Sailing in Madeira
Sailing in Madeira is memorable for many reasons from the breath taking island scenery to the wealth of marine life. Our public sailing trips offer you the chance to appreciate the natural beauty of the islands in different seasons and times of the day and watch the wild dolphins, whales, turtles, seals and marine birds go about their daily lives. To make the most of your trip we recommend bringing a camera and binoculars if you have them. We also have sailing yachts available for private charter with or without skipper.
Join us on our traditional sailing boat for a magical trip around Madeira. As we sail 5 or 6 nautical miles out to sea you’ll get fantastic views of Madeira’s south coast and lots of chances to see the whales and dolphins up close. Our friendly and experienced skipper with help you spot and identify Madeira’s many marine mammals and birds and there’ll also be good field guides on board for you to use as you wish. Weather permitting we’ll anchor near the base of Cabo Girao the 2nd highest sea cliff in Europe where you can take a refreshing dip in the clear blue waters. So don’t forget your swimming costume and towel. The boat has a service bar, rest room and warm coats for you to borrow if the weather turns cold.
We also have a RIB speedboat boat available for dolphin and whale watching, or you can swim with wild dolphins!
Explore the Deserted Islands
This full day trip takes you to Madeira’s aptly named Ilhas Desertas (Deserted Islands). The islands are a nature reserve and important breeding site for birds and monk seals and this trip offers you the opportunity to observe some extraordinary marine birds and mammals in their natural habitat. The boat trip lasts 3 ½ hours each way with spectacular views across the archipelago. We then anchor in a sheltered bay on the island of Deserta Grande where you can swim in the cyrstal clear water. A traditional lunch will be served on board followed by a 45 minute guided tour of the island. Sailing back to Madeira you’ll arrive back in Funchal as evening falls. You’ll find that travelling at different times of the day means that each journey offers you new and interesting sights. A great opportunity to enjoy Madeira’s wild side!
New Year’s Eve Cruise! Join us on a special cruise celebrating the New Year! Watch the amazing fireworks display aboard our lovely 23 meter catamaran!
2 Day Trip This two day trip allows you to spend the night on the Ilhas Desertas- camp on the island or sleep onboard! A fantastic way to fully appreciate the island’s diverse marine and bird life with guided tours during the day and at sunset. Includes experienced guide (naturalist and/or marine biologist), dinner (with drinks), breakfast, and a €3 eco tax to the Madeira Natural Park. Lunch is not included- you can bring your own packed lunch or you can order a lunch package at an additional cost, and bar service onboard.
Please contact us to book your trip or for more information about sailing in Madeira
Sailing in Madeira is memorable for many reasons from the breath taking island scenery to the wealth of marine life. Our public sailing trips offer you the chance to appreciate the natural beauty of the islands in different seasons and times of the day and watch the wild dolphins, whales, turtles, seals and marine birds go about their daily lives.We have a variety of private sailing options as included below:
Our smaller sailing yacht that is available for private charters.
This boat can be charted to go to a destination of your choice within the Archipelago of Madeira, even for a few days. With our experienced team, you can arrange a pleasant and high-quality program at your desire. It can be hired, for example, for a group of divers, birdwatchers, families, etc, and enjoy your holidays in a calm and relaxing way. We take a maximum of 16 people and skipper and crew services are included.
Modern Sailing Yacht – Come aboard our lovely modern sailing yacht an explore all that Madeira has to offer! We do have the option of sailing both with and without skipper (for this option, you will need a valid license)!
RIB Speedboat – This exclusive/private RIB charter is fully dedicated to swimming with dolphins in Madeira, Portugal. Recommended for those who prefer a more private experience, i.e. honeymooners, families, groups of friends. It is always important to note that dolphin behavior will decide the swimming possibility. And we will do our best to transform this day in a memorable lifetime experience. As an added value we will do underwater film of your group snorkeling with the wild dolphins and later digitally send to you. All exclusive trips are assisted and filmed by our expert swimmer, familiar with dolphin activities and movements, that will be with your group in the ocean.
NEWto our fleet is our Luxury yacht Princess! The Princess V50, take up to 10 passengers and will allow for you to enjoy an exclusive sailing experience! We can take you along deserted islands, search for dolphins, whales and other extraordinary species, or even take you snorkeling! On the Princess we will ensure you are well cared for offering complimentary champagne, wine, beer, and soft drinks and snacks! You are welcome to bring along lunch or some extra nibbles!