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VMT Madeira - Catamaran Trips

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Address: Marina do Funchal, loja 9, Funchal, Madeira 9050-024, Portugal
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Madeira Catamaran, is one of the most popular boat trips on Madeira island...

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.

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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... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Chris W
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 swam in the freezing ocean. A pleasant day's rest.

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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. Overall decent, just a shame we couldn't see other species of animals, but not the... More 

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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. They are also usually very shy and sometimes when we spot a 'blow', by the... More 

Edinburgh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went out on a trip today and saw NOTHING! Apparently we stopped to see small shy whales but they must have been the size of sardines because we saw nothing. I know this company cannot guarantee you will see whales and dolphins but this was the dullest afternoon of our holiday. We spent a lot of money on this and... More 

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

Good afternoon chickleg, Thank you for your review. We regret that you did not enjoy your trip with us. We confirm that in the case of no sightings, we offer another trip for free. If you had come to our office after the trip as was indicated by our crew, you would have been informed that this guarantee is valid... More 

Galati, Romania
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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the must do activity when in Funchal! The dolphins show is an impresive exeperience! The panorama on your way back to the port is breath taking!

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

Good day Monica D, Thank you for your review! A lot of our clients have remarked on the beauty of the Madeira coastline as seen from the sea and spotting dolphins and/or whales enables clients to enjoy nature at it's best! Hope to see you again on a future visit to Madeira! More 

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked this trip with my husband along with a couple of friends to see Dolphins /Wales, however on the day my husband was unwell so we couldn't join friends on the trip, no dolphins or Wales we're seen so friends were offered another free trip, we were given a refund as were unable to re book ....Thankyou . Friends did... More 

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

Good morning frankiefrost1956, Your review is double appreciated seeing as though you did not even get to enjoy the trip with us. As these trips take place in a completely natural environment, it is not up to us if the dolphins/whales fail to appear. We are proud that we adhere to a safe, recommended observation practice and of course customer... More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent 3 hours on the catamaran which was very pleasant. It took 1.5 hours till we saw a pod of dolphins. The crew were on look out for a long time. Once we had seen this pod the crew did not try and find further pods or some whales which was a little disappointing. I had the opportunity to swim... More 

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

Good day Rachel C, Thank you taking the time to send in your review! As our trips take place in a natural environment on the open sea, we can never predict with any accuracy how long we will take to find the cetaceans. Our spotters on board are highly experienced in locating the animals and always try their best to... More 

Preston, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a clear and sunny day yesterday. What an excellent experience. We were able to spot dolphins within 15 into the trip. The service was excellent, drinks onboard. Staff speak a number of languages and know their local history and marine biology. They stop for a 15 minutes swimming break. I tried it but it was too much... More 

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

Good day Naison C, Thank you for your very kind review! It is especially gratifying that you mention the professional attitude of our crew. I will certainly pass on your comments to them! We are really happy that you managed to see the dolphins! Every day at sea is different and the fact that you were seeing dolphins 15 minutes... More 

London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed the most wonderful day out on the catamaran. You can see dolphins, tortose etc. depending on the day you are out and about. The tour is well worth it and I am not the best on the water but was very happy and no sickness with this one.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I don't hesitate to recommend this 3 hour trip. This is a large, stable catamaran and so great for kids. (The more adventurous might like a smaller, more exciting sail boat and there are also some around, but for our family this was just perfect and the height probably gives them an advantage spotting wildlife too). As all Madeirans seem... More 

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Kent, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

|Enjoyed this three hour trip aboard "Sea Nature" the largest of the VMT cats. Saw both whales and dolphins. Great value

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