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From Funchal: West Bays Sailing Tour with Lunch

1. From Funchal: West Bays Sailing Tour with Lunch

Discover the most breathtaking views of the island as seen from the ocean. Sail along the coast of some of the major bays surrounding Madeira and take in the gorgeous scenery while looking for all kinds of native sea species. Start your scenic cruise at the Marina do Funchal, where you will board a spacious sailing yacht. Head out to sea searching for dolphins, whales, and sea turtles up to 3 miles from the coast. If you're lucky, you'll see lots of native wildlife in their natural environment.  Continue your trip across crystal clear waters toward the shores of Ponta do Sol Bay. Admire the beautiful scenery as you float along the coast, passing the stunning Ribeira Brava Bay, Calhau da Lapa, Fajã dos Padres, Cabo Girão and Câmara de Lobos Bay. Relax and enjoy the cool water as you make a tour stop for some swimming and a delicious lunch. If you're feeling adventurous, borrow a snorkel and visor and dive deep into the ocean to discover the underwater magical world.

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An unforgettable experience! Departure at 9am we take off towards the dolphins. With a sailboat this encounter is magical, indeed the dolphins play with the boats and offer us a close spectacle. The cruise continues offshore to Ponta do Sol. At this level we turn around and go along the coast. From there the guide will give you an explanation for each small village on the coast. We had already visited all these places on land but a view of the sea is to add to his memories. The meal break is under the Cabo giraõ! A meal is served to you as well as drinks (themselves served throughout the cruise). Another magical moment with a swim in the ocean in the middle of sea bream and other fish inhabiting the cove. Then after this short break we return to Funchal. It's hard to come back to reality… the team is adorable, they speak several languages including French. In addition, the cruise is done in small groups, which is a strong advantage!

Beautiful, varied excursion with interesting information about the history of the island. Wonderful lunch on the ship. The space on the ship is very tight, so tight seating. Since the excursion lasts 5 hours, I only recommend the boat tour to people who are really seaworthy. Since the ship is rather small, it dances on the waves!

I recommend with eyes closed, value for money at the top, staff at the top and the meal was excellent. Bravo and thank you again for this beautiful getaway!

Good alternative to the mass visits. With 16 people on the boat you had enough space. Dolphins, food, drinks and snorkeling were all included.

The sea was a bit rough, but we did spot sperm whales and dolphins!