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Catamaran Sunset Cruise from Funchal provided by VMT Madeira

Catamaran Sunset Cruise from Funchal

Catamaran Sunset Cruise from Funchal
4.5
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AU$55.46
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About
Admire the beauty of Madeira’s south coast on this relaxing catamaran cruise from Funchal. As well as getting access to incredible sunset views, there’s also the possibility of spotting local marine life, such as whales or dolphins. As you travel, expand your knowledge of local flora and fauna through entertaining crew commentary.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Portuguese, English
Highlights
  • Swap Funchal for a peaceful catamaran sunset cruise
  • Learn as you travel—the crew keep you entertained with commentary
  • Look out for local wildlife, including whales and dolphins
  • Perfect for photography fans—get great sunset views
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Portuguese, English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Swap Funchal for a peaceful catamaran sunset cruise
  • Learn as you travel—the crew keep you entertained with commentary
  • Look out for local wildlife, including whales and dolphins
  • Perfect for photography fans—get great sunset views
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7775P3
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Live commentary on board
  • Sunset catamaran cruise
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Marina, 9000-053 Funchal, Portugal Marina do Funchal, Loja nº 9 - VMT Madeira Catamaran Trips. Check-In: 30 minutes before departure
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • It is recommend to bring sunscreen, a windbreaker, a towel and bathing suit
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 180 travellers
Inclusions
  • Live commentary on board
  • Sunset catamaran cruise
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • Marina, 9000-053 Funchal, Portugal Marina do Funchal, Loja nº 9 - VMT Madeira Catamaran Trips. Check-In: 30 minutes before departure
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • It is recommend to bring sunscreen, a windbreaker, a towel and bathing suit
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 180 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Marina
    9000-053 Funchal, Portugal
    Marina do Funchal, Loja nº 9 - VMT Madeira Catamaran Trips. Check-In: 30 minutes before departure
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    VMT Madeira
  • You'll return to the starting point
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4.5
19 reviews
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Dhiren P
Rochdale, UK2 contributions
Well worth it!!
Easily booked via the Trip Advisor App.
Had to queue for a while in the baking heat, which was the only downside.
A large boat with multi national clientele, catered for with commentary in different languages.
Drinks and snacks available at a reasonable price - excellent bar staff, too.
The bonus was that we saw LOADS of dolphins and whales, thanks to the expert spotter on the boat. Fabulous photo and video opportunities. Plenty of points on the boat to catch sight of everything.
Excellent coastal cruise followed with spectacular views.
The one DOWNSIDE was that for a sunset cruise, the sun set out of sight........
Written 19 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Trazza
12 contributions
Dolphins!
Aug. 2021
Great sunset tour. We saw so many dolphins, many of them swimming with the boat, best place to see them is at the front. Whales also in the distance. Stopped to jump in the sea at around 2 hours. It started to get cold so I would recommend taking a jumper.
Written 17 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Karl P
Norwood, MA5 contributions
Great last night on Madeira!
Sep. 2019
We went on Sunday night and the boat wasn't at all crowded. The staff and crew were wonderful, very professional. The views from the boat were incredible!!
Written 11 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Nataliehancock
Stoke-on-Trent, UK39 contributions
We really recommend
Aug. 2019 • Couples
Don’t be put off if it’s a cloudy day! We still got to see great views of the island and an amazing sunset. We didn’t manage to see any wildlife on our trip but that didn’t matter to us, it was a relaxing and enjoyable evening. We were told we could book onto another free of charge to try and see the wildlife another time, but we didn’t bother. Drinks and snacks were very reasonable. Well worth the money.
Written 29 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Helen TS
London, UK23 contributions
A lovely way to see Funchal from the waves
Aug. 2019
Don't underestimate the beauty of 3 hours on the ocean, looking out at crystal blue sky and waves. The boat is a comfortable and spacious catamaran, with a polite and focused crew. We took a book to ease our way out of Funchal, spent some time taking photos and enjoyed the stops for dolplhin watching and a dip in the sea (15 minutes). As you come back in to Funchal marina, the sun sets over the horizon, giving a lovely orange shimmer to the water. The trip is good value for money and a great way to see the island.
Written 5 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Celtic-Wanderer
SCOTLAND713 contributions
Unwind on the water...
Jul. 2019 • Friends
What a great way to spend 3 hours into sunset time! Modern CAT with professional crew on board....a small bar and snacks too to buy. Some sightings along the way, and it was very relaxing to sit back and let the evening breeze wash over you.
Organiation seemed pretty efficient, from booking arrangements to getting you on board and safety briefings of course too. The obligatory photo ops which are hard to resist - but have to say the quality of the pictures were good for 10 euros.
All in all a lovely evening and would recommend for a relaxing sunset sail.
Written 27 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

GraLyn53
Melbourne, Australia21 contributions
What a way to spend a Friday evening
Jul. 2019 • Couples
Bought as a ‘thank you’ to my brother and sister-in-law who hadn’t been on a sunset cruise before. Was a wonderful experience for them particularly when seeing the dolphins and ‘false’ baby whale.
Plenty of room on the catamaran to sit and enjoy the view, crew friendly , pointing out pods of dolphins in plenty of time for all to see.
Written 21 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Michael W
Horwich, United Kingdom8 contributions
Magical evening cruise
Jun. 2019 • Couples
I didn't expect that... A really thrilling cruise encountering three groups of different dolphins, who happily swam and played around the boat. I was whooping like a child.

And a comfortable cruise, with plenty of space, around the bay ending up in meeting the sunset. The staff were pleasant and knowledgeable, clearly attuned to not unsettling the dolphins while ensuring the experience was a memorable one for tourists. Excellent value for 3 hours too.
Written 12 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

kyraalexis
Sydney, Australia5 contributions
Worst tour of my life!
Jun. 2019 • Friends
I only give it a 1 star because I have to give some sort of rating. I have never been on a more disgusting tour in my life! Whoever is the owner of this business should be more vigilant of the staff and how they run the tour. I’ll mention the positive which is we saw dolphins and that was amazing. As for everything else my whole family was in pure disgust and I’m embarrassed I wasted our last night in Madeira with VMT. Firstly, we hoped on board to find minimal people with absolutely no entertainment or interaction from the hosts. Secondly it was a very cold night and not one staff bothered putting down the plastic covers to stop the wind and keeping us slightly warm. Thirdly and MOST disgustingly, the staff were only interested in being on their phones and posting on social media the whole evening. They even stopped the music (the only form of entertainment on board) to continue using their phones and take pictures of each other. All guests were sitting on the side of the catamaran freezing and as for us, counting down the hours to get off the catamaran. The hosts then had audacity to ask for tips!!!

To my fellow travellers, I warn you - do not waste your money or an evening in beautiful Madeira with VMT.
Written 10 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Magnus
3 contributions
Fantastic evening boat tour - Dolphins came right up to the boat
Aug. 2018 • Couples
Booked this on trip advisor. Pickup point very easy to find in the harbour front. Clearly signed. Once on the boat lots of seating options (lie at the front, second deck or first deck in the shade). Dolphins came right up to the boat and jumped out of the water 2 or 3 at a time. Something you will remember. Next we went along the coast - stunning scenery. There is a reasonably priced bar on board and two toilets. Great fun
Written 8 September 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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WiltshireTravellerXY
WiltshireTravellerXY
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Lovely experience: saw several whales and dolphins
How lucky were we? The catamaran and superb crew are respectful and knowledgeable about wild life and sailed us wit
Claire O
Claire O
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Overpriced and promotional leaflet misleading!
This trip was not worth €80 euros each or €320 for a family of 4! The journey to the island took 3 hours. Once at t
ninac188
ninac188
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Relaxing trip
Very clean and well organised. A really relaxing few hours and lovely views of the island. U fortunately didn't se
554iw
554iw
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Fantastic boat trip
We had a fantastic trip on a catamaran, saw lots of dolphins and had a swim by the largest cliff in Europe. Relaxin
Freedom34128073546
Freedom34128073546
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Lovely whale watching experience
Really good experience, saw several pilot whales and a sea turtle. Stopped at a lovely spot for swimming. Crew on b
Bobcat320330
Bobcat320330
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A great day out! - don't miss it
I took this trip yesterday and it was a lovely, lovely day - enhanced by a wonderful crew and pleasant fellow passe
pamelabM9021ND
pamelabM9021ND
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Great dolphin and whale watching trip
Had a great afternoon trip on ‘Sea the Best’ catamaran whilst staying in Funchal. Covid prevention measures were i
Janet H
Janet H
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Ruined by very loud music
Went on Sea The Best, should have been named Hear The Worst - our trip was totally spoiled by the unnecessary loud
brist0lcelt
brist0lcelt
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We saw dolphins!
We had a very enjoyable 3 hours, from 3-6pm and we were lucky to enjoy seeing some Atlantic spotted dolphins swimmi
Sher K
Sher K
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Good day trip
Lovely trip, good staff and guides. Managed to see good numbers of dolphins and wales. We also stopped for a 15 min
LaGinestra_D
LaGinestra_D
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Loved it!
Loved it so much that i am going on another trip with them tomorrow. Saw lots of dolphins and very relaxing boottri
369emilyn
369emilyn
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Great way to spend 3 hours.
We saw dolphins and the crew was very friendly. We got to swim in the sea and even jump off the boat. We brought a
Elad86
Elad86
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Bad experience for families
Really bad experience with the trip today. The Catamaran was full with people not observing social distance. It was
RebekahR54
RebekahR54
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Dolphin spotting
We saw some dolphins from a distance and we were told there was a whale but we didn’t see it. The boat was very fu
JM2502
JM2502
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Excellent trip, we saw dolphins
One of the highlights of our holiday. We saw dolphins and swam in the sea. Seeing the coast line and villages of S
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