Porto Santo Island Tours
Porto Santo Snorkeling Tour
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Porto Santo Snorkeling Tour

By Porto Santo Destination Tours
Recommended by 100% of travelers
100% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
About
You'll be exploring the beautiful coastline of Porto Santo Island in a marine protected area filled with amazing wildlife, with the help of our knowledgeable tour guide.
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$49.04
per adult
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Ages 6-99, max of 18 per group
Duration: 3h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Spanish
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  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Private transportation
  • Insurance
  • Local Guide
What's not included
  • Food and Drinks are not included.
  • Swimsuit and Towel


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • People joining the activity can define the pickup
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Near public transportation
        • Infants must sit on laps
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 238325P1

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
        • 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 18 travelers

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 238325P1

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        • Porto Santo Destination Tours
          832
          Portugal
          Joined in September 2014
        • diededeweijer
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing
          Had a kajak tour with Antonio. Amazing experience and instructions. Beautiful caves! And had an amazing swim in the zambrilinho.
          Written June 15, 2024
        • wendelas2024
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great kayak experience!
          We had a great afternoon on the water with our kind kayak instructor Antonio. After a careful instruction we went out on the water and saw the most amazing caves from inside. I recommend anyone visiting Porto Santo to do this as it is so much fun!
          Written June 15, 2024
        • OnAir401795
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A great island tour
          Great trip recently with Mike. He was very knowledgeable and friendly and nothing was too much trouble. A great way to see and find out more about Porto Santo. Very glad we swoon the tour.
          Written May 31, 2024
        • 543vitorhugor
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Adventure and fun
          Theviews were amazing, we took lots os pictures, the tour guide was wery competent and very amusing. He made the tour pretty fascinating, taking us to the caves and a final stop at beach of zimbralinho. The kayaks are very easy to use. Highly recommended. Shall repeat. Thank you so much for the experience.
          Written May 12, 2024
        • 272xiomaram
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Must do in Porto Santo
          This was an amazing experience. It is truly amazing the beauty of this Island and you can appreciate that in this tour. Its a great value and worth the money. The tour guide was very nice and made the experience even better.
          Written May 7, 2024
        • 933Rubina
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Incredible hicking
          Wonderful surprise this hicking that we´ve had. It was very nice to meet Matias, Sherlock (the dog) and Sofia. The tour was very interesting, with several breathtaking views and incredible places to enjoy nature. Matias has a very huge knowledge about Porto Santo and it´s points os interest and he is very attentive guide. Unforgetable experience, for sure!
          Written April 8, 2024
        • H1491ECmarinak
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          The best hike ever!
          And I'm not even into hikes 😁 At all. It was amazing from the start to the end of the route. Great panoramic views of the island. Matias is a walking encyclopedia of everything about Porto Santo and such a great and easy going person. We were also blessed by the presence of his amazing companion dog Sherlock - extra smart and polite dog. The goodest boi on the island! 10/10 would recommend! Don't know what can top this experience with the views and an absolutely amazing guide and his super intelligent dog who can even join you on the photos. Thank you, Matias and Sherlock!
          Written April 3, 2024
        • _X6432KH
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing tour in Porto Santo island!
          Amazing and incredible guide! I did take many photos of breathtaking spots, had a lot of fun and learnt knew about small island Porto Santo😍 I wish I would take more bottles of water, cause we had to move a lot!) In plans - to arrange some more tours and activities with Matias!)
          Written April 3, 2024
        • Wanderer43226699010
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Bombastic!
          It was a fantastic experience. Even though the weather was kind of windy and waves were bigger than we would hope for, with Matias as a guide we felt safe and enjoyed jumping over the waves ;) We heard great stories about Cal Islet and admired the island. And plus - Matias was accompanied by the cutest furry friend🧡 Highly recommend the trip - as long as you are not afraid to get wet a bit ;)
          Written March 21, 2024
        • SaraF3613
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A beautiful view of Porto Santo
          I had an amazing time with Mattias and his super cute dog Sherlock! Mattias is an experienced and very knowledgeable guide and he took me for a walk around the tallest mountain in Porto Santo. The view of the island from that height is rather amazing! Definetely suitable for any level of trekkers. Highly recommend 👌
          Written March 15, 2024
        • kestas777
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Very nice trip
          Small island but have got so many unforgettable places which you should to see. Driver - quide Antonio very friendly with good knowledge. Thanks him for this experience.
          Written October 20, 2023
        • Kotek1975
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Super kayak experience
          Very nice experience, Antonio was helpfull, very opened . Super excursion on Kayak around caves We had problem to got on place on time because taxi run out cause of huge quantity of people, so Antonio came to us and driven to place when we had to start. Great experinec I would do it again.
          Written October 10, 2023
        • Grzegorz B
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Experience worth the trip to the island
          Amazing experience with a great instructor. We felt safe the whole time, we received plenty of interesting information from Mathias and we had a pretty nice sandwich afterwards. We will definitely return for the next part!
          Written October 4, 2023
        • Joy H
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Trip Out
          This was a lovely trip, very informative and taking in beautiful views. We thoroughly recommend it to visitors to Porto Santo.
          Written October 3, 2023
        • Nuno C
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          10/10 - Amazing snorkeling experience.
          Amazing snorkeling experience with the best person/tour guide we met on the island. Matias is an awesome guy with lots of knowledge and will definitely show you the best the sea has to offer.
          Written September 20, 2023
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        Nicolas
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jul 2021
        Where to start? We were three person (French, hongkongese and ukrainia) and this trip was one of the highlight of our stay in Porto Santo! You could not find better guide than Matthias, a son of this island and an excellent guide! His communication was great, he speaks many languages (Portuguese, english , french..) and make us feel comfortable right away cracking jokes ;) all the way to the secret snorkelling place! He picked us up directly at our hotel. He provided us with swimsuit, fins, masks and tuba and shows us a great natural reserve area. We had the chance to admire many different fish , including few octopus! One of the octopus even tried to open Mattias's glass bottle to access the fish inside it!!! we saw some worm , sea snake and many more! Additionally, he took really good care of my girlfriend for whom it was thee first time snorkelling and was not super confident in the water! Last thing, the portuguese water dog is just adorable, wonderful trip mascot ;)
        I can only recommend this trip, I can speak on behalf of my friends : it is a 5/5 from us 3!
        Thanks a lot Mattias for this AWESOME experience, next time we come, we will try your snorkelling by night tour to admire the white octopus. ;)
        Written July 30, 2021
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        SimonaSe
        Vilnius, Lithuania14 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        I can truly reccomend snorkeling with Matias. Experience is unforgettable - the care was taken of us and we saw quite of wildlife under the water. I am especially grateful that he made a good start for one of our sons who was very scared of the new experience. Matias put great effort into making the experience happen for him at all, being very smooth and ending with the best emotions.
        Written July 18, 2021
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        Lynda3002
        Kent, UK4 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jul 2022 • Family
        Great activity snorkeling in a giant rock pool and seeing all the creatures who live there or get trapped by the tide. Just floating along and watching all the colourful fish come out from the crevices in the rocks to feed. Saw lots including puffa fish, huge red star fish, massive snail, huge sea cucumber and an octopus. The octopus came out to investigate the fish our guide waggled in front of his cave. Wet suits were provided and needed. As we were in a rock pool so there were no currents or deep water to worry about.
        Written July 11, 2022
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        Caroline D
        10 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        May 2022 • Friends
        When in Porto Santo I highly recommend you do at least one of the many activities Matias from Porto Santo Destination Tours is offering on this incredibly beautiful island!
        Besides Kayaking, I went snorkeling with him in a beautiful space almost like a seapool surrounded by rocks. Matias knows every little corner there, one can see, his tours are his passion. He is taking good care that the experience sustains nature under water, and is not stressing any animal. With this care & respect to underwater life, we got to see all kinds of animals as well as the extremely shy & intelligent octopus.
        In case Matias picks you up, time allows and it’s on the route, he will make sure you‘ve stopped at one of the incredible view points on the way to the experience location.
        Have fun!
        Written August 17, 2022
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        Eva-Maria F
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Mar 2022 • Couples
        We had such a great time with Matias and Sherlock! My husband and I both had no snorkeling experience before, but Matias taught us very swiftly and spotted so many interesting sea animals for us to see! It was an amazing new view, like studying an underwater garden. We learned how to find starfish, fireworms, sea urchins and cucumbers, crabs and different fish... We'd go again any time!
        Written March 28, 2022
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        Marco G
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jul 2021
        This is a really good Snorkeling Tour, definitively on my top 3 activities to do in Porto Santo. We were amazed by the diversity of marine life that we got to see, from friendly octopuses, moray eels to different beautiful colorful fishes.
        The guide, Matias a nature enthusiast is top-notch, very knowledgeable and helpful, as for one of the members in our group was the first time snorkeling, Matias taught him the basics of snorkeling, ensure he felt confident and safe throughout the tour.
        I really recommend this tour, really loved it.
        Obrigado Matias!!
        Written August 6, 2021
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        Martha
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Feb 2023 • Friends
        Very good experience for our first time. Even if the water was cold Matias showed the maximum of beautiful things there was to see (things that if he wasn’t there we wouldn’t be able to find). The equipment is very good and the place that was chosen was just amazing.
        Really nice service too with very nice people.
        Me and my friends fully recommend this and you know you can count on these amazing people.
        Written February 27, 2023
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        Alicja Okuniewska
        Wroclaw, Poland6 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Feb 2023
        Snorkeling with Porto Santo Destination Tours was without a doubt one of the best experiences of our lives!

        At first we were hesitant about why we should go snorkeling with a guide - after all, we can do it ourselves, right? ;) Well, on our own we might have seen some fish and that's it... Mathias, on the other hand, knows the ocean and its animals very well, and what's more - he knows how to find them. With Mathias we saw octopuses, shrimps, starfish, sea urchins, fireworms and many, many other wonderful creatures. We wouldn't find them on our own, that's for sure.

        In addition to the wonderful experience and the animals we saw, we also felt very safe. Mathias made sure we were all safe and have proper equipment and he trained us in snorkeling. Even if you can't swim and have never snorkeled - you will feel safe and comfortable here! Also, Mathias told us all about the animals that we saw, warned which ones could be poisonous and made sure none of us touched them.

        The whole experience was kept in an amazing atmosphere, we had so much fun. We even got lots of beautiful photos afterwards, which was a super surprise! We are already planning our next trip to Porto Santo, just to go snorkeling with Porto Santo Destination Tours one more time :) We were here in winter (February) and the weather was great and ocean was warm, so you can try to snorkel on Porto Santo even in winter.

        10/10, would recommend to anyone!
        Written February 27, 2023
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        SELarsen
        Hillerod, Denmark116 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jul 2022 • Family
        Superb experience in a secluded tidal lagune, which offers amazing and totally safe snorkling for both novices and advanced in 1m deep and crystal clear water.
        Mathias provides excellent equipment (wetsuits, mask, snorkel and fins), instructions, and he guides and points out the many varieties of marine life found there.
        We saw octipus, fireworm, starfish, crabs, and many different fish.

        Bring shoes for cliff/stone walk down to the lagune. It is an easy and short walk, but you want secure footing. Towel, change of clothes and drinking water. There are no toilet facilities. Hotel pick-up provided.
        Written July 12, 2022
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        Laura M
        Hessle, UK11 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Sep 2021 • Couples
        We did both the daytime snorkelling and kayaking trips in our last few days on the island.
        If you are coming to Porto Santo the snorkelling has to be on the top of your list with the kayaking as a bonus!

        Seeing Octopus in their natural habitat is beyond what words can describe. I never expected it to be such an emotional experience (and this is from someone with heart of stone!). On top of this the fish, starfish, eels and other marine animals that you get close to is just amazing. Matias’ love and understanding of these creatures is amazing.

        We did the kayaking tour the next day and explored the caves and waters around the west side of the island. Such a unique way to see this side of such a beautiful island.

        Overall excellent communication from booking to sending us amazing photographs of our adventures. We also got the pleasure of meeting the lovely Iza and the superstar that is Sherlock! both activities, especially the snorkelling offer such good value for money! Get this booked. Our only regret is not having the time to do the night time snorkelling.
        Written September 26, 2021
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