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Half-day Catamaran Trip from Funchal

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    Madeira has different species of cetacean throughout the year. Some more common on the warm summer months and others more common on the cooler winter season. So, sightings are possible all year long.
    We stop for swimming during the summer and snorkeling equipment is available on board free of charge. Bar service is also available on board.
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    All reviews sea born cabo girao pilot whales saw dolphins knowledgeable crew great boat pod of dolphins three hours headed west relaxing morning added bonus small bar see whales about half an hour small pod whale watching drinks and snacks
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    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    We were promised to be under 40 people on the boat and only 8 had signed up the night before the morning trip. We were told a 2nd boat would be used if too many people signed up....Turns out it’s a marketing scam as we...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank PMLe
    Seaborncatamaran, Guest Relations Manager at Catamaran sea born, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Thanks for your review. The capacity of our catamarans is 100 and it must be wind enough to use the sails. Maybe it wasn't. Appart of that it was a pleasure having you on board!

    Reviewed May 20, 2019

    We arrived at the harbour and decided to take the Catamaran. There are clean toilets ar the harbour, but on the boat there are toilets as well. Drinks can be bought on board. We were so busy looking at the Dolfins Pilot Wales, Sperm wales...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank Mightymouse3333
    Seaborncatamaran, Guest Relations Manager at Catamaran sea born, responded to this reviewResponded May 23, 2019

    We appreciate your report! Best regards

    Reviewed May 19, 2019

    This 3 hour trip took us round the west coast of Madeira and back. We saw lots of Bottlenose dolphins and beautiful scenery, but no whales! The boat was clean and comfortable, not overcrowded and drinks were available to buy on board. The trip cost...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank Julia M M
    Seaborncatamaran, Guest Relations Manager at Catamaran sea born, responded to this reviewResponded May 23, 2019

    We do the best for our customers. Thanks for your report. Regards

    Reviewed May 8, 2019

    Glorious morning watching dolphins and pilot whales. So time consuming that there was no time for a swim. Always impressive when competing boats tip one another off on the whereabouts of sightings. Drinks and snacks available on the boat. Very knowledgeable staff.

    Date of experience: April 2019
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    Seaborncatamaran, Guest Relations Manager at Catamaran sea born, responded to this reviewResponded May 23, 2019

    Thanks for your report! Best regards

    Reviewed April 13, 2019

    Went in March and enjoyed a quiet trip with plenty choice of where to sit. Followed a pod of pilot whales, saw a large turtle and some flying fish. The netting at the front of the boat was great to relax on and sunbathe. After...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank hc1Argyll
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    July 15, 2019|
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    Response from hc1Argyll | Reviewed this property |
    I think it depends on weather conditions and sightings of whales but we went straight out then went to capo Girao then close in back along to Funchal allowing us to view the city from the sea. We saw flying fish which were... More
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    June 4, 2019|
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    Response from Mightymouse3333 | Reviewed this property |
    I really enjoyed this tour on the Catamaran, we did this tour in May. We could sit on the Trampolin without shoes if one liked. The main objective of the trip is to look for Whales and or Dolphins. But we also did... More
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    May 2, 2019|
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    Response from hc1Argyll | Reviewed this property |
    From the marina in Funchal. You can buy tickets from the ticket booth near the boat. I think they leave at 10.30 and 15.00 but check with ticket sales.
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