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Santa Maria de Colombo Galleon Cruise Tour

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    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

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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Main Funchal harbor
    • Entry/Admission - Santa Maria
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 75 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    All reviews glass of madeira wine christopher columbus honey cake replica ship three hours boat trip great ship photo opportunity interesting trip pilot whales sea legs fun afternoon highly recommend this trip fishing village pod of dolphins well worth the money whale watching
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    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Brilliant trip and really great staff. Easy to find and a great way to explore the sea. We even seen dolphins

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank missmicheller
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    We participated in this trip as I was hoping to see whales in their natural habitat but I was unlucky but we did manage to see pods of dolphins which made it worthwhile.The ship is a wonderful replica and it made me really appreciate how...More

    Thank charl26
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    The galleon is a wonderful replica and the crew do have a book explaining the construction of the boat. We saw lots of dolphins and as the sea was choppy it was quite exciting, for those of us that are sailors. The cake and wine...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank Pru7777
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    The cruise trip was brilliant, for us the time of the trip was enough. An advice for everybody: if you can’t bear the wind, use a scarf around your head. If you have a sensitive stomach, prepare yourself with pills.

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank Zsolt_Kerekes
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    The lack of sealife, with the exception of a floating flip flop is not the fault of the boat or crew, but the lack of information about the boat and what was available to see on it, and the history behind the building of the...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Mel_O126
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    Response from Arthur S | Reviewed this property |
    It is a round trip. The ship does stop briefly to let down (and then quickly pull up) the sails but there is no opportunity to get off at any point.
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    • Santa Maria
    • Duration: 3h
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    • Languages Offered: English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
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