Holidaymakers aren’t the only ones drawn to Madeira’s warm waters. Whales and dolphins enjoy a trip to this part of the world, too. And, in summer, whale-watchers can have a field day spotting humpback, sperm and pilot varieties. Orcas sometimes visit, too. Plus, if the whales are being shy, you can be sure the dolphins won’t be. If you’re keen, there are loads of excursions from Funchal.