Desertas islands tour

At sea


Boat trips & cruises

About this activity

Come along for a truly remarkable one-day trip to the uninhabited island of Deserta Grande. Desertas islands, that can be seen on the horizon from Madeira, have an entirely different geology and are home to a diversity of wildlife: 16 species of birds, feral goats, rodents, wolf spiders, reptiles and monk seals.
The Desertas islands have been constituted a nature reserve and the only regular human presence are wardens and geologists.
In this trip we’ll anchor at the shelter bay near the warden’s research station where you can swim in a very enjoyable calm water. After lunch we’ll have a 45 minute guided tour through the island and then come back to Funchal.







Natural reserve






  • • Watching a diversity of wildlife in their natural habitat.
    • Swimming at the nature reserve.
    • Guided tour through Deserta Grande.

Good to know

  • • Our boat is equipped with a toilet and a service bar.
    • Our professional guides’ crew is made of experienced marine biologists and naturalists.
    • This tour makes for some pretty cool pictures, don’t forget your camera.
    • Please don’t forget to bring comfortable clothes, a swimming suit and a towel.
    • Pick-up and drop-off from and to your hotel is available but charged separately (you need to contact us after your booking).

What's included

  • • A traditional lunch which is served onboard.
    • Eco-tax to Madeira Natural Park.
    • Insurance (as required by law).



Friday At 09:00
Adult (12+) € 80,00
Children (6 to 11yo) € 40,00
Infant (up to 5yo) Free
  • This activity can be cancelled and fully refunded up to 24 hours after making the reservation, given that there are more than 24 hours until the scheduled departure. After that period cancellation fees may apply.
  • You must be at the agreed location 30 minutes before the scheduled departure time. Check your digital ticket after the reservation is made for more information.
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€ 80,00 Adult