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Lighthouse View 3 (Cais do Sardinha, Lighthouse and return to Cais do Sardinha)

Come with us and admire a 150-year-old lighthouse, the oldest in Madeira Archipelago. You'll also be able to see Ilhéu do Desembarcadouro, the North Coast and its beautiful caves and calm bays as well as several species of animals and plants that can only be found here.

per adult from

$24

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Duration

30 to 45 minutes

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      Stop At: Ponta de Sao Lourenco, Baia da Abra, Machico, Madeira Portugal

      Admire a 150 year old lighthouse, the oldest in Madeira Archipelago. You'll also be able to see Ilhéu do Desembarcadouro, the North Coast and its beautiful caves and calm bays as well as several species of animals and plants that can only be found here. Upon return we will make a quick stop at Cais do Sardinha where you can take a dip in its crystal clear waters.

      Duration: 30 minutes

      Stop At: Cais do Sardinha, Ponta de São Lourenço, 9200-044 Caniçal, Portugal

      Upon return we will make a quick stop at Cais do Sardinha where you can take a dip in its crystal clear waters.

      Duration: 15 minutes

      Stop At: Ponta de Sao Lourenco, Baia da Abra, Machico, Madeira Portugal

      This peninsula is volcanic in origin, and is mainly made of basalt, although there are also some limestone sediment formations. At the end of the Point there are two islets: the Cevada, Metade or Desembarcadouro Islet, and the S. Lourenço Point, Farol or Fora Islet. The stone partition marks where the Regional government’s land begins, and is part of the Madeira Natural Park. The peninsula is classified as a partial natural reserve and the Desembarcadouro Islet is a total natural reserve. All the land and sea by the North coast, up to a depth of 50m, is part of the European network of important community sites - Natura 2000.

      The semi-arid climate and its exposure to North winds have sculpted the low vegetation and explain the lack of trees, which distinguish this area from the rest of the Island and is a veritable natural heritage. Here you can see the Island’s basal plate at its best and several rare and endemic plants. Of the 138 species of plant identified on the peninsula, 31 are endemic (exclusive) to Madeira island. In terms of fauna there is one of the largest colonies of seagull (Larus cachinnans atlantis) in the region, which nests on the Desembarcadouro islet.

      Along the route you can often see several bird species such as the Berthelot’s Pipit (Anthus bertheloti madeirensis), the Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis parva), the Common Canary (Serinus canaria canaria), and the Kestrel (Falco tinunculus). Protected marine birds also nest here such as Cory’s Shearwater (Calonectris diomedea), the Band-rumped Storm-Petrel (Oceanodroma castro), Bulwer’s Petrel, (Bulweria bulwerii), and the Common Tern (Sterna hirundo). The Madeiran lizard (Lacerta dugesii), which is the island’s only reptile, is very common here. Another interesting aspect of this area is the high number of endemic land molluscs (24), commonly known as snails.

      In the sea, you may be lucky enough to spot the world’s rarest seal, known in Madeira as a Sea-wolf (Monachus monachus).

      The Sardinha house is the base for a group of Rangers who work for the Madeira natural park, and who are responsible for watching over the area.

      On the horizon to the South you can see Ilhas Desertas (Deserted Islands) and to the North the Porto Santo Islands.

    • Departure Point :
      Cais do Sardinha, Ponta de São Lourenço, 9200-044 Caniçal, Portugal
      Return Detail :
      Returns to original departure point
      Hotel Pickup :
      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Service animals allowed
      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Most travelers can participate
      • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers
    • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    Language

    English - Guide

    Age Req.

    -

    Fitness Req.

    None

    Group Size

    15

    Organised by Madeira Sea Emotions

    Activity ID: V-172918P5

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