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Boat cruises along the coast, visit to Desertas Natural Reserve and Ponta de São Lourenço Reserve and dolphins & whales watching.
Estrada Monumental 187, Funchal, Madeira 9000-100, Portugal
+351 291 762 218
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed July 5, 2013

From our balcony we have been looking a those 3 mysterious islands off the coast of Madeira. Finally we made the choice to book a trip on the Bonita do Madeira. we booked the trip through Happy tours and paid eur 80 pr person for...More

4  Thank Jens p
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Reviewed August 30, 2015

This company seems to have a lot of good reviews and I expect that most of the time they don't fail to deliver. I have read some reviews on here and ask those who have posted about the amount of people crammed on board what...More

8  Thank Billy095
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

In November you take your chance with the weather - it was very blowy but the crew did their best to spot dolphins & whales ( we saw pilot whales today) The trip was fun & relaxing & we had a quick swim before lunch...More

Thank davidpL6419RF
Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

We went on a app. 3-hour boattrip to spot dolphins and whales. After about 35 minutes we spotted quite a few dolphins and pilot whales. And suddenly it stopped, it looked liked the crew was satisfied. They stopped looking for them with binoculars and we...More

Thank moniquee2016
Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

The weather was great, the sea pretty rough, hence the difficulty to take some nice pictures. There were enough dolphins and pilot whales to see but suddenly they were gone and didn’t return. We sailed up to Porto da Cruz and returned to port. Nice...More

Thank hansv245
Reviewed September 26, 2018

Booked an afternoon trip and we left the harbour at 3pm. First we went out to sea and found a pod of dolphins, which swam close to the boat. The staff were friendly and helpful. Unfortunately we saw no whales but a sea turtle. We...More

Thank Heather M
Reviewed September 25, 2018

I was disappointed with this whole day trip to the Desertas Islands. Firstly was told to be at kiosk to pay and get ticket at 09:00 - nobody there -tagged onto another group but after giving my name it was not the one I had...More

Thank SilverNomad04
Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

We decided to go on this excursion while on holiday and we were not disappointed. The staff on board were fantastic and clearly very knowledgeable and passionate about what they do. Not only was it very relaxing being out at sea but we were also...More

Thank Alison S
Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

Although we didn't see any whales we did see several groups of dolphin that came very close to the boat. They're so elegant and special. The boat was well run and the crew friendly. It was great to have a swim from the boat also....More

Thank djne11026
Reviewed September 14, 2018

Booked via our hotel in Canico and were picked up by mini bus and taken to and from the marina in Funchal (the only company that does this). The crew were pleasant and informative and we got to see a group of five dolphins which...More

Thank TheBradfordBentleys
Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

Our trip lasted just over three hours and the calm waters and sunny day made for a pleasant boat ride. The crew were very friendly and informative and most importantly- we got to see some whales! No one can guarantee sightings of marine mammals, but...More

Thank GazzaTrips
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

Had a lovely afternoon on this boat - we did the Dolphin and Whale watching Tour through our TUI rep. The crew were brilliant, very knowledgable, friendly and keen to help everyone to see the dolphins. We saw a massive school of them which was...More

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April 17, 2017|
Response from Bonita-da-Madeira | Property representative |
Good afternoon. Yes we certainly are going to do the fireworks cruise during the month of June. Please feel free to contact us at 00351 291 762 218 and we will gladly provide all information. Regards Ivone Faria
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