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Porto Santo Line Day Cruise
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“island tour”(9 reviews)
“small buffet”(2 reviews)
Starting in 1996 the company acquired a ship to connect Madeira and Porto Santo, offering a safe, a regular and comfortable service. The ship transports both passengers and cargo.You'll have an unforgettable journey.
N0 6 Rua Praia, Funchal, Madeira 9000-643, Portugal
+351 291 210 300
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All reviews private lounge island tour small buffet included transfers long hot day hour bus tour both ways nice boat flying fish trip takes top deck return journey enjoyable trip town centre bought tickets funchal harbour recommend this trip
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Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

We caught the Porto santo line day cruise to get to Porto Santo for a day trip, in the morning there were plenty of seats to choose from on a Sunday morning but coming home that night we must of got the lady 2 seats...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Doreen V
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

We left at 8am from Funchal and only came back at 9:30pm which was a bit long for a toddler. The boat is great, the views along the trip are breathtaking, the restaurant in the boat is quite nice although if you order the steak...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank thebanpfe
Reviewed 31 August 2018

Great one-day trip to Porto Santo - amazing beach. Outbound ferry trip at 7am went well, return trip at 8pm is crowded and most passengers have no consideration for other people. They will occupy large seating areas and be in the restaurant area playing cards...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank IndianFoodie20
Reviewed 30 August 2018

We thought this was an excellent day out but (1) if you can book first class. We had lots of space (other people we met struggled to find seats on the rest of the boat) and a meal both ways (served as soon as the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Neil101963
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

You board the ferry for a 2 1/4hr cruise to the island. The ship provides lots of places to sit, reclining chairs, tables, outdoor seating etc. The cafes are good. When you get to Porto Santa you need to organise transport to get to the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Simon A
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

My wife and I booked to visit Porto Santo with transfers which In general was fine but we do agree with the cost is somewhat over the top. We would suggest your staff should police the seating areas to manage the selfish and inconsiderate travellers...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank PaulMcT001
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

When on the Porto sonto line from Funchal to Porto santo and back what a experience was able to take the rented car and spend 2 day in Porto Santo great bars and entertainment for kids will use the Porto Santo line again

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank beetoven
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Have only been once on a bigger cruise ship so my experience is limited, but the ship itself is pretty nice for its purpose with a cinema and video game room. But the trip is pretty short (2.5h) so boredom isn't really a danger. The...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank adriantc_ro
Reviewed 13 August 2018

It is worth it to buy the 1st class ticket! You pay +9,5euros and you have a private lounge at the top floor of the ship with leather sofas and best views. There is a simple bufet and coffee/water for free. The economy class was...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Lucie K
Reviewed 4 August 2018

We were staying on Madeira and went on a day trip to Porto Santo on the ferry. It was a long day but well worth it. We went first class which has the benefit of the best deck view, a comfy lounge and breakfast and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Stuart M
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8 August 2018|
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Response from lochnagar | Reviewed this property |
Agree with previous responder. No ID requested either at Funchal or Porto Santo
Richard T
17 July 2018|
Response from Flavio W | Reviewed this property |
i just booked the daytrip with the ship and worked all fine for me :))
Jeanette R
3 June 2018|
Response from markogap | Reviewed this property |
No. Unfortunately there is only the one sailing a day from Porto Santo to Madeira. The ferry leaves Porto Santo at 6pm and arrives Funchal about 8.15pm and only returns to Porto Santo the next morning at 8.am. I know that... More