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VMT Madeira - Catamaran Trips

#2 of 29 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Funchal Features Animals
Marina do Funchal, loja 9, Funchal, Madeira 9050-024, Portugal
+351 963 796 860
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US$ 39.88*
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Dolphin and Whale Watching Catamaran Cruise from Funchal
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Marina do Funchal, loja 9, Funchal, Madeira 9050-024, Portugal
+351 963 796 860
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Reviewed 5 days ago

the first thing i have to say is how professional and knowledgeable the crew were during my 3 hour catamaran trip and even though we didn't see any turtles we did see many dolphins,several pilot whales which some of them got very close to the...More

Thank alittletoolate
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great day. Saw lots of Dolphins and Whales. Crew very friendly. A must for all visitors to Madeira Highly recommend

Thank margied65
Reviewed 1 week ago

The first trip to spot the dolphins turned out to be rather rough and no sightings. However the company offers a no sighting a free second trip which they honoured no problem. The second trip was completely different day with sightings of 3 different types...More

Thank Colin B
Reviewed 1 week ago

VMT was great. They gave us an extremely pleasant day. They found dolphins! The dolphins swam with the boat, in front of us, beside us, under us, showed off for us, kept us company, until the captain expressed his sorrow at needing to take us...More

Thank GothenburgLady
Colleen d, Gestor de Relações com o Cliente at VMT Madeira - Catamaran Trips, responded to this review

Good afternoon GothenburgLady, Wow! Thank you for your wonderful review!! We will certainly pass on this review to our crew who will be as delighted as we are to receive such positive comments! As you may have experienced, the crew are really happy and excited...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great experience - lasted three hours with good commentary. on our trip we only saw dolphins - but lots of them - followed by an inshore return to FunchalMore

Thank rogeandout
Colleen d, Gestor de Relações com o Cliente at VMT Madeira - Catamaran Trips, responded to this review

Good afternoon rogeandout, Thank you for your valued comments! Our crew are highly qualified and we have crew members that are registered Sea Guides and are able to give our guests accurate information about the cetacean species we may encounter as well as some interesting...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went for the spotting cruise on a catamaran and it was great! Professional service, great sightings, quick break for a swim in the ocean and taking care of the animals themselves (they moved away when other ships approached as not to disturb the dolphins)....More

Thank Annette_Anne
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Within an hour of leaving the shore we saw a pod of bottlenose dolphins and went on to see a further pod of them as well as a rare young sei whale. A second trip is offered for free in the event of no sightings...More

Thank Danny P
Colleen d, Gestor de Relações com o Cliente at VMT Madeira - Catamaran Trips, responded to this review

Good afternoon Danny P, Thank you so much for your review! This is what nature is all about! Every day brings new surprises and we never know what to expect. As you correctly pointed out, there is no wildlife on the land which is why...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A good 3 hour boat trip no whales but plenty of dolphins close up , my wife a I really enjoyed the trip and would recommend.More

Thank everon2013
Colleen d, Gestor de Relações com o Cliente at VMT Madeira - Catamaran Trips, responded to this review

Good morning everon2013, Thank you for taking the time to send us your most welcome review! It is not always possible to find whales but we have about a 60% chance of spotting them. If we are not able to find anything (whales or dolphins)...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our conference party booked this catamaran trip and we saw two groups about 100 dolphins. They dont like the boat being close of course but entertained us with jumping out. We also slowly tracked a large female turtle. On the way back some brave ones...More

Thank Chris W
Colleen d, Gestor de Relações com o Cliente at VMT Madeira - Catamaran Trips, responded to this review

Good afternoon Chris W, Thank you for your kind review! You were really fortunate to see such a big group of dolphins! As you mentioned, the dolphins don't like being chased or for us to spend too much time with them as it stresses them....More

Reviewed 19 April 2017

We booked an afternoon whale/dolphin watching tour. We saw lots of dolphins, but unfortunately no whales. Slightly pricey for just three hours, but I suppose that's the standard rate for these trips. The tour was all very well organised, and the crew was very informative....More

Thank shannonmiller9
Colleen d, Gestor de Relações com o Cliente at VMT Madeira - Catamaran Trips, responded to this review

Good afternoon shannonmiller9, Thank you for taking the time to send in your review. We are happy to see that you were able to see lots of dolphins. Spotting whales is more difficult and we have, on average, about a 60% chance of seeing them....More

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Alice W
Hi! we are coming to Madeira for a week from the 6th of June. Do you know if the boat will stop and allow up to get in the sea during the VMT Catamaran dolphin tour? Thank you
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 !
For those who took the whale watch in the month of November--how chilly (or warm) was it out on the water?
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.
I am hoping to renew my marriage vow next year for our tenth anniversary and would love to do it on one of your catamaran on the sunset cruise
19 July 2015|
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Response from linn489 | Reviewed this property |
You'd have to contact the company itself to ask if it's arrangable in some way. This page (tripadvisor) is a review site only, and the answers you get here are from people who has been on these catamarans.. but we are not... More