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Address: | Marina do Funchal, Funchal, Madeira 9000-055, Portugal
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Catamaran Sailing Trips. Dolphins & Whale Watching at Madeira Island.

Catamaran Sailing Trips. Dolphins & Whale Watching at Madeira Island.

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Excellent operation. Great price, experienced crew and most of all sightings of cetaceans. We saw a small pod of common dolphins and soon after chanced upon a sperm whale mother... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
John G
Dublin, Ireland

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Dublin, Ireland
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19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Excellent operation. Great price, experienced crew and most of all sightings of cetaceans. We saw a small pod of common dolphins and soon after chanced upon a sperm whale mother and calf. Thereafter we saw single sperm whales and even caught the fluke hitting the water on camera. A must for tourists.

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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went on the Dolphine viewing cruise - was great , The team of this Super Fast boat is very dedicated Made extra effort to take all passengers the extra mile To see this lovely creatures . Team was also helpful with advice on reccomendations Of other activities in Funchal & we all left happy with the Servicce we got -... More 

1 Thank Jose D
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I thoroughly enjoyed this three hour trip on a stable and comfortable catamaran. We had good views of some sperm whales and I will never forget the experience of watching them shoot water from their blowholes. It was a splendid site. Nearer the shore, we saw the beautiful dolphins too. The crew were excellent. Welcoming, friendly and humorous. They were... More 

2 Thank Moctezuma542
Solihull, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Perfect day, lovely and hot with minimal wind made for a really enjoyable trip. Spotted some dolphins which was great as we understand they are hard to find at this time of year. Staff great, boat excellent and kids enjoyed sitting at the front on the netting. Amazing views of Madeira too. A thoroughly enjoyable trip.

1 Thank Matthew B
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Great three hours out at sea. We saw some dolphins but missed out on the whales. Definately worth the trip.

1 Thank Sue T
Oxted, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Sea-Born and two other catamarans run three-hour trips morning and afternoons for 30 euros a head. Mornings tend to be calmer as the wind and waves often get up later in the day. Although what you see can never be guaranteed, the boat travels some miles offshore and Dolphins are seen daily. When we were there Pilot Whales were also... More 

1 Thank Bill H
Santiago, Chile
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14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Was really looking forward.to a half day trip on the Seaborn. The crew were brilliant from start to finish. The conditions were perfect and the sea views spectacular. It's always.a bonus if you come across any wildlife and when the crew spotted a pod of dolphins, everyone went wild! You are encouraged to move around the vessel which meant some... More 

2 Thank Ricardo P
Wadebridge, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017

We had a wonderful afternoon sail on the Seaborn. The crew did spot a whale but it had disappeared before we got to see it. However there were several Dolphins around to keep us amused. To be honest the highlight of our afternoon leaving Funchal Harbour under full sail. It felt absolutely wonderful. The crew very very knowledgeable and helpful,... More 

1 Thank AnneC2010
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17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Fancied a sail with whale and dolphin watching so Booked Seaborn at the hotel (Pestana ocean bay) and noted it was cheaper than booking on line with ticket issued directly from the desk. Caught the cat at the main marina in funeral (just past the CR7 hotel and museum). Twice a day sailings and we took the 1500 sailing. Very... More 

2 Thank smfletcher
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9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

My trip was in February, and there were about 15 guests on the boat that probably has 100 in the summer. The staff were nice enough, but there wasn't any information past telling us which breed of dolphin we saw. We saw 2 types, and a Minke whale calf. The trip as a whole was quite relaxing, it was nice... More 

Thank Katharine C

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