Praia do Garajau

Praia do Garajau: Our most recommended tours and activities

Madeira: Garajau Nature Reserve Kayak and Snorkel Tour

1. Madeira: Garajau Nature Reserve Kayak and Snorkel Tour

After getting picked up from Funchal, start the day at the harbour where you will learn everything you need to know about kayaking before heading to the nature reserve. Upon arrival at Garajau, enjoy a 40-minute paddle towards Lazareto. Stop for a break on the beautiful pebble beach and take in the views of the surrounding rock features from times gone by. Afterwards, discover Madeira's native marine life as you snorkel through crystal-clear waters. In the event of poor weather conditions, you will have the opportunity to explore the sea from the safety of your kayak instead. Finish the day with a spot of cliff diving before heading back to your hotel for the evening.

Madeira: Half-Day Kayak and Snorkeling Tour

2. Madeira: Half-Day Kayak and Snorkeling Tour

Experience the best of the Underwater Nature Reserve of Garajau on this half-day snorkel and kayak tour. After a quick safety briefing and introduction to kayaking, head to the Lido Galomar beach complex, where your activity begins. Enjoy a relaxing kayak journey to a private beach that is only accessible by sea. Upon arrival at the beach, take some time to snorkel and swim in the crystal-clear waters of the park. Keep an eye out for the park's native sea animals. On the way back to the beach, kayak through some beautiful small caves before getting dropped off back at your hotel.

Funchal: Private Sailboat Cruise with Snacks and Snorkeling

3. Funchal: Private Sailboat Cruise with Snacks and Snorkeling

Sail to crystal clear waters along Madeira's southern coast on this boat tour from Funchal. Relax on pillows and puffs as you soak up some sun on the deck. Dive in waters teeming with fish and look for marine life like sea turtles with high-quality snorkeling gear.  Board the spacious and comfortable boat in at the marina in Funchal. Be served a refreshing welcome drink and enjoy some snacks as you sail. Visit private bays that can only be accessed by boat. Stop to swim through turquoise waters. Unwind with music and some mouth-watering local specialties onboard. Capture pictures of the island from the sea to share with friends and family. Return to the marina in Funchal at the end of your tour. 

Madeira: Garajau Coastal Hike and Cliff Jumping

4. Madeira: Garajau Coastal Hike and Cliff Jumping

Take part in this exciting guided walk along the coast of the gorgeous nature reserve of Garajau, located on the island of Madeira. Discover one of the top diving spots in the northern Atlantic Ocean and experience the thrill of jumping off a cliff with the assistance of an expert. Discover some of the most beautiful sections of the Madeira shoreline with the opportunity to do some free climbing and swimming to cool down. Try snorkeling in the clear blue water and experience the diverse marine wildlife firsthand. Once you're done adventuring, enjoy the complimentary private changing rooms equipped with hot-water showers. Relax and get rid of any lingering salt and sand before getting on with your day in paradise.

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What people are saying about Praia do Garajau

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 187 reviews

We had a very pleasant experience. The entire trip took about 3 hours. We started by kayaking about 45 minutes from Funchal to the snorkeling spot, then snorkel for 1 hour and back. It was a balanced experience (long enough to be fun, but not too long as to become boring). The snorkeling spot is quite nice with lots of rocks and fish to explore. Pedro was very patient and helpful throughout. Highly recommended.

simply great! I didn't even know lokoloko Madeira. Been to Madeira several times for hiking. After a hiking tour was canceled I booked a kayak and snorkel tour. What a great experience. Thanks to lokoloko Madeira and especially to Hidde, who gave us great coaching. I experienced a whole new living space.

We had Pedro as our guide and he was excellent! It was the perfect mix of kayaking and snorkelling and both my wife and I had an amazing time.

We had a wonderful time. Highly recommend that you wear water shoes! Beautiful views, and our guide was very thorough and friendly. Thanks!

Pedro was a great guide. very patient and helpful. it was lots of fun.