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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A bit disapointing really. If we hadn't seen the dolphins it would have been a bit boring. It would have been good to have been told a bit of the history about the vessel and Colombus's voyage,but there was nothing. if the crew aren't up to it, it could be done with headphones like the open top bus tours.
It was a nice touch with the cake and madeira wine, but all in all, I would question if its value for money.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank ianwatts2015
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked this trip as we loved seeing the ship go past our hotel and wanted to have a go for ourselves. It's a beautiful replica with plenty of seating and space. There's a bar on board with bottles of local beer for 2 euros, good value for Madeira. There's also toilets on board which are very clean and spacious enough for you to change clothes if you need. We stopped off for a swim near the highest cliffs in Europe which was lovely. The crew keep an eye out to make sure everyone is safe, they warned us of some jellyfish that appeared towards the end of the swim and guided us safely round. Once back aboard we were given complimentary maderia wine and cake. There's also a real life parrot on board who responds to hello not Ola.
Definitely worth it if you fancy a different view of Madeira and a swim in the sea.

Thank lauratL6217QH
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Reviewed September 1, 2019 via mobile

Don’t go if you expect to see sealife. Book this trip if you want to spend some time on a original boat and to have a swim.

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Reviewed September 1, 2019 via mobile

I highly recommend this boat trip on a replica of the ship that Christopher Columbus sailed to discover America. We saw Dolphins and drank a glass of Madeira wine with a slice of honey cake. Yes, she does rock a bit on the water, but what do you expect trust me it's a great experience.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Christopher J
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Reviewed August 13, 2019 via mobile

This Portuguese Pirate cruise is a wonder trip in which you can literally see Dolphins & small Whales.
Good snacks & drinks to go with it. WONDERFUL big boat.
Also you have a chance to swim in the sea.
Captain Giraldo was as helpful as any Captain should be.
AWESOME TRIP..

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