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Christopher Columbus "Nau Santa Maria" Cruise

By MTS Globe
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Cleanliness and safety

Cleaning and safety practices

Masks required
Contactless tickets
Vehicles and venues disinfected


  • 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

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About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    3-hour sailing tour aboard Nau Santa Maria

  • What's included

    Live tour commentary provided in English

  • What's excluded

    Food and drinks

Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 4 and younger are complimentary.

  • If you are prone to motion sickness, please take the necessary precautions. Consult a medical professional before taking any medication.

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.

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).

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

  • High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants
  • Vehicles and venues kept vacant between travellers

Social distancing

  • Contactless ticket redemption
  • Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

  • Personal protective equipment worn by staff
  • Temperature checks given to staff
  • Temperature checks available
  • Masks required
  • Hand sanitiser provided
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Activity Location

  • Administração dos Portos da Região Autónoma da Madeira
  • Gare Marítima do Porto do Funchal,
  • Funchal Madeira 9004-518

Meeting/Redemption Point

    • Administração dos Portos da Região Autónoma da Madeira
    • Gare Marítima do Porto do Funchal,
    • Funchal Madeira 9004-518

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