Madeira: Catamaran tour to Ilhas Desertas from Funchal

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An unforgettable 9-hour excursion from Funchal to the desert islands south-east of Madeira. Discover a natural paradise with almost unspoilt beaches by catamaran. An excursion that includes a delicious buffet lunch on board, with plenty of time for swimming, snorkelling or SUP.

  • Tour / activity duration: ~ 9 hours
  • Languages: English, Portuguese
  • Transfer: no, not included
93 out of 100 based on 3 Reviews
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Catamaran tour to the desert islands of Madeira

As you leave the harbour of Funchal and approach the horizon, you come across a group of three islands that, although described as desert islands, are inhabited by numerous animal and plant species, both in the water and on land.

Price overview

  • Catamaran tour Ilhas Desertas Madeira (9 hours) - per person (from 13 years) 90.-€
  • Catamaran tour Ilhas Desertas Madeira (9 hours) - per child (5-12 years) 50.-€
  • Catamaran tour Ilhas Desertas Madeira (9 hours) - per child (0-4 years) 0.-€
Catamaran experience with lunch

Booking option: Catamaran trip Ilhas Desertas Madeira

The Catamaran Tour on Madeira will take you from Funchal to the Ilhas Desertas on this 9 hour sailing trip. There is a guided tour with informative information. Of course you can also enjoy the wonderful blue of the water while swimming. On the way back and forth you can see whales and dolphins. Lunch and guide are included in the price.


  • Capacity: up to 80 persons
  • Duration: ~ 9 hours
  • Hours: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Days: Wednesday, Saturday
  • Months: May - October
  • Languages: English, Portuguese
  • Pick-up not included
  • Starting points: Funchal


  • Skipper, fuel, swim stop(s), Stand Up Paddle (SUP), professional guide, boat ride, meal, drinks during the meal, bar / cafeteria on board, toilet on board
Important information

Please bring

Swimwear, towel, sunglasses, sun blocker, hat, backpack

Detailed description

Madeira: Catamaran tour Ilhas Desertas from Funchal

Leaving from the Funchal Marina and heading out to sea towards the horizon, we reach a group of 3 islands, that although they are called Desert islands, are inhabited by numerous wildlife species both marine and land animals. This is only one reason that makes it worth the effort to disembark from the catamaran onto the virgin beach. Come and see this natural paradise for yourself and participate in activities such as standup paddle and snorkelling. All this as part of a memorable 9 hour excursion, with plenty of swimming and a delicious Madeiran buffet lunch on board.


Valid on the reserved day or for 12 months after date of purchase if no date has been selected. You will receive the tour operator's details with the purchased ticket. Attention: reservation is required! The reservation can be made through sunbonoo as part of the booking process or later by contacting the tour operator directly via phone or email.

Customer Reviews Catamaran tour to the desert islands of Madeira

Cira wrote on Sep 23, 2019
Overall rating
100 von 100


A great day at sea. We saw a lot and a lot of fun. The food was ok.


Ein toller Tag auf dem Meer. Wir haben viel gesehen und viel Spaß. Das Essen war ok.
Mirko M wrote on Sep 5, 2019
Overall rating
100 von 100

A great day at sea, but a little long

We did the tour to the islands. We were lucky on the way there and saw dolphins, but overall it was a pretty long drive and the children were bored on the way back. A few hours shorter would have been fine. The islands were very impressive for that and we are glad that we did the tour.

Ein toller Tag auf dem Meer, aber ein wenig lang

Wir haben die Tour zu den Inseln gemacht. Auf dem Hinweg hatten wir Glück und haben Delfine gesehen, aber in Summe war es schon eine ziemlich lange Fahrt und die Kinder waren auf dem Rückweg doch ziemlich gelangweilt. Ein paar Stunden kürzer wäre auch in Ordnung gewesen. Die Inseln waren dafür aber sehr beeindruckend und wir sind froh, dass wir die Tour gemacht haben.
Maria87 wrote on Jul 9, 2019
Overall rating
80 von 100

Better along the coast

We did the tour to the islands. There is not much to see there. Overall, however, a nice day at sea with many great impressions.

Besser entlang der Küste

Wir haben die Tour zu den Inseln gemacht. Dort gibt es aber nicht sonderlich viel zu sehen. Insgesamt aber ein schöner Tag auf dem Meer mit vielen tollen Eindrücken.

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