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Catamaran Sunset Cruise from Funchal provided by VMT Madeira

Catamaran Sunset Cruise from Funchal

Catamaran Sunset Cruise from Funchal
4.5
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What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
About
Admire the beauty of Madeira’s south coast on this relaxing catamaran cruise from Funchal. As well as getting access to incredible sunset views, there’s also the possibility of spotting local marine life, such as whales or dolphins. As you travel, expand your knowledge of local flora and fauna through entertaining crew commentary.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Portuguese, English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Portuguese, English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Swap Funchal for a peaceful catamaran sunset cruise
Learn as you travel—the crew keep you entertained with commentary
Look out for local wildlife, including whales and dolphins
Perfect for photography fans—get great sunset views
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7775P3
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Live commentary on board • Sunset catamaran cruise
Exclusions
Food and drinks • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
3h
Departure details
Marina, 9000-053 Funchal, Portugal Marina do Funchal, Loja nº 9 - VMT Madeira Catamaran Trips. Check-In: 30 minutes before departure
Inclusions
Live commentary on board • Sunset catamaran cruise
Exclusions
Food and drinks • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
Marina, 9000-053 Funchal, Portugal Marina do Funchal, Loja nº 9 - VMT Madeira Catamaran Trips. Check-In: 30 minutes before departure
Duration
3h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
It is recommend to bring sunscreen, a windbreaker, a towel and bathing suit
Not wheelchair accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Not recommended for travelers with back problems
Not recommended for pregnant travelers
Most travelers can participate
This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 180 travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Marina
    9000-053 Funchal, Portugal
    Marina do Funchal, Loja nº 9 - VMT Madeira Catamaran Trips. Check-In: 30 minutes before departure
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    VMT Madeira
  • You'll end at
    Marina
    9000-053 Funchal, Portugal
    Marina do Funchal, Loja nº 9 - VMT Madeira Catamaran Trips. Check-In: 30 minutes before departure
    See address & details
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Karl P
Norwood, MA5 contributions
Great last night on Madeira!
Sep 2019
We went on Sunday night and the boat wasn't at all crowded. The staff and crew were wonderful, very professional. The views from the boat were incredible!!
Written September 11, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Nataliehancock
Stoke-on-Trent, UK37 contributions
We really recommend
Aug 2019 • Couples
Don’t be put off if it’s a cloudy day! We still got to see great views of the island and an amazing sunset. We didn’t manage to see any wildlife on our trip but that didn’t matter to us, it was a relaxing and enjoyable evening. We were told we could book onto another free of charge to try and see the wildlife another time, but we didn’t bother. Drinks and snacks were very reasonable. Well worth the money.
Written August 29, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Helen TS
London, UK22 contributions
A lovely way to see Funchal from the waves
Aug 2019
Don't underestimate the beauty of 3 hours on the ocean, looking out at crystal blue sky and waves. The boat is a comfortable and spacious catamaran, with a polite and focused crew. We took a book to ease our way out of Funchal, spent some time taking photos and enjoyed the stops for dolplhin watching and a dip in the sea (15 minutes). As you come back in to Funchal marina, the sun sets over the horizon, giving a lovely orange shimmer to the water. The trip is good value for money and a great way to see the island.
Written August 5, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Celtic-Wanderer
SCOTLAND692 contributions
Unwind on the water...
Jul 2019 • Friends
What a great way to spend 3 hours into sunset time! Modern CAT with professional crew on board....a small bar and snacks too to buy. Some sightings along the way, and it was very relaxing to sit back and let the evening breeze wash over you.
Organiation seemed pretty efficient, from booking arrangements to getting you on board and safety briefings of course too. The obligatory photo ops which are hard to resist - but have to say the quality of the pictures were good for 10 euros.
All in all a lovely evening and would recommend for a relaxing sunset sail.
Written July 27, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

GraLyn53
Melbourne, Australia21 contributions
What a way to spend a Friday evening
Jul 2019 • Couples
Bought as a ‘thank you’ to my brother and sister-in-law who hadn’t been on a sunset cruise before. Was a wonderful experience for them particularly when seeing the dolphins and ‘false’ baby whale.
Plenty of room on the catamaran to sit and enjoy the view, crew friendly , pointing out pods of dolphins in plenty of time for all to see.
Written July 21, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Michael W
Horwich, United Kingdom8 contributions
Magical evening cruise
Jun 2019 • Couples
I didn't expect that... A really thrilling cruise encountering three groups of different dolphins, who happily swam and played around the boat. I was whooping like a child.

And a comfortable cruise, with plenty of space, around the bay ending up in meeting the sunset. The staff were pleasant and knowledgeable, clearly attuned to not unsettling the dolphins while ensuring the experience was a memorable one for tourists. Excellent value for 3 hours too.
Written June 12, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

kyraalexis
Sydney, Australia5 contributions
Worst tour of my life!
Jun 2019 • Friends
I only give it a 1 star because I have to give some sort of rating. I have never been on a more disgusting tour in my life! Whoever is the owner of this business should be more vigilant of the staff and how they run the tour. I’ll mention the positive which is we saw dolphins and that was amazing. As for everything else my whole family was in pure disgust and I’m embarrassed I wasted our last night in Madeira with VMT. Firstly, we hoped on board to find minimal people with absolutely no entertainment or interaction from the hosts. Secondly it was a very cold night and not one staff bothered putting down the plastic covers to stop the wind and keeping us slightly warm. Thirdly and MOST disgustingly, the staff were only interested in being on their phones and posting on social media the whole evening. They even stopped the music (the only form of entertainment on board) to continue using their phones and take pictures of each other. All guests were sitting on the side of the catamaran freezing and as for us, counting down the hours to get off the catamaran. The hosts then had audacity to ask for tips!!!

To my fellow travellers, I warn you - do not waste your money or an evening in beautiful Madeira with VMT.
Written June 10, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Magnus
3 contributions
Fantastic evening boat tour - Dolphins came right up to the boat
Aug 2018 • Couples
Booked this on trip advisor. Pickup point very easy to find in the harbour front. Clearly signed. Once on the boat lots of seating options (lie at the front, second deck or first deck in the shade). Dolphins came right up to the boat and jumped out of the water 2 or 3 at a time. Something you will remember. Next we went along the coast - stunning scenery. There is a reasonably priced bar on board and two toilets. Great fun
Written September 8, 2018
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Michelle P
Washington DC, DC33 contributions
SO fun!
Aug 2018 • Couples
My husband and I went on this catamaran cruise right after our 8 hour safari tour. We were so beat we wished we hadn't booked it in advance...until the boat set sail. We got spots out in front on the nets and were loving the ride up there (sit closer to the center to avoid big splashes). Once the crew tracked down some dolphins, the fun really started. They were literally all around us. We laid down on the net and would watch the dolphins swim under us, even turning over to check us out too. It was so neat. Then we got to jump off the boat and go swimming for a bit too; also very fun! Then we got a couple beers and enjoyed the sunset on the trip back to the marina. It was the perfect ending to an exhausting but exhilarating day. We'd do this tour again in a second. This tour is a MUST!
Written August 15, 2018
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Lamblaker
Ashington, UK539 contributions
Romantic sunset trip
Booked sunset tour through trip advisor we set sail on the catamaran on an over cast cloudy evening not expecting to see the sun go down but we did it was beautiful finally after a long wait we saw the dolphins and and whales and very lucky my husband sure a turtle 🐢 the dolphins swam along side it was amazing highly recommended the views bk to Funchal at night looked lovely
Written June 21, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Sailing day in perfection
Perfekt day at sea with a pro and nice crew. Small but very informative guided tour on Ilhas Desertas. Delicious lu
bmazhary
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Highly recommended half day activity, suitable for solo, couple, groups and families. Start point is easy to get to :) !
Very friendly and knowledgeable crew, saw some whales and dolphins and got to swim in the sea, saw Funchal from a
trijonis
trijonis
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Exceeded expectations
Everything on the tour was just great: the catamaran was very comfortable, they had soft planks on the net in front
Maridrizzle
Maridrizzle
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Sunset private trip
We booked a trip with VMT Madeira, for a private sunset trip. We spoke to Sandra who was very attentive throughout
dax-neuried
dax-neuried
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Professional crew, great experience for kids and adults.
Great experience thanks to professional crew which spotted rare species in the ocean and carefully navigated the ca
SimonM406
SimonM406
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Fantastic trip
My family did a dolphin watching catamaran trip with VMT in October 2020 and can't rate them highly enough. The ca
785samanthar
785samanthar
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Great day out
Fabulous morning out. Beautiful blue seas (calm), lovely sailing, very knowledgeable crew. We saw whales, turtles,
Ben K
Ben K
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So good we booked it twice
Excellent value for money! We enjoyed this trip so much that we immediately booked a repeat trip for the next morni
127hannaha
127hannaha
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Amazing trip (5 different species of sea life)
Amazing trip with my partner and his family today! Unfortunately we did not get to stop and swim but this was made
jeremywA3095FP
jeremywA3095FP
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Great people, great dolphins!
We had a superb trip on the catamaran, very welcoming and informative welcome team and crew, and we were fortunate
Viatori
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It is in the very nature of fishing that somedays one will be luckier than others with the catch. Having said that,
BevW609
BevW609
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Must do activity
Had a great afternoon and saw bottlenose dolphins and a fin whale. I would recommend as a great afternoon out and t
akerbeltzalba
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Great way to see sea life
Didn't like the look of those speedboat whale tours, especially since it was February so went with the internet rec
905jiris
905jiris
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Well prepared service and relaxing trip
The trip was perfect - from the early commun ication till the anchoring. As we were trvelling with 2 babies and str
Andy C
Andy C
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Disappointing
We weren't so much disappointed that we didn't see any wildlife, as we were offered a repeat trip. However, we wer
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