Starting Point

Funchal Marina


Wednesday, Saturday


Free cancelation until 24 hours before

Weather Conditions

If the Tour is Cancelled Full Refunded will be issued


The Desertas Islands, 15 miles southeast of Madeira, are a Natural Reserve protecting rare monk seals and serving as a sea bird sanctuary. Enjoy coastal views, swimming, diving, a hot meal, and a guided tour ashore.


  • Wind-breaker
  • Camera
  • Bathing suit
  • Beach towel
  • Sun cream


  • Lunch Included + Drink
  • Seasonal fruit
  • Hot chocolate or fresh juice

Additional Info

Check in is obligatory 30 minutes before each trip

Start Times

  • 09h30 to 18h00
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Prices for all ages


+12 years



up to 12 years



up to 4 years


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284 reviews

Splendid day out. With whales!
RichardVUK - 27 February 2024
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We went on a day trip to the Ilhas Desertas from Funchal. The boat was comfortable and well equipped and the staff were friendly and chatty. It takes the best part of 3 hours to get to the Islands and we were delighted to see a large pod of pilot whales both on the way out and the way back. Have cameras at the ready! It is no surprise to me that the islands are desterted...
Mixed experience
Sarah L - 18 February 2024
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The boat and crew were welcoming and helpful throughout the trip. It was a very choppy crossing but the highlight was seeing a pod of pilot whales! Despite layering up on the ride across when we stopped at the desertas the sun came out and it was calm enough to swim. Downside: we were mislead by the guy touting for business...
Amazing boat ride to Desertas
Jelena B - 21 October 2023
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The ride to Desertas was beautiful! Crew is nice and friendly. We have seen three different species of whales, and a monk sea. The crew took time to stop for us to see them well and photograph them. Food was nice, and they took care about our dietary requirements.
Pleasant day trip
Merrowmum - 23 August 2023
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Our small tour group were taken on this boat for a day trip to the Desertas Islands. Overall, it was a very pleasant day. The boat is comfortable with a choice of pretty comfortable seating; my husband and I were very happy to be in the shaded canopy area! There are toilets on board and the crew were lovely. It takes around 2.5 hours to reach the Desertas Islands. Hopefully you will see some wildlife ...

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