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Catamaran Sunset Cruise from Funchal provided by VMT Madeira

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Catamaran Sunset Cruise from Funchal

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
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Updated 06/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 06/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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.
  • You'll start at
    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 end at
    9000-053 Funchal, Portugal
    Marina do Funchal, Loja nº 9 - VMT Madeira Catamaran Trips. Check-In: 30 minutes before departure
    See address & details
  • 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
Important Information
Departure Point
Marina, 9000-053 Funchal, Portugal
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Live commentary on board
  • Sunset catamaran cruise
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • 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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Karl P wrote a review Sep 2019
Norwood, Massachusetts5 contributions1 helpful vote
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!!
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Date of experience: September 2019
1 Helpful vote
Nataliehancock wrote a review Aug 2019
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom34 contributions9 helpful votes
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
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Date of experience: August 2019
Helen TS wrote a review Aug 2019
London, United Kingdom14 contributions4 helpful votes
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
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Date of experience: August 2019
1 Helpful vote
Celtic-Wanderer wrote a review Jul 2019
SCOTLAND688 contributions210 helpful votes
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
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Date of experience: July 2019
GraLyn53 wrote a review Jul 2019
Melbourne, Australia21 contributions7 helpful votes
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 ,
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Date of experience: July 2019
About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: VMT Madeira
Great day out
Fabulous morning out. Beautiful blue seas (calm), lovely sailing, very knowledgeable crew. We saw whales, turtles,
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Ben K
So good we booked it twice
Excellent value for money! We enjoyed this trip so much that we immediately booked a repeat trip for the next morni
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Amazing trip (5 different species of sea life)
Amazing trip with my partner and his family today! Unfortunately we did not get to stop and swim but this was made
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Great people, great dolphins!
We had a superb trip on the catamaran, very welcoming and informative welcome team and crew, and we were fortunate
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It is in the very nature of fishing that somedays one will be luckier than others with the catch. Having said that,
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Must do activity
Had a great afternoon and saw bottlenose dolphins and a fin whale. I would recommend as a great afternoon out and t
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Great way to see sea life
Didn't like the look of those speedboat whale tours, especially since it was February so went with the internet rec
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Well prepared service and relaxing trip
The trip was perfect - from the early commun ication till the anchoring. As we were trvelling with 2 babies and str
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Andy C
We weren't so much disappointed that we didn't see any wildlife, as we were offered a repeat trip. However, we wer
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Brilliant company and tour
Everything about this trip was fantastic. Booking was easy and communication was excellent. We had trouble getting
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Incredible! Highly recommend
My wife and I decided to take a morning trip with VMT Madeira to see dolphins and whales for our anniversary. It wa
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Deep sea fishing and dolphin watching on catarmaran
Sadly we paid over 400€ for 2 trips - the first one was whale and dolphin watching at the start of the week. Sadly
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Not to be missed
Fab afternoon out, great crew gave out some good information and saw lots of dolphins maybe next time will see some
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Awesome experience
The catamaran is well equipped and expertly crewed. The vessel itself has everything that you need on board, from a
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Must not miss!
My Dolphin and whale watching cruise with the VMT Madeira catamaran was comfortable, enjoyable and unforgettable.
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Key Details
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English, Portuguese
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