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Our most recommended Madeira Canoe & Kayak Tours

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.

Porto Santo: Kayak Tour from Ponta Calheta

2. 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.

Madeira: Half-Day Kayak and Snorkeling Tour

3. 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: Full-Day of Activities at Ponta de São Lourenço

4. Madeira: Full-Day of Activities at Ponta de São Lourenço

Arrive at Ponta de São Lourenço and discover the unique wonders of this nature reserve through a variety of fun activities. First, do some kayaking along the coast and observe beautiful caves up close. Take beautiful photographs of the volcanic slopes of Baía D'abra. Next, get your snorkel gear and be amazed by the fantastic underwater world at Cais do Sardinha. See beautiful species of fish, maybe even octopus and cuttlefish, beautiful algae, and sponges. If you're lucky you'll also be able to observe the very rare Monk Seal. Enjoy a light lunch of sandwiches made with traditional Bolo do Caco bread and a selection of fresh fillings. Then, embark on a boat tour along the coast. Sail to the farthest point of Ponta de São Lourenço and enjoy fantastic views of the oldest lighthouse of Madeira, before returning to Marina da Quinta do Lorde.

Quinta do Lorde: Kayak Experience to Ponta de São Lourenço

5. Quinta do Lorde: Kayak Experience to Ponta de São Lourenço

Start at Marina Quinta do Lorde with a water taxi to Cais do Sardinha. Your guide will help you with anything you need and share recommendations on the best way to enjoy the kayaks. Then, head off to explore the bay at your own pace by kayak. After kayaking, stay at Cais do Sardinha and enjoy the beach a bit longer before the return boat to Marina Quinta do Lorde. You can also visit the Casa do Sardinha Natur Spot Café to enjoy the views and grab a snack or lunch.

From Ponta Delgada: Sete Cidades Jeep, Bike, & Kayak Ride

6. From Ponta Delgada: Sete Cidades Jeep, Bike, & Kayak Ride

In a full package that brings together energy, bliss, and fun, we activate the adrenaline thanks to this jeep tour. The activity combines a route through dirt tracks with the sense of freedom possible in bike rides and, also, with the adorable laziness of a kayak experience in the lagoon. From the transcendent heights we will descend towards the small town with its gracious peninsula spread along the water and, then, will set to explore the fantastic scenery that surrounds it. The multi-coloured soil and slopes; the clearings opened for walks at the sound of the running water and of the vibrating breeze; the flickering reflections of the sky and of the banks; the silent calmness of a place where the pure air covers the valley…

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What people are saying about Madeira

We had a very pleasant experience. The entire trip took about 3 hours. We started by kayaking about 45 minutes from Funchal to the snorkeling spot, then snorkel for 1 hour and back. It was a balanced experience (long enough to be fun, but not too long as to become boring). The snorkeling spot is quite nice with lots of rocks and fish to explore. Pedro was very patient and helpful throughout. Highly recommended.

We had a wonderful time. Highly recommend that you wear water shoes! Beautiful views, and our guide was very thorough and friendly. Thanks!

It was such an amazing trip. Pedro our guide was very helpful and made our experience 10x better. Would absolutely recommend to anyone :)

Everything was great, nice kayak route, super clear water and saw a lot of fish while snorkeling :) Nice guides

Great guide, everything explained well, had a great afternoon. Highly recommended