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Boat cruises along the coast, visit to Desertas Natural Reserve and Ponta de São Lourenço Reserve and dolphins & whales watching.
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Estrada Monumental 187, Funchal, Madeira 9000-100, Portugal
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+351 291 762 218
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Fully enjoyed this trip, crew were very welcoming, knowledgeable, there was no question unanswered. saw rare dolphins. we are returning to Madeira this summer and will be aboard of Bonita again. this time for Desert Islands

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Kate S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had been trying to book a trip on this boat over several visits to Madeira but our timetable, theirs and the weather never allowed it. We managed a trip in May this year and were not disappointed. Started off in sunshine and within a...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank John W
Reviewed 18 November 2018 via mobile

In November you take your chance with the weather - it was very blowy but the crew did their best to spot dolphins & whales ( we saw pilot whales today) The trip was fun & relaxing & we had a quick swim before lunch...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank davidpL6419RF
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

We went on a app. 3-hour boattrip to spot dolphins and whales. After about 35 minutes we spotted quite a few dolphins and pilot whales. And suddenly it stopped, it looked liked the crew was satisfied. They stopped looking for them with binoculars and we...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank moniquee2016
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

The weather was great, the sea pretty rough, hence the difficulty to take some nice pictures. There were enough dolphins and pilot whales to see but suddenly they were gone and didn’t return. We sailed up to Porto da Cruz and returned to port. Nice...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank hansv245
Reviewed 27 September 2018

Booked an afternoon trip and we left the harbour at 3pm. First we went out to sea and found a pod of dolphins, which swam close to the boat. The staff were friendly and helpful. Unfortunately we saw no whales but a sea turtle. We...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank heathermW4544EQ
Reviewed 25 September 2018

I was disappointed with this whole day trip to the Desertas Islands. Firstly was told to be at kiosk to pay and get ticket at 09:00 - nobody there -tagged onto another group but after giving my name it was not the one I had...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank SilverNomad04
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

We decided to go on this excursion while on holiday and we were not disappointed. The staff on board were fantastic and clearly very knowledgeable and passionate about what they do. Not only was it very relaxing being out at sea but we were also...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Alison S
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

Although we didn't see any whales we did see several groups of dolphin that came very close to the boat. They're so elegant and special. The boat was well run and the crew friendly. It was great to have a swim from the boat also....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank djne11026
Reviewed 14 September 2018

Booked via our hotel in Canico and were picked up by mini bus and taken to and from the marina in Funchal (the only company that does this). The crew were pleasant and informative and we got to see a group of five dolphins which...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Response from Bonita-da-Madeira | Property representative |
Good afternoon. Yes we certainly are going to do the fireworks cruise during the month of June. Please feel free to contact us at 00351 291 762 218 and we will gladly provide all information. Regards Ivone Faria
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