The OCEANO PIONEIRO Unipessoal, Lda., is a maritime-tourist company, with registration number in the National Register of Agents of Tourist Animation (RNAAT): 1550/2017 that uses the Speedboat "SEABORN JÚNIOR" with its Authorization license for the realization of the Activity of Observation of Marine Vertebrates in the sea, passed on November 14, 2017 by the President of the Directing Council of the Institute of Forests and Nature Conservation of the Autonomous Region of Madeira.
This company started operating in Funchal Marina since November 2017 and although it is a relatively young company, we believe that we are doing well, as we work daily to the satisfaction of our customers.
The Managing Partner and owner of the company is a former commander of the Portuguese Navy and a Naval Mechanic Engineer, who has a great passion for the sea and the animals and for this reason he is also the skipper of the boat. With adventurous spirit, he decided to embark on this dream of providing people with the experience of seeing the species in their natural habitat, both above and below the surface of the sea. Consider, therefore, that this pearl of the Atlantic, which is the archipelago of Madeira, must be shared with all those who so wish and who are willing to preserve it.
In addition to having an already predefined program for our trips, we have been able to tailor the trips tailored to our customers.
We have Speedboat with a SUZUKI 140 horsepower engine, it is in the Marina of Funchal, it is a smaller boat than the boats that normally can be found in Funchal, we take a maximum of 10 people on board and at least 2 people (in winter we take a maximum of 8 people), it is fast and takes us wherever it takes to see dolphins and whales.
Our trip consists on going to Cabo Girão. On the way there, we go a bit further out in to the ocean to find wales and dolphins. There are no guarantees that we will find them, but we always try and do our best.
After we seen the animals we go to Calhau da Lapa or Cabo Girão, which is the second highest sea cliff in the world, with a lot of history and a beautiful landscape. If the weather is good, in summer time, we stop there for about 20 minutes, so you can enjoy a swim in the ocean or snorkeling. On our way back we come closer to land enjoying the view and scenery and trying to explain all what you are seeing in the moment.
We take a maximum of ten people so we can have a more personalized experience and explain everything to our passengers.
As we mentioned before, we also make personalized trips depending on the group's wishes. For example, we take people to Câmara de Lobos, we also do the service of getting people to lunch at Fajã dos Padres. We have also made only one-hour trips at the request of customers.
Essentially, we cherish respect for customers, co-workers as well as for all marine species sighted. The comfort and safety of our passengers are our priority. What we aspire to is that they end up traveling satisfied and have memories for life.
The Schedule for our normal trips is as follows:
1 - 08:50 às 10:50*
2 - 11:00 às 13:00
3 - 15:30 às 17:30
4 - 18:30 às 20:30*
* from April to September.
The price of an adult ticket is € 45;
The price of a ticket for children from 6 to 11 years is 30 €;
Children from 2 to 5 years old do not pay.
Our trips are made with a minimum of two adult tickets.
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