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Santa Maria de Colombo Galleon Cruise Tour

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    What to Expect
    This magnificent replica of Christopher Columbus’s galleon “SANTA MARIA” was built in the island of Madeira at the small fishing village of Câmara de Lobos. Along with seven local craftsmen, Mr. Robert Wijntje, a Dutchman who has made his home in Madeira, realized his dream when he started building the Santa Maria in July 1997. The construction took one year finishing in July 1998. In that same year the “SANTA MARIA DE COLOMBO” represented the Madeira wine at the Expo 98 in Lisbon, where in just 25 days was visited by 97,016 people.

    Come and join us and feel exactly how Christopher Columbus felt in his trip headed to the unknown.

    Ship characteristics:

    Lenght – 22,30 mt

    Beam – 7mt

    Draft – 2,74mt

    Tonnage – 98

    Sales – 192m2

    Engine – 455Hp

    Wood – Mogno / Mahogany

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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Main Funchal harbor
    • Entry/Admission - Santa Maria
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • 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 75 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Took our family of 4 on this trip (inc 2 children of 6 & 9). We were all amazed by the craftsmanship of the boat and our skipper made it his mission to find us some action! He did not disappoint and we soon came across a pod of Atlantic Spotted Dolphin. Such a wonderful thing to
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    This was an excellent trip on the replica schooner Santa Maria. The views were outstanding and what a lovely way to see them from this fantastic ship. We even got to see a lot of dolphins that swam right under the ship. The staff gave just the right amount of commentary to make
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    Brilliant trip and really great staff. Easy to find and a great way to explore the sea. We even seen dolphins
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    We participated in this trip as I was hoping to see whales in their natural habitat but I was unlucky but we did manage to see pods of dolphins which made it worthwhile.The ship is a wonderful replica and it made me really appreciate how beautifully constructed it was to sail in
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    The galleon is a wonderful replica and the crew do have a book explaining the construction of the boat. We saw lots of dolphins and as the sea was choppy it was quite exciting, for those of us that are sailors. The cake and wine were very welcome and seeing the island from the
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    Key Details
    • Santa Maria
    • Duration: 3h
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    • Languages Offered: English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
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