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Ilhéu de Cima Lighthouse (Boat Trip and Walk)
On this fantastic scenic boat trip, you’ll visit the Ilhéu de Cima islet, walk up to the islet’s summit, enjoy a picnic by the lighthouse and swim in translucent waters.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Leisurely
Group Size Medium Group
We’ll leave the Porto de Abrigo for a 20-minute boat trip to the east, towards the Ilhéu de Cima. After disembarking on the dock of the second largest of the islets lying off Porto Santo, we’ll climb to the tower of the lighthouse to contemplate the magnificent 360º views. Along the way, we’ll make some stops at a few points of interest. We will then enjoy a picnic of local products. Upon your arrival back at the dock and before returning to Porto Santo, we will invite you to go for a swim (snorkelling equipment available). The various fish only seen in Natural Reserves will dazzle you. BOOK NOW!
- Certified staff
- Entrance fees when mentioned
- Insurance (Required by Portuguese law)
- Air-conditioning vehicle
- Pickup & drop-off in your Hotel or Harbour (Porto de Abrigo)
- Drinks and food except those mentioned
Hotel Pick-up (Departure time)
A member of our staff will pick you up at the indicated place and confirm your voucher identification. You can present either a paper or an electronic ticket for this activity. The tour will begin as soon as we finish collecting tour members. Please click here for location details and map.
Everyday (Mornings and Afternoons)
Year-round, except on 25 December and 1 January
The tour starts at 9:00 and finishes around 13:00.
Departure Point and Time
Confirmed by email
What do you need to bring?
Sports footwear, a camera, and a coat or a jumper if it gets cooler.
Good to Know
There are some steps to overcome.
Not recommended for children <8,99-years old.
We pick you up from the place you are staying at and drop you off when finished. It’s easy to book. Our staff are qualified. We take you to various sites we know you will want to explore. Our fundamental principles are the comfort, safety, and flexibility of both our guests and personnel.
Hotel Drop-off (Return Time)
The order of the itinerary as shown above may be subject to change and/or affected by local conditions.
Nature in general can do so!
Nature is unpredictable, and we can’t guarantee sightings.
The boat crew care about the wildlife and environment and collect plastic and other rubbish out of the sea during the trip. There are limitations: they’re not allowed to move near the pods with their engines running and can only watch them for 10 mins.
We stop for 20 minutes to swim in a calm ocean. If the sea is rough, the boat won’t leave the harbour.
It can be the same boat or another within the same category since the transportation company owns several boats.
Please remember this is a relaxing boat trip.
However, the crew knows Madeira’s wildlife species and provides plenty of information to people who ask more about them.
The boat has enough room for everyone. The capacity during the pandemic is 2/3, but because of the stable situation and low COVID-19 case numbers on Madeira and Porto Santo islands, 100%. However, there may be changes to the allowed capacity at any time. If you have questions, please contact us.
If it’s a hot day, there is room for everyone in the shade. It can turn chilly at sea, so take something to cover up.
The transfer is included. We will pick you up at your hotel or agreed location.
You can park at the Marina if you have a car.
Even though we can’t guarantee sightings, this company will do their best to find wildlife. We can see common dolphins, turtles, and crabs.
There is no way of knowing where the animals will be. However, we always try our best to find them.
A 3-hour trip worth doing! When the temperature is inviting, we pause for a dive in the ocean, which means more relaxation. Reserve your place and bring your cherished ones along!
Yes, it is suitable for children.
Besides our tours for mainland travellers, we also offer great value options for people who travel by cruise ships. You can choose one of the existing tours or create your own customized itinerary. Get in touch to arrange your tour!
Please get in touch as soon as you become aware you may be unable to make your trip, so we can try to accommodate you. If you are unable to make your reserved trip for reasons out of your control, and we have spaces on the trip for the following day, we will happily change your booking free of charge. Please see our Policy for further detail.
We will make every effort to try to re-schedule your trip if you are unable to make it for reasons out of your control. In the instance you wish to cancel your trip altogether, please see our Cancellation Policy for details on refunds.
Prices for all our shared services are quoted per person, except in the case of our private services.
Porto Santo island holidays are the ideal getaway all year round. Porto Santo weather is temperate and mild with no great extremes-although the temperature can drop in the winter, so, whatever time of year you visit, be sure to bring warm clothes. Rainfall is higher in the winter, and you’ll probably need to pack a raincoat or umbrella. Porto Santo’s average temperatures range from 18C in winter to 25C in summer, with sea temperatures being nearly the same due to a warm Gulf Stream that surrounds the Island all year round, 18C to 22C, which makes walking possible in any season.
The dress code for our tours is comfortable and casual. Dressing in layers gives most comfort as you can shed and add items when the climate varies. Consider packing.
- Comfortable walking shoes
- An all-weather coat
- Comfortable clothing.
For walking and hiking, please see our “Other details” section.