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

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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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Lyn403 wrote a review Sep. 2019
Surrey44 contributions25 helpful votes
Had the most wonderful morning watching whales and dolphins. The scenery is amazing too. Not jam packed , friendly crew and swimming if you wanted. The other competitor catamaran was packed !! Sea Born definitely a brilliant company. Will try and go again before we leave.
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Date of experience: September 2019
1 Helpful vote
Bluethunderbt W wrote a review Sep. 2019
Peterborough, United Kingdom49 contributions6 helpful votes
We saw about 12 dolphins,but no Wales great experience,would recommend this catamaran trip, crew very informative,can't show pictures of this as took them on my camera
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Date of experience: September 2019
Eve wrote a review Aug. 2019
Glasgow, United Kingdom7 contributions7 helpful votes
We had booked this trip as we aren't wild about seeing the sea life, it's just nice to go out to sea, so it was a bonus to see pilot whales. We enjoyed the trip & a lovely swim in the deep blue ocean. A lovely clean catamaran with friendly informative staff, a holiday must!
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Date of experience: August 2019
1 Helpful vote
PMLe wrote a review Jul. 2019
Paris16 contributions12 helpful votes
We were promised to be under 40 people on the boat and only 8 had signed up the night before the morning trip. We were told a 2nd boat would be used if too many people signed up....Turns out it’s a marketing scam as we were about 80 on board!!!! Not a good start. We saw
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Date of experience: July 2019
Response from Seaborncatamaran, Guest Relations Manager at Half-day Catamaran Trip from Funchal
Responded Jul. 26, 2019
Thanks for your review. The capacity of our catamarans is 100 and it must be wind enough to use the sails. Maybe it wasn't. Appart of that it was a pleasure having you on board!
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Mightymouse3333 wrote a review May 2019
Engelberg42 contributions14 helpful votes
We arrived at the harbour and decided to take the Catamaran. There are clean toilets ar the harbour, but on the boat there are toilets as well. Drinks can be bought on board. We were so busy looking at the Dolfins Pilot Wales, Sperm wales and turtles that we forgot about
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Date of experience: May 2019
Response from Seaborncatamaran, Guest Relations Manager at Half-day Catamaran Trip from Funchal
Responded May 23, 2019
We appreciate your report! Best regards
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About the operator

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By: Catamaran sea born
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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Terrible- avoid at all costs!
Booked in with Sea Born as I had a fantastic boat trip last year with another company. This time I took my husband
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Key Details
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  • Duration: 3h
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