Glass bottom boat in Madeira

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Are you ready for the glass bottom boat in Madeira?

This boat tour on a glass bottom boat in Madeira gives you an underwater experience without getting wet! This boat trip takes place on a unique glass bottom boat in Madeira, a trimaran with a semi-submerged cabin with 8 windows to allow submarine observation.

The glass bottom boat in Madeira makes two daily trips, each with a duration of 2:30 to 3 hours. The route of the glass bottom boat in Madeira is from the Marina of Funchal towards East, to the Garajau Nature Reserve. This Natural Reserve is the only marine reserve area on the south side of the island.

It takes about 45 minutes from the Funchal Marina to the area where we are permitted to enter the park. In the Garajau Reserve it is guaranteed to see a lot of sea life on every trip. On this glass bottom boat in Madeira, usually you can see triggerfish, sea bream, grouper and damselfish, among other fish. Other more rare visitors may also appear, such as manta ray, moray, and other species.

Garajau is also the place where a stop is made to swim and go snorkeling (masks and tubes are available aboard) since this is, without doubt, the best spot in Madeira to do so. The water temperature in the summer varies between 22 and 25 degrees Celsius.  After visiting the Garajau park, the trimaran moves towards deeper waters, in search of dolphins, whales and turtles, which can be seen from the submarine cabin. This is a truly unique experience among all marine excursions in Madeira.



  • Be surprised by the broad variety of fish the region provides;

  • Extremely high chance of spotting wild dolphins with the experienced crew;

  • Feel free to take a refreshing dive and enjoy a swim;

  • This experience can be done all year round, depending on the weather and ocean conditions;

  • This experience is a good choice for families and groups of friends who are passionate about the ocean, nature and adventure;

  • We’re sure this experience is one of the most exciting and adventurous experiences during your holidays;


  • This experience does not include food and drinks so feel free to bring your own;

  • Please check-in 20 minutes before the start of the experience;

  • Detailed tour operator information, including local phone number and exact address, is included in your confirmation email;

  • You'll pay a deposit to place your booking request and pay the remaining once your booking is confirmed, with the tour operator

  • We recommend bringing sunscreen, swimming gear, a hat and a towel;

  • We recommend bringing your camera for the greatest pics of your holidays;


  • We have gear onboard to try some snorkeling;

  • A safety briefing by a multilingual guide, insurance and life-jackets are included;

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Glass bottom boat in Madeira
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