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Santa Maria

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Sailing along the coast of Madeira in the replica of Santa Maria boat.
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Marina Do Funchal, Funchal, Madeira 9000-083, Portugal
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent Boat trip on a recreation of Christopher Columbus's ship.Sailed along the coast, unfortunately no sign of Dolphins although they did sail out to try and find them. Ships Parrot and Dog on voyage. Given free drink and cake. Plenty of information from the crew...More

1  Thank _b_durbar48
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

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

2  Thank Allan F
Reviewed 19 September 2018

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 17 September 2018

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 15 September 2018

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 2 September 2018 via mobile

Muy mal requete mal la tripulación de desastre ni te hablan te bañas en el mar tres minutos delfines ni uno. Ni lo intentan... un aburrimiento un desastre dinero tirado Very badly, badly, the disaster crew does not speak to you, you swim in the...More

Thank teatrousal
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

A great way to spend a few chilled hours sailing along the coast gaining a new perspective of the shoreline. We were lucky enough to spot some dolphins close by as well😀 They also stop to let those who wish have a splash around in...More

Thank Eddie T
Reviewed 16 August 2018

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
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

I pushed the family got go on this to experience being in a shop modeled on the original sailing ships. This one is constructed as a true replica (accepting the engine and safety stuff) The ropes and woodwork is excellent and below is a display...More

1  Thank paul t
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

We had a lovely afternoon aboard your ship. It was amazing to see so many dolphins swimming alongside us and the views the ship offers of the coastline are breathtaking. We loved swimming in the Atlantic and had a truly perfect afternoon! Thank you!

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16 April 2018|
Response from Santa Maria d | Property representative |
Thank you for your question. The boat is well opened outside, so everywhere you sit will be good. But maybe in the same deck as the captain is will be good to get pictures from the boat and also from the lanscapes. If you... More
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31 January 2018|
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Response from Santa Maria d | Property representative |
Hello, Thank you for your question. Yes, we have toilets at the boat. As long as the weather is good the trip is every day from 10h30 to 13h30 or from 15h00 to 18h00. Best regards
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Ivo T
16 June 2017|
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Dear Ivo T, Thank you for your question. If you have a baby or a toddler, you can bring a pram on board. Please make your booking in advance. Regards, Santa Maria de Colombo
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