Active Corporate Retreats & Team Building in Madeira

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Join us in Madeira for the ultimate team building or incentives getaway with stunning nature and outdoor activities

How about taking your team on a trip to the Hawaii of Europe? Madeira is a beautiful island destination (voted best island in the world several times) with lush sub-tropical nature, mountain peaks at nearly 2000m and dramatic coastlines, perfect for an active team building retreat. We have something for everyone here, from breath-taking hikes, to surfing and world-class canyoning – not to forget exploring and poncha! If you’re still in the planning stage, you might also like to check out our wider Team Building Activities Portugal and our Team Building Wales Packages.

Big Blue Adventures offers quality company retreats, combining group-friendly accommodation such as villas & hotels with a range of activities & experiences and from covering the essentials like local travel, food & drink to your important meetings and events. We tailor everything to your team’s needs, pulling in our expert knowledge and partnerships to deliver the perfect team getaway in Madeira. Make sure to check out the extras tab for more ideas and contact us via the quote button, the website chat or call us today.

Canyoning

Beginner Friendly
Abseils
Range of fun jumps

Surf Lessons

Beginner to advanced
Amazing tropical vibes
Quality lesson with low ratios

Climbing & Abseiling

Fun Team Trust Activity
Scenic Locations
Beginner to Advanced

Team Building Challenges

Orienteering / Peddy Paper
Fun team v team games
Tailor-made Challenges

Hiking

Mountains with heights of 1862m
Famous Levada Walks
Dramatic Coastal Hikes

Mountain Biking

Great way to explore Madeira
Quality trails
Beginner to Advanced

Jeep Tours & Exploring

Explore Levadas, Mountains & Coast
Combine Nature & Culture
Small to Large Groups

Boat Tours & Whale Watching

Whale Watching Tours
Private Coastal Tours
Island Exploring

Sea Kayaking

Sit on-top kayaks
Amazing coastal views
Snorkelling & swimming

Coasteering

Ultimate Coastal Adventure
Fun Jumps
Snorkelling

Events & Parties

Experienced Event Planning
Parties, Meetings to AGMs
Full Events Service

Team Building Package Options

Multi-night or Single Day Trips
Travel, Food & Drink
5* Customer Service + Hosts

Yoga & Wellness

Outdoor & Indoor Yoga
Meditation & Relaxation
Nutritional Wellness

Coaching Workshops

Expert Business Coaching
Motivational Speakers
Inspire Your Team

CR7 Hotel

Small to medium sized groups.

Funchal Boutique Hotel

Small or large size groups

Churchill Bay Hotel

Small to large corporate groups.

Quinta do Arco Village

Small to medium size groups

Funchal Hostel & Guesthouse

Small to medium sized groups.

Solar da Bica Guesthouse

Groups up to 20 in size

What group sizes can you take?

We are specialists in group travel for all sorts of team sizes, from 6 people up to 400+, with no real cap on what we can do for an event. We do of course have safety ratios with our activities and are limited on participants per session,  but as a collective event there is a lot we can cover to keep your team happy and on the go. Do contact us to discuss your needs and we will go the extra miles to make sure your team event is epic!

Some people in our team don't want to do one or some of the activities, what can we do?

This does happen of course, especially in teams. We do love for all people to push themselves and try something different. If it’s fear that’s blocking these individuals, or a worry of fitness levels, we are always happy to have a friendly and supportive chat to help put them at ease. It can after all be daunting doing something out of the ordinary, like a watersport if you have never tried that before. But the results are always of pure joy and pride, and it unites teams in a unique way – so it is worth finding that courage and get involved.

If there is no way they can participate then of course that is fine. We typically find them a suitable alternative activity or experience to run alongside the main activity, then we can rendezvous after that session as a group. And if doing a multi-activity team building retreat then we can ensure there is a nice balance to the package where the whole team at stages are involved together as a crew.

Some people in the group can't swim, what can we do about that?

We typically find those guests unable to swim a more suitable activity, such as a dry based activity like a hike or climbing etc, or even a watersport that is low risk; such as a kayaking tour with all the necessary buoyancy kit on. Most, if not all, of the activities are beginner friendly and we work to safe ratios of instructor to guests, plus you have the luxury of us as your hosts on top – so it is a great environment for some people to overcome some fears of the water, if they are up to that. Do let us know when you enquire about any individuals with this concern and we will factor this into the package options.

We are complete beginners to watersports / wellness / outdoor activities - is that ok?

Absolutely – everything is tailor-made to suit you! We regularly provide team activities where most if not all of the crew are beginners at the activities or wellness. It’s great to do something different and new, and we are happy to be here to enjoy that with you.

How do we pay and secure our booking?

Once you’ve made contact and received your tailor-made quote and wish to secure your trip, you simply just need to let us know. From there we will send you an invoice to obtain a non-refundable deposit, which is usually 30% but that can vary depending on the complexity of the package. The deposit secures everything and blocks that dates off. There is then nothing to pay until your final balance deadline which is usually 6 – 8 weeks for a multi-night package, or 3 weeks for an activity, or day only sale no accommodation.

Payments are paid via bank transfer into our secure PTS Trust Account that complies with UK Package Travel Regulations for that added peace of mind. We can on request take credit or debit card payments over the phone.

We are here to make your life easy as easy as we can, any issues or questions you may have in regards to your payments do just give us a call on +447985368956.

How much will it cost?

Everything is 100% tailor-made for you! So, we can create a Big Blue Adventure to suit specific budgets and what you would like to include for the perfect team getaway. The more activities and package elements you include, the more that package will cost. It also depends on your final numbers of people attending in the group, generally larger groups have a cheaper per person rate over smaller groups as there are more people to split the core package costs between. Best thing to do is request a quote – it costs you nothing to start the ball rolling and say hello, we can send a great package your way from there.

Can you include flights? And other travel?

We can cover everything from the moment you step foot on a Big Blue Adventure. That includes transfers from the airport, to your activities, nightclubs, sightseeing – you name it! We can also help with any transfers from your business to the retreat destination, be that across the UK or across Europe should you wish to avoid flying and use a bus, train or ferry.

While Big Blue Adventures are not ATOL protected we have teamed up with a fantastic group we work closely with to provide flights. So, collectively we can get a quote your way and offer you group flights for your team trip. We can help with all group sizes and it can save you a big admin project. When you are ready, do ask us about adding flights and travel to your team adventure.

Are meals and drinks included?

Of course, keeping you all well fed during your time on a Big Blue Adventure is vital to the experience. Typically we cover breakfast, lunch and dinner + a suitable amount of drinks along the way. It’s not just about energy levels though, as we like to connect guests to local culture and include good social times through tasty food and some drinks. That can be a BBQ on a boat, unique sunset picnic, to a nice sit down dinner party for the team.

If you have vegans, vegetarians, halal or any other dietary requirements that’s absolutely fine. We work hard to team up with the right catering teams & venues to cater for the variety we find in modern teams.

Like all elements it is bespoke and we will meet your style, budget and needs.

Can you help sports teams and clubs?

Yes of course, we love to help sports teams with certain team bonding events, a pre-season tour to any other team trip you have in mind. Think of Big Blue Adventures as your friendly go-to for all your sports team trip needs, here to help as much as you want:

  • Activities
  • Accommodation to suit your requirements including gyms, good catering etc
  • Travel and private transport
  • Events management: from meeting spaces for team talks, to parties and awards
  • Wellness
  • Motivational speakers and workshops
  • Hospitality: meals and drinks
  • Arranging local games and tours
  • Sightseeing and tours
  • Help booking training facilities and private spaces

Why Adventure With Us…

Quality Group Activities
We work as one big team with our activity providers, making sure that together we offer a high quality experience for groups. Each activity has been tried & tested, and personally chosen by us.
Handpicked Destinations
Our Big Blue destinations offer great group accommodation options, good travel links, quality facilities and world-class adventures. We spend a lot of time at our locations and know what works well for retreats.
Group Specialists

Hosted group adventure travel, with numbers between 6-100+ people. BBA offers an award winning service; we’ll always go the extra mile to ensure our packages are perfect for your team.

Highlights Video
The best way to remember your company retreat? A highlights video that captures all the best moments of your adventure. Video & pictures are included in all of our full packages.

Proudly working with

Megan F.
Megan F.
Isle are so pleased to have chosen to work with Big Blue Adventures for our 2019 strategy retreat.... BBA were fantastic at communicating with us during the organisational phase, ensuring we had all the necessary information and facilitating our needs. They organised an incredible agenda which allowed us to achieve our team building and strategic planning goals with a good balance of meetings and social activities. The hostel chosen for our stay was clean, modern, had a fantastic view with a short walk to the beach and had ample room for our needs. Some incredible, unexpected touches were a welcome bag for everyone with really thoughtful gifts, a bar tab and a highlights video at the end, we even managed to do a team beach clean. Dan, Heleen, Igor and Nuno were so accommodating, especially when we had some last minute logistical changes and sorted everything out for us. We are really thankful to Big Blue for making our retreat so special and look forward to working with them again in the future.read more
Christopher M.
Christopher M.
We booked a corporate retreat with Daniel and the Big Blue Adventures team. Right from the start... Daniel was accommodating and made the booking process extremely easy and advised us on the best packages for our team.

We settled on the coasteering package in the Algarve, and it turned out to be the perfect choice.

We were met by Nuno and the team, who picked all 16 of us up on time at our hotel (they even brought us pastel de natas!) Right from the start, they ensured everything we needed was sorted. The coasteering activity was awesome and the guys leading it were extremely helpful, professional and fun. The lunch that was provided was perfect for after the activities, and the restaurant setting of Benagil was fantastic! Nuno even brought us for and unexpected hike and tour around a local cove.

Big blue adventures made the whole experience easy for us, and ensured we had the best possible time during our short stay in Portugal! The team loved it, and I will definitely be booking again for next year!
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Martin S.
Martin S.
Amazing!! Have used the team twice now for 2 separate team building events. Highly recommend, knew... what we were after and delivered 100%. Great team!!read more

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Why We Love This…

“We love Madeira because the island offers tropical vibes with hundreds of colourful flowers & plants, epic hikes through mountain ranges & Levadas and a spectacular coastline made for watersports. One of my favourite things is to hike to one of the highest points of the island Pico Arieiro, explore Madeira’s natural areas on a jeep tour, wander around the cobbled streets of Funchal and abseil down waterfalls on a canyoning adventure.”

Heleen – Co-owner