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On Tales

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Calheta, Portugal
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About On Tales
Madeira Island Boat Tours: Whale Watching | Private Charter | Coastal Cruises | Sunset tours | An affordable luxury experience you won't forget! | It isn't just about numbers! | Small groups only
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
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johnfL8319NH wrote a review Yesterday
Lucerne, Switzerland1 contribution
Excellent experience. I booked the tour as a birthday present for my wife and we loved it. We did see spotted dolphins as well as a very rare Portuguese Man' O war and some special birds. The skipper, Emanuel, explained a lot of details of the animals we encountered. For the last bit off the trip we did a beautiful coastal cruise al the way to Jardim do Mar, a small Village. Chico, the 2nd person on board was very helpfull and took a lot of pictures so we would remember the whole trip. Booking was easy and the office was very helpfull.
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Date of experience: June 2022
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Tom M wrote a review Jun 24
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The Trip was really amazing The whole team is so kind and lovely . Definately a very good decision to book ontales Thanks for this great experience
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Date of experience: June 2022
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Aston Rider wrote a review Jun 23
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Amazing. Every single member of staff were fantastic, super super helpful and positive, whilst also keeping safety as a top priority. Me and my friend both felt extremely comfortable at all times; before, during and after the trip. Emanuel, the captain, is wonderful. He has a staggering knowledge of Madeira. Would recommend to anyone. Truly 5* Aston + Alex
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Date of experience: June 2022
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Response from ComercialOnTales, Director of Sales at On Tales
Responded 5 days ago
Thank you, Aston, for so much kindness! Your recommendation means a lot to us. It was a beautiful morning indeed and we enjoy sharing Madeira island's history with our guests. You chose a very special holiday destination. Although the ocean was quite wavy, you were brave and relaxed all the way!
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byfordfamily wrote a review Jun 22
High Wycombe, United Kingdom26 contributions9 helpful votes
What an amazing trip! Although the maritime conditions were borderline, Emmanuel (our captain) gave us the option to cancel or give it a try. So glad we did as we found a family group of about 30 Atlantic spotted dolphins who played around the boat. Smart and comfortable boat. Good covid protocols. Highly recommended!!
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Response from ComercialOnTales, Director of Sales at On Tales
Responded 6 days ago
Ola Alistair, you took the right decision indeed, the ocean was safe and it was a pleasure to spend these 2.5 hours with your family. Thank you for choosing and trusting our sea-team, our guests' comfort and safety is of utmost importance to the On Tales team because it isn't just about numbers ! Nevertheless, the view on Madeira island from a comfortable place is absolutely amazing and worth every second of it!
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Kimberley G wrote a review Jun 21
London, United Kingdom1 contribution
I 100% recommend this! It was a beautiful experience. The captains Emanuel and Chico were absolutely fantastic and so kind. They reassured us and made sure we felt safe at all times as the weather conditions were quite windy but nether the less it was still amazing! They took loads of photos of us and also provided us with free drinks. This was definitely worth it and an experience I will never forget, I will be back for sure!
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Response from ComercialOnTales, Director of Sales at On Tales
Responded 6 days ago
Thank you Kimberley for so much kindness we do value our guests' recommendation. We couldn't make so much magic happen without you! We loved having you onboard. Thank you for choosing to explore Madeira island from a comfortable yacht, maybe next time you could try jumping from the boat!
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