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Praia do Garajau: Our most recommended tours and activities

Madeira: Garajau Nature Reserve Kayak and Snorkel Tour

1. Madeira: Garajau Nature Reserve Kayak and Snorkel Tour

After getting picked up from your hotel, start the day at Funchal Harbour where you will learn everything you need to know about kayaking before heading to the nature reserve. Upon arrival at Garajau, enjoy a 40-minute paddle towards Lazareto. Stop for a break on the beautiful pebble beach and take in the views of the surrounding rock features from times gone by. Afterwards, discover Madeira's native marine life as you snorkel through crystal-clear waters. In the event of poor weather conditions, you will have the opportunity to explore the sea from the safety of your kayak instead. Finish the day with a spot of cliff diving before heading back to your hotel for the evening.

Madeira: Half-Day Kayak and Snorkeling Tour

2. Madeira: Half-Day Kayak and Snorkeling Tour

Experience the best of the Underwater Nature Reserve of Garajau on this half-day snorkel and kayak tour. After a quick safety briefing and introduction to kayaking, head to the Lido Galomar beach complex, where your activity begins. Enjoy a relaxing kayak journey to a private beach that is only accessible by sea. Upon arrival at the beach, take some time to snorkel and swim in the crystal-clear waters of the park. Keep an eye out for the park's native sea animals. On the way back to the beach, kayak through some beautiful small caves before getting dropped off back at your hotel.

Funchal: Private Sailboat Cruise with Snacks and Snorkeling

3. Funchal: Private Sailboat Cruise with Snacks and Snorkeling

Sail to crystal clear waters along Madeira's southern coast on this boat tour from Funchal. Relax on pillows and puffs as you soak up some sun on the deck. Dive in waters teeming with fish and look for marine life like sea turtles with high-quality snorkeling gear.  Board the spacious and comfortable boat in at the marina in Funchal. Be served a refreshing welcome drink and enjoy some snacks as you sail. Visit private bays that can only be accessed by boat. Stop to swim through turquoise waters. Unwind with music and some mouth-watering local specialties onboard. Capture pictures of the island from the sea to share with friends and family. Return to the marina in Funchal at the end of your tour. 

Madeira: Garajau Coastal Hike and Cliff Jumping

4. Madeira: Garajau Coastal Hike and Cliff Jumping

Take part in this exciting guided walk along the coast of the gorgeous nature reserve of Garajau, located on the island of Madeira. Discover one of the top diving spots in the northern Atlantic Ocean and experience the thrill of jumping off a cliff with the assistance of an expert. Discover some of the most beautiful sections of the Madeira shoreline with the opportunity to do some free climbing and swimming to cool down. Try snorkeling in the clear blue water and experience the diverse marine wildlife firsthand. Once you're done adventuring, enjoy the complimentary private changing rooms equipped with hot-water showers. Relax and get rid of any lingering salt and sand before getting on with your day in paradise.

Madeira: Open Water Swimming

5. Madeira: Open Water Swimming

Combine relaxation and adventure on this open-water swimming tour in Madeira Island. Start your day by meeting your tour guide at Garajau Beach for a quick safety briefing and introduction. Next, enjoy a brief warm-up then jump into the sea for an acclimatisation swim nearby before beginning your adventure along the Garajau Parcial Nature Reserve. Enjoy an hour of swimming time. Take in panoramic views of the Bay of Garajau as you swim in the company of your guide. Your guide will provide you with feedback throughout the tour and will take photos and videos which you can use to improve your technique. At the end of the tour, warm up with a hot mug of tea.

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What people are saying about Praia do Garajau

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 112 reviews

Para começar, o guia é muito simpático e acessível, tornando esta experiência ainda melhor. São 2h de caiaque e 1h de snorkeling, onde se pode ver vários peixes e outros animais marinhos (como polvos). Foi uma das melhores experiências que já vivi!

Great tour, nice driver who picked us up, nice and competent guide for the tour, it was really great! But if you tend to get seasick, you should think twice about kayaking on the Atlantic! Be sure to follow the guide's instructions.

Very pleasant activity carried out in small groups, allowing you to exercise while having a view of Funchal, then to observe the fish thanks to the masks and snorkels provided.

It didn’t go strictly according to plan but that was due to weather, still had a great afternoon kayaking and snorkelling. Our guide was absolutely brilliant. Well worth a go!

We were collected from our hotel and taken down to the harbour. Pedro was patient and very attentive to safety. We had a really good time. Happy to recommend to others.