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On Tales

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Madeira Island Boat Tours: Whale Watching | Private Charter | Coastal Cruises | Sunset tours | An affordable luxury you won't forget!
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Avenida D. Manuel I | Porto Recreio da Calheta, Calheta, Madeira 9370-133, Portugal
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All reviews boat trip wonderful trip complimentary drinks spotted dolphins great hosts big group comfortable boat many thanks sunset cruise adults and children keep up the good work large pod of dolphins great morning knew exactly where sea life friendly crew recommend this trip
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I should have written this weeks ago but never got around to it. I went out twice in one week, one with my Mam who’s 84 and again with my brother & sister in law. The trip with my Mam was to celebrate her birthday...More

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TEIXEIRAM10, Director of Sales at On Tales, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for this wonderful feedback, we were delighted to have you as our guests... twice ! A non-intrusive, respectful visit to the cetaceans is what we aim for. Sharing this amazing experience with you was a privilege !!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a wonderful evening enjoying the playful dolphins and comfortable boat ride. We chose the sunset tour and were thrilled to see so many dolphins.

Date of experience: March 2019
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TEIXEIRAM10, Director of Sales at On Tales, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for choosing On Tales! It was a privilege to have you on-board, please feel free to visit us again on your next vacation on paradise island!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we had a lovely trip last evening at five pm, with four other guests and two tour leaders. we were comfortable aboard the medium sized motor boat and drive for about five miles to find a pod of dolphins who accompanied our boat for forty...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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TEIXEIRAM10, Director of Sales at On Tales, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for such a wonderful feedback; it was a pleasure to have you on-board and share these magic moments with you !

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful trip today with Cristiano and Tiego. They were so knowledgeable about cetaceans (and I am a marine biologist!), and they told wonderful stories. It was a joy seeing the dolphins playing around the boat- they are truly miraculous creatures. We highly...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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TEIXEIRAM10, Director of Sales at On Tales, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Marilyn and Shawn for choosing On Tales for these private moments on the ocean; it was a privilege ! Hopefully, we will be meeting you and your friends again on your next vacation on paradise island !

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The trip was very relaxed and we were lucky with the weather and some whale families. The boat crew was very professional, but simultaneously entertaining and providing detailed knowledge about the see, madeira as well as animals. Service standards were excellent and the needs of...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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TEIXEIRAM10, Director of Sales at On Tales, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for choosing a cruise with On Tales ! Having you on board Miranda and being able to show you the wonders of Madeira Island from our yacht was a privilege. We really hope you come back soon,

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An absolute must for anyone who enjoys watching nature . The boys couldn’t have been more helpful and made my mums holiday with their attentiveness .thank you I will certainly be booking again when back on this lovely island .

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Andrea B
TEIXEIRAM10, Director of Sales at On Tales, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

It was a pleasure to meet you and your mum and certainly a privilege to have you on-board. Please come back to paradise island soon !

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a magical trip with On Tales, the 'Earth crew' and the 'Ocean crew' were all super lovely, informative and engaging. We went on a 10am tour and were lucky enough (with the assistance of the spotter and the crews experience) to see a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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TEIXEIRAM10, Director of Sales at On Tales, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Linda ! Your feedback means a real lot to us, we like to think there always is room for improvement. It would be a pleasure to see you again on your next vacation in paradise island.

Reviewed March 1, 2019 via mobile

Our little family of 2 adults and a toddler enjoyed our amazing experience with On Tales today! We can highly recommend this company. The staff were very friendly, knowledgeable and caring (e.g. when I got sea sick :))) We were lucky to see 2 species...More

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TEIXEIRAM10, Director of Sales at On Tales, responded to this reviewResponded March 11, 2019

Thank you Yulia, we very much enjoyed our time on the ocean with you and your family, thank for choosing On Tales !

Reviewed February 21, 2019

We left the small marina with our friendly, knowledgable and fluent English speaking guides Cristiano and Tanya, not certain for a moment that we would be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of any cetacean activity. When like a dream come true 5km out to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 21, 2019 via mobile

Couldn’t fault the trip in any way. The crew were so friendly and kind; they spoke to us and made us feel comfortable and took a few sneaky selfies too 😂 would totally recommend ‘On Tales’ and will certainly be using them again. Thank you...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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TEIXEIRAM10, Director of Sales at On Tales, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2019

Thank you, your feedback is very important for our team to keep improving. We aim to a special experience for every single one of our guests. Thank you for letting On Tales be part of your holidays in Madeira !

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