Shark Bay, Cape Verde

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  • Sal island: 6-Hour Experience Tour with a Local Guide

    1. Sal island: 6-Hour Experience Tour with a Local Guide

    After being collected from your accommodation, you will make your way to Santa Maria. Once there you can get to know the history of this city, which has transformed from the extraction of its salt to the biggest tourist city in Cape Verde. You will then make your way to Kite Beach, which is one of the best places in the world to practice kite surfing and is usually chosen to hold the world kite surfing championships. Next you will visit Porto Palmeira, which is a simple place where people take their sustenance from fishing and working in the port. You will be able to see the arrival of the crafts, as well as all the activity around the sale of fish. Next up, your tour progresses to Pedra de Lume Beach, Pedra de Lume, and Ilha do Sal. There you can visit the first village in Sal island, which was founded in 1804, to learn about the history and development of the local economy based on t...

    It was a very fun trip with Chan. He had loads of fun. Would recommend this trip a lot!

  • 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!

  • Sal: 4-Hour 4WD SSV Buggy Island Adventure

    4. Sal: 4-Hour 4WD SSV Buggy Island Adventure

    Explore Sal's highlights on this 4-hour, coast-to-coast, off-road guided island tour. After either being picked up at your hotel in Santa Maria or making your way to the meeting point, begin your tour on the west coast. Discover the bay of Murdeira with the Lion Mountain, the Fontona Oasis, and Palmeira, the island's main port. Arriving at the northwestern side, enjoy the amazing natural swimming pools of Burracona and admire the Blue Eye. See the mirage at Terra Boa, then make your way to Pedra de Lume and the old crater of the volcano where you can find the second most salty water in the world. At the top, marvel at panoramic views of the island. Next, stop at Shark Bay to see lemon sharks in their natural environment. Cross through Serra Negra, the natural reserve of the island, and visit Kite Beach, a beautiful white sandy beach full of colorful kite surfs. Finally, finish your hig...

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What people are saying about Shark Bay, Cape Verde

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 64 reviews

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!

Je ne peux that recommander cette excursion with 100%. Moi et mon compagnon avons adoré cette experience. Chan, the guide is super kind and attentionné et en plus il parle très bien français. Nous avons beaucoup appris sur la culture du Cap Vert et visité toutes les main attractions de l'île.

We had an amazing experience with Chan ! It was the beginning of the season in March and we had the tour for only ourselves. The car was great and we discovered everything we needed to see on the island. Amazing experience that I recommend !!!

Best guide in Cape Verde! :) Amazing tour where we could experience the real essence of the island

It was a very fun trip with Chan. He had loads of fun. Would recommend this trip a lot!