Feel like a discoverer onboard the Santa Maria caravel, an exact replica of the ship that took Christopher Columbus to the New World. Sail the southern coast of Madeira on this historic ship!
Christopher Columbus Caravel Trip
We'll meet at the indicated time at the Marina Funchal port, where the magnificent Santa Maria caravel will be waiting for us. Onboard this historical ship, we'll travel back to 1492 and relive Christopher Columbus' voyage to the New World as we sail along the southern coast of Madeira.
Onboard the caravel you'll enjoy the company of the crew, a group of pirates from Madeira and their friendly parrot! What's more, we might even spot some of the dolphins and whales that live in this area of the Atlantic!
Built in Câmara de Lobos, this ship is a replica of the caravel that accompanied La Pinta and La Niña in the discovery of America. Santa Maria was the largest of the three and was captained by Christopher Columbus. You'll get to explore its deck, go down to its cellar, admire its magnificent Portuguese sails and crow's nest.
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|Adults||Children between 3 and 12 years old||Children under 3 years old|
Children between 3 and 12 years oldUS$ 19.40
Children under 3 years oldFree
Boat ride on the Santa Maria caravel.
Dolphin and whale spotting.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
If there are still places available, you can book until the previous day (local time in Funchal).
You will receive an email with your ticket attached which you must print out and show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).