Water activity

Madeira: Funchal Sunset Tour by Catamaran

Activity provider: VMT Madeira Catamaran
Water activity

Madeira: Funchal Sunset Tour by Catamaran

Activity provider: VMT Madeira Catamaran

From US$ 37.40 per person

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.
  • Catamaran tour
  • Second trip in the event of no animal sightings
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Food and drinks

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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
  • Swimwear
  • Towel

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Intoxication
  • Alcohol and drugs

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 232 reviews

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The tour was very good overall. It wasn't crowded and we saw pilot whales. It started on time and we were at sea for the full three hours. Staff at the counter and on the catamaran were very friendly. The only small point of criticism: we had booked the tour in German, it was actually in English.

October 24, 2022

It was a very nice boat tour. Nice staff, nice catamaran, clean. We saw whales. As a small drawback, I would only say that the sunset was not properly stopped, you could only see it from the back of the boat while we were already sailing back. Highly recommended excursion.

October 22, 2022

Highly Recommended! There are enough places available. Onboard languages are Portuguese and English. The tour lasted a little longer than 3 hours because it was important to the guides that we could experience the sunset on the open sea. We also saw dolphins - a moment that cannot be put into words because it was just perfect. It is also positive to mention that consideration was given to the dolphins and care was taken not to be near them for too long. Those who wanted to swim could do so later. Totally beautiful tour that can only be recommended. The prices on board for food and drinks are also very fair.

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September 24, 2022

Product ID: 57245