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About Oceansee
We offer a thrilling 2h tour on the speed boat which has 250 horse power. We take max 12, min 2 people per trip to watch whales and dolphins. This trip is for all kinds of people, ones who enjoy speed and adrenaline but who also enjoy nature and wildlife. During the first hour we ride into the ocean to find some dolphins and whales and after that you have the opportunity to enjoy views of the West coast of Funchal. You will be able to see Cabo Girão – the highest sea cliff in Europe. During the summer we take a 20min stop for a swim next to Fajãs do Cabo Girão. On all of our trips we have a professional biologist/guide. Also, our company provides a photo report of your trip, bottled water and during the summer, swimming with dolphins.
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palaurao wrote a review Dec 2021
Earleville, Maryland34 contributions3 helpful votes
Staff was amazing and going private with just my group of 6 was amazing. This particular company has spotters on land to help find dolphins and whales. To that end, we were able to have three amazing interactions with four species over the course of a mere two hours. We saw spotted, common and bottlenose dolphin as well as pilot whales! We were warned upfront that we would only be allowed to stay with any group of animals for a specific period of time. I love that because you aren’t there long enough to stress them out. And then you move on to find something else. With that said, the amount of time we spent with each group was ample and I just love that they care so much about animals that they don’t hang with them for an exorbitant amount of time. We were unfortunately unable to swim with any of them because of the presence of babies and feeding time but it was amazing just the same. Our guide Margarita was very knowledgeable i’m just fun to be around! She took lots of pictures and said she would email them to us to remember the trip. I highly recommend this group if your main goal is to see wildlife.
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Date of experience: December 2021
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burygirlkeeper wrote a review Oct 2021
Bury, United Kingdom395 contributions116 helpful votes
We did not see any whales or turtles which my bf was unhappy about, however we did see two separate groups of different species of dolphin which was good. We picked this company as they claim our guides are marine biologists and they don't throw bait into the sea and the money helps with conservation. We went on a speedboat not a catamaran as catamaran was unavailable when we wanted to go, may be worth paying a little extra for a little longer and including free alcohol.
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Thijs M wrote a review Sept 2021
Santa Cruz, Portugal2 contributions
Very nice trip and we saw many folding and also little Wales. The speedboat was a goed choice then we could hardly embrace the animals. A good boat and very nice and friendly crew. We enjoyed the trip and recommend Oceansee.
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Marloes B wrote a review Sept 2021
7 contributions2 helpful votes
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We did the speedboat tour! Great combination of some action by boat and watching whales and dolphins. We saw 2 different types of dolphins and we saw a whale really close. Great time!
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Date of experience: September 2021
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AlexinMunich wrote a review Aug 2021
Bristol, United Kingdom57 contributions104 helpful votes
Fantastic experience from start to finish. When we arrived at the office they were extremely friendly and helpful, trying to help when they could see my 2 year old was not being cooperative with the life jacket! They boarded us first as a family with young kids and made sure to sit us near the back to avoid bumps and splashes at the front, which would have upset my youngest. Saw dolphins within 5 minutes of leaving the harbour! In the end, we saw 3 different types of dolphins (spotted, blue and bottlenose), all very close to the boat and we got some fantastic photos. Kids loved it and marine biologist was very knowledgeable and spoke great English. They even let the kids go to the front of the boat to get a better view at some points. Highly recommend this company and to go dolphin watching via speedboat, as it allowed us to get East to West in no time at all to get to the third pod of dolphins. Plus we got a fast speedboat ride back to the harbour at the end, which is always good fun ☺️
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