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VMT Madeira - Catamaran Trips

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Marina do Funchal, loja 9, Funchal, Madeira 9050-024, Portugal
+351 963 796 860
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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.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pilot whales” (62 reviews)
“hour trip” (50 reviews)
“saw dolphins” (46 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Marina do Funchal, loja 9, Funchal, Madeira 9050-024, Portugal
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is no way to guarantee a whale; dolphin; porpoise or turtle sighting on these cruises but these guys know their business. This was our second cruise (January 2017) and yet again nature gifted us with wonderful whales and a pod of feeding dolphins. What's...More

1  Thank Woody2477
Colleen d, Guest Relations Manager at VMT Madeira - Catamaran Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Good day Woody2477, Thank you for your wonderful review! We know we are offering a really good experience to our guests when they repeat the trip! As pointed out, there is never a 100% guarantee that we will be able to spot the animals as...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've always been big wildlife fans especially sealife and I am a bit of a wildlife photographer, as a last minute booking we ended up going to Madeira not knowing much of what the trip would hold. After doing 2 trips with another company which...More

Thank VeggieTelford
Colleen d, Guest Relations Manager at VMT Madeira - Catamaran Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Good day Veggie Telford, Thank you for your wonderful review! You were certainly on the right catamaran then! There are quite a few members of our crew that are really good amateur photographers and if you check out our website you will probably see some...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Been on these catamaran trips twice now. The crew really work hard to spot the wales and dolphins: they sit up high in the rigging with binoculars. Nothing is guaranteed but it is a joy to see these creatures when they are in the area....More

Thank deborahscollan
Colleen d, Guest Relations Manager at VMT Madeira - Catamaran Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Good day deborahscollan, Thank you for taking the time to send us your wonderful review! You mention that our crew work hard, sitting on the high rigging to spot the cetaceans. They really do take their work very seriously and can become even more excited...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were lucky enough to see a sperm whale, a bryde whale and loads of little dolphins who accompanied us for a long while. Fantastic crew, brilliant ‘spotters’, an exciting afternoon and fantastic views of the island from the sea. Thank you guys for an...More

Thank octy63
Colleen d, Guest Relations Manager at VMT Madeira - Catamaran Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Good day octy63, Thank you for your very kind review! Our crew will really appreciate your comments about their efforts to spot the cetaceans. It's not as easy as it looks, up on the scaffolding glued to the binoculars. But the excitement once an animal...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic afternoon out we saw several bottlenose dolphins and the water was beautiful. Highly recommend.More

Thank Janice F
Colleen d, Guest Relations Manager at VMT Madeira - Catamaran Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Good afternoon Janice F, Thank you for your most welcome review! We are fortunate to have a clean, warm ocean (even though it's Atlantic) in Madeira. We are experiencing unusually fine weather for this time of the year which has been a real bonus for...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for a relaxing daytrip on the sea, this is a very nice 3 hours and money quite well spent. But if you are looking for a serious whale and animal watching cruise, this is a huge disappointment and I’d recommend to...More

Thank Tiger2003
Colleen d, Gestor de Relações com o Cliente at VMT Madeira - Catamaran Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good afternoon Tiger2003, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. However, we find a few discrepancies in your review and doubt that your trip was made with our catamaran. We do have a marine biologist in our company as well as sea...More

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Thank Mike G
Colleen d, Guest Relations Manager at VMT Madeira - Catamaran Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The sea looked calm the weather hot and catamarans stable I thought but OMG this was a rollercoaster on the sea for some of the journey fine when slowed down to see dolphins and we saw many sadly no whales I really must warn people...More

Thank Gordon G
Colleen d, Guest Relations Manager at VMT Madeira - Catamaran Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Good day Gordon G, Thank you for taking the time to send in your review. We are really sad that you had such a tough time out at sea. The movement of a catamaran on the open sea can affect some people adversely. We have...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved our 3 hour morning trip where we were very lucky to see two pods of dolphins. The crew were friendly and professional and offered good commentary. Recommended.More

Thank ashmorayw
Colleen d, Guest Relations Manager at VMT Madeira - Catamaran Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Good day ashmorayw, Thank you for your very kind comments, especially about our crew! We have had a very good Autumn season so far with a good variety of cetaceans being spotted, and on about 98% of our trips. We hope that you will recommend...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First day in Funchal we had arranged to go whale watching. We booked this in the uk, very efficient service and discounted price by booking in advance and paying a small deposit, upfront. Balance paid on the day. Efficient transport from hotel to the VMT...More

Thank Sla40
Colleen d, Guest Relations Manager at VMT Madeira - Catamaran Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Good day Sla40, Thank you for your very kind review! We are happy that you brought up the subject of space on board and the facilities available. These are two very important aspects to the majority of clients. We agree that the views from the...More

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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
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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 !
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SusanaSM_11
11 November 2015|
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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.
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