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Sal: All-Inclusive Half-Day Lounge Catamaran Cruise

1. Sal: All-Inclusive Half-Day Lounge Catamaran Cruise

Hop aboard the luxurious Lounge Catamaran Sodade and be whisked away for half a day to unwind. Cruise down the western coast of Sal on the spacious boat, and enjoy a different view of the island's rocky shores. Take the children with you for a fun day out at sea, or select the adults-only tour option to enjoy a kid-free experience. Sip on unlimited beer and soft drinks throughout your trip. After pickup at your hotel, board the catamaran for your half-day trip. The catamaran has a capacity for 90 people but numbers are limited to 60 people per trip to ensure plenty of space for everyone. On the sunlit deck, relax on the comfortable lounge beds while bobbing along with the waves of the Atlantic Ocean, and relish a refreshing cocktail, a nice glass of (sparkling) wine, or a cold beer. Halfway through the trip, freshen up with a cool dive into the ocean to swim and snorkel, try some local fishing with the crew, or simply relax on board while a delicious snack is prepared. A private inflatable pool provides a safe opportunity for the smallest guests to enjoy their time in the water too. On the way back to the harbor, the ambiance is awakened with African vibes of local music, drums, and dance. Long story short: With a fresh breeze, a combination of soothing and uplifting music, and all-inclusive food and drinks, this catamaran trip makes the perfect getaway.

From Santa Maria: Guided Lemon Shark Watching

2. From Santa Maria: Guided Lemon Shark Watching

After pickup from your hotel in Santa Maria, drive to the eastern part of the island of Sal. During the 25-minute informative journey, learn about the lemon sharks you'll see with your professional guide. Upon arrival at the lemon shark nursery, see the lemon sharks in their natural environment. Choose between staying on the beach and observing the sharks with binoculars or going into the water and seeing them up-close. Lemon sharks do not represent a threat to humans. If you go into the water, please be aware that you will need proper shoes for walking on the rocky surface (available to rent on the spot for €2 per person). After watching the sharks, enjoy a complimentary trip to the top of Pedra de Lume volcano to marvel at the amazing panorama before returning to your hotel.

Sal: 2-Hour 500cc ATV 4x4 Quad Desert Adventure

3. Sal: 2-Hour 500cc ATV 4x4 Quad Desert Adventure

Get your adrenaline pumping with a 2-hour quad bike adventure on Sal with a professional local guide. Begin your tour with pickup at your hotel in Santa Maria, then drive to the local partner's office. Once there, show your driving license and get your gear for your adventure. Then, embark on your 2-hour quad discovery tour. Ride first to the salt flats of Santa Maria and admire the beautiful sand dunes. Head on to Kite Beach, the favorite beach of kite-surfers, then make your way to Serra Negra, Sal's natural reserve. Stop at the Serra Negra viewpoint and enjoy an amazing panorama of all of the south part of the island. If the weather permits, you can also see Boa Vista island. From there, cross the desert to make your next stop at the Palha Verde oasis. Finally, visit Ponta Preta, the most beautiful on Sal, before returning to the local partner's office. You'll then be dropped off at your hotel in Santa Maria to conclude the tour.

Sal: Surf Lesson

4. Sal: Surf Lesson

Embrace your sense of adventure and hop on a surfboard in the beautiful sea around Sal, Cape Verde. Whether you’re a complete beginner or looking for surf tips in order to advance to the next level, this surfing excursion is the perfect chance to hit the beach and develop your surfing skills. Head straight to the surf school, meet your instructors and grab your boards, wetsuits, and surf shoes. From there you will walk over to Santa Maria Beach to one of the best surf spots for beginners and intermediates. Begin your lesson once you arrive at the beach, with the specifics of the lesson adjusted according to your skill level. Your lesson will start on the beach with a quick recap or intro for beginners. You will then go directly into the water for an hour of fun catching waves and surfing.  

Sal: Kitesurfing Lessons

5. Sal: Kitesurfing Lessons

Sample the ideal kitesurfing conditions that Cape Verde is blessed with and try out this exciting pastime. Lessons are suitable for complete beginners as well as those who have previously tried kitesurfing. Choose from one of the following options depending on your level of experience: Intro Kite (1st Lesson):  This is a land and water-based session. You will first learn basic flying skills with the training kite as in the first option. Once you have mastered this the instructor will take you through the setup and safety systems for the big kite. You will then practice on land with the instructor before entering the water. The instructors will enter the water with you and show you the techniques of ‘body dragging’ with the kite. You’ll learn how to get away from the beach as well as back to the beach, and how to launch the kite from the water. Kite Course: This option includes the 1st lesson listed in the ‘Intro Kite’ option and the lessons listed below. 2nd Lesson This is a water-based session where you will learn how to go towards the wind (upwind) and away from the wind (downwind). You will practice your relaunches from water and how to change direction when 'body-dragging'. 3rd Lesson This is a water-based session and introduction to the board. You will first 'body-drag' with the board in one hand and the kite in the other. Once you have mastered this you will be shown how to put the board on your feet and complete a water start, where you get up on the board to start to ride. 4th Lesson This is a water-based session. You will now be at the stage where you are able to practice your water starts and start riding a little bit in each direction. By the end of this session, you should be at the stage where you can kitesurf independently. Now you’re ready to go out, rent equipment, and practice.

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What people are saying about Sal

Wonderful trip shared with our teenagers. Relaxing and fun. The staff were full of joy. Fantastic food and drinks on board. A chance to have a swim in the sea and snorkel. Didn't see any fish though which was a shame. Overall it was well organised and we all had a great afternoon. Thr company contacted us over what's app as soon as I booked which was brilliant and reassuring.

Superb catamaran trip with an exceptional crew at all levels! Great atmosphere thanks to Sarah, perfect trilingual English, Portuguese and especially French! Thanks also to Kenny for his good humor and to our waitress on board with her crazy hips. A big thank you to all and long live the salsa!

Had a great fun afternoon! super nice and enthusiastic staff, cozy atmosphere. Plenty of time for swimming and snorkeling. Unlimited drinks, sandwiches, chips, small snacks. And on the way back the staff went wild with dance, and great music, they can dance!! Highly recommended!!

Super ambiance from start to finish and everything was arranged down to the last detail. The crew is incredibly friendly and helpful! Nice to swim in the sea, but the current is very palpable. Nice that the crew speaks English, Italian, French,…!

Very professional, competent and extremely friendly staff Excellent program with excellent entertainment