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VMT Madeira - Catamaran Trips

#2 of 31 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Funchal Features Animals
Marina do Funchal, loja 9, Funchal, Madeira 9050-024, Portugal
+351 963 796 860
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US$ 41.83*
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Madeira Catamaran, is one of the most popular boat trips on Madeira island and have been operating since 2003, taking clients out to sea to watch dolphins, whales and turtles in their natural habitat.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good25%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pilot whales” (57 reviews)
“saw dolphins” (46 reviews)
“hour trip” (46 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 19:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Marina do Funchal, loja 9, Funchal, Madeira 9050-024, Portugal
+351 963 796 860
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Reviewed yesterday

Great 3 hours of sailing. We manged to spot the dolphins and enjoy a swim in Cabo Girao. A lovely trip for the whole family. Crew very helpful when my child felt a bit sea sick.

Thank _pazita2171
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great trip. We booked the joint safari/sea day and we were not disappointed. It was very choppy however but we were rewarded with seeing 11 whales and swimming in the sea

Thank Mandula
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We did the pirate ship earlier in the week and didn't see dolphins but then it's not a 'guaranteed observation' like this tour is. Who wouldn't want to jump off a pirate ship I the Atlantic. Problem is that this tour follows the same path...More

Thank Gasflash
Reviewed 4 days ago

Cannot believe some of the reviews. We were greeted by nice reception team, we sat for a while then were taken to the catamaran. Once on board were told about safety etc then introduced to the crew. We were going out about 2 miles hopefully...More

Thank MART582013
Reviewed 5 days ago

We wished the 3 hours never ends. The crew were very nice and the catamaran wasn`t overcrowded, which was important part for us. Just like the fact that they really care about the environment and there are very strict rules concerning how to get close...More

Thank horvathgabriella
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was the worst trip ever! Too crowded and nearly a 100 people on the catamaran. Had to wait even 30 minutes just to be guided to the catamaran like pigs to the slaughterhouse. I cannot recommend this to people who want to have a...More

Thank YesiLai
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was advertised as for dolphin watching but the crew seemed more interested in getting people to cabo girau for swimming rather than take us to see any wildlife. When they got a call on the radio about dolphins they would suddenly change course and...More

Thank gecko77
Reviewed 1 week ago

They guarantee dolphins and you "see them" lovely catamaran trip for 3 hrs stopping for swimming and Dolphin spotting, great photo opportunities. Lovely clean boat and safe trip. Enjoy

1  Thank georgie510
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was bit confused with the 'crowd' awaiting to get on board but number of people it turned out to be perfectly fitting capability of the boat. Everything was on time, safe and covenient, the crew was very helpfull.

Thank MufinXXL
Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose the evening dolphin trip to make the most of the sunset and it didn't disappoint. We saw two large groups of dolphins who loved swimming alongside the catamaran and were very playful. The sunset was simply beautiful. There was an opportunity to go...More

Thank Melissa B
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Laura F
19 June 2017|
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Response from dianemaxwell48 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Steve just posted an excellent answer to your question looking at motion sickness, drinks, toilet, there is plenty of seating but its an adventure craft not a comfy carpeted vessel with cushioned seats. Hope that... More
Alice W
14 May 2016|
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Response from Maciej M | Reviewed this property |
yes , you gonna be able to get to the sea for about 30-45 minutes , catamaran will stop next to the cliff with a great view. Enjoy !
11 November 2015|
Response from CelsoBrasao | Property representative |
Hello Susana, thank you for your question. The water temperature is about 21/ 22 degrees, and the air temperature about the same. It's however recommendable to bring a jacket as it can be windy.