Our most recommended things to do in Estreito da Calheta

From Calheta: Madeira Whale and Dolphin Watching Boat Tour

1. From Calheta: Madeira Whale and Dolphin Watching Boat Tour

Glide around Madeira Island as you search for whales and dolphins by speedboat. Experience close encounters with the island's wildlife and follow the guidance of your local crew to approach animals with awareness. Meet your speedboat crew at the port and aboard a modern and highly efficient whale watching vessel. The speedboat's silent engines are ideal for wildlife watching as they cause little disturbance to the sensitive hearing of whales and dolphins. Once aboard, tour the sea around Madiera Island and beyond as your speed boat takes you to far distances for an optimal marine-watching experience.

Madeira: Whale Watching Excursion in a Traditional Vessel

2. Madeira: Whale Watching Excursion in a Traditional Vessel

Discover the protected marine areas surrounding the island of Madeira on a boat trip with expert local guides. Enjoy a whale-watching excursion on the "Ribeira Brava", a traditional wooden fishing boat restored down to the smallest detail which is the only boat of its kind in Madeira today. Admire the views of the coast as you sail out to sea. Explore and try to spot monk seals, different bird species, dolphins, and whale species in their natural habitat. Watch amazing breaches and marine creatures frolicking in the open ocean.

Porto Santo: Pirates and Corsairs Guided Island Tour

3. Porto Santo: Pirates and Corsairs Guided Island Tour

A tour around the island, where you will learn the story of Porto Santo, and why it was so important for the Portugueses and Human kind. We will help you discover how the people of the island would live on those days with the constants attacks of the pirates and corsairs. A fun an excited way to visit all the island for all members of the family. Discover the most beautiful and well know places on Porto Santo and get to know about their history. You may visit: Calheta beach, Miradouro das flores, Zimbralinho, Morenos, miradouro dos morenos, sand dunes, Fonte da areia, Pedregal, miradouro da Portela, miradouro do Pico Castelo.

Porto Santo: Kayak Tour from Ponta Calheta

4. Porto Santo: Kayak Tour from Ponta Calheta

Embark on a kayaking tour from Ponta Calheta and discover beautiful landscapes of volcanic rock formations, caves, and rugged coastlines. Choose from two different routes: Kayaking to Cal Islet Start the tour on Calheta Beach and head to the nearby Cal Islet located just offshore. See the rugged volcanic rock formations of the island including its many caves and high cliffs. Kayaking to Zimbralinho Beach Start from Calheta Beach and kayak along the coast to Zimbralinho Beach. Discover the beautiful coast of Porto Santo ánd its inlets, arriving at the pristine Zimbralinho Beach.

Camacha: Levada Trail e-Bike Guided Tour

5. Camacha: Levada Trail e-Bike Guided Tour

Discover one of the most beautiful mountain bike trails in Madeira island that goes along the Levada channel in Camacha! The trail starts in Camacha one of the most picturesque villages in Madeira. You will admire the cultivated fields of Camacha and observe some of the most interesting natural flora of the island! As you go deeper inside the trail you will ride along the levada channel with its old bridges, crossing the eucalyptus forest, reaching the Laurel forest which is considered a Unesco Heritage Site. You will definitely experience the perfumes and the diferent colors along the way! We then reach a place known by its water mill and funny shaped tree where we can make a resting brake. After this we will explore thew power of our e-bikes climbing on a dirt road in direction to a fantastic view point over Santo da Serra and where we often are welcomed by many sheeps! After this we will descend on a pleasant road full of oaks and then reentering the levada in direction to Camacha!

Madeira: Guided E-bike Tour of the North Coast

6. Madeira: Guided E-bike Tour of the North Coast

The Wonderful North e-bike tour will explore an enchanting part of the North of Madeira! It will explore the quiet roads crossing the cultivated fields and the rainforest, also we can enjoy the magnificent view points over the coast and over the mountains! The tour starts in the small village of Boaventura, from where we climb to the first stop where we have a view over the village and over the coast line! Then we continue along the road that crosses the Laurel forest, discovering the small houses and fields of vegetables, vineyards and some exotic fruits! After crossing a small tunnel, we descend to Arco de São Jorge already in the Santana region, where we are welcomed by another fantastic rural atmosphere. We then head to the Miradouro da Beira da Quinta from where we have a spectacular over the village of Arco the São Jorge and all the northwest coast until Porto Moniz. We then cross a part of the village where we can see the farmers growing the fruits and vegetables as well as their own typical houses with its flowered gardens. Next stop will be a view point near by the sea to enjoy the see breeze, magnificent coastal view and the waves of the Atlantic. If the clients want there is a possible coffee stop, and after that we star the return to Boaventura. Reaching the centre of the village we enter the old road where we have our last view point over the picturesque town of Ponta Delgada! We go back to the mini-bus for the transport back to the Hotel.

Ponta do Sol: Guided Sightseeing E-Bike Tour

7. Ponta do Sol: Guided Sightseeing E-Bike Tour

Explore the most beautiful areas of Madeira's coast on a powerful and comfortable e-bike. With your guide, cycle on a trail that lets you enjoy the magnificent coastal views and leads you through the picturesque valleys and mountains. Get picked up from your accommodation head toward Ponta do Sol to set off on your cycling adventure. Begin at Lombada and pass through the Lugar de Baixo as you descend toward the town's center. Enjoy amazing ocean views from the old pier and look out over the town and beach from a belvedere. Climb the hill on your bike to get to Livramento Chapel, where you can enjoy the view of the banana plantations. Discover numerous sugarcane fields and beautiful flower-covered houses in Canhas and make a stop at the Cascalho viewpoint. Your e-bike tour will end where it started. From there you will be driven back to your accommodations.

Madeira: Private Banana Farm Tour with Pickup

8. Madeira: Private Banana Farm Tour with Pickup

The banana from Madeira is a subspecies of the original banana and grown extensively on the island of Madeira, traditionally smaller than the South American banana but accentuated on the palate. It is supplemented with sucrose, glucose, fructose, fibers, potassium, magnesium and various vitamins from clusters A, B and vitamin C. We will visit a local Banana Farm area in funchal city where you can understand a little bit more how this famous fruit grows in the Island. We will also have a look at the Viewpoint of RG3, an unknow viewpoint many people don’t know where we can see the whole funchal around us.

Madeira: Faja dos Padres Private Sightseeing Tour

9. Madeira: Faja dos Padres Private Sightseeing Tour

faja dos padres is a hidden gem on south of madeira island. it is a small piece land at the foot of a towering cliff, acessible only by cable car. It offers a unique refuge for those who seek tranquility, nature and gastronomy. Today, visitors can enjoy the organic farming, the pebble beach, the cozy cottages and the beachfront restaurant that serves delicious Madeiran cuisine. A small paradise of lush greenery and exotic fruits nestled at the foot of a towering cliff. We will walk around the crops and see the tropical fruits.

Funchal: Amazing Craters of Fire 4x4 Tour

10. Funchal: Amazing Craters of Fire 4x4 Tour

Enjoy the warmest place of Madeira and what is has to offer. The southwest is the point less visited by foreigners, making all the viewpoints unique. You can admire the lovely scenery freely there without the crowds of tourists around spoiling it. You'll start at Campanário, with tiny 2-way roads making for great adventures. Once at Ponta do Sol, you will take an off-road track up to the plateau which sits at 1,500 meters. This track will see you passing by green mountains, all of which are covered with forests. Following that, stop at Prazeres where you have the option to taste home-made dishes which pack plenty of flavor. You'll then make your way down to the villages near the coastline, where charismatic fishing villages create a contrast with the colors of the sky and mountains. You will see old terraces where people still work with their hands in the production of bananas, sugar cane, and subtropical fruits.

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based on 156 reviews

Such an amazing trip with a professional guide. We were lucky cus it felt like just hanging out on the ocean with friends. Good talking, nice jokes and beautiful views. Matias with Sherlock (Portuguese water dog) are the best.

The speed boat has a great advantage when moving longer distances (it travels at about 50 km/h) and is surprisingly comfortable.

Brilliant, The driver was very informative, very interesting and drove with passion, quite quickly, but I enjoyed it

Exciting whale whatching experience. Saw a lot of dolphins and 2 different whales !! :)

very dedicated team that cares about animal welfare