We have been out with this boat before back in September and saw a whale and that was excellent but this trip was amazing.
The sea was very calm which may have helped. We saw spotted dolphins which came around the boat and clearly had fun in the bow waves, the crew thought there could have been up to one hundred or so of them in the area which we could easily believe as us and the other boats were surrounded by them! There were also two Fin whales, probably a mother and calf. The crew were very knowledgeable and gave us information about the whales & dolphins and kept a respectful distance from the whales not staying too long. On our way back we also saw about 6 bottle-nosed dolphins.
There were only a few people on this trip so it almost felt as if we had the boat to ourselves and had an excellent view. We took photographs mainly from the netting at the front of the catamaran where you can get very close to the dolphins who seem as curious about us as we are about them.
The views of Funchal and the mountains is amazing from the sea so worth the trip even if no whales were around. It's a 3 hour trip so very good value for money.
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