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Porto Santo Snorkeling Tour provided by Porto Santo Destination Tours

Porto Santo Snorkeling Tour

Porto Santo Snorkeling Tour
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100% of travelers recommend this experience
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
3h
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
18
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    3h
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    18
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Spanish
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 238325P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Private transportation
  • Insurance
  • Local Guide
Exclusions
  • Food and Drinks are not included.
  • Swimsuit and Towel
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • People joining the activity can define the pickup
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • 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
Inclusions
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Private transportation
  • Insurance
  • Local Guide
Exclusions
  • Food and Drinks are not included.
  • Swimsuit and Towel
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • People joining the activity can define the pickup
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • 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
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Becki T
1 contribution
Aug 2021 • Solo
I first went on a kayak tour with my brother with Porto Santo Destination tours and we had a great outing. The secluded beach we went to was beautiful and the caves were all quite different and we were out for a generous amount of time.

After speaking with Matias, I decided to also go on the snorkelling tour and I’m so glad I did. I have a great love of 🐙.
Although I’ve seen octopus before, I had never been in a situation where I was able to observe them so closely and to have been able to engage with so many.

Matias clearly has a great deal of love for the octopus and has developed trusting relationships with them that allows for the snorkellers on his tours to also be able to engage with them so closely. It was the absolute highlight of my trip, I’m so happy that an octopus held my hand. It was like a real life version of My Octopus teacher and I couldn’t recommend it highly enough 😊
Written August 12, 2021
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Nicolas
1 contribution
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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Eva-Maria F
1 contribution
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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Toby S
Reading, UK3 contributions
Jul 2020
This was brilliant: Matthias is like an cool, undiscovered TV personality, a cross between Timmy Mallett and David Bellamy, if you are from the UK and of a certain age! He is safety-conscious, extremely sensitive to more nervous or first-time snorkelers ,and has a love of wildlife, and a deep respect for it. He guided us towards the sea life in the bay- brittle starfish, and an ocotpus, which he skillfully but respectfully lured out so we could see it in all its wonder, as well as lots of other shoals of fish. He was beyond brilliant with my son, coaxing him out of his comfort zone in sensitive and progressive way, so he felt a real achievement, and saw some wonderful wildlife. Patient, inspirational, kind and enthusiastic, Matthias is wonderful, and this was well worth the money.
Written August 21, 2020
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SimonaSe
Vilnius, Lithuania14 contributions
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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Marco G
1 contribution
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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JoTeixTeix
7 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
You must do It!! The BEST activity you can do with all your family. In case someone doesnot feel confortable un the sea, the guide Will make you feel different. In fact i believe to be an mandatory activity for people Who are scared of water... Una experiencia maravillosa, actividad increíble ya que permite cualquier participar. El guía te deja muy cómoda y sabe mucho sobre el mar y las especies que uno se va encontrando. Es como estar dentro de un aquarium! Totalmente recomendable.
Written September 1, 2020
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Laura M
Hessle, UK11 contributions
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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Pitters81
Nantwich, UK11 contributions
Wow! This is by far one of the best experiences available on Porto Santo Island. My son (9) and I booked the this online and within minutes had an email giving a pick up time direct from the hotel. Matias was prompt and on time. This is the first time that I had done snorkeling, and I wasn't to be disappointed. The weather looked very overcast, and I wondered about the conditions. The tour guide assured us that he only takes guests at optimum times to get the best of the tour. He doesn't just want you to have a good time, he wants you to have the best time. After some coaching around the snorkeling gear (all provided including wetsuits) we went searching for sea creatures. We saw an octopus, loads of fish, sea cucumbers, sea urchins. The colours and creatures under the sea were fascinating. If you do nothing else with your time on the island, do this. It will be well worth it!
Written May 30, 2021
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Josh
1 contribution
Apr 2022 • Family
My 8 (almost 9) year old daughter and i had a fantastic time, and it was a highlight of the holiday. We saw an incredible amount of sea life in the rock pool where we snorkeled; sea urchins, snails, star fish, octopus, colourful fish and more.
The guide was great. He picked us up at our location. His Portuguese Water Dog went with us, and swam around. The guide told us all about the sea life there and around the island- he's really passionate about preserving it. And her sent us high quality photos, from in and out of the water, afterwards.
Written April 28, 2022
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By: Porto Santo Destination Tours
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Great Experience - Highly Recommended
This experience was great. Our guide Matias was very helpful and made this activity memorable and very fun. I will,
PascalM2432
PascalM2432
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Great afternoon!
We started at the east of the island from beautiful caletha beach and went kayaking at the coast with beautiful cav
Koalacb
Koalacb
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Don’t think about it… just do it… AMAZING and conquered my fears!!!!
Had a wonderful time with Matias exploring the coast of Porto Santo. We had to change the location of the tour due
Jonathan M
Jonathan M
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Kayaking on porto santo
Matteus runs a great business. We booked while on the ferry from funchal and he called and we were able to go strai
Explore269306
Explore269306
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Great tour around the island
Great tour around the island. Nice to know more about what makes this island unique, and to find a little bit more
585brenda
585brenda
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Excellent day on the water with an amazing guide
The kayaks and all the equipment were top notch. Matias was so fun and personable, getting to know each of us and
webmariag
webmariag
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Stunning cave hopping and visit to Zimbralinho beach
We did the kayak tour to Zimbralinho beach and caves nearby this week and we really enjoyed it Matias knows the are
Tommy S
Tommy S
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Matias, his dog and his kayaks are brilliant!!!
I was only on the island for 24 hours, but I made it a priority to go on a kayak tour around the incredible caves a
Alexanderb1836382
Alexanderb1836382
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Amazing is an understatement
The Kajak tour we’ve booked was crazy fun, we loved it. Matthias was very kind and we have always felt safe during
Hayley H
Hayley H
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Fantastic experience with Spectacular Caves
We took advantage of two of the trips arranged by Porto Santo Destination Tours, a kayak tour through some of the s
TheAnalogNomad
TheAnalogNomad
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A must do tour on Porto Santo kayaks and caves 🙌
We had a wonderful time kayaking with Matias and his Portuguese water dog Sherlock. Beautiful coastal kayaking and
Tourist57882319974
Tourist57882319974
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Calheta Kayaking
Tip-top experience till ilhéu do Ferro, Passing Zimbralinho, awasome caves roaring & exciting exit in Calheta 🤙 M
GitteL156
GitteL156
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Fantastisk oplevelse i kajak på Porto Santo
Det var en fantastisk kajaktur med besøg i grotter og snorkling i Zimbralinho Bugten. Mathias er en sjov, professi
600ivanat
600ivanat
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Best kayaking experience ever!
I only had one day on the island and I made the best decision I could do. And that was a kayak tour. :). Our guide
katd915
katd915
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The best thing to do on the island
Fabulous tour with visits of caves and the best views of the island. We even saw a big ray below the kayak! Our g
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