Madeira Boat Tours

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This Turkish Gulet is a boat that was refurbished in 2014 and has the capacity of 76 people. They have just started in 2016 with some very interesting tours. Depending on the time of day, weather and season, they will make a 4 hour trip to the east side of the island visiting the crystal clear waters of Baia d’ Abra or to the southwest side of the island where they will visit Calheta with its beautiful marina and man made beaches. Besides these two regular trips they also do a full day Desertas Islands trip and a two hour Sunset trip during the summer months. Besides all the outside space, this boat also has an indoor seated area with a bar and toilets. Sounds like a very enjoyable day out on sea.

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Canical / Calheta
Mornings (10h00-14h00)
Afternoons (15h00-19h00)
On Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from June to September
Sunset
Evenings (19h30-21h30)
On Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from June to September
Desertas
Full day (10h00-18h00)
On Wednesday and Sunday

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Madeira Catamaran

Madeira Catamaran

The most popular Madeira boat tours is by Catamaran. Watching dolphins swim right up to you while on this trip is a real pleasurable experience. The chances of you being able to see dolphins or whales are 90%. The trip takes about 3 hours and goes out twice a day, every day. It anchors in front of the highest sea cliff in Europe, Cabo Girão, for a swim and a chance do do some snorkeling. The Madeira Catamaran company has three catamarans that go out. The “Sea Pleasure” and “Sea the Best” are quiet big, and can take up to 70 and 98 people, respectively, but the new double decker “Sea Nature”, taking up to 220 people, tops them both. All have a covered area and have refreshments and toilets on board . They also do sunset trips 2 times a week, during the summer.

catamaran
Daily Trips
Mornings (10h30-13h30)
Afternoons (15h00-18h00)
Sunset
Evenings (18h30-21h30)
On Fridays and Sundays from June to September

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Rota Dos Cataceos

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“Rota dos Catáceos” is a company that specialises in the observation of dolphins and whales. In fact they guarantee that you will see either dolphins or whales. If not, you will get another free ride! Their team consists of marine biologists that accompany the trips and will be able to answer any questions regarding the observation of the various types of sea mammals that visit our waters.Trips are made in fast, semi-riged type boats with a capacity for 12 people. With these types of boats they can assure that you get out to the dolphins and whales in the shortest possible time.

Dolphin Swim
Summer
Three times a day for a duration of 2h30
08h45 ; 12h30 ; 16h00
Winter
Two times a day, for a duration of 2h30
9h00 ; 13h30

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Ventura Tiger Boat

Ventura Tiger

Ventura Tiger Boat is another company that specialises in the observation of dolphins and whales. They too guarantee that you will see either dolphins or whales. If not, you will get another free trip. Their specailist and knowledgable team will be able to answer any questions regarding the observation of the various types of sea mammals that visit Madeira’s waters. Trips are made in fast, semi-riged type boats with a capacity for 12 people. With these types of boats they can assure that you get out to the dolphins and whales in the shortest possible time.

Madeira Tours
Summer
Three times a day for a duration of 2h30
08h45 ; 12h30 ; 16h00
Winter
Two times a day, for a duration of 2h30
9h00 ; 13h30

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Ventura do Mar

Ventura do Mar

Here is a good old fashioned boat, called Ventura do Mar that will take you out to the desertas islands for the day. A chance to see the worlds rarest seal and to explore this natural park. The trip to the islands lasts 3.5 hours and you get the chance to see dolphins and whales. This is a whole day event and the price includes a meal at lunch time and all drinks. This trip is normally done on Fridays and you can also go out to see dolphins and whales, either in the morning or the afternoon, on any other day of the week. They also organise diving trips to the Desertas islands and at the most eastern point of Madeira, Ponta do São Lourenço. For bird watching enthusiasts, they also do specialised birdwatching trips.The Desertas island trip is quite popular and lasts the whole day. The 3.5 hours journey to the islands will give you the chance to observe dolphins,whales and marine birds. Once there, you get to swim in the crystal clear waters, followed by a typical meal onboard. After lunch you get to go out and explore one of these islands, which is now a nature reserve. A really delightful day out. The trip may be cancelled if weather does not permit it.

Ventura do Mar
Desertas Island Trip
Fridays(9h00-19h30)

Dolphin & Whale Watching
Mornings (10h30-13h30)
Afternoons (14h45-18h00)

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Santa Maria de Colombo

Santa MariaOne of the most photographed boats or ship, is the Santa Maria de Colombo, otherwise known as the Pirate Ship, which is the exact replica of Christopher Columbus boat, build in 1998. This trip has an adventures feeling about it, as one can almost feel how it was when the island was discovered 500 odd years ago. The boat also goes out twice a day and generally cover the same route as the catamarans which also stops at the bottom of Cabo Girão (The highest sea cliff in Europe), for a swim. But dependig on the wind, they also go out towards the eastern side, in order to use the sales. There is also a good chance to spot dolphins and whales along this trip.

Santa Maria
Daily Trips
Mornings (10h30-13h30)

Afternoons (15h00-18h00)

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Glass Bottom Boat

BelugaThe Beluga submarine is the only glass bottom boat in Madeira. This trimaran has a central cabin that is semi submerged and has 8 glass panels which allow underwater vision. This glass bottom boat does two daily trips towards the east side of the island where the natural marine reserve of Garajau is situated. There they stop to view the abondance of fish that live in the reef, including some impressive species such as Pigfish, Bream, Grouper, Ray and more. A real good selection in Madeira boat tours, especially for those with children.

Beluga
Daily Trips
Mornings (11h00-14h00)

Afternoons (15h30-18h30)

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 ATTENTION

  • For your own safety boats may change, cancel or postpone a trips due to adverse weather conditions.
  • If weather allows it, boats stop for a swim, so don’t forget your costumes. It is always advisable to bring something warm to wear, even during the summer months.
  • There are bar and toilet facilities onboard all boats.
  • Kids under 11 years of age pay half price.
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