Who we are
We are for Whales, Dolphins, Turtles, fish and marine Birds! We are for tales of the big Blue! On Tales!
We support Whale Watching as a way to protect wildlife while exploring the ocean.
We aim to create memories. Good, long lasting memories of overwhelming nature and of a time well spent.
We are for a green world and a Blue Ocean! We are for Sustainability and Environmental Awareness. On Tales has been awarded the Blue Flag for environmental awareness every year, since 2019! We keep holding it for 2023.
We aim to do no harm! We aim to be helpful!
We aim to explore the ocean in a sustainable, responsible and respectful way.
In 2022, On Tales subscribed to the BioSphere Certification, aligned with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda.
On Tales’ approach towards wildlife and its natural habitat is a respectful one. Our aim is to foster an awareness of the ocean and its ever-present marine life.
We aim to introduce our guests to some of the wonders of Madeira Island, attending to their needs whenever possible, while maintaining a healthy relationship with sea-life, in order to allow future generations to enjoy it as much as we do.
Sustainability, 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.
We offer a service of excellence, such as “on tales”. On board our Yacht, “Miranda”, our qualified professional crew members, passionate of sea-life, will be taking care of you. Guests can just relax and indulge into the ocean’s charms.
On Tales has been awarded the Tripadvisor’s certificate of excellence and Tripadvisor’s travellers choice every year since 2017. Travellers choice for 2023!
On Tales is a reference on the well-known TripAdvisor portal and is within the top 5 of all the attractions of Madeira Island. Often occupying the 1 position on the ranking for boats!
On Tales is dedicated to maritime touristic tours. We are based on the Marina da Calheta and sail along the South Coast of Madeira island.
Fast and FUN! Esmeralda is a speed boat, perfectly suited for 5 guests although it is licensed to accommodate more. Small groups only for a fun experience. Explore the island from a privileged point of view, from a reaching… Read more »
Discover the Atlantic Ocean on an amazing 10-seater yacht. Named “Miranda” from the Latin “adorable”, “admirable” or “marvellous”. It is also the name of Prospero’s daughter in “The Tempest”, by Shakespeare. Miranda is definitely up to the standards of… Read more »
Our business partners
We have adopted the popular saying: “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together”.
With this in mind, we have established strategic partnerships that we trust will contribute to our growth and success.
On Tales has also partnered with a number of agents and tour operators, both nationally and internationally, so that to become an essential part of any visit to Paradise Island!