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Half-day Catamaran Trip from Funchal provided by Catamaran sea born

Half-day Catamaran Trip from Funchal

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Updated 20-07-03 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20-07-03 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Swap city life for a peaceful half-day catamaran trip along the Madeiran coast. No need to worry about strict itineraries and activities—this tour gives you the flexibility to choose to relax on the boat, swim, or even snorkel during the warmer months, with equipment rental included. Go to places where marine life has been spotted before, and look out for whales, dolphins, turtles, and colorful fish.
  • Enjoy a peaceful half-day catamaran trip with the chance to spot sea life
  • Access great photo opportunities of Madeira’s coastline
  • Flexible trip—choose from morning or afternoon departure times
  • Travel light—snorkel gear rental is included
Important Information
Departure Point
Seaborn Catamaran, Nautisantos - Actividades Desportivas, Lda, Marina do Funchal, 9000-055 Funchal, Portugal
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Catamaran trip
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 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
ArunRatnam wrote a review Dec. 2018
London, United Kingdom297 contributions200 helpful votes
I had no expectations whatsoever about being able to see whales, so went only expecting dolphins, and indeed it was so. I was at the marina well in time, about half an hour ahead of scheduled time as per their advice, though this was totally unnecessary. You can be there two
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Date of experience: December 2018
1 Helpful vote
Aneel N wrote a review Dec. 2018
41 contributions19 helpful votes
This was now our second time on the Seaborn Catamaran. After a year, we were surprised that the crew members remembered us and met us with a warm welcome. The waters were calm and the sun was out for the majority of the journey. On this occasion however, we were unlucky and
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Date of experience: December 2018
StClementsgirl wrote a review Oct. 2018
Jersey channel Islands8 contributions21 helpful votes
Firstly if you read the leaflet in big bold letters on the cover it says Dolphin and whale watching ! Read the small print which says there’s a “possibility “which should actually say highly unlikely. Secondly having being involved with the sea for over 40 years and being
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Date of experience: October 2018
1 Helpful vote
Chris wrote a review Sep. 2018
Cambridge, United Kingdom68 contributions24 helpful votes
We took a morning ride on Sea Born I, which is a comfortable and spacious catamaran fitted with seating and a net area if you want to ride closer to the water! It also has a small bar and toilets on board. We saw some dolphins and pilot whales and the crew were quick to point
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Date of experience: September 2018
1 Helpful vote
jy007 wrote a review Aug. 2018
slovenia6 contributions3 helpful votes
This was a nice trip, you are very much left to yourselves which I prefer. We were heading back when they heard about a school of Dolphins and they immediately turned the boat and headed out again, which was good as like I say we were nearing the end of the trip. Seeing the
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Date of experience: August 2018
About the operator

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By: Catamaran sea born
Great Trip
Had an excellent trip and saw lots of dolphins. Great value for money, comfortable boat, great swim, saw lots of fi
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Really enjoyable way to spend 3 hours
We, family of four with two teenage sons, took the morning trip. We had to be on the quay 30 minutes before depart
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Afternoon at sea
One of the highlights if maderia is that it hosts a large number of whales that come to feed. However, as romantic
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Katija K
Saw some striped dolphins!
We did see some dolphins and it was a relaxing, beautiful and well organized ride. It was a busy cruise so there's
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Worth every penny
Fantastic three hours. We weren't sure if we would see any wildlife but were treated to a fantastic dolphin display
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Excellent and well worth it
Just went into Funchal for the day and saw the boat trip. Went on one similar few years ago in Vilamoura and didn’t
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Val J
Had a wonderful morning out. The staff were very attentive and friendly. We saw three species of dolphin and a turt
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We were nt expecting to see anything just lots of sea. We saw three types of whales, Fin, False Killer whale and pi
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Well run, productive trip.
We has purchased tickets for the 10am trip and the catamaran left dead on time, We sailed along the coast and saw t
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Enjoyable afternoon
As it was January, the catamaran wasnt full which gave us all lots of space. Unfortunately we only saw a couple of
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See the Island from the sea
We always go on the Sea Born a couple of times when we are in Funchal. Often you will see dolphins, whales etc but
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Dolphins views
This was my first trip ever to see dolphins and it didn't fail us. Knowledgeable staff who came and chatted and wer
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A good afternoon out
We were a group of 3. First time for Mandy and she got to see dolphins- mission accomplished! The whole experience
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Diane Brunsdon
We only booked the day before, met at the marina and shown where the boat was and told what time to go over. Once o
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Kate H
3rd trip and we have always seen dolphins
We just turned up on the day (December) and the boat was quite busy, but not overcrowded. We saw 2 types of dolphi
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Key Details
  • Catamaran sea born
  • Duration: 3h
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  • Languages Offered: English, Portuguese
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