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Santa Maria de Colombo Galleon Cruise Tour

  • Travel in style on a replica of Christopher Columbus’ Santa Maria galleon

  • Flexible tour with a choice of morning or afternoon departure

  • Enjoy a half-day sightseeing cruise of Madeira’s coastline

Santa Maria de Colombo Galleon Cruise Tour
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Morning tour departing at 10h30am
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Afternoon tour departing at 3pm
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This half-day Santa Maria de Colombo Galleon Cruise Tour is a great choice for travelers who want to feel like they are stepping back in time. You’ll travel aboard a replica of Christopher Columbus’ famous ship, so you can imagine how he felt, traveling into the unknown. Take the stress out of travel planning—your experienced crew will navigate, and give you access to Madeira’s beautiful coastal panoramic views. 

What to Expect

This magnificent replica of Christopher Columbus’s galleon “SANTA MARIA” was built in the island of Madeira at the small fishing village of Câmara de Lobos. Along with seven local craftsmen, Mr. Robert Wijntje, a Dutchman who has made his home in Madeira, realized his dream when he started building the Santa Maria in July 1997. The construction took one year finishing in July 1998. In that same year the “SANTA MARIA DE COLOMBO” represented the Madeira wine at the Expo 98 in Lisbon, where in just 25 days was visited by 97,016 people.

Come and join us and feel exactly how Christopher Columbus felt in his trip headed to the unknown.

Ship characteristics:

Lenght – 22,30 mt
Beam – 7mt
Draft – 2,74mt
Tonnage – 98
Sales – 192m2
Engine – 455Hp
Wood – Mogno / Mahogany

Reviews (50)
1 - 5 of 48 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago
Great experience

It was a very interesting experience to sail onbaord such a ship. Although we didn't see any whales or dolphins (which I think is not surprising in November), there was a super cute dog on board and a parrot. A small glass of Madeira wine...More

Thank Olga K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great seafaring fun

Authentic ship with pleasant crew.Informative and enjoyable time on a replica.The swimming was great fun.

Thank BelleHelen
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Best boat trip in Funchal.

Excellent Boat trip on a recreation of Christopher Columbus's ship.Sailed along the coast, unfortunately no sign of Dolphins although they did sail out to try and find them. Ships Parrot and Dog on voyage. Given free drink and cake. Plenty of information from the crew...More

1  Thank _b_durbar48
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile
No dolphins

Altjough didnt see Dolphins. Whales. Did see the ships parrot. Outward under motor homeward under full sail. Plenty of room. Bar. Nooks and crannys to look at. Free drink and cake. Having done other boat trips already theres a bit of a pattern come out...More

2  Thank Allan F
Reviewed 19 September 2018
Amazing Cruise Tour

Absolutely amazing from start to finish the crew were very informative they even found some dolphins for us would definitely recommend this trip this was a treat for my husbands birthday

1  Thank hun13
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