Island Adventure With Shark Experience From Santa Maria

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    9:30am Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.
  • Departure Details :
    Santa Maria hotels
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Join this adventurous 6-hour island tour and visit locations such as Espargos, Palmeira, and Murdeira. Swim in the Salt Lake with your party and guide. Have lunch at a local restaurant before walking into the sea to see Lemon Sharks in their natural environment and up-close.


  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Family friendly
  • Get off the beaten track in a 4x4
  • Led by a local guide

Know More about this tour

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.


Local guide

Hotel pickup and drop-off


Entrance fees (5EUR/per person)

Food and drinks


Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Please bring sunscreen, dry clothes, and a swimsuit

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Traveler Reviews

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  • 30-Aug-2018

    Awesome! Everything about this tour was great!

  • 10-Jul-2018

    Great way to see the island - left at 9am and said we would be back around 3pm - more like 5pm!! Great guide, Jonny, very knowledgeable and never felt like he was rushing us - stayed as long as we liked at the salt mine swim and at Shark Bay. Lovely place for lunch - excellent value for money :-

  • 27-Mar-2018

    Really good experience especially during the first days of your visit. Youll have a chance to see many places and decide if you want visit some place again during your holiday. We had a group of 6 which was small group enough to get the best out of our local guide who was really good btw. Highly recommended tour especially if you are not going to rent a car to get to see places. No worries about getting there, just enjoy the ride inside the minivan or sitting outside behind the car.

  • 13-Mar-2018

    Everything was smooth - the guide was good, the schedule was interesting. This is a great way to discover the island. I highly recommend doing this trip to be able to see everything that's interesting and unique in Sal. The guides take care of you. Bring a towel and flip flops for the salt mines. Bring a hoodie or long sleeved shirt if you want to stay outdoors on the car! It gets cold while you're driving in the wind. The entrance fee to there is 5EUR not included in the ticket price, and 1EUR for the showers. The gift shops are actually quite nice - bring some money for buying cards, bath salts from the mines, and other little things like necklaces near the mirage spot.

  • 21-Feb-2018

    This tour was well worth the money great day out

  • 15-Feb-2018

    This was a fun tour - perfect length, lots of interesting things to see and knowledgeable and friendly guides

    Only downside was that it is not a private tour as advertised. There were maybe 20 other people on our tour and 3 jeeps Not a problem - but not what we were expecting

  • 08-Dec-2017

    Would truly recommend this trip. We had a blast and our guide was lovely. It says it's only a 6hr tour ours was closer to 8. I would suggest doing this at the start of your trip, so you will know where you want to revisit and even if you don't you will see the whole Island. Total value for money :D

  • 29-Nov-2017

    Wanted to do a island tour, TUI were charging 75 euro each which was a bit OTT for me. Bit wary about booking on line but it was very simple. Received a email 30 mins later with all the details, had to phone a local number to tell them what hotel I was getting picked up from.
    Was picked up on time 9.00AM,the day was great. Our guide Djon was friendly and informative, he was born on the Island and new everything there was to know. Lunch was nice, had chicken and chips, wife had pizza c/w drinks come to 18 euro. It was 3 euro each to get in the Blue eye and 5 euro each for entry in salt lake. Had a great day and would recommend.

  • 27-Oct-2017

    This tour was amazing! The day was packed with a wide variety of fun and adventure for everyone. The guides and owner are super friendly, accommodating and informative. My only recommendations are to take a couple bottles of water and to request inside car seating if you are unable to climb in and out the back of a truck or do not wish to be directly in the sun. This tour comes highly recommended.

  • 11-Oct-2017

    Well, what a fantastic trip! it was supposed to be 6 hours but ended up being 9!! so we had a complete and thorough tour of the island. The guys were fantastic and so friendly and informative. I booked this trip online from Santa Maria and was a little wary at first but wanted so much to ensure that the money i spent on tours went to the locals rather than a travel company. I needn't have worried at all. The guys turned up spot on time outside of our hotel. They supply a contact number so any issues you can call the company. I'm still not sure what the company name was but they were very professional but also approachable too. We had great fun, learned all about the history of the island, paddled with sharks, floated in the salt lake, had an amazing lunch at a local restaurant and made some very good friends. I totally recommend these guys - better than any tour i've done through a tour company and for an amazing price too. I challenge anyone to find a better tour for a similar price. 5 stars!

    Nickie, Nuneaton, Warwickshire

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