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Bonita da Madeira

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Estrada Monumental 187, Funchal, Madeira 9000-100, Portugal
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Great trip

We chose this cruise on the basis of the look of the vessel. It looked very well maintained and the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Catriona M
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Best Dolphin cruise ever!!!@

Having booked with our holiday rep we were looking forward to the trip. On boarding we were all... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Neale P
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Boat cruises along the coast, visit to Desertas Natural Reserve and Ponta de São Lourenço Reserve and dolphins & whales watching.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“monk seal” (8 reviews)
“friendly crew” (7 reviews)
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Estrada Monumental 187, Funchal, Madeira 9000-100, Portugal
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"desertas islands"
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"monk seal"
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"friendly crew"
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"pilot whales"
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"spotted dolphins"
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"deck shoes"
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"boat trip"
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"marine life"
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"boat crew"
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"set sail"
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"crew members"
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"whale watching tour"
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"excellent trip"
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"bottle nose dolphins"
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"small boat"
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"nature reserve"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We chose this cruise on the basis of the look of the vessel. It looked very well maintained and the crew knew what they were about. We made the right choice - excellent seamanship! They don’t guarantee dolphins, but my goodness, they try their best...More

Thank Catriona M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having booked with our holiday rep we were looking forward to the trip. On boarding we were all meet by a cheerful and friendly crew and nothing was to much trouble for them. As they inform you dolphins are wild and they can't guarantee sightings...More

Thank Neale P
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Reviewed 20 December 2017

This were very exciting 3 hours on board of a 30 meter motor driven sailing boat. The crew and all guests had a lot of fun watching out for dolphins. Finally they were successful and a big group of dolphins appeared, unexpectedly, as December is...More

Thank abori1974
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Reviewed 10 December 2017

For 30 euros each for a 3 hour trip this is well worth the money. Saw bottlenose dolphins. It was a lovely hot day, calm sea, fantastic. Highly recommend.

Thank Geordie112
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Reviewed 30 October 2017

We had a great time and saw both bottle-nose dolphins and a fin whale. Boat crew friendly and knowledgeable. We arranged the trip through our holiday rep because of the offer of a hotel pickup and return and I'm afraid this is why I rated...More

Thank Geoff B
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Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

We had a lovely trip. The crew are friendly and knowledgeable and went out of the way to find some dolphins and pilot whales. We then had a delicious lunch and swam in the Baia DAbra. Well worth it and certainly recommended.

Thank Stefmc m
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Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Fantastic day out, friendly and informative staff and lots of space to relax! Saw pilot whales, dolphins and a monk seal. Had a lovely swim at Doca followed by a delicious lunch and a tour on shore. Great trip!

Thank zomotsis
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

We went out on a Sunday afternoon in September. The boat was very crowded but the crew were absolutely amazing. There were people constantly on the look out for whales and dolphins and others made the effort to walk around the boat and interact with...More

Thank Lisa_LTN
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

This is a fantastic boat and a fantastic morning trip. Well organised with no problems. All the staff were great, as was seeing a lot of dolphins and one whale.

Thank busbylewis
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

We had enough room on board. A bit chilly/cloudy at the beginning, but by the end of the day it was clear, bright and warm. Crew were very knowledgeable. We were lucky and saw a pod of whales.Sailing included lunch. I took a book for...More

Thank GrahamGrape
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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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