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Magic Dolphin Sea Safaris

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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good13%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pilot whales”(43 reviews)
“great trip”(35 reviews)
“saw dolphins”(26 reviews)
Magic Dolphin Sea Safaris takes up to 18 people+ 2 crew members aboard. The 500HP engines provide a fun and smooth ride. Larger distances can be covered rapidly. With its shallow draft letting you explore almost anywhere and taking you closer to...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
| Funchal Marina, Funchal, Madeira 9000-019, Portugal
+351 291 231 626
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 29 August 2015 via mobile

Excellent trip. We contacted the company via e-mail and Umut responded straight away and was very helpful in arranging a suitable booking. The boat only takes 18 visitors so there's lots of space throughout the boat to relax, see the sites and of course the...More

3  Thank mottuboy
magic dolphin d, Owner at Magic Dolphin Sea Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2015

Dear Guest, Many thanks for your nice comments. I am glad that you have enjoyed your trip on our little Catamaran. We hope to see you visiting us again. Best regards Umut

Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 8 July 2015

It started as a nice trip. Beautiful scenery and a nice boat. We saw no wildlife but that didn't bother us - I was quite happy to sail along the coast anyway. What happened then was a disaster... We were sitting on the sunbeds on...More

6  Thank SonjaThePassenger
magic dolphin d, Owner at Magic Dolphin Sea Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2015

Dear Sonja, I totally understand your anger and I smpathy your feelings. When we talked on the phone, you have asked me if our insuarance will pay for your damaged belongings. As I explanied our insurance will not pay because theese items were your personel...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Wonderful Experience. Knowledgeable young lady on shore explained about the ride. Easy to book in the shore office and accompanied to the RIB for a very comfortable and exciting ride. Saw 2 schools of Pilot whales who had for company a few bottle nosed dolphins...More

Thank Michael G
Reviewed 4 days ago

The crew really went the extra mile (and the extra thirty minutes) to show us a group of sperm whales after having already seen dolphins and lots of pilot whales. Ours was an excellent trip and the highlight of our short break in Madeira.

Thank geoffnewbury
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Just all round excellent trip.Catamaran comfortable and crew could not have been more helpful.We saw two pods of pilot whales- i saw at least 12 including mothers and juveniles. Best trip of our Madeira stay ! Thank you

Thank Val H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is not dolphin and whale watching! We paid 60 euros, 30 euros each, to take us around with the catamaran for 3 hours! The crew listened the whole trip Guns n Roses music and smoked one cigarette after the other! Not really looking for...More

1  Thank guitar1973
magic dolphin d, Owner at Magic Dolphin Sea Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your reviews with us. Catamaran trips are usually cost you around 30€ per person. And there is no guarantee that we will find whales or dolphins, it is a wild life. How ever 80% of the time we see...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Saw Sperm Whales, Pilot Whales and two types of dolphin. The staff were very helpful and informative. They couldn’t do enough to ensure we saw as many creatures as possible. They also respected regulations around the time and distance around the animals.

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Seated on the front of a catamaran, we motored out and saw pilot whales as well as dolphins. The crew also spent some time to explain details behind these creatures, as well as give us a potted description of the coastline and places of interest....More

1  Thank MungoHenning
magic dolphin d, Owner at Magic Dolphin Sea Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for the feed back. Unfortunately people are not so careful about the others and the environment these days. But I am glad you still enjoyed the trip. Best regards Umut

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were taken out on a rigid inflatable by two great guys to see pilot whales, dolphins and - wow - sperm whales! We got very close and my wife got pretty emotional about the experience. It was fantastic. Great company - very professional and...More

Thank Malcvtr
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had 4 full days in Madeira. One day sightseeing in Funchal, one day for a Levada walk, one day for a tour of the island and we thought that a sailing trip would complement our time in Madeira. This company offered a 3 hour...More

Thank Chris E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We saw two packs of pilot whales, some of them with their youngs. It was wonderful! The guides were nice and helpful, and they still showed and explained a bit of the landscape of Madeira as well.

Thank Road35299185638
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ended up having a trip with Magic dolphin as we booked with Oceansee and they had problems with their boat. We joined them on a speed boat adventure and as we left the marina it started to rain so they gave us all good...More

Thank Clare L
magic dolphin d, Owner at Magic Dolphin Sea Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Guest, Many thanks for your positive feed back very much appreciated. I am glad we delivered you as good as service as the Ocean Sea not disappointed you. Hope you have enjoyed the rest of your holiday in Madeira too. Regards Umut

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9 November 2018|
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Response from magic dolphin d | Property representative |
Hi, Sea Safaris only takes 18 pax so I suggest to book on the trip advisor before to avoid any hick ups. We might be full otherwise. If you need any more info please do not hesitate to contact me. Regards/Umut
25 August 2017|
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Response from Paul B | Reviewed this property |
The boat holds about 30 people, smaller than other companies
Hannah C
14 August 2017|
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Response from magic dolphin d | Property representative |
Hi there, Sorry for a late respond. Right now the sea is not so calm. When are you thinking of coming?