Water activity

Madeira: Funchal Sunset Tour by Catamaran

Activity provider: VMT Madeira Catamaran

Madeira: Funchal Sunset Tour by Catamaran

Activity provider: VMT Madeira Catamaran
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From US$ 34.60 per person

Likely to sell out

Watch the sunset off the coast of Madeira on a 3-hour evening catamaran cruise from Funchal. Marvel the changing colors of the sea and reflective waters. Look for native dolphin and whales swimming in the Atlantic Ocean, and much more.

About this activity

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Portuguese


  • Climb aboard a catamaran and cruise along the south coast of Madeira
  • Watch the sunset off the coast of Madeira from a unique perspective
  • See dolphins and whales (guaranteed, or you get a 2nd trip for free)
  • Get detailed explanations of the sea life from your crew
Full description
Experience the changing colors of the sunset and reflections on the water from a unique perspective as you take a 3-hour catamaran cruise off the coast of Madeira from Funchal. Meet at the Marina do Funchal to climb aboard the catamaran and cruise along the south coast of Madeira. A qualified crew will provide detailed information in English and Portuguese about the cetaceans you may spot, as well as other technical and historic information to ensure a complete and unique experience. If there are no sightings of dolphins or whales, you will be offered a 2nd trip entirely free. Put on a wind-shield and warm clothes (recommended), and experience the sunset trip and peaceful melody of the ocean from a new perspective.
  • 3-hour dolphin and whale watching tour
  • Second trip if there are no animal sightings
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Cetaceans information booklet
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet at the VMT Madeira Kiosk in Funchal Marina for check-in. It's located below Praça do Povo, in Avenida do Mar.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Windbreaker
  • Towel

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Intoxication

Know before you go

  •  Please bring a windbreaker and sunscreen. In the summer time, you can also bring a towel and your swimwear
  •  The catamarans are equipped with toilets, and a bar serving snacks and beverages
  •  Due to the nature of this tour and the safety of all guests, the local operator reserves the right to refuse service to passengers who are intoxicated or show signs of intoxication. If, as a result, your tour is canceled, you will not be entitled to a refund
  • Please note that tours may be cancelled after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet the minimum requirements, or in the event of bad weather conditions. If this occurs, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 217 reviews

Review summary

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Catamaran cruise was very pleasant, wonderful views of the island from the deck. Dolphins and the ability to swim in the ocean an additional plus. However, I am disappointed with the inability to see the sunset and that was the purpose of the trip. We were sailing to the port when the sunset was just beginning and unfortunately it was no longer visible. I am disappointed.

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July 31, 2022

Breath taking tour, We managed to see so many dolphins and take exceptional photos. The sunset is a paradise that words can not explain, it’s a must see for yourself and being able to swim in that beautiful sea with temperatures of 22c. Amazing tour for the family and that special romance, I Definitely recommend it for everyone.

July 19, 2022

Nice tour. It was cloudy for us, so you couldn't see the sunset that well, but it's also nice how the light changes in the clouds. Unfortunately it was too cool for swimming. The water would probably still have been ok, but afterwards it would have been too fresh with wet clothes and wet hair. Drinks and snacks had to be paid for but ok for the price.

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July 5, 2022

Product ID: 57245