Boat trips on Madeira island are an excellent way to get to know the various islands of the archipelago (Madeira, Porto Santo, and Desertas)

Boat trips are one of the main tourist activities on the island of Madeira as they allow you to enjoy the beauty of the island from a different perspective, as well as observe various marine species (such as dolphins and whales) and make a different beach day.
You can also book a boat trip to watch the sunset, in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.

Species with more frequent sightings include pilot whales, common dolphins, manta rays, turtles and tuna. Less frequently, striped dolphins, killer whales, and blue whales sightings also occur.

There are several excursions available, with durations ranging from 3 hours to full day. These tours are mostly available throughout the year, and there are several daily departures.

During the summer months, it is possible to embark on a full day trip and sail towards the desertas islands, and visit this natural reserve, and observe its colony of seals. This is a very popular tour!

Desertas Islands Catamaran Trip

There are several tour operators, which offer various types of boats, from catamarans, sailboats and even a replica of a caravel.

This is an activity that can be done in the family, and that ensures a well-spent day with children, on the high seas.

Enjoy these magnificent experiences and make your trip to Madeira unforgettable.


Some of the mentioned activities are presented below. Check them out and pick yours!