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Catamaran Sunset Cruise from Funchal
4.5

Catamaran Sunset Cruise from Funchal

By VMT Madeira
Recommended by 96% of travelers
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
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.
from
$38.32
per adult
from
$38.32
per adult

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Ages 0-99, max of 180 per group
Duration: 3h
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Mobile ticket
Portuguese, English

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

  • Live commentary on board
  • Sunset catamaran cruise
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


Departure details
  • Praça do Povo, Av. Do Mar 4, 9000-900 Funchal, Portugal Kiosk VMT Madeira Catamaran Trips. Check-In: 30 minutes before departure
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 7775P3

  • 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
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • 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

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

How much is Catamaran Sunset Cruise from Funchal?
Catamaran Sunset Cruise from Funchal price starts from $37.98. Discover and book Catamaran Sunset Cruise from Funchal on Tripadvisor
What is the Catamaran Sunset Cruise from Funchal cancellation policy?
Catamaran Sunset Cruise from Funchal cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Catamaran Sunset Cruise from Funchal on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Catamaran Sunset Cruise from Funchal?
Catamaran Sunset Cruise from Funchal is hosted by VMT Madeira. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact VMT Madeira on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Catamaran Sunset Cruise from Funchal on Tripadvisor
How much time do I need for Catamaran Sunset Cruise from Funchal?
On average, this experience will take approximately 3h. Discover and book Catamaran Sunset Cruise from Funchal on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 7775P3

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Praça do Povo
    Av. Do Mar 4, 9000-900 Funchal, Portugal
    Kiosk VMT Madeira Catamaran Trips. Check-In: 30 minutes before departure
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    VMT Madeira
  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

631PaulR
631PaulR
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Afternoon cruise off Madeira
Well organised at the harbour. Crew were helpful assisting my wife get on board. Clear instructions given at the st
Cazaloo
Cazaloo
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Excellent trip
Great trip. Knowledgeable and environmentally conscious crew. Seen dolphins and whales! Boat stopped to allow for a
21jeanphilippec
21jeanphilippec
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Magical day on the sea
The whole experience was fantastic. The Catamaran is very comfortable and large with plenty of space. The crew is
327maggym
327maggym
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Catamarán cruise
It was a very good cruise . The crew managed to spot the dolphins, unfortunately no whales but the excursion was ad
Isabella H
Isabella H
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Great, highly recommend
Fantastic sightings of whales. Around ten whales of two types. Beautiful. I would mention that it feels 5 degrees
G7141UAlydiad
G7141UAlydiad
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Amazing tour
This was an amazing experience! The guys were so friendly and welcoming and did their very best to spot the dolphin
Y2273NMphilr
Y2273NMphilr
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Great
A great choice for some hours of relaxation, and Bring Lucky seeing Dolphins families and also whale families. Nic
CruseCouple
CruseCouple
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Whale of a time (heard that a lot eh?)
Perfect morning! Beautiful boat (catamaran) plenty of seats and net. Refreshments available for purchase. 360 degr
FluffyPink7
FluffyPink7
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Awesome trip. Recommended
Amazing catamaran trip seeing Bryde whales and a massive pod of spotted dolphins. The crew were awesome. Shared the
Lynn L
Lynn L
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Great sighting
It was such a surreal experience seeing both whales and dolphin on our boat trip. The crew were very vigilant to ke
Ellie B
Ellie B
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100% must do Activity
An absolute must do activity and highlight of our holiday! We chose this company as they gave a free return ticket
Ztilb
Ztilb
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AVOID THIS COMPANY LIKE THE PLAGUE
If you are thinking of booking a Dolphin and Whale Watching Catamaran Cruise with these people DON’T. They will tak
Abbie W
Abbie W
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Lovely day
Great experience, and loved seeing the dolphins and whales (which we saw loads of)! One of our favourite parts of o
Lancedom
Lancedom
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Recommended half-day out
We purchased our trip in combination with the yellow bus tour - a great value package. VMT were very efficient, an
Dragon207
Dragon207
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Delightful trip.
I went with 5 friends. It was a wonderful experience . The crew were kind and helpful. Too late in the year for wha
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Tina N
Sandhurst, UK4 contributions
This trip was so easy to book online through the trip advisor site and had an array of positive feedback.
From the collection of tickets, to boarding, to the trip itself the staff were excellent. The excursion was perfect and could not be faulted. The staff really knew their stuff and we did spot many spotted bottled nosed doplhins swimming alongside our vessel. The sites and coastline were beautiful and to stop off for a little dip in the sea was a lovely touch. The waters were 20degrees so not too bad at all.
The sunset was beautiful and to se le Maderia lit up as you sail towards the harbour to disembark was also stunning.
The vessel was clean and spacious. Drinks were served onboard with snacks but make sure you have euros on you. No card payments are possible.
Overall I could not rate this experience enough. The dolphins were observed for a limited time period only as to not disturb their environment too much. Highly recommended
Written June 6, 2022
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RICHARD D
Bolton, UK3 contributions
It did exactly what it said on the tin . It was a sunset and dolphin watching tour and we were lucky enough to see both. I even got to see Tuna fish breaching the surface. The vessel is large and modern and even has a bar for refreshments. If you book this take a swim costume because they stop to allow customers to swim in the Atlantic at sunset. I can thoroughly recommend this trip !
Written September 10, 2022
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Dhiren P
Rochdale, UK4 contributions
Easily booked via the Trip Advisor App.
Had to queue for a while in the baking heat, which was the only downside.
A large boat with multi national clientele, catered for with commentary in different languages.
Drinks and snacks available at a reasonable price - excellent bar staff, too.
The bonus was that we saw LOADS of dolphins and whales, thanks to the expert spotter on the boat. Fabulous photo and video opportunities. Plenty of points on the boat to catch sight of everything.
Excellent coastal cruise followed with spectacular views.
The one DOWNSIDE was that for a sunset cruise, the sun set out of sight........
Written August 19, 2021
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Krisztina N
25 contributions
This is probably not the most exciting activity on the island (for people in their late twenties/early thirties) but I saw older people and children really enjoyed it. The tour met our expectations as we saw dolphins, the sunset, the coast with night lights and there was a chance to jump into the water as well. Drinks are cheap on the boat but food-wise there are only snacks. We brought some jackets based on other people’s reviews but we didn’t really need them.
Written September 10, 2022
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patricia p
42 contributions
Jul 2022 • Family
Experienced crew and clean catamaran. Not too crowded so easy to see when dolphins were spotted. A good commentry telling you sbout the dolphins. Small selection of snacks and drink with prices not too bad, on a par with cafe prices.
Written July 17, 2022
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WillOnTheHill
London, UK98 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
Nice sunset cruise. Well organised and easy to book. Lovely sailing. Saw a couple of pods of dolphins. Friendly staff. Quite a big capacity so don’t expect a small personalised service but really good for what it is.
Written June 11, 2022
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Trazza
13 contributions
Aug 2021
Great sunset tour. We saw so many dolphins, many of them swimming with the boat, best place to see them is at the front. Whales also in the distance. Stopped to jump in the sea at around 2 hours. It started to get cold so I would recommend taking a jumper.
Written August 17, 2021
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Anna B
Wroclaw, Poland79 contributions
Strongly recommend! I would never choose sunset trip, but it was wonderful! Our friends recommended us to go . They knew where the right place to see dolphins, perfect organization, on time. Nice time spent on swimming. No hidden costs , very comfortable. I will go again with pleasure. Convenient booking through the website.
Written September 4, 2022
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Michelle P
Washington DC, DC33 contributions
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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Karl P
Norwood, MA5 contributions
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
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2023 Catamaran Sunset Cruise from Funchal provided by VMT Madeira