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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 20-07-02 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 20-07-02 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
  • 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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Michael V wrote a review Sep. 13
1 contribution
This trip was worth every penny. There was a lot more space than on the other boats/catamarans (only 8 customers on board), the VIP treatment is real (glass of Champagne to start and drinks and very nice snacks during the trip). The two crew members were very welcoming and
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Date of experience: September 2020
Sue Rees wrote a review Sep. 10
Edinburgh2 contributions
An excellent afternoon trip for our family. The catamaran is very comfortable and the VIP team were very knowledgable and hospitable, taking the time to ensure we were all comfortable and helping us to get the most out of our experience. Cleanliness and ensuring passengers and
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Date of experience: September 2020
Neiljones wrote a review Sep. 9
1 contribution
We were booked on the speedboat trip but had to be rescheduled due to a problem with the boat. As an alternative we were offered the luxury catamaran trip which was an hour longer. We fell very lucky. Superb boat, only 8 customers on board, complimentary drinks and tasty little
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Date of experience: September 2020
Ben K wrote a review Sep. 8
6 contributions
Fantastic experience. For the extra money you're buying a viewing experience with fewer people (and thus more space), more detailed information from the marine biologist and a great menu of included snacks and drinks.
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Date of experience: September 2020
Cameron B wrote a review Sep. 3
11 contributions2 helpful votes
Great value. It may cost a bit more than some of the other boats, but it was a much more personal experience and not crowded (the other boats I saw were quite crowded). We found a nice group of bottlenose dolphins before going off to a spot for swimming. The staff is very
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Date of experience: August 2020
About the operator

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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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Just amazing
we booked this to have a more personal experience and we certainly got that For €35 more each we got the best exper
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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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