9 hrs
Wed, Sat
All ages
Guide Language

Desertas Islands Catamaran – Funchal

Come aboard our catamaran and enjoy a visit to one of the most emblematic natural reserves of the Madeiran archipelago. This full-day excursion to the Desertas Islands (approximately 9 hours) includes a strong possibility of seeing sea birds and sea creatures during the trip.

Leaving Funchal’s Marina and heading out towards the horizon, we reach a group of 3 islands that, although they are called Desert Islands, are inhabited by numerous wildlife species, both marine and land animals. Therefore, this is a wonderful reason that makes it worth the effort to disembark from the catamaran onto the virgin beach.

Come and see this natural paradise for yourself and participate in activities such as standup paddle and snorkelling. During the excursion you can also delight yourself by swimming in the crystal-clear waters, participating in a short guided tour on land and an enjoying delicious Madeiran buffet lunch on board.



Full-Day (approx. 9hrs)


Wednesday & Saturday


These trips are made in 3 spacious catamarans. One with capacity for 216 people, one for 98 & another for 70.
Minimum of 12 participants required.




Jacket or warm clothes, aqua-shoes/sandals/ crocs, swimwear, towel & sunscreen.


Comfortable catamaran, with certified crew on board.
Swimming & Snorkeling.
On-board Bar.
Buffet & 1 drink




We don’t guarantee wildlife sightings (cetaceans, seabirds or monk seals)
Minimum passengers applied
The client is responsible for his own belongings
Vegetarians or those with allergies should mention it on the act of booking


Cancellations must be done with at least 48h notice of the tour.
Cancellations done inside the 48h mark are only eligible for a total/partial refund when the trips are cancelled due to bad weather conditions or under proved health problems.
ⓘ Check-in obligatory 30 minutes before the departure time.

Desertas Islands Madeira Island Tour

For more information or request a booking for this tour get in touch with one of our team members or fill out the contact form below.


Frank Lenders
+ : (+351) 910 338 739
Languages: ENG, DE, NL
Nicole Slijpen

Languages: ENG, DE, NL



For a better cetacean observation, we please ask there to be silence on approach, and when viewing these animals. There will also be a reduction in the speed of the boat and the radio will be switched off. Our sightings are in compliance with the Regional Legislative Decree 15/2013/MA that defines and regulates the observation of Marine Vertebrates in the Autonomous Region of Madeira.
Do not throw any form of food to the Cetaceans, birds or Turtles. They are wild animals and are used to searching for their own food. These actions may be prejudicial and encourage them to lose the ability to hunt for food.
Please separate your garbage, using the containers provided. Our company is committed to trying to reduce the amount of rubbish produced and to recycling whenever possible.
Whenever conditions are favorable, and there is time and it is safe, we hoist the sails with the objective of offering a unique experience without engine noise and, at the same time, reducing the carbon dioxide emissions.
Conserve your health and don´t run risks (respect the digestion period after meals, respect the crew’s safety information, use sun cream and a hat, and after a few hours of exposure to the sun, go into the water slowly to allow your body to aclimatise).
Be always watchful with your children. For your peace of mind, we supply life-vests for both adults and children which may be worn during the whole trip or whenever there is a stop for swimming.
Save water when using the toilets and warn us if you detect any leaks, because, contrary to toilets in our homes which have channeled water systems, water on board is limited, and becomes a prescious commodity when we are a few miles from land. Please do not throw paper or any other object into the toilet. This may cause the system to become obstructed affecting the funcionality of the facilities.
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