Leading an active lifestyle is second nature to the beautiful inhabitants of the Cape Verde islands, existing year-round amidst a tropical azure. It should figure then that visitors are spoilt for choice when it comes to tours and recreational events across the length and breadth of the archipelago.
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Almost 50 protected environmental areas and at least 16 identified species of whales and dolphins. Cape Verde may have jam-packed as much as possible into its tiny surface area, but it's the water at its edges which holds some of the most exquisite attractions to the region.
First thing is first, just because you are travelling to a destination few, if any, of your friends have visited or indeed can locate on a map, don't expect second-rate attractions or facilities. Cape Verde is envied for both the natural gifts it has inherited, as well as the economic stability and investment which makes projects like the divers' decompression chamber on Sal available. You are arriving in a paradise which is famed for its history of seamanship and the expertise of its surfers, windsurfers and free divers.
Captivating Travel has teamed up with the best in the business in Cape Verde, Barracuda Tours, appropriately located on the beachfront of Santa Maria, on the southern coast of tourist hotspot Sal. Prices can vary, please contact us to recieve exact prices for the dates you wish to travel.
So what do we have to offer? Take your pick from the following excursions:
Sailing in the Cape Verde Islands is easy, safe and exhilarating, under the consistent, steady Trade Winds. It is possible to charter sailing boats from Santa Maria.
This wonderful sailing experience in Cape Verde can be a whole day trip or a half day. Sailing along the southwest coastline you will be able to totally unwind whilst taking in the spectacular views as you journey to the bay of Murdeira. A delicious lunch, aperitif and soft drinks make this an ideal way to spend the day.
For those of you who cannot resist the call of the water, don't forget to take your swimsuits and snorkelling equipment to make the most of this truly unique experience.
Full day 09.30 - 16.30, 67 euros.
Half day 08.30 - 14.00, 40 euros.
The fantastic catamaran trips both commence at their pier on Santa Maria beach and offer you the choice of a whale watching trip or a snorkelling trip. Both trips include soft drinks and are approximately 4 hours long.
Whale watching 14.00 - 18.00, 40 euros.
Snorkelling 09.00 - 13.00, 40 euros.
This one and a half hour excursion takes you to two different shipwrecks along the south coast of Sal island and gives you a unique opportunity to view the wrecks underwater via the glass panels on the lower deck. The highlight of the trip has to be the visit to 'Christ of the Seas' which is a statue that was erected under the water to protect the local fisherman. For a different experience we also offer a night time trip once a week.
Daytime 10.00, 11.30, 15.00, 30 euros per adult/15 euros per child.
Night time 19.00, 35 euros per adult/20 euros per child.
Cape Verde is well known around Europe for it's fishing. The waters around the islands are under fished so they are in abundance from dorado, wahoo and tuna to marlin. The summer months tend to be better for deep sea, big game fishing but you can be sure you'll catch something almost every day of the year. There are several different fishing trips available including:
Captain Toma's Sportboat
This offers either a common fishing trip at approximately 120 euros or a Tuna/Wahoo fishing trip at approximately 180 euros. Both trips are approximately 4 hours long.
08.00 - 12.00 and 12.30 - 16.30.
This trip runs every day from Santa Maria.
Daily times to be confirmed - 100 euros.
Imagine driving across sand dunes down to a beautiful beach, next to a turquoise sea. This is the reality of the 'fun quad'. This two and a half hour trip takes you to some of the best sights on the island whilst you experience the thrill of riding your own quad bike.
Mon - Sat 09.45 and 14.45.
65 euros for 2 people per buggy.
55 euros if 1 person in buggy.
These trips offer a choice of either having a guide with you or for the more experienced jet skier taking off alone!
With guide - Daily 30 min 70 euros. 1 hour 120 euros. 2 hours 200 euros.
Without guide - Daily 15 min 35 euros. 30 min 60 euros. 1 hour 100 euros.
There are many more activities available including golf, tennis, horse riding and volleyball. We also have a wide range of Cape Verde Excursion available, please click here for more information on the excursions available.
If what you desire is not listed please speak with the Captivating Travel team. Available packages are updated constantly and we will always endeavour to meet your requirements to make this the best holiday of your life.
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