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Island Adventure with Shark Experience from Santa Maria

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off makes for a seamless experience
  • A guide takes you to Espargos, Lion Mountain, Burraconna, fishing villages, and more
  • Swim in Salt Lake, which is rumored to make you look 10 years younger
Island Adventure with Shark Experience from Santa Maria
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Island Adventure with Shark Experience from Santa Maria
Adventure seekers need look no further than this action-packed 4WD island tour from Santa Maria. A guide will help you see more than you ever could on your own, including Murdeira, Espargos, and Palmeira. You'll also have an opportunity to swim in Salt Lake with your group. Then, before heading to the sea to encounter lemon sharks in their natural habitat, you'll refuel at a local restaurant (own expense) at lunchtime.
What to Expect
Start the tour at 9:30am with a pickup from your Santa Maria hotel. The first stop will be on the beautiful beach of Ponta Preta. There, your guide will brief you about the rest of your day. Next, drive to Murdeira and Palmeira, a small local fishing village. While you're on the way, see Lion Mountain before stopping at Burraconna, a natural pool where you may swim and see the blue eye. Once you have finished your visit at the natural pool, drive off-road to see the Fata Morgana on Mirage.

After this it's time to stop for lunch at a local bar in the capital city, Espargos. There, you can eat the local food or just have some drinks. Next, head to the top of the mountain where you have a nice view all over the island. Finally, head to the water to see Lemon Sharks up close and personal. Then, float in the Salinas, also known as Salt Lake, rumored to make one appear 10 years younger. From here, drive back to your accommodations and conclude the tour.
Reviews (34)

1 - 5 of 7 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Tour good Shark Experience not so good

This was a good tour booked though Viator . Small group of us 5 French and us 2 English .Took us about 6 hours we did stop for lunch for about 45 mins they take you to a restaurant that all the tours use you...More

Thank nannytoseven
Reviewed 21 June 2018
beach guys are the best

use the locals who sell these tours on the beach - I used them for all of my excursions they were excellent and half the price.

1  Thank helen b
Reviewed 16 June 2018
50 / 50 Thoughts.

We booked this trip with a local on the beach, Called "Jason Nice Guy" from ZiTours. (Going through Tui would cost you 75 euros per head, Local 25 per head). In my opinion its a little disappointing. You spend quite some time sitting on a...More

4  Thank Edward G
Reviewed 10 June 2018
Great day out!! Excellent tour guides ZI tours. Very Informative.

We booked this with ZI tour reps on the beach of our hotel (Sol Dunas). Thank you Jason Nice Guy, you were excellent. We had a private air conditioned mini bus that was kept spotless by the driver. We paid 200 euros for 4 adults...More

Thank Simon G
Reviewed 6 April 2018
Worth every escudo

A very nice - and very windy - day in the pickup visiting all places of just a tiny interest. The island hasn't got too many attractions and I think that we've seen most of them during this tour. Fully worth every escudo and it...More

1  Thank GertEllegaard
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