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VipDolphins Luxury Whale Watching provided by VipDolphins Luxury Whale Watching

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VipDolphins Luxury Whale Watching

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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 02/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from VipDolphins Luxury Whale Watching
We have an extra face masks in case you will forget your own. For each passenger during the trip we provide sandals, towels and snorkeling masks, which are clean and sanitized after each use. But, if you wish, you can bring your own stuff. The safety of everyone on our vessel comes first!
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Updated 02/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Important Information
Departure Point
Marina Nova, Av. Do Mar 13, 9000-900 Funchal, Portugal
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • We offer a variety of local snacks, biscuits and ice cream during this experience.
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Soda/Pop
  • Bottled water
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Blankets
  • Pick-ups
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • 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 16 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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Popular mentions
Emma C wrote a review Oct 2020
Worthing, United Kingdom13 contributions2 helpful votes
Fantastic afternoon trip. Saw dolphins within 15 minutes of leaving the harbour and they swam with the boat. Saw a whale from a distance. Swam under Cabo Girao in beautiful clear sea. Had tasty drinks and snacks. Learnt about the marine wildlife from two marine biologists in the
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Tom Saxton wrote a review Oct 2020
Madeira, Portugal5 contributions
Just incredible ! Amazing friendly crew, wonderful boat, amazing sea life and insane lunch by Selim! We would highly recommend this to everyone, it is a magical experience.
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Paul W wrote a review Oct 2020
11 contributions2 helpful votes
We enjoyed this trip so much. Information about what to do and what to expect was given to us in instalments which was really nice. We had champagne, sandwiches, pastries and a cocktail bar. Of course the dolphins came to say hello and swam in front of the boat for a while, and
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Genevieve F wrote a review Oct 2020
1 contribution
Such a lovely day and all crew were super helpful! Unfortunately we didn't see any whales but we saw lots of dolphins and had a great time jumping from the boat - a fab experience.
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Date of experience: October 2020
Nick T wrote a review Oct 2020
Bournemouth, United Kingdom3 contributions
The boat was very comfortable and spacious for the number of people which makes for a nice journey rather than just waiting to see the whales and dolphins. The inclusive snacks and drinks were also very nice and made it an enjoyable boat ride. The crew were very nice and
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Date of experience: October 2020
About the operator

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By: VipDolphins Luxury Whale Watching
Caroline T
Birthday trip
Very professional crew and helpful biologist. Saw lots of dolphins but no whales. Plenty of space on board. Goo
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Pure dolphin and whale experience
This is the best boat I’d recommend. They take less people and have all inclusive service, where you don’t need to
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dolphin and whale wathing
yes you will usually see some dolphins , but the quantity and quality is very seasonal. the boats are good and the
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Beautiful boat, friendly hosts, great experience.
As a quieter boat we felt this was a more personal experience. Very friendly and knowledgeable hosts. Nice to have
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Best Trip EVER far :)
This was an amazing experience. VipDolphins provide a truly wonderful trip. There's a delightful on-board marine
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Bow Riding Spotted Dolphins
This trip was so much fun. The wind was up and sea was choppy which made the experience rather exhilarating- it als
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Fantastic trips
Really nice people running a splendid coastal marine wildlife tours in beautiful catamarans. Boat crew and onboard
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Lovely birthday boat trip
A lovely clean boat with lots of room to move about as the maximum number of passengers is limited to 17. Welcomed
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we were lucky with what we saw the staff and sunshine a fabulous day very relaxed, friendly and interesting
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Enjoyable trip
A good if a little expensive trip (75 euros each) to see dolphins and whales. A smaller boat and only 15 people on
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Ed A
The best 3 hours ever!
My wife and I booked this tour for the morning (11am start) - the catamaran only takes 18 people so you don't have
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Enjoyable experience
This is a cut above the other boats doing similar outings. Really friendly, personal crew of Pedro and Joao, plus m
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Frollein F
Dolphins, sunshine and a open bar.
It took me so long to decide whether I wanted to book this trip or a cheaper, "normal" boat trip to watch dolphins
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Maderia Boat Trip 2019
Booked Vip Dolphins on a trip to Maderia in August 2019, it was a very good boat and plenty of space to sit and rel
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Luxury boat and a luxury afternoon on the seas
Starting with the boat, OMG pure luxury of how the other half live, it was well kept with plenty of space for all
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Key Details
  • VipDolphins Catamaran Whale Watching
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
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