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Madeira Cruise - Desertas Islands

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Desertas Islands

  • colony of rare sea lions Monachus monachus
  • Desertas Islands
  • Desertas Islands
  • Desertas Islands
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Introduction

Go to the Desertas Islands Natural Reserve and get to know everything about this biogenetic reserve classified by the Council of Europe. 


In the meantime, dive in the Atlantic Ocean and savor a fresh and regional products lunch cooked on board!


Have a great chance to see whales and dolphins on the way back to Funchal.


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  Wednesday, and Saturday   Aprox. 8 ½ hours
Highlights

Take a dive in the beautiful Atlantic Ocean waters surrounded by a great natural scenery.

 

Have a big chance to see cetaceans and dolphins!

 

Enter in the habitat of a colony of rare sea lions (Monachus monachus) and an important nesting center for rare birds.

 

Get the full taste of the fresh local products in the delicious lunch cooked on board.

Key Details

The price already includes the hotel transfer (pick up and drop off). Plus 5€ if your hotel or accommodation is in Santana. 

DEPARTURE AND ARRIVAL

Funchal Pier

SCHEDULE

Wednesday, and Saturday

Boarding at 09.30 a.m.

DURATION

Aprox. 8 ½ hours

Details

This cruise departs from the Funchal Pier at 9:30 am, arriving at the Deserta Grande Pier at 12:00 pm., where we will anchor.

After the docking, we will stop for a swim and then serve lunch, cooked on board, all with fresh and regional products.

After lunch we will go to the island, where a small expedition ashore will take place, with explanation of the history and facts of the Desertas Islands Natural Reserve, classified as a biogenetic reserve by the Council of Europe.

Desertas Islands Natural Reserve is the habitat of a colony of rare sea lions (Monachus monachus) and important nesting center for rare birds.

Note that the explanation will be conducted by the team that has had previous training by the PNM (Madeira Natural Park institute).

The return from Deserta will be about 3:30 pm., in the direction of the Funchal Pier. On the way back, we will always try to spot cetaceans.

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CANCELLATION POLICY

Up to 96 hours or more = Free of charge

Less than 96 hours or No Show = 100% charge

BEFORE YOU GO

Bring your voucher and a camera!

VOUCHER INFO

The voucher must be printed and delivered to the assistant at the beginning of this program.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Clients who do not have a transfer must be 30 minutes prior to the start at the Funchal Pier for boarding.

The program may undergo unexpected changes which will be duly communicated.

The cruise is subject to weather and other specific conditions of navigability and may be canceled or changed without prior notice, with a full refund of the amount paid.

Departure and return times may vary as they are subject to third-party companies. The exact details will be indicated in the confirmation of the reservation (after the same is done). 

You must be at the indicated place to start the activity at least 10 minutes before to avoid delays because for logistical reasons, it is not possible to delay the program and wait for you in case you are late.

 

Please reconfirm your booking 48 hours before the program

to our email: porto@livingtours.pt or by phone: +351 228 320 992

Included


  • Hotel pick up and drop off

  • Services described in the program

Excluded


  • Other Meals or drinks

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