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Desertas Islands Full-Day Catamaran Trip from Funchal

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Enjoy a full-day catamaran cruise that takes you on a visit to Madeira's natural reserve. Stop at the Desertas Islands for a short guided tour, learn about the monk seal conservation efforts, and take a swim in the crystal-clear waters.
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Duration 9 hours
Starting time 9:00 AM
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  • Visit the Natural Reserve of the Desertas Islands by sea
  • Marvel at the breathtaking volcanic formations
  • See the conservation efforts to protect the monk seal
  • Stop for a swim in crystal-clear waters
Full description
On this full-day catamaran trip to the Desertas Islands you’ll sail along the south coast of Madeira Island. On arrival you’ll disembark in clear waters onto a beach of volcanic origin, where you’ll have a chance to enjoy a swim.

Covering an area of 12,586 hectares the Natural Reserve of the Desertas Islands comprises all islands and islets (Ilhéu Chão, Deserta Grande, Bugio, and adjacent islets) and all of the surrounding marine area. It has been designated a nature reserve for over 25 years, and is now internationally known for its monk seal conservation efforts.

Today this protected area can be visited by sea. Deserta Grande is the only island where visitors can disembark, and you’ll enjoy a guided walk to the conservation center to learn about the monk seal protection efforts and also about endemic flora and fauna.
  • Catamaran cruise
  • Lunch with drinks
  • Free Cetaceans guide book
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off

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Meeting point

Marina do Funchal, Loja 9, 9000-005 Funchal (VMT Madeira, Catamaran Trips)

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Windbreaker
  • Change of clothes
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Be sure to bring a windbreaker and sunscreen. During the summer you might also want to bring a towel and swimwear
• The catamaran is equipped with a toilet and a bar with snacks and beverages
• Due to the nature of this tour and for the safety of all guests, the tour operator reserves the right to refuse service to passengers who are intoxicated or show signs of intoxication. If, as a result, your tour is canceled, you will not be entitled to a refund
• There is a possibility of cancelation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements or in bad weather conditions. If this occurs, you will be offered an alternative or full refund

From US$ 97.28 per person

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VMT Madeira Catamaran

Product ID: 57246