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Madeira Fireworks Show by Boat

Looking for a unique experience in Madeira? Why not charter a boat to enjoy the island’s dazzling fireworks shows? Twice a year, in June and December, the skies above Funchal are illuminated in a riot of colour. The Atlantic Festival combines music and cultural events with an exciting international fireworks competition every Saturday night in June, while New Year’s Eve celebrations on the island are internationally renowned – Madeira holds the Guinness World Record for the largest fireworks display.

Come aboard one of our luxury boats and head out on the sea for the best view of these dazzling light shows. A number of sailing boats, replica caravels (including Madeira’s Pirate Boat) and catamarans are available for hire during these celebrations, allowing visitors to encounter the island in a new way and watch the amazing pyrotechnics show over Funchal bay.

Madeira Island Guinness World Records

Guinness world records™ Firework display New Years Eve - Madeira Island 2006/2007

Madeira Island has won a certificate for the biggest firework display in the world; a spectacular event which took place 31 December 2006/07 breaking the Guinness world records, the third most read book in the world.

The impressive firework display was launched from Funchal city harbour, surroundings and spread across various regions creating the largest firework display. About 37 stations where set and inspected by the Guinness World Records™ technicians, who visited these locations to analyze its distance and size.
By 1:30 am 1st January 2007 decision was announced and Madeira Island was granted the title.

The Fireworks show was the most amazing and the largest in the world and every year Madeira Island continues to impress millions. The spectacular event was executed by Macedo’s Pirotecnia a well known brand.


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