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Magic Dolphin Sea Safaris

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“great trip”(42 reviews)
“saw dolphins”(29 reviews)
Magic Dolphin Sea Safaris takes up to 18 people+ 2 crew members aboard. The 500HP engines provide a fun and smooth ride. Larger distances can be covered rapidly. With its shallow draft letting you explore almost anywhere and taking you closer to...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
| Funchal Marina, Funchal, Madeira 9000-019, Portugal
+351 291 231 626
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We strongly recommend trips with Magic Dolphin! Today we took part in one of them and we were amazed! We saw whales and dolphins :) the crew is very nice and they give you useful information about these animals and about the Island. Very nice...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Paulina K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed a great trip on the Magic Dolphin with experienced crew giving good sightings and explanations about the whales we were seeing.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Jenny C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It would be prudish to blame the team running this trip for our average experience. They’re a professional, experienced bunch who clearly love what they do. And nature is by its very nature, unpredictable. So we saw nothing on our trip at all - except...More

Date of experience: February 2019
3  Thank barryjgibb
magic dolphin d, Owner at Magic Dolphin Sea Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for giving us the feed back. This time in a year ocean can be a little wild. In winter times we often offer our guest free of charge sea sickness tablets as not everybody a sea-wordy. It is a pity you...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been on the Magic Dolphin twice and both times were absolutely great even though the first time we didn't see any dolphins. Yesterday was our second trip & we saw Pilot whales - just brilliant. The crew are very knowledgeable and friendly, it...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Katherine020
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went on Majic Dolphin Cataraman on 22nd January just for the cruise and not expecting to see any wild life this time of year so to see Pilot Whales, Sperm Whales and some others (sorry cannot remember the name but apparently very unusual to see...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank franeve
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went dolphin and whale spotting on the morning of the 22nd Jan. Really friendly crew, lovely time on the boat and we were privileged to see a pod of pilot whales. Fully recommend!

Thank Tiffm86
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unfortunately januwry is not the best time for whale/dolphin watching However the trip was good and the crew provided some very interesting information about the island. although the sun shone the water was very "choppy" giving an interesting journey.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank keithoverton
Reviewed January 10, 2019 via mobile

The highlight of our holiday. The sea excursion is booked through a variety of kiosks which are hard to find and they are keen to sell these trips, just head for the marina. Beautiful catamaran with a skilled crew and good safety equipment. No guarantee...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank ajh64
Reviewed January 5, 2019

Took trip on 31st December, in extremely bad sea's.After an hour into our trip and eleven of the sixteen passengers being violently sick, with no sign of anything to see, a lady had to ask the crew if we could all return as the sea...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank martinhyams
magic dolphin d, Owner at Magic Dolphin Sea Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded January 7, 2019

Dear Guest, I am so sorry to hear your experience was so not good. The sea rules and regulations are well monitored here in Madeira. Weather on the 31st was bad but it was not bad enough to cancel the trips. All the other boats...More

Reviewed January 4, 2019 via mobile

To honest we were not really impressed. We know it’s a wildlife exploring and they say there’s no guarantee to see the animals the trip is about. And as feared we didn’t see anything at all, and that’s probably what made the trip a bit...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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November 9, 2018|
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Response from magic dolphin d | Property representative |
Hi, Sea Safaris only takes 18 pax so I suggest to book on the trip advisor before to avoid any hick ups. We might be full otherwise. If you need any more info please do not hesitate to contact me. Regards/Umut
August 25, 2017|
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Response from paulbQ4006VH | Reviewed this property |
The boat holds about 30 people, smaller than other companies
August 14, 2017|
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Response from magic dolphin d | Property representative |
Hi there, Sorry for a late respond. Right now the sea is not so calm. When are you thinking of coming?