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Do it but don't try to have a meal in the ferry

Great one-day trip to Porto Santo - amazing beach. Outbound ferry trip at 7am went well, return... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
Day cruise to Porto Santo

You board the ferry for a 2 1/4hr cruise to the island. The ship provides lots of places to sit... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Simon A
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“ferry ride”(5 reviews)
“island tour”(9 reviews)
“small buffet”(2 reviews)
Starting in 1996 the company acquired a ship to connect Madeira and Porto Santo, offering a safe, a regular and comfortable service. The ship transports both passengers and cargo.You'll have an unforgettable journey.
N0 6 Rua Praia, Funchal, Madeira 9000-643, Portugal
+351 291 210 300
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great one-day trip to Porto Santo - amazing beach. Outbound ferry trip at 7am went well, return trip at 8pm is crowded and most passengers have no consideration for other people. They will occupy large seating areas and be in the restaurant area playing cards...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We thought this was an excellent day out but (1) if you can book first class. We had lots of space (other people we met struggled to find seats on the rest of the boat) and a meal both ways (served as soon as the...More

Thank Neil101963
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You board the ferry for a 2 1/4hr cruise to the island. The ship provides lots of places to sit, reclining chairs, tables, outdoor seating etc. The cafes are good. When you get to Porto Santa you need to organise transport to get to the...More

1  Thank Simon A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I booked to visit Porto Santo with transfers which In general was fine but we do agree with the cost is somewhat over the top. We would suggest your staff should police the seating areas to manage the selfish and inconsiderate travellers...More

1  Thank PaulMcT001
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When on the Porto sonto line from Funchal to Porto santo and back what a experience was able to take the rented car and spend 2 day in Porto Santo great bars and entertainment for kids will use the Porto Santo line again

1  Thank beetoven
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have only been once on a bigger cruise ship so my experience is limited, but the ship itself is pretty nice for its purpose with a cinema and video game room. But the trip is pretty short (2.5h) so boredom isn't really a danger. The...More

Thank Adrian-Costin T
Reviewed 13 August 2018

It is worth it to buy the 1st class ticket! You pay +9,5euros and you have a private lounge at the top floor of the ship with leather sofas and best views. There is a simple bufet and coffee/water for free. The economy class was...More

Thank Lucie K
Reviewed 4 August 2018

We were staying on Madeira and went on a day trip to Porto Santo on the ferry. It was a long day but well worth it. We went first class which has the benefit of the best deck view, a comfy lounge and breakfast and...More

Thank Stuart M
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

had been to porto santo on a one day trip, rented a scooter and it was possible to see the whole island plus chill on the beach for a bit :)) clearly a recommodation 12 out of 10 :))

Thank Flavio W
Reviewed 8 July 2018

We bought a package including ferry tickets and hotel for one night in Torres Priaia Hotel;we upgraded to first class but there was no need-the ferry was clean comfortable and the staff were nice

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8 August 2018|
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Response from soozieb | Reviewed this property |
Hi, when we went in June although we had to enter passport number when booking online, nobody asked for any ID when boarding either at Funchal or on the return journey. I had taken mine in case they wanted it at the hotel... More
Richard T
17 July 2018|
Response from Flavio W | Reviewed this property |
i just booked the daytrip with the ship and worked all fine for me :))
Jeanette R
3 June 2018|
Response from markogap | Reviewed this property |
No. Unfortunately there is only the one sailing a day from Porto Santo to Madeira. The ferry leaves Porto Santo at 6pm and arrives Funchal about 8.15pm and only returns to Porto Santo the next morning at 8.am. I know that... More