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Madeira: Funchal Sunset Tour by Catamaran

Madeira: Funchal Sunset Tour by Catamaran

Activity provider: VMT Madeira Catamaran
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From US$ 37.42 per person

Watch the sunset off the coast of Madeira on a 3-hour evening catamaran cruise from Funchal. Marvel the changing colors of the sea and reflective waters. Look for native dolphin and whales swimming in the Atlantic Ocean, and much more.

About this activity

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Portuguese


  • Climb aboard a catamaran and cruise along the south coast of Madeira
  • Watch the sunset off the coast of Madeira from a unique perspective
  • See dolphins and whales (guaranteed, or you get a 2nd trip for free)
  • Get detailed explanations of the sea life from your crew
Full description
Experience the changing colors of the sunset and reflections on the water from a unique perspective as you take a 3-hour catamaran cruise off the coast of Madeira from Funchal. Meet at the Marina do Funchal to climb aboard the catamaran and cruise along the south coast of Madeira. A qualified crew will provide detailed information in English and Portuguese about the cetaceans you may spot, as well as other technical and historic information to ensure a complete and unique experience. If there are no sightings of dolphins or whales, you will be offered a 2nd trip entirely free. Put on a wind-shield and warm clothes (recommended), and experience the sunset trip and peaceful melody of the ocean from a new perspective.
  • 3-hour dolphin and whale watching tour
  • Second trip if there are no animal sightings
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Cetaceans information booklet
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet at the Marina do Funchal, Loja 9, 9000-005 Funchal, VMT Madeira (Catamaran Trips)

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Windbreaker
  • Towel

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Intoxication

Know before you go

  •  Please bring a windbreaker and sunscreen. In the summer time, you can also bring a towel and your swimwear
  •  The catamarans are equipped with toilets, and a bar serving snacks and beverages
  •  Due to the nature of this tour and the safety of all guests, the local operator reserves the right to refuse service to passengers who are intoxicated or show signs of intoxication. If, as a result, your tour is canceled, you will not be entitled to a refund
  • Please note that tours may be cancelled after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet the minimum requirements, or in the event of bad weather conditions. If this occurs, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 114 reviews

Review summary

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Unfortunately we couldn't see any dolphins, but the crew made an effort to find them until the end. In general, the crew was friendly and the catamaran made a very good impression. Despite everything, the sunset and the short jump into the sea were incredibly beautiful. The promised replacement tour for not having seen any dolphins was really offered, but we were no longer able to take part.

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December 9, 2019

The sunset tour is great. You get a very nice view of the coast. I would advise to do it early in your stay, we didn't see any whales or dolphins. As it was our last day here, there was no possibility to take the re-tour. Also, you can swim in the ocean for 15 minutes, no snorkeling equipment was offered.

August 26, 2019

Pricey but worth it

We had a great time on this cruise, and I have to admit that I was a bit dubious that the experience would be worth the price - but now I can say that it was totally worth it. Views of Funchal from the coast are beautiful, sunset experience is amazing but of course the highlights was to be able to see some dolphins. It was the first time, and it really was a truly wonderful experience to see two different groups. I was extremely happy to hear that there were very strict regulations as to how long you can float a boat around a group of dolphins, as the whole point is to witness these beautiful creatures in their natural environment and not to pester them. If you can afford it, I totally recommend it

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August 22, 2018

Product ID: 57245