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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

Start the day at the harbor 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 toward Lazareto. Stop for a break on the beautiful pebble beach and take in the views of the surrounding rock features from times gone by. Afterward, 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.

Madeiras Marine Reserve: Kayak & Snorkelling Trip

2. Madeiras Marine Reserve: Kayak & Snorkelling Trip

We take you directly into the underwater nature reserve for kayaking and snorkelling (optional). We follow the amazing coastline from Caniço de Baixo to Cap Garajau and if you like, you can do some snorkelling during the tour...and with a bit of luck we see turtles & Co. Due to the influence of the golf steam you will observe: parrot-, puffer-, trumpet fish, etc. and various Atlantic species such as groupers, sea bass, barracudas and a lot of different reef fish. Our starting point will be the Lido, which provides hot shower, toilette, changing area, restaurant, bar/lounge, sea water pool and different accesses into the sea.

Madeira: Snorkeling Trip Marine Reserve of Garajau

3. Madeira: Snorkeling Trip Marine Reserve of Garajau

Head out for a day of boating and snorkeling along the enchanting coasts and bays Madeira. Begin with a briefing from an experienced snorkel guide, who will show you a map of the area and give you some important information to ensure maximum safety and comfort during the whole trip. If you need a little help with buoyancy, life jackets and wetsuits are available. After the briefing, hop onboard and hold on tight. Travel in just a few minutes by boat along the breathtaking cliffs the Garajau Marine reserve. Stop at the most scenic and naturally abundant spot to go snorkelling, always accompanied by your expert guide. Don't worry if you've never tried snorkelling before – your guide will ensure you know how to use the simple equipment and have a good time in the water. You will be back in Funchal after about 2 hours.

Madeira: Garajau Marine Reserve Guided Snorkeling Tour

4. Madeira: Garajau Marine Reserve Guided Snorkeling Tour

Our tour starts with a brief introduction to snorkelling techniques and safety procedures from our experienced guide. We will provide you all the necessary equipment, including a mask, snorkel, fins and a life vest, to ensure that you have a safe, comfortable and enjoyable experience. Our guide will then lead the way, pointing out interesting marine life and providing information about the reserve's unique ecosystem. You'll have the opportunity to see a variety of fish, such as parrot, trumpet, puffer fish as well as typical Atlantic species like brasses, groupers, barracudas, etc. This snorkelling tour is an unforgettable and fun experience that will leave you with lasting memories of the natural reserve's stunning underwater world. Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity to discover the beauty of the ocean, immersed in the peaceful underwater, surrounded by the sounds of marine life and the gentle swaying of the ocean. Our guide will be on hand to answer any questions and provide assistance if needed. Madeira's underwater world is the best hidden secret of the Island!

Funchal: Private Sailboat Cruise with Snacks and Snorkeling

5. 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 Island Highlights Private Guided Tour by Tuk-Tuk

6. Madeira Island Highlights Private Guided Tour by Tuk-Tuk

Have you ever wanted to go on a tuk-tuk tour, but wanted something more personalized to your own taste? We present you Myway, a tuk-tuk tour journey in which you can pick not only the unique places you want to visit, but also for how long, and when. How amazing is that? With this service, you will be able to pick from more than 25 unique places, to design your own exclusive tour ride, with one of our storytellers/guides. Whether you wish to visit Monte’s Palace, Cabo Girão Viewpoint, or even of the Cathedral at Funchal, you name it, and we will make it happen. Not only you will be able to get to know some of the most beautiful scenery, the best places, and the most spectacular roads, but we will also provide you with some background history of the places you choose to visit. Plan the itinerary of your dreams when coming to visit Madeira island, just see on the specifications which ones you would wish to see. Bear in mind that if there might be one specific place that isn’t included on our list, describe it to us, to see if it is possible to visit it. Remember, there is no wrong place, there are only a great many possibilities to make this journey a memorable one. Also, there is no losing side to this journey because all places, even the roads to get there, are simply breathtaking. So, dream it, design it, and let us make your dream tuk-tuk tour of your dreams possible. - Funchal Old Town - Câmara de Lobos - Botanical Garden - Palheiro Gardens - Monte Tropical Garden - Monte Toboggans - Nuns Valley - Cabo Girão - Garajau - Pico Areeiro - Cable Cars - Viewpoints & More

Madeira: Garajau Coastal Hike and Cliff Jumping

7. 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.

Madeira: Open Water Swimming

8. Madeira: Open Water Swimming

Combine relaxation and adventure on this open-water swimming tour in Madeira Island. Start your day by meeting your tour guide at Garajau Beach for a quick safety briefing and introduction. Next, enjoy a brief warm-up then jump into the sea for an acclimatisation swim nearby before beginning your adventure along the Garajau Parcial Nature Reserve. Enjoy an hour of swimming time. Take in panoramic views of the Bay of Garajau as you swim in the company of your guide. Your guide will provide you with feedback throughout the tour and will take photos and videos which you can use to improve your technique. At the end of the tour, warm up with a hot mug of tea.

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What people are saying about Praia do Garajau

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 211 reviews

Really good fun and helpful guide Pedro. The kayaking wasn't too exertive and after that we were taken to a lovely spot for snorkeling with lots of fish. The whole thing is basically taking place along the city coast, which is convenient for those who stay here.

We really enjoyed the trip with our guide Pedro! Me and my boyfriend booked the tour very last minute and it turned out that it is just the two of us and our guide. Both the kayaking and the snorkelling were lots of fun. Definitely recommend it :)

Absolutely Amazing, loved every.minute, lovely guide who was fun and helpful, lots of local knowledge. really enjoyed the kayaking!!!!!! Obrigada!!!!!!

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.

Amazing Experience! The tour guide was amazing - couldn’t reccomend it enough, bucket list activity, for sure !