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Madeira: Flag Ship Tour of Santa Maria de Colombo

Activity provider: Santa Maria de Colombo
Water activity

Madeira: Flag Ship Tour of Santa Maria de Colombo

Activity provider: Santa Maria de Colombo

From US$ 43.08 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.

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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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    Overall rating

    4.5 /5

    based on 298 reviews

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    It's a great ship and you really get a different experience as if you would on a modern one. The weather was not on our side. High waves so we had to go a different route and no chance of watching dolphins or wales. Therefore we got a lot of seasickness. We still enjoyed it a lot. You just need to know, that the weather is unpredictable on Madeira. But that risk you have on every outdoor trip. The guys on the boat weren't very talkative. Would have been cool if the would have explained something.

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    October 27, 2022

    We were very lucky with the weather. The ship is beautiful and well maintained. The crew didn't talk/talk too much, but patiently and competently answered questions. We saw many dolphins up close for about a quarter of an hour. The swimming stop of a few minutes was also a great thing. The tour lasted exactly three hours to the minute. Measured against the fact that some catamarans charge €80 per person, the €35 is a much better investment here in my opinion. Absolute recommendation!

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    October 10, 2022

    Fantastically beautiful trip on the sea. You get a unique experience on the replica of Colombus' ship. Very lovingly furnished. A lot of details were really taken care of. Even the crew is dressed accordingly. There are also toilets on board! Easy booking and processing. You even get the opportunity to jump into the water along the way. Madeira wine and honey cake will also be distributed. In our opinion, an absolute must on Madeira holidays.

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    October 9, 2022

    Product ID: 407308