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Ventura Nature Emotions

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Open today: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Loved it!

Me and my partner have been on several boat trips over the years. From catamaran trips with 100... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
James K
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Highlight of our holiday

We booked this several days in advance as the sail boat doesn’t go out every day. Jorge our captain... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Farnham, United Kingdom
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“sailing boat”(15 reviews)
“rib boat”(14 reviews)
VENTURA|nature emotions is a nature tourism company based in Madeira Islands, Portugal with a clear ambition – organize birdwatching tours, whale & dolphin watching tours, and outdoor activities around Madeira Islands, Desertas Islands and Selvagens...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Funchal, Madeira 9000-055, Portugal
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my partner have been on several boat trips over the years. From catamaran trips with 100 plus people on to more intimate trips on smaller boats. We can honestly say the 2 trips we had on George's sail boat where the best of...More

Thank James K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked this several days in advance as the sail boat doesn’t go out every day. Jorge our captain and Rita the marine biologist were fantastic. I’ve been on dolphin watching trips before but have never seen so many. We were with a pod of...More

1  Thank HannahJ801
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

We went out in the nippy RIB boat at 10 am on a grey but still morning. The enthusiasm of birth the marine biologist and the boat's Captain was infectious. We saw 100s of dolphins, covering 4 different species which is rare and we were...More

2  Thank Jo P
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

We went on a Dolphin and Whale watching in the rib. It was a wonderful experience as we saw literally hundreds of dolphins. The fact that there was a charming young marine biologist on board and a spotter on land ensured an interesting and successful...More

2  Thank anneh222
Reviewed 6 February 2018

The combination of a fast RIB, a knowledgeable marine biologist on board and a spotter with telescope and radio contact on land gives the best possible chance of sightings. Their enthusiasm and friendliness made for a superb outing.

2  Thank Steven S
Reviewed 24 November 2017

Have used these on many occasions when family & friends have come to visit .. each time using the wooden boat ( not inflatable ).. if you want a more personal experience with fewer people to see whales & dolphins then this is the trip...More

Thank dphildiane
Reviewed 10 November 2017

We booked for the Desertas Islands tour, paying 20Eur deposit is cash and being asked to pay the balance via the website. Unfortunately the website only allows for the full price to be paid so we paid the full 160Eur via credit card. The Friday...More

2  Thank jbce2013
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Our whale and dolphin watching trip was excellent and we were very lucky with sightings of both. Being in the midst of a pod of 80 or so dolphins was an absolute delight to behold. Ventura also provided a personalised birdwatching tour for the two...More

Thank GilbertoEssex
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

We had a great time on the whale & dolphin rib tour. We saw a whale, some bottlenose dolphins & loads of spotted dolphins. & when I say loads I mean LOADS!! They were everywhere!! They were so playful swimming alongside the boat, at one...More

Thank Caryl E
Reviewed 2 November 2017

Just returned from Madeira where we had booked a whale watching trip. Unfortunately for us it was a pretty windy day and conditions were not ideal and as we were stopping off on a cruise ship there was no opportunity to reschedule. Although Marco said...More

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Bela H
18 June 2018|
Response from anneh222 | Reviewed this property |
I booked online by clicking ‘book now’ on Trip Advisor’. We paid a deposit then went and confirmed the booking at their office on the Marina when we got to Funchal.
Shaukat P
4 April 2017|
Response from VENTURA_Director | Property representative |
Dear Shaukat, thanks for your contact. Yes, we have availability on Saturday, at 14h e Monday, at 10h for the Whale and Dolphin Watching RIB boat tour. Please send us an email or call to book or received more details about... More