Catamaran Day Cruise to Desertas Islands from Funchal

Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours in Funchal

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Tour description provided by Viator

Enjoy a Catamaran cruise visiting one of Madeira's natural reserves. Stop at Desertas Islands, take a short tour on the island and swim in the crystalline waters.
The tour lasts approximately 9 hours, departing from Funchal Marina. There is a strong possibility of sighting sea-birds and cetaceans during the trip to Desertas Islands. We stop at Desertas Islands for about 3 hours, where you can take a short guided tour around the Natural Park warden station and have fun swimming in the crystal clear water, observe the bottom with snorkeling equipment provided by the crew, or just try out a stand-up paddle (activities are included). Lunch will be served aboard and consist of a meat and fish buffet with limited beverages.

What’s included

  • Live commentary on board
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment

What’s not included

  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


  • Family friendly
  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • Buffet lunch included
  • Snorkel gear included
  • Vegetarian meal option available
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water