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Address: Marina do Funchal, loja 9, Funchal, Madeira 9050-024, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 963 796 860
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Madeira Catamaran, is one of the most popular boat trips on Madeira island...

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.

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Absolutely amazing!

Really easy to find the boat, everyone spoke really good english. We went out to sea, and sailed most of it which was lovely. The spotters were looking very carefully and as soon... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Madeira, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Really easy to find the boat, everyone spoke really good english. We went out to sea, and sailed most of it which was lovely. The spotters were looking very carefully and as soon as theyd heard of a sighting we went straight over. We saw 2 sperm whales which was absolutely amazing! The spotters we really helpful making sure we... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We read about a couple of different dolphin watching boat operators, but we decided to go with VMT Madeira because they guarantee that you will see dolphins or put you on another trip for free. On closer inspection, we noted that this offer is only valid until end of September, but by then we had already booked. Our trip was... More 

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Somerset UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

No dolphins, but several sperm whales, including one jumping right out of the water ('breaching'). Sightings are not guaranteed, but, although I'd not have been able to take them up on this as it was my last day on the island, I was impressed that they promise a free trip if here are no sightings. Lovely crew, doing all they... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Smooth catamaran and great trips. And if You do not see the animals on first try, You get second trip for free - they do, tested, confirmed. About the whales and dolphins - the crew does it's best to spot the animals. Sometimes they are lucky and all the possible animals are seen, sometimes not so lucky and no-one shows... More 

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Thank Hando P
March, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good trip saw dolphins and also saw sperm whale which we were told is rare in these waters the crew very informative well worth the 4hr trip

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Thank Tony M
Taunton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great boat trip out from Funchal on a very smooth catamaran. Saw pilot whales and spotted dolphins. There was an opportunity to swim from the boat, but the sea was a little cold - no takers! Great views of Funchal and the mountains.

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Wrentham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a phenomenal experience, went out and saw some dolphins but did not get a good view, then we suddenly changed course and headed out to sea. Very soon we were inside a pod of about 20 pilot whales. The crew member who was doing the commentary (in excellent English) got genuinely excited.We were lucky, as whales are not... More 

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Thank Goldings23
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very friendly crew and we had nice weather. Saw several dolphin groups. There is a photographer onboard that takes your picture at the end of the tour they offer you the picture together with the dolphins that was spotted. We didnt take any picture so I dont know the price but if she had told us it would also be... More 

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Stroud, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to spend a few hours aboard the catamaran as it was a really hot day and fancied something different .A coat is necessary as you can get splashed and also even on a hot day it can be quite nippy .We saw four small pilot whales and about a dozen or more dolphins in about a two and... More 

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Corsley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took a trip out to look for marine life. First came a huge pod of dolphins, they were like quicksilver,swimming around and under the boat also some babies but they stayed a little distance away. But then the Pilot whales arrived swimming along side, and so many, the crew were first class our guide extremely knowledgable. He explained the very... More 

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