Water activity

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$ 43.11 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.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund
Reserve now & pay later
Keep your travel plans flexible — book your spot and pay nothing today.
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details.
Duration 3 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Host or greeter
Portuguese, English


  • 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
Full description

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.

    Select participants and date



    Meeting point

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

    Open in Google Maps ⟶
    Important information

    Know before you go

    • Please note that trips can be cancelled due to bad weather conditions.
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.5 /5

    based on 294 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
    • Transportation
    • Value for money

    Sort by:

    Traveler type:

    Star rating:

    Aamulla tuuli sen verran, että oli mahdollista laskea purjeet alas ja vain seilata merellä. Tuulen vuoksi ei tietenkään nähty delfiinejä, mutta se ei haitannut. Aluksessa oli baari ja vessa. Tapaamispiste on eri kuin ohjeissa, eli laiva on eri kohdassa kuin mihin ohjeet käskevät mennä.

    March 26, 2023

    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.

    Read more

    March 26, 2023

    Absolutely loved our trip on the pirate ship! Blue sky, hot sun and we were lucky enough to see lots of pilot whales and a few dolphins. Scenery looking back to the island was breathtaking, colourful flowers and houses, mysterious clouds on the hilltops. Staff on board were great, no gimmicks just safe sailing with a tot of Madeira wine and cake. Best part was jumping overboard into the ocean! Fantastic! Great atmosphere and well worth the money. A great trip for kids you and old ‍☠️

    Read more

    March 26, 2023

    Product ID: 407308