As a way to assist in reforestation of previously burned areas, Discovery Island proposes to customers endemic tree plantations.

In plantations in the forest areas of the Funchal Ecological Park, the endemic species of Madeira will be used, since the others are not allowed, since the Laurissilva Forest has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage since 1999, and therefore subject to special cares. The species that will be planted will be the Til; the Loureiro; the Vinhático; the Oak; the Chestnut tree; to Heather; the Faia and Uveira da Serra.

This activity begins in the auditorium of the reception house, with a brief introduction about the Ecological Park and how the activity will develop.

In the nurseries, this activity will begin with the bagging of the seeds, followed by the preparation of the land to receive new plants previously bagged.

Start will be marked by a horn, and time starts to be counted. This time is calculated by each boat’s GPS and VHS signals. Each team is warned of start time at -10, -5 and -1 minutes. The course to be taken will be arranged with participants beforehand, and depends entirely on wind and sea conditions.

  • Where: Parque Ecológico do Funchal
  • Length: half day
  • To be brought by participants: comfortable clothing and appropriate footwear
  • Included: everything you need for the activity
  • Availability: every day
  • Maximum number of participants: 150 people


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