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Sal island: Salt Lake, Blue Eye and Shark Bay Tour

Sal island: Salt Lake, Blue Eye and Shark Bay Tour

From US$ 43.24 per person

Experience the beauty of Sal Island on a half-day trip with a local guide. Marvel at the Pedra de Lume Salt lake, swim in the Blue Eye natural pool, and see lemon sharks in a natural habitat.

About this activity

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Duration 4 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English, Portuguese, Spanish, French
Audio guide included
English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
Pickup included
You will be picked up from your hotel lobby or designated pickup address. Your guide will have a yellow sign with Sal Experience written on it. If you will be more than 5 minutes late to the pickup location, please contact the activity provider via call or WhatsApp using the contact number provided on your confirmation voucher.

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the natural highlights of Sal Island with a local guide
  • Visit the island's highlights, Salinas salt lake, Blue eye, Mirage and Shark bay
  • Watch lemon sharks swimming in their natural environment
  • Admire "Blue Eye", one of the seven wonders of the island, and its natural pool.
  • Unwind and relax in the world's second saltiest water in Pedra de Lume
Full description
Get out for an adventurous sightseeing tour that is perfect for discovering the desert and, the hidden treasures of this popular and most deserted destination. This trip will take you to Salt Lake Salinas of Pedra de Lume, the second saltiest water in the world after the Dead Sea, an incredible lake where you can lie down and float, even if you can't swim, and you will be left with smooth skin as if you had a natural scrub. Next, you will travel to Buracona, where you will see the "Blue Eye", one of the 7 wonders of the island and its natural pool, where you will have time to swim in its crystal clear waters if the conditions are ideal for bathing. Then you will move on to Miragem, where you will see the fata morgana effect of water illusions in the desert. Admire the natural reserve of Murdeira Bay and enjoy the beautiful view of Lion mountain. At the end, you will visit Shark Bay, where you will experience lemon sharks in their natural habitat up close. Enjoy a half-day island tour and visit places like Blue Eye, Miragem, Salinas Salt lake and Shark Bay. Swim in the salt lake and Buracona natural pool with your group, before heading out to sea to see some lemon sharks.
Includes
  • Private transportation
  • All entrance fees (€3 for Blue Eye, €5 for Salinas) and Taxes
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Skip-the-line tickets
  • On-site assistance
  • Expert and local guide
  • Liability insurance
  • Swimming spot
  • Water shoes (for shark bay, bring yours or rent it on the place for €2)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sandals
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Waterproof camera
  • Flip-flops
  • Beachwear
  • Water shoes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Most travelers can participate in this tour (however this tour is not wheelchair accessible)
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Stroller-accessible
  • baby car seat included, free of charge.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 41 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5

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My husband & I took this tour & it was amazing - would 100% recommend! Nany was our tour guide & he was fab - so friendly, knowledgable & couldn’t have been more helpful :) We visited all the main beauty spots on the island, Nany made sure we had as much time as we wanted to look around, take photos etc at each stop & as we weren’t able to swim in the pool at the Blue Eye, took us to another pool locals used instead which was amazing! If we return to Sal would definitely use you guys again, thanks for a great experience :)

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August 8, 2022

A very pleasant tour with the always smiling Tino. Tino told us a lot about the Island of Sal, Cape Verde. We learned a lot about the history, animal species and the different towns and its inhabitants. We felt like we have actually seen the whole island and got to know the country. Only Blue eye was so busy that you do not really get the chance to admire the actual blue eye properly. The surroundings are very nice though!

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July 31, 2022

Cool tour to visit the most popular sights of the island! Our guide responded to our wishes, told a lot about the island/culture/life here, was funny and interactive. Everything was also excellent in terms of organization: the evening before I received the confirmation/exact time and important information via WhatsApp and we were picked up at the hotel punctually at the agreed time. Admission to all attractions was also quick and uncomplicated (tickets were really all included in the price). Clear recommendation - thanks Nany!

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July 24, 2022

Product ID: 419597