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Review of Santa Maria

Santa Maria
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Sailing along the coast of Madeira in the replica of Santa Maria boat.
worcestershire, England
Level 5 Contributor
84 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Highly recommend this trip”
Reviewed 22 July 2014

We went on this trip yesterday and had a fantastic time.the Santa Maria has been replicated with excellent detail. We took my 9 year old daughter and 6 year old son. The crew were dressed as real pirates including a real parrot and pirate dog!!!! They were extremely friendly, helpful and informative. The weather was lovely and the seas calm. The highlight for us was spotting a bryde whale, it came up for air a few times and them swam along side the boat, it was incredible. We were then treated to a swim in the ocean and then on our journey back, honey cake and Madeira wine for the adults and honey cake and iced tea for the children. Our highlight of our holiday so far.

Visited July 2014
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Swindon, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“A great trip for the whole family...saw the dolphins...”
Reviewed 16 July 2014

What a great adventure for the whole family. We had our toddler and my parent in-laws with us. We all loved the cruise especially under full sail. The parrot was well behave, saw the dolphins which was a big bonus, our toddler daughter took a dip in the sea with her daddy and granddad.
A very enjoyable day!

Visited July 2014
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London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Brilliant trip!”
Reviewed 13 July 2014

All the staff were lovely, polite and friendly. They all had characters and there was even a real parrot! We luckily had beautiful weather and saw some Turtles. Lovely ship with great attention to detail. Well worth the money and I'm very pleased we did this.

Visited May 2014
Thank Molly M
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
91 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Thanks to the Crew”
Reviewed 9 July 2014

This year on our annual trip on the "Captain Pugwash" we took two friends with us. The trip was good as always but one of our friends unfortunately suffered from a severe bout of sea sickness. I cannot praise the crew enough for their concern and attendance of our friend, nothing was too much trouble. Thank you again.....

Visited June 2014
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New York City, New York
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fun Boat Trip”
Reviewed 21 June 2014

The ship is really cool looking... you feel like you're on a real pirate ship. The crew, all dressed up like pirates, don't really interact at all with the passengers. We didn't see any dolphins or whales on our trip but we did see some really nice views of the ocean and the Funchal coast. Good luck if you have to use the bathroom on this ship.... the bathrooms are a bit rustic!

Visited May 2014
1 Thank Christine P
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