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“Lovely trip to see sperm whales.”
Review of Seaborn Catamaran

Seaborn Catamaran
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$37.73*
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Half-day Catamaran Trip from Funchal
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Catamaran Sailing Trips. Dolphins & Whale Watching at Madeira Island.
Reviewed April 27, 2013

Whilst we were not fortunate to see any dolphins we did have a number if sightings of sperm whales. They are quite a sight! The boat itself was very smooth and comfortable with an excellent sociable and knowledgable crew. Thanks for a good mornings sailing.......

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Reviewed March 19, 2013

Described as a whale and dolphin trip, but more than happy to see 2 kinds of dolphins, about 4 different sightings in 3 hours. A biggish catamarran so quite a smooth sail. The crew were very friendly and knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend if the weather is good.

Thank cambridge37
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Reviewed February 10, 2013

Took the seaborn catamaran, the guys were great, the weather not so. However in the right conditions this would be a good trip, just make sure it is calm. Whales and dolphins obviously don't like waves!

Thank 2eastwalk
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Reviewed February 7, 2013

A great experience. Saw some small common dolphins leaping out if the water and swimming alongside. Very friendly and knowledgeable crew.

Thank SusanBrad1974
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Reviewed December 21, 2012

Their was an air of expectancy as we pulled out of the marina and headed out to sea in search of dolphins. Our hotel tried to dampen our excitement and said we would be lucky to find dolphins in December. Well we were lucky! We saw several playful dolphins and one pilot whale. Our cameras were clicking away but they are so fast. Afterthe excitement of finding the dolphins and the very helpful crew explaining what they were, the return journey was a bit of a disappointment and frankly boring. The catamaran would not normally use iots sails we were told as the wind was not very strong so we headed back at a modest speed and there was nothing to do but listen to the drone of the engines for an hour and a half. We hugged the coast on the return leg and not that spectacular or interesting really so take a good book, write your memoirs or catch up on some sunbathing. Facilities on this boat are limited so bring your own flask of coffee and food to eat if you have the stomach for it. A thick sweater is also advisable as it can get very windy- we were brave and took nothing except towels given to us by the hotrl. Thank God for that.
Oh and as for the dolphins, blink and you can miss them, they are very fast and you have to remind yourself they are not captured, tame animals, they are there because they want to be and so will not pose for you!

Thank Phitos P
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