Praia do Garajau

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Praia do Garajau: Our most recommended tours and activities

Madeira: Garajau Nature Reserve Kayak and Snorkel Tour

1. Madeira: Garajau Nature Reserve Kayak and Snorkel Tour

After getting picked up from your hotel, start the day at Funchal Harbour where you will learn everything you need to know about kayaking before heading to the nature reserve. Upon arrival at Garajau, enjoy a 40-minute paddle towards Lazareto. Stop for a break on the beautiful pebble beach and take in the views of the surrounding rock features from times gone by. Afterwards, discover Madeira's native marine life as you snorkel through crystal-clear waters. In the event of poor weather conditions, you will have the opportunity to explore the sea from the safety of your kayak instead. Finish the day with a spot of cliff diving before heading back to your hotel for the evening.

Madeira: Half-Day Kayak and Snorkeling Tour

2. Madeira: Half-Day Kayak and Snorkeling Tour

Experience the best of the Underwater Nature Reserve of Garajau on this half-day snorkel and kayak tour. After a quick safety briefing and introduction to kayaking, head to the Lido Galomar beach complex, where your activity begins. Enjoy a relaxing kayak journey to a private beach that is only accessible by sea. Upon arrival at the beach, take some time to snorkel and swim in the crystal-clear waters of the park. Keep an eye out for the park's native sea animals. On the way back to the beach, kayak through some beautiful small caves before getting dropped off back at your hotel.

Madeira: Open Water Swimming

3. Madeira: Open Water Swimming

Combine relaxation and adventure on this open-water swimming tour in Madeira Island. Start your day by meeting your tour guide at Garajau Beach for a quick safety briefing and introduction. Next, enjoy a brief warm-up then jump into the sea for an acclimatisation swim nearby before beginning your adventure along the Garajau Parcial Nature Reserve. Enjoy an hour of swimming time. Take in panoramic views of the Bay of Garajau as you swim in the company of your guide. Your guide will provide you with feedback throughout the tour and will take photos and videos which you can use to improve your technique. At the end of the tour, warm up with a hot mug of tea.

Madeira: Garajau Coastal Hike and Cliff Jumping

4. Madeira: Garajau Coastal Hike and Cliff Jumping

Take part in this exciting guided walk along the coast of the gorgeous nature reserve of Garajau, located on the island of Madeira. Discover one of the top diving spots in the northern Atlantic Ocean and experience the thrill of jumping off a cliff with the assistance of an expert. Discover some of the most beautiful sections of the Madeira shoreline with the opportunity to do some free climbing and swimming to cool down. Try snorkeling in the clear blue water and experience the diverse marine wildlife firsthand. Once you're done adventuring, enjoy the complimentary private changing rooms equipped with hot-water showers. Relax and get rid of any lingering salt and sand before getting on with your day in paradise.

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What people are saying about Praia do Garajau

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 64 reviews

Had a great time kayaking and snorkelling around the beautiful Madeira coastline. Our guide was full of lots of interesting information and made the tour an unforgettable experience. We saw lots of fish close up which was amazing. Would definitely recommend this trip! Thank you so much

The experience was very good. Rui has been a great guide. We were unable to snorkel at the selected location due to sea conditions, but he took us to another site where he was. A pity, but this does not depend on them either

Really enjoyed our experience with Roy. Took us out on the Kayaks and then showed us places to snorkel. Told us lots about the area and even let us hold a starfish. We had fun with a great group of people.

Mario is a great guide who is really very nice and has a lot of knowledge to share. Although we were only 2 participants, he put a lot of effort into making the trip great. Absolutely to recommend.

In the kayak you can only take the essentials with you, everything else gets wet!