The ports in Madeira, namely in Funchal, are included on the cruise itineraries between this region, the Canaries and North Africa, as well as on other routes operating from the Atlantic European coast, including Lisbon, and the western Mediterranean. Besides its stunning beauty, the archipelago has great natural conditions for nautical sports and offers marinas with modern facilities, both in Madeira and Porto Santo islands, which are ideal for luxurious yachts.
Port of Funchal (International Maritime Passenger Terminal)
This port, situated at Pontinha pier, offers a modern international terminal, which is ideal for cruise ship passengers, who arrive on the island, especially during the summer months, October and December, since many cruise liners choose Madeira’s firework show for the perfect New Year's Eve celebration. Lobo Marinho, the ferryboat that every day connects Madeira and Porto Santo islands, also docks in Funchal harbour.
Location: Gare Marítima da Madeira - Pontinha, Porto do Funchal, 9004-518, Funchal
Phone: +351 291 208 600
Port of Porto Moniz
Located in the village of Porto Moniz and enjoying the protection of a 120-metre breakwater, the port of Porto Moniz is considered one of the safest on the north coast of the island and offers beautiful views. Right next to it is a heliport and Madeira Aquarium. The promenade, which starts at the harbour, will take you to the natural swimming pools, one of the island’s main tourist attractions.
Location: Rua do Forte de S. João Baptista, 7A, 9270-095 Porto Moniz
Phone: +351 291 850 180
Port of Seixal
This small port in Seixal town, on Madeira’s north coast, offers docking infrastructures for small vessels, including fishing boats, and has a beautiful black sand beach right next to it. Here you will also find Seixal Naval Club, built in 1991 with the aim of promoting recreational and nautical activities, such as canoeing or sailing.
Location: Caminho da Delfina Fernandes Correia, 9270 Seixal
Caniçal Commercial Port
Situated on the east coast of Madeira, Caniçal Commercial Port is the island’s main point of entry and exit of cargo, having a container dock, a long quay that can receive three container ships simultaneously and a smaller one for RORO ships.
Location: Sítio do Porto do Caniçal, 9020-047 Caniçal
Phone: +351 291 208 695
Port of Machico
This is a small harbour in the bay of Machico, on Madeira’s east coast, which can receive small and medium vessels. Close to it is a sandy beach and a pleasant promenade.
Location: Porto de Recreio de Machico, 9200 Machico
Phone: +351 291 969 990
Port of Porto Santo
Porto Santo Port is located on the south coast of Porto Santo Island, close to the centre of Vila Baleira. Small and large ships, such as cruise liners, are able to moor here. One of those vessels is the ferryboat, Lobo Marinho, which ensures the daily maritime connection between this island and Madeira.
Location: Estrada Jorge de Freitas, 9400-080 Porto Santo
Phone: +351 291 980 180
Protected by the capital’s natural bay, Funchal Marina is an infrastructure for yachts and tourist vessels that provides them with all the necessary services, including electricity, water, fuel stations, showers and toilets, as well as shops, bars and restaurants.
Location: Marina do Funchal, 9000-055 Funchal
Phone: +351 291 232 717
Quinta do Lorde
Quinta do Lorde Marina is an infrastructure built on the southeastern tip of the island, close to Ponta de São Lourenço. It is equipped to receive 6 to 50-metre vessels, and at the Marina’s reception it is possible to request a wide range of services, including fuel, electricity, water and wifi.
Location: Sítio da Piedade, 9200-044 Caniçal
Phone: +351 291 969 607
This is the island’s 2nd largest marina, located in Calheta, on the southwest coast of Madeira. It has berths for more than 300 yachts (6 to 25 metres), shops, restaurants, green areas and a wide range of services to choose from. Calheta Naval Club, which promotes sports and recreational activities, such as sailing lessons and canoeing, can also be found here.
Location: Vila da Calheta, 9370-133 Calheta
Phone: +351 291 824 003
Porto Santo Marina
Located on the south coast of the island of Porto Santo, about 3 km from the village centre (Vila Baleira), this marina within the commercial harbour is protected by two breakwaters. This is the first stop in the Atlantic Ocean where boats coming from mainland Portugal or from the Mediterranean can have access to electricity, water, technical repairs and toilets.
Location: Estrada Jorge de Freitas, Vila Baleira, 9400-080 Porto Santo
Phone: +351 291 980 180