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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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US$ 42.07*
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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” (64 reviews)
“hour trip” (51 reviews)
“saw dolphins” (46 reviews)
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| Marina do Funchal, loja 9, Funchal, Madeira 9050-024, Portugal
+351 963 796 860
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We left on a bright, sunny morning but half way through the trip, the dark clouds came in and the wind and rain arrived. We saw a few dorsal fins of pilot whales after about an hour and a half. Some people were sick and...More

1  Thank aileen44
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

costs 30 euros each for 3 hour trip only saw a couple of wales but most enjoyable,toilets & bar onboard

Thank penninesteve
Reviewed 3 weeks ago


Thank John_w_92203
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we enjoyed the trip seeing pit whales , trop[ical bride whales and bottle nose dolphins as well as a nice coastal tour on the way back . Its 5 Euros more than competition for a ' guaranteed ' sighting and free replacement rip if you...More

Thank hilltopOxon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We chose this a something to do on our last day in Funchal, and are so glad we did. Being out of season, the Catamaran wasn't too crowded. There was good information throughout the trip. We had 4 stops viewing the marine life - Bryde...More

Thank Sheri_and_Mike
Reviewed 9 November 2017 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 weeks 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 8 November 2017 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 weeks 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 7 November 2017

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 weeks 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 5 November 2017

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 4 weeks 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 30 October 2017 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 4 weeks 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

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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.