Sal
Outdoor Activities

Enter your dates to find available activities

Our most recommended Sal Outdoor Activities

  • 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...

    Everything was just right: nice crew, all drinks included, tasteful snack, snorkeling and fishing gear, even bath towels.

  • Sal: Full-Day Guided Sightseeing Trip Around the Island

    2. Sal: Full-Day Guided Sightseeing Trip Around the Island

    Meeting at the front desk of your hotel at 9:15 AM, then make your way to the first destination, Ponta Preta (Black Edge). Witness a contrast between white natural sand dunes and dark-colored volcanic rocks entering the sea. This amazing combination creates huge and beautiful waves, making this location the stage for world-famous water sports competitions like surfing and windsurfing. While in Ponta Preta, you'll be introduced to the itinerary and provided with a brief history of Cape Verde. Next, head to Murdeira, located at the center of the island. Snorkel in the bay's crystal clear, coral-filled waters, and catch a glimpse of Monte Leão, one of the island's most prominent landmarks. From Murdeira, go north to the capital of the island, Espargos. Enjoy a local tour of the city ending in a panoramic view through the belvedere. Make your next stop at the fishing village of Palmeira, t...

    Brilliant trip with our guide Manu. He was very knowledgeable and always had a smile on his face. We got to see the lemon sharks and even the adult sharks which grow up to 2 and half metres. An experience we wont forget. Thank you.

  • Sal Island: Shark Bay Experience from Santa Maria

    3. Sal Island: Shark Bay Experience from Santa Maria

    Visit the east part of the island on the beach with a natural lemon shark rookery, which is a light-brown colored shark, or sand-colored when in its natural environment. Choose to stay on the beach and watch the sharks with binoculars or get in the water and watch them from up close.  The lemon shark is medium to large shark and is not a threat to people, but can be a danger to other ocean animals. Its scientific name is Negaprion Brevirostris. The average length of a lemon shark is about 2.5 to 3 meters. Some of the largest lemon sharks measured about 3.4 meters. These sharks grow about 0.50 centimeters per year. After spending 60 minutes swimming with and learning about the sharks you will be taken back to your lodge or hotel where you were picked up.

    We had private tour to Shark Bay with our guide Chan. He was extremely kind and helpful. He took us into a calm place when we could observe sharks in thier natural environment from very close. It was really fantastic experience. I can highly recommend this for everyone :) Special thanks for Chan, you're awesome!

Other Sightseeing Options in Sal

Want to discover all there is to do in Sal? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Sal

We had private tour to Shark Bay with our guide Chan. He was extremely kind and helpful. He took us into a calm place when we could observe sharks in thier natural environment from very close. It was really fantastic experience. I can highly recommend this for everyone :) Special thanks for Chan, you're awesome!

The Catamaran tour was really perfect. We are picked up at the foot of the hotel, taken to the boat and brought back to the foot of the hotel as well. The team is great, full of energy and really kind. A very small negative point for the snack but it is really not the most important. Thank you, that was great!

Brilliant trip with our guide Manu. He was very knowledgeable and always had a smile on his face. We got to see the lemon sharks and even the adult sharks which grow up to 2 and half metres. An experience we wont forget. Thank you.

Everything was just right: nice crew, all drinks included, tasteful snack, snorkeling and fishing gear, even bath towels.

Wonderful! Lively and helpful people, good food and drinks at will! Loved the staff!