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Câmara de Lobos, Madeira Cruises & boat tours

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Madeira Pirate Ship: 3-Hour Boat Trip

1. Madeira Pirate Ship: 3-Hour Boat Trip

A magnificent replica of Christopher Columbus’s flagship, the Santa Maria, was built on the island of Madeira, between July 1997 and July 1998, in the fishing village of Camara de Lobos. Since it was built thousands of people have sailed aboard the ship, experiencing more than just a normal boat ride, as you’ll soon find out on this 3-hour tour. Santa Maria de Colombo is also the most photographed boat in Madeira. A number of local and international TV documentaries have been made on board this famous ship, including The Discovery Channel’s The Quest for Columbus. The idea of this boat trip is for you to experience history, while at the same time enjoying the breathtaking views of Madeira´s south coast. In addition to the views, you’re very likely to see dolphins and whales as well. The ship will anchor in front of the majestic cliff of Cabo Girao, the highest sea cliff in Europe. If you like you can enjoy a swim in the warm and crystal-clear water. A sail on the Santa Maria is your chance to re-live Christopher Columbus´s voyage of discovery and imagine how he and his crew felt as they headed into the unknown.

From Funchal: West Bays Sailing Tour with Lunch

2. From Funchal: West Bays Sailing Tour with Lunch

Discover the most breathtaking views of the island as seen from the ocean. Sail along the coast of some of the major bays surrounding Madeira and take in the gorgeous scenery while looking for all kinds of native sea species. Start your scenic cruise at the Marina do Funchal, where you will board a spacious sailing yacht. Head out to sea searching for dolphins, whales, and sea turtles up to 3 miles from the coast. If you're lucky, you'll see lots of native wildlife in their natural environment.  Continue your trip across crystal clear waters toward the shores of Ponta do Sol Bay. Admire the beautiful scenery as you float along the coast, passing the stunning Ribeira Brava Bay, Calhau da Lapa, Fajã dos Padres, Cabo Girão and Câmara de Lobos Bay. Relax and enjoy the cool water as you make a tour stop for some swimming and a delicious lunch. If you're feeling adventurous, borrow a snorkel and visor and dive deep into the ocean to discover the underwater magical world.

Funchal: Skywalk, Madeira Wine 4x4 Tour & Dolphins Watching

3. Funchal: Skywalk, Madeira Wine 4x4 Tour & Dolphins Watching

Depart Funchal and drive to the Miradouro Boca dos Namorados for panoramic views almost 1,000 meters above sea level. Admire the famous Nun’s Valley and viewpoint of Eira do Serrado. Then, experience the island's unique nature on an off-road experience. Go to the Jardim da Serra at the heart of the cherry-growing region. Continue to Cabo Girão to see Europe's highest cliff at 589 meters tall. Get a fantastic view of Câmara de Lobos, Funchal Bay and the ocean. The viewpoint has been renovated and is known for its suspended glass floor balcony. End your jeep tour with a visit to the fishing village of Câmara de Lobos and discover one of the most traditional places on Madeira. Following drop off at Funchal Harbor, embark on a dolphin and whale watching tour by boat. Climb aboard a catamaran and cruise along the south coast of Madeira. Relax on the 3-hour trip with strong possibilities of seeing dolphins and whales in their natural habitat. During summer months, there is also the possibility of swimming below the cliff of Cabo Girao. This trip ends in Funchal’s Harbor. Get detailed explanations about the cetacean species that you can see from the informative crew.

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What people are saying about Câmara de Lobos, Madeira

An unforgettable experience! Departure at 9am we take off towards the dolphins. With a sailboat this encounter is magical, indeed the dolphins play with the boats and offer us a close spectacle. The cruise continues offshore to Ponta do Sol. At this level we turn around and go along the coast. From there the guide will give you an explanation for each small village on the coast. We had already visited all these places on land but a view of the sea is to add to his memories. The meal break is under the Cabo giraõ! A meal is served to you as well as drinks (themselves served throughout the cruise). Another magical moment with a swim in the ocean in the middle of sea bream and other fish inhabiting the cove. Then after this short break we return to Funchal. It's hard to come back to reality… the team is adorable, they speak several languages including French. In addition, the cruise is done in small groups, which is a strong advantage!

We are with a small group of probably. 15-20 people first drove out to the more. There we could see pilot whales and dolphins. After we then sailed down the west coast, we had lunch in front of the highest cliff in Europe. The two captains had a lot of fun themselves and the atmosphere was great. We would book it again in a heartbeat.

I recommend with eyes closed, value for money at the top, staff at the top and the meal was excellent. Bravo and thank you again for this beautiful getaway!

Good alternative to the mass visits. With 16 people on the boat you had enough space. Dolphins, food, drinks and snorkeling were all included.

fantastic day on the water, really friendly and informative crew, lovely lunch. Highly recommend