Water activity

Madeira: Flag Ship Tour of Santa Maria de Colombo

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Madeira: Flag Ship Tour of Santa Maria de Colombo

Activity provider: Santa Maria de Colombo
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From US$ 37.42 per person

Enjoy this tour of a replica of Christopher Columbus’s flagship the Santa Maria, built in the small fishing village of Câmara de Lobos on Madeira Island. Get a glimpse of island life through the lens of world history.

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Duration 3 hours
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  • Enjoy boarding a replica of Christopher Columbus’s flagship
  • Look for dolphins and whales off the coast
  • Marvel at natural views of the Madeira coastline
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Have a unique experience and climb aboard a convincing replica of Christopher Columbus’s original vessel the Santa Maria, built right here on lush Madeira Island.

Enjoy a time-travelling journey back to the 15th century, and walk along the southern coast of the island before reaching Cabo Girão. There, stop for a refreshing swim in the azure waters off the coast. Keep your eyes open for possible sightings of dolphins and whales peeking above the blue waves as you walk along the Atlantic coastline.

  • Sample of Madeira wine and honey cake.
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Meeting point

    Santa Maria de Colombo - Loja 3, Marina do Funchal, 9000-055 Funchal, Madeira

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    • Please note that trips can be cancelled due to bad weather conditions.
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    4.5 /5

    based on 48 reviews

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    The outing at sea and the feeling of being on a vintage boat is exceptional. Downside because we did not see any dolphins or whales and the crew did not seem at all concerned about the issue. The boat follows a circuit and it is a stroke of luck to come across them. Too bad the staff is not more available and in the explanations. Very good wine tasting and cake!

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    May 2, 2022

    Amazing ship, a great experience for the whole family. There are a lot of pirate costumes and masks in a box, so you can like a pirate yourself (even though Columbus' ship was not a pirate ship, but for the kids it is so much fun to belvieve it is a pirate ship) . The crew is friendly too. We were so lucky and managed to see the dolphins! And we sailed along the coast to see and amazing cliff with a waterfall.

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    March 31, 2022

    We had spectacular weather and the route was very beautiful. It is a highly recommended activity for adults and to go with children. The trip is comfortable and you can move around the entire ship without problems. On this occasion we could not see dolphins, it was a shame. The crew is lovely. I recommend it 100%

    December 1, 2021

    Product ID: 407308