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VMT Madeira - Catamaran Trips

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Marina do Funchal, loja 9, Funchal, Madeira 9050-024, Portugal
+351 963 796 860
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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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  • Very good25%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“saw dolphins” (46 reviews)
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Marina do Funchal, loja 9, Funchal, Madeira 9050-024, Portugal
+351 963 796 860
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Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Found two locations with dolphins. Trip was about 3.5 hours & included sunset. Really good photo opportunities & an informative crew. Snacks & drinks available on board.

Thank gazSouthamptonUK
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

V.T.M. have a range of trips, and I think this one is a bit more hard core than the others. Most reviews can't praise the staff enough, and the crew who looked after us were great. In the shallower waters around the coasts, sailing was...More

Thank Sue W
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Smooth sailing on the catamaran and with a bit of luck spotting playful dolphins; boats stops on its way to Funchal for a quick dive

Thank AgnesBle
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

We booked a trip for the whole family, which included our 3 children of 12,14 and 17. We all had a fantastic afternoon and got to view a sea turtle and 2 groups of dolphins. After this we travelled up the coast and stopped for...More

Thank Harvo1968
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

My teenage sisters and I went on the trip yesterday and had a great time. We saw a pod of playful spotted dolphins within minutes of leaving the harbour and soon after saw some bottlenose dolphins including some babies. The weather was great. We all...More

Thank Kevin S
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Booked online through TripAdvisor, The staff on the boat were fantastic, the lunch provided was top class. Be warned this is not a trip to see whales or Dolphins, however, they try their best to see some, this is a 3hour trip each way to...More

Thank Tim H
Colleen d, Guest Relations Manager at VMT Madeira - Catamaran Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2016

Good afternoon Tim H, Thank you for your very informative review! The trip to the Desertas Islands is probably more adventurous than our normal dolphin/whale watching trip. There is always the possibility of spotting dolphins and/or whales on this trip although it is not guaranteed....More

Reviewed 30 July 2016

You can be pretty confident that you will see dolphins on this trip. We saw two pods within the first hour, quite close to the boat. This is a popular trip with a respected company, so it is a good idea to book in advance....More

Thank FionaL_11
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Expensive treat but well worth it. Two trips in one as we saw Dolphins and then on the way back had lovely views of promenade and Praia de Formosa and the coast by Funchal.

Thank daisymaylucinda
Reviewed 27 July 2016

We stopped in Madeira as part of our cruise and decided we would like to try the Catamaran to see dolphins and whales. It cost €70 for two of us which we thought was good value. I then found out someone had booked online and...More

Thank Dramaqueen50
Reviewed 27 July 2016

this trip was what it said we saw dolphins &turtles really good well done skipper fo r seeing so many pods of dolphins

Thank jimmyjock65
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Laura F
19 June 2017|
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Response from dianemaxwell48 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Steve just posted an excellent answer to your question looking at motion sickness, drinks, toilet, there is plenty of seating but its an adventure craft not a comfy carpeted vessel with cushioned seats. Hope that... More
Alice W
14 May 2016|
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Response from Maciej M | Reviewed this property |
yes , you gonna be able to get to the sea for about 30-45 minutes , catamaran will stop next to the cliff with a great view. Enjoy !
11 November 2015|
Response from CelsoBrasao | Property representative |
Hello Susana, thank you for your question. The water temperature is about 21/ 22 degrees, and the air temperature about the same. It's however recommendable to bring a jacket as it can be windy.