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Santa Maria de Colombo Galleon Cruise Tour

  • Travel in style on a replica of Christopher Columbus’ Santa Maria galleon

  • Flexible tour with a choice of morning or afternoon departure

  • Enjoy a half-day sightseeing cruise of Madeira’s coastline

Santa Maria de Colombo Galleon Cruise Tour
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10h30 AM TourMost Popular
Morning tour departing at 10h30am
USD 41.10
15h00 PM Tour
Afternoon tour departing at 3pm
USD 41.10

This half-day Santa Maria de Colombo Galleon Cruise Tour is a great choice for travelers who want to feel like they are stepping back in time. You’ll travel aboard a replica of Christopher Columbus’ famous ship, so you can imagine how he felt, traveling into the unknown. Take the stress out of travel planning—your experienced crew will navigate, and give you access to Madeira’s beautiful coastal panoramic views. 

What to Expect

This magnificent replica of Christopher Columbus’s galleon “SANTA MARIA” was built in the island of Madeira at the small fishing village of Câmara de Lobos. Along with seven local craftsmen, Mr. Robert Wijntje, a Dutchman who has made his home in Madeira, realized his dream when he started building the Santa Maria in July 1997. The construction took one year finishing in July 1998. In that same year the “SANTA MARIA DE COLOMBO” represented the Madeira wine at the Expo 98 in Lisbon, where in just 25 days was visited by 97,016 people.

Come and join us and feel exactly how Christopher Columbus felt in his trip headed to the unknown.

Ship characteristics:

Lenght – 22,30 mt
Beam – 7mt
Draft – 2,74mt
Tonnage – 98
Sales – 192m2
Engine – 455Hp
Wood – Mogno / Mahogany

Reviews (47)
1 - 5 of 45 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
No dolphins

Altjough didnt see Dolphins. Whales. Did see the ships parrot. Outward under motor homeward under full sail. Plenty of room. Bar. Nooks and crannys to look at. Free drink and cake. Having done other boat trips already theres a bit of a pattern come out...More

1  Thank Allan F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Amazing Cruise Tour

Absolutely amazing from start to finish the crew were very informative they even found some dolphins for us would definitely recommend this trip this was a treat for my husbands birthday

1  Thank hun13
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
The only boat trip you need in Funchal

Forget about catamarans and other kind of boat trips. Although it is marketed as "Pirate Ship" this boat is exact replica of Columbus Santa Maria. It lasts 3 hours with chance to see dolphins (we saw plenty) then you have the opportunity to swim in...More

Thank Vasil M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
An interesting cruise along the coast

We spent a three hour trip on a Sunday on this ship, sailing along the coast to Cabo d'Girau and back. We were hoping to spot some dolphin or whales, but sadly, they did not appear on this day - but you can't expect to...More

Thank shovelSR
Reviewed 16 August 2018
Fun afternoon

My husband and I went on this tour during our honeymoon. The crew did a great job of hunting down dolphins for us to see, but unfortunately whales were in short supply that day. The boat was really fun to be on, the crew very...More

Thank michelleleighp
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