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Relaxing trip with surprisingly varied marine life

The crew and booking assistant were all very helpful and interesting. We went out on a flat calm... read more

Reviewed January 2, 2018
Valerie47_13
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Godalming, United Kingdom
Lovely trip to Marine Reserve

We had a lovely trip on the beluga submarine. Cap'n David and Finn were very knowledgable about the... read more

Reviewed August 12, 2017
gecko77
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had a great time with the crew, they were super friendly and knowledgeable about the area. We sailed about 45 mins to the nature reserve area, saw loads of fish, went snorkelling/swimming and then went off in search of dolphins & whales. Unfortunately didn’t...More

Thank Hannah H
Reviewed July 12, 2018 via mobile

We booked onto the Beluga as it was recommended by our hotel, on researching it we found it was a small glass bottom boat which would allow us to snorkel during the trip. We had booked for the Sunday of our visit, on the prior...More

Thank Julian R
Reviewed January 2, 2018

The crew and booking assistant were all very helpful and interesting. We went out on a flat calm day and once we got to the Nature Reserve, visibility was excellent and we saw a good selection of juvenile fish - parrot, grouper, trumpet, wrasse to...More

Thank Valerie47_13
Reviewed August 12, 2017

Wanted to do something I've never done before and face my fears. Captain Dave and his deck hand Finn were amazing hosts and made you feel totally relaxed aboard the Beluga.After reading some reviews about this vessel I was even more nervous about it than...More

1  Thank Julie F
Reviewed August 12, 2017

We had a lovely trip on the beluga submarine. Cap'n David and Finn were very knowledgable about the fish of the area. We had some good views of the fish and got to see them feeding. I really enjoyed watching the fish in the marine...More

Thank gecko77
Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

Small boat chugs along close to the shore so good on a calm sunny day if you just want to relax and take in the sea air. If you get sea sick, the slow wallowing and the smell of the engine may not be for...More

3  Thank RichardBlakey
Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

We paid €30 each for a half day trip. We arrived at the meeting centre & was shown to the boat. When we booked we were told 12 max would be on the trip. (This really suited us - I do not like to think...More

1  Thank cornwall0
Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

I liked the trip. Boat is not very big and seems slow a little bit. It took us around an hour to meet dolphins. It was great but short experience. Then we had some time to explore the ocean through glass bottom. It looks nice...More

1  Thank Alexander P
Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

After reading some of the previous reviews, I'm actually shocked by the positive comments that other boat passengers had. I assume it was because they saw dolphins or got to snorkel, but my experience with this company was far from pleasant. The entire ride out...More

Thank kahm95
Reviewed December 22, 2015

This was our only disappointment in an otherwise wonderful trip to Madeira. The experience consisted of a 1 1/2 hour trip on a small boat to the point of the island (which was a beautiful sight) at which time we were ushered below for 5...More

Thank Cathy E
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Caroline H
April 30, 2015|
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My advice is don't book this trip, book with another company as they will cancel on you if they've got not enough passengers.
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Caroline H
April 30, 2015|
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This morning I paid 30euros for adults and 15euros for under 10s but when we arrived for our cruise it had been cancelled as not enough passengers!! It leaves after the other trips so we couldn't book on anything else which... More
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