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A relaxing trip in search for dolphins , whales and turtles up to 3 miles from the coast. Stop for swim , snorkeling at Cabo Girao , the highest sea cliff in Europe at 1903 feet above the sea. Expedition trip to Desertas Islands , currently a...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
| Marina do Funchal, Madeira 9000-055, Portugal
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took the late afternoon sailing trip that goes to the Cabo Girão and promises to deliver a unique sunset. It didn´t disappoint! The sea offered calm water in a very pleasant boat trip experience. The crew was friendly but leave us room to enjoy...More

Thank marateixeira
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

excellent skipper who was very knowledgeable about the Island of Madeira and its wildlife. we saw pilot whales and bottlenose dolphins. we were able to have a swim with the trigger fish and returned to port extremely happy having had a great day out on...More

Thank Amelia K
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Despite assurances that we would be under sail for this trip, this never happened. This was very disappointing as my husband booked this trip specifically so I would have some experience of sailing. The crew raised the main sail to give the impression that we...More

Thank 2018lesleyh
Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

We was very lucky in that we was 2 of only 6 people on board 2 of which were the crew. We saw a large pod of common dolphins that swam along with the boat. The 2 crewmen were both extremely friendly and told us...More

Thank Lee E
Reviewed 20 May 2018

Apologises but the names of the skipper and crewman escape me. They went above and beyond by finding dolphins close to the coast on our short cruise. They only take 20 people so for those who want peace and quiet and crew who have great...More

Thank 80greaves
Reviewed 17 May 2018

Went to Funchal Port looking for a boat trip. On arrival you get loads or reps trying to sell you tours. The reason we picked this one was the woman standing outside the office was not pushy like most to sell you a ticket. She...More

Thank Mikeyboy1983
Reviewed 7 January 2018

Friendly, helpful crew. With only seven people on the trip there was plenty of room, beanbags to lounge on at the front of the boat made it even more special. A couple of passengers had a short swim while the rest of us enjoyed a...More

Thank Jackie P
Micas F, Front Office Manager at Gaviao Madeira, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2018

Thank you so much for your kind review. We are very glad you enjoyed your trip so much. We hope to see you again. Thank you.

Reviewed 26 October 2017

My two young sons, ages 10 and 12, completed a Padi Diving Experience with the owners of the Gaviao sailing boat....they were fantastic. Based at the Royal Savoy Hotel they gave a safe and thorough 3 hour introduction to scuba diving with both boys -...More

Thank ruppeerola
Micas F, Front Office Manager at Gaviao Madeira, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2018

Thank you so much for your review! We hope to dive and sail with you again. Regards from our team.

Reviewed 6 October 2017

We booked the attraction at the recommendations of some friends and we loved it. We were only 7 people on the boat and 2 crew members. The weather was amazing, we had the chance to see a whale and lots of dolphins that were swimming...More

Thank Ancuta P
Micas F, Front Office Manager at Gaviao Madeira, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2018

Hi there! Thank so much for your review. Its been a pleasure sailing with you all. We hope we can do it again sometime. Regards from Team Gavião!

Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Pleasant captain and counterpart. We were the only two on the voyage which turned out to be quite rough sea. No problem with that but at no point were we given a safety briefing or offered life jackets. The two crew weren't wearing safety jackets...More

Thank MintyBramble
Micas F, Front Office Manager at Gaviao Madeira, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2018

Hi, We appreciate your righteousness. We are very sorry about your experience. On that particular day our crew went out after deciding that it was safe to go for our dolphin and whale watching trip, we always cary safety jackets for everyone on board. If...More

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