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Porto Santo Free Snorkeling Tour

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Porto Santo Island, Portugal
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Absolutely brilliant

A superb afternoon out. Mathias is a knowledgeable and affable host and provided transport as well... read more

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Reviewed 2 days ago
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It was INCREDIBLE

Snorkelling with Matias was an incredible experience. He guided us expertly as we explored the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Porto Santo Island, Portugal
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"amazing snorkeling"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A superb afternoon out. Mathias is a knowledgeable and affable host and provided transport as well as all the equipment needed, including wetsuits. He took us to a place like a huge tidal pool, teeming with sea life - it was like swimming in a...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Snorkelling with Matias was an incredible experience. He guided us expertly as we explored the water and we came across so much sea life (including two octopuses!). As someone with not much snorkelling experience, Matias ensured I knew exactly what I was doing and was...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

How much added value can a guide bring to snorkeling? A lot, believe me. Mateus brings ease and professionalism to an activity that could be regarded as difficult for some, or simple for others. He does it with joy and humbleness, using techniques that reduce...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did that many times! A great experience for kids 8 and 11, and for me too, never seen things like that before, the guide has excellent knowledge of local sea life and conditions. A very rich sea life on this island! We will come...More

2  Thank Satu M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our guide was very professionell, we were taken by Jeep to the parking area in the mountains at Zimbralinho, all people got a full snokelling equipment (wet suit, shoes, mask, snorkel). The guide gave us full instructions before entering the water, he showed us, how...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great experience!! Matias really adds a great value to this experience, he truly knows the sea and makes sure you will take the best out of it!!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had such a good time with Matias on the tour, he really looks after you and he is such a brilliant character. The spot he takes you to is amazing and completely untouched. We seen lots of marine life and my 9 year old...More

1  Thank Lian D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thanks to our great guide Matias we had an amazing snorkeling experience in Porto Santo. He provides all the gear and knowledge needed so that even newbies can enjoy the trip. I highly recommend going snorkeling with him if you’re visiting the island.

1  Thank Jan S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were visiting Porto Santo with friends and luckily we were given Mattias' number before going there. It was such an amazing time, I could never expect visiting so many places and getting so much historical details within such limited period of time. A dedicated...More

1  Thank Julita M
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Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

Dear Mattias, thank you very much for the guide tour. It was really detailed, you spent with us a long time and it was a bargain. You were talking about the history of the island, conquerors and pirates. Thank you that you showed us many...More

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Amelia P
22 June 2018|
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Response from Iza9119 | Property representative |
Dear Amelia, We can book for tomorrow at 10.45am. I will pick you 2, 300meters away from the ferry, behind the first roundbound. I drive a white 9seat van. We do not have a price, we live on tips only. 00351911798989 Hope... More
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Mark H
11 June 2018|
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Hi Matius, my children are both over 18 and are confident swimmers. Please let us know what day we can book Thanks Mark
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ht21082017
11 June 2018|
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Response from MatiasTeixeira |
Hello, You do not need to be a good swimmer. Depending on tide, it can vary from 45cm to 3m deep. You are able to stand at any point. We provide a 3mm wetsuit, that provides extra boyancy. We do have lifejackets for anybody... More
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