Memorable time aboard a replica of Columbus' largest ship
Historic overview of the famous Nau Santa Maria ship
Europe's largest sea cliff—Cabo Girão at 1,932 feet (589 m)
Impressive bays, dramatic cliffs & infinite blue waters
Opportunity to spot playful dolphins, turtles & whales
What's included, what's not
3-hour sailing tour aboard Nau Santa Maria
Live tour commentary provided in English
Food and drinks
What you can expect
Spend a day aboard a replica of the largest of the 3 ships used by Christopher Columbus in his first voyage – Nau Santa Maria. Sail along the southern coast of the island as you enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience aboard this epic discoveries ship.
Step back in time as you board The Santa Maria, a magnificent and exact replica of Christopher Columbus’ 15th-century flag ship, built in 1998. Set sail along the azure Atlantic waters and admire the renowned steep cliffs that make Madeira's south coast so famous. Your guide gives you a historical overview of the ship, points out the famous sites along the route and tells you about Madeira's traditions.
Keep an eye out in case you are lucky enough to see some of the area's spectacular marine life, such as a playful dolphins, turtles or even whales. Relax on board, enjoy the golden Portuguese sun or sip on a cocktail available to purchase from the ship's bar. Don't miss a photo opportunity of the dramatic cliff of Cabo Girão, the highest sea cliff in Europe, at 1,932 feet (589 m).