Desertas Islands Trip (May-October)

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Step aboard for a wonderful full day out to the Desertas Islands Natural Reserve.  Lunch included.



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    • Activity Level Leisurely
    • Group Size Medium Group
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    All about the Desertas Islands Trip (May-October).

    Take a boat trip to the DESERTAS ISLANDS OF MADEIRA, composed of 3 uninhabited islands located approximately 24.14 kilometres (15 miles) southeast of Madeira. The Desertas Islands are a NATURAL RESERVE, part of Natura 2000 and a European Biogenetic Reserve aimed to preserve one of the last refuges of the rarest MONK SEAL “Monachus monachusspecies. The islands are also an important SEABIRD SANCTUARY. On approaching the Desertas, we will follow along the coast, giving you a chance to enjoy the unique scenery. We will moor at Doca, where you can swim and relax, after which we will lunch a hot and delicious meal on board (included in the price). After lunch, we’ll invite you to disembark and visit Deserta Grande Island, guided by an expert guide. BOOK NOW!

    Reserva Natural das Ilhas Desertas

    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
    What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
    • Professional crew
    • Taxes and Fees
    • Available: Snorkelling equipment (free of charge).
    • Lunch with drinks
    • Guided tour
    • Paddel Board service
    What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
    • Pick-up from the hotel. Please note that we can arrange transportation under an extra charge per reservation for pickups and drop-offs if your accommodation is outside of Funchal.
    1. Departure 09:00
    2. When Wednesday and Saturday

      Between May and October

    3. Departure Point and Time Confirmed by email
    4. Duration 9 hours

      The trip starts at 9:00 and finishes around 18:00.

      It takes about 2:30-2:45 to reach the Desertas Islands.

    5. Requirements Very important

      Check-in is obligatory 30 minutes before each trip.


    6. What do you need to bring? Don’t forget
      • Comfortable shoes and clothes
      • Camera
      • Sun cream
      • Hat
      • A swimming suit
      • Towel
      • Warm coat
      • Snack
    7. Good to know Activity level

      There’s a bar and toilets on board if you also need to change clothes.

      Commentary in Portuguese and English. The crew will explain the rules.

      There are also snorkels available on board for a swim.

    8. Our expertise Why us?

      Secure your seat, with pre-purchased tickets, as current capacity can fill up quickly. The staff is friendly, multilingual, knowledgeable and ready to answer any question. However, bear in mind this is not a narrated tour. The boat is comfortable and spacious. There are life jackets on board, and the crew makes sure you are all safe and sound!

    9. End of the Trip 18:00
    10. Please Note There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet the requirements or in case of adverse weather. Should this happen, we will offer you an alternative or a full refund.