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Bonita da Madeira

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Estrada Monumental 187, Funchal, Madeira 9000-100, Portugal
+351 291 762 218
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Excellent half day boat trip!

We went on the 5 hour trip to spot dolphins which we actually saw, kids really enjoy it, staff was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
julianne302
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Letchworth, United Kingdom
Desertas Islands - one to avoid

Did not enjoy this day trip at all, which was a shame as I had enjoyed the whales/ dolphin tour a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
louisek2001
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luton
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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 good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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Estrada Monumental 187, Funchal, Madeira 9000-100, Portugal
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+351 291 762 218
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on the 5 hour trip to spot dolphins which we actually saw, kids really enjoy it, staff was brilliant, very helpful and informative, nothing was to much trouble. We also had lunch included and it was delicious. Thank you Bonita de Madeira crew,...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Did not enjoy this day trip at all, which was a shame as I had enjoyed the whales/ dolphin tour a lot last year. Journey from Funchal to the islands took 2.5 hours (each way!) and would not recommend to anyone prone to seasickness. Nearly...More

Thank louisek2001
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The boat did not have much room to move around to begin with. After a long delay we finally left the harbor. From afar we actually saw some dolphins and a turtle for about 5 minutes. This satisfies the crew as from the on no...More

Thank PF O
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good boat trip however never seen a whale or dolphin. 3 hours or more looking. Would I do it again? No

Thank AndyMM1963
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our party of four booked the day trip to Islas Desertas the night before but we received confirmation straight away. The Bonita set out from the Marina in blue skies and calm seas, however this changed quickly further out. The crew coped efficiently and calmly...More

Thank vjj78
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Reviewed 6 July 2018

Would recommend this 3 hour boat trip to anyone.We went on this boat trip on sunday.we saw pilot whales and a school of dolphins..just back in UK now but just had to give this 5 stars.Best time ever.friendly crew. Skipper and the 2 lookouts excellent....More

Thank DJ1234
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Reviewed 5 July 2018

we wanted to do a boat trip & opted for a traditional wooden gullet...overall enjoyable full day trip to desertas island..crew were friendly & informative, on the sail across we saw bottlenose dolphins, beaked whale, a shark & turtles..two cruises for the price of one!!...More

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Reviewed 24 June 2018

Trip to view the Atlantic Festival Fireworks from the bay with champagne & strawberries sounded ideal. Reality was a meander down the coastline in the rapidly descending darkness, crew gave out solitary shot of Madeira wine & sold small beer for 2 euros, turned around...More

Thank Mark n Sue B
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Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

What an amazing afternoon trip we had 3 hours on a beautiful boat with extremely friendly staff who were very informative. We loved every second we saw turtles, dolphins and a sperm whale the sailor stopped to allow us to capture some incredible photos. We...More

Thank JamesRhi
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Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed our trip today staff on board letting us know when they saw the turtles dolphins and sperm whale interacting with everyone keeping them informed of places of interest Many thanks Mike and Marie

1  Thank Mike S
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MintAVO
18 April 2017|
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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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