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VMT Madeira - Catamaran Trips

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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.
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
| Marina do Funchal, loja 9, Funchal, Madeira 9050-024, Portugal
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I`ve tried several times the services of this company . They own several boats for watching dolphins and wales on Madeira sea . I always enjoyed their trips, the staff are very professionals and their boats are very nice and comfortable . I recommend their...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Alfredo G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On the first trip we didn't see any kind of sea life and little explanation was given to us. We were expecting for them to have information about the animals' location since they don't return the money and therefore should guarantee that we see some...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Joana M
madeiracatamaran, Front Office Manager at VMT Madeira - Catamaran Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Ms Joana, Thank you for your review. We are sorry that unfortunately you didn't see any cetaceans not on your first nor second trip. That is unusual, as most of our "second timmers" are lucky. However, the location of the animals is not something...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our initial trip on New years day was cancelled due to poor weather but communication was good and we went the day after .The catamaran is a lovely vessel that is comfortable and has its own bar area the the crew do a great job...More

Thank Andynewton03
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were fortunate enough to see dolphins and pilot whales! But even if we wouldn't have seen them this would have still been a great experience. The catamaran was amazing and we was all able to sit in the catamaran or lie comfortabley on the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kiacope1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you and your partner have an extra 70 Euros that do not know what to do with it, go ahead and book a 3 hr Catamaran trip (2 hour and 50 minutes of boring sailing and 10 minutes of dolphin watching from distance)!! We...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank farhadv87
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having worked in the whale & dolphin watch industry ourselves as skipper and crew/guide, my fiancé and I took a trip from Funchal in mid-December. We were very pleased with the entire operation - and sighted Pilot whales and Bottlenose dolphins within minutes of leaving...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ann s
Reviewed 7 December 2018 via mobile

We loved this Whale watching cruise along the stunning coast of Madeira. This is the only boat trip I've ever been on where they do a safety demonstration. Good value for the length of the trip. The crew are friendly and knowledgeable. We saw a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank liz T
Reviewed 30 November 2018 via mobile

Booked this through Thomas Cook for Out cruise on Arcadia. Had to make our own way to the office 10 minutes in Taxi or half hour walk (we took taxi) Nice office area with toilet and friendly staff. Short walk to catamaran, plenty of seating....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank PeterB472013
Reviewed 14 November 2018 via mobile

An excellent value for money experience on a catamaran- saw lots of whales and really close up. The company also have respect for the environment collecting plastic garbage and advising passengers why it’s important to keep the ocean clean. A 3-hour trip with lots of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jason045
Reviewed 13 November 2018

My wife and I joined VMT Madeira's 3-hour dolphin and whale watching tour in the afternoon. Although other boats had left the harbour before us, VMT Madeira made good speed and we arrived as first at a group of pilot whales, relatively close to shore....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Laura F
19 June 2017|
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Response from MerjaSumaritrips | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I regard it as safe if you go a day the sea is not rough and the currents are ok. You do not go to the front part of the catamaran but stay where the seats are.
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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 !
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.