Desertas Islands Schooner Cruise
Activities in Funchal

Desertas Islands Schooner Cruise

  • New
  • English English
  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Hotel pick up

Discover biodiversity and rugged landscape with this Desertas Islands Schooner Cruise. Walk past the colourful rocks and meet the friendly monk seals that live on the beaches.

Desertas Islands Schooner Cruise

At the appointed time we'll pick you up at your hotel and board the schooner that will take us to the Desertas Islands. These three islands, Bugio, Deserta Grande and Chão Island, form an important reserve of Madeira's subtropical flora and marine biodiversity. Coloured rocks, steep cliffs, and crystal clear water beaches are some of the natural surprises we'll find on these islands.

As we sail across the Atlantic in a schooner we'll enjoy the calm ocean and contemplate the silhouette of Madeira while we move away from Funchal. On board the boat we'll enjoy a delicious hot meal to get our strength back before going down to visit the main island.

We'll disembark at Deserta Grande to explore the millenary volcanic formations that give this island a spectacularly rugged landscape. Deserta Grande is famous for being a sanctuary for sea birds, which hosts, among other species, several specimens of monk seals.

During the excursion, you'll be able to take a bath in these waters and, if the sea conditions allow it, practice snorkelling to discover the great diversity of marine life.

After walking along the beaches and cliffs of Deserta Grande we'll return to the schooner and set a course back to Funchal.

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protective material and safety to help avoid the spread of Covid-19.


Adults Children between 4 and 12 years old Children under 4 years old
Schooner Cruise
US$ 88.80
US$ 44.40

Schooner Cruise

  • Adults

    US$ 88.80
  • Children between 4 and 12 years old

    US$ 44.40
  • Children under 4 years old


More Information


8 hours 30 minutes.

Language English

The tour is exclusively in English.


Hotel pick up and drop off.

English speaking guide.

Schooner cruise.


Snorkel equipment.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

You can book up to 2 days before (Funchal local time) if there are still places available.


You will receive an email with your ticket attached which you must print out and show on the day of the activity.

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US$ 88.80
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts


Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.