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Boat cruises along the coast, visit to Desertas Natural Reserve and Ponta de São Lourenço Reserve and dolphins & whales watching.
Estrada Monumental 187, Funchal, Madeira 9000-100, Portugal
+351 291 762 218
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

Thank moniquee2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

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

Thank Heather M
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

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

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

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

Thank TheBradfordBentleys
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

Our trip lasted just over three hours and the calm waters and sunny day made for a pleasant boat ride. The crew were very friendly and informative and most importantly- we got to see some whales! No one can guarantee sightings of marine mammals, but...More

Thank GazzaTrips
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Had a lovely afternoon on this boat - we did the Dolphin and Whale watching Tour through our TUI rep. The crew were brilliant, very knowledgable, friendly and keen to help everyone to see the dolphins. We saw a massive school of them which was...More

Thank J4axky
Reviewed 29 August 2018

We normally like to do a boat trip whilst on holiday - which is simply what this was, even though we had gone on a 'Whale & Dolphin' watching trip. Disappointing to see nothing but we appreciate these are wild animals, so there is no...More

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18 April 2017|
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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