archipelago is located in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean and benefits from a very pleasant climate with temperatures ranging from 17ºC to 25ºC, and a water temperature between 18ºC and 22ºC.

This is why Madeira is known as the Pearl of the Atlantic ! A real paradise where you can walk in the mountains or bathe in hot water, at any time of the year. Madeira Island is also one of the best places in the world to observe whales and dolphins in their natural habitat. It is only up to you to join us …