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Address: Marina do Funchal, loja 9, Funchal, Madeira 9050-024, Portugal
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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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Dolphin and whale watching

The trip was great, we had a fabulous crew and photographer. We went out a fair distance hard to tell in miles. We spotted 2 different times pods of common dolphins and we spotted... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Welland, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The trip was great, we had a fabulous crew and photographer. We went out a fair distance hard to tell in miles. We spotted 2 different times pods of common dolphins and we spotted a rare Minke whale not common to these waters. They were able to confirm the whale by her photos. Great way to end a great time... More 

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really pleased we did this trip, had a lovely morning at sea and saw some amazing sights of different dolphins but no whales. Very informative, can sit in the sun or in the shade, over two levels for best views, apparently they guarantee you see something or you can go for free the next day, we saw plenty so don't... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Saw four sperm whales and a group of bottle nose dolphins. Bit rough going out. Some people sea sick. It was obviously going to be that way if you spent 10 seconds looking out to sea before embarking. Great value for money I thought. Tremendous experience.

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Manchester
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an excellent 3 hour trip out to see sperm whales and dolphins. We were dubious at first but sure enough we saw a family of 5 sperm whales quite close by and were treated to a number of them diving. The crew were excellent and looked after a few tourists who didnt have any sea legs! We returned... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was one of the best trip we had in Madeira. You have to see the dolphins. They came really close to the catamaran, so they were like 1-2 meters in front of us. You don't want to miss out this experience!

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Thank Klári S
Telford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were lucky to see two pods of dolphins and some pilot whales, if you choose the cirrect operator (Sea the Best) they give a second trip if nothing seen.

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Thank Dag S
Surrey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on a whale and dolphin trip by catamaran and thoroughly enjoyed the whole expererience, it was well organised from beginning to end. The ship was clean and the crew were friendly and knowledgeable, they were well aware of safety aspects without being over pushy. We were fortunate to see dolphins and Fin whales and enjoyed sunshine for most... More 

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Accrington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed this trip and saw plenty of dolphins.....maybe a little too expensive but we got it free for listening to the timeshare presentation for the new Savoy......That is ok if you can keep saying no no no I do not want an appartment....

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the catamaran was clean and we were luck to get seats at the front. We saw pilot whales and dolphins - a great experience! The guides were great and explained alot about the surrounding islands and habitats. The 3 hours went quickly. I recommend this trip regardless of the weather - we went when it wasn't sunny but that didn't... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've taken the 3-hour catamaran trip in search of dolphins & whales offered by VMT Madeira many times, but yesterday's trip excelled in every way. We were privileged to see two enormous fin whales at close quarters. They are an endangered species, & at 20m long are the second-largest mammal on the planet. It was a wonderfully uplifting experience in... More 

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