Quinta do Lorde

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Quinta do Lorde
Port of Entry
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Quinta do Lorde

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A permit is required for the Islas Desertas; the marina will organise this for you.


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Quinta do Lorde is a port of entry into Portugal.

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Call the marina on Ch16 or CH09 in office hours and they send a dory out to meet you. Otherwise there is a reception pontoon on the PHS on entry. (Due to heavy damage in a storm Dec. 2013 there is no reception ponton, pontons will be repaired in Winter 2014/15). Reservation is advised (Please also cancel, or upadate your reservation to make berthing easier for other boats) The staff are very helpful and sort out the paperwork for you without fuss.

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

The harbor is organized as a marina. As of 2013 all facilities are open and the development is very attractive. There is access to the Hotel Complex and its various swimming pools. Day membership is available at 50% discount for boats berthed in the Marina. The marina staff are extremely helpful and will speed your arrival with good information on the local area. The Marina is 35K from Funchal. There is a bus which takes over an hour. Car hire facilities are available at the marina office.


  • Baia d'Abra
  • Machico Bay


Water Free at the pontoons
Electricity Free at the pontoons
Toilets ?
Showers ?
Laundry Laundry facilities are available.
Garbage Bins on the pontoons.
Fuel Is available from the fuel pontoon immediately to port as you enter the marina. The staff are very helpful. There is a surcharge for cards of 2.5%
Bottled gas ?
Chandlers ?
Repairs Repmaritima has an office on site, but is actually located under the airport runway. Winter berthing (on land) available
Internet WIFI is available if you take your laptop into a particular building. Seats are provided.

In 2014 WiFi worked as well on the pontons.

Mobile connectivity ?
Vehicle rentals
  • The marina staff will organise very reasonably priced car rental for you
  • Or go to the airport by bus and rent there


  • There is a grocery store for daily needs on the site. No more shuttle service
  • There are two large supermarkets in Machico. Go there by bus
  • Fresh rolls in the morning are available in the bar at the lighthouse

Eating out

  • A pleasant bar/cafe is in the marina conspicuous by its tower.
  • Above the cafe is a restaurant with great views. Behind the tower is the beach front of the hotel with sea pools, swimming and a coffee and snack bar.


  • There regular flights to Lisbon and other European cities
  • There are daily flights and ferries, weather permitting, to Porto Santo


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  • We found the marina staff very helpful indeed. They check on lines when you are away, which contributes to making this a good place to leave a boat. The fees are a little high, but probably worth the money. In June 2010 there was plenty of room in the marina. The island itself is stunning, and very well worth a visit. "Wild Heron"
  • In 2014 there is not much to add to Wild Heron's experiance! We loved being here. Maybe that the Marina had lost 30% of their pontons in a storm in 2013. This will be repaired in winter 2014/15.Yemanja

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