Island Hopping from Sal
Visit Sal, Boa Vista, Santiago, Fogo, São Vicente & Santo Antão,
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We’re delighted to offer our guests the chance to explore the Cape Verde archipelago by embarking on a memorable cruise aboard the beautiful Harmony G Mega Yacht, complete with a range of optional excursions.
Taking place during November and December 2022, this seven-night, eight-day cruise experience offers holidaymakers a wonderful opportunity to explore six of Cape Verde’s most diverse islands. An elegant and modern vessel boasting 21 luxury cabins. It is time to take advantage of life on board; whether that’s soaking up the sunshine and views from the sundeck or sampling delicious cuisine in the dining room before retiring to the classy lounge. With an English-speaking cruise director and a maximum of 44 guests on board, this is a truly unique and memorable cruising experience.
Cruise itinerary and optional extras Day 1: Embark at Palmeira on Sal island at 4pm and enjoy dinner before departing for Boa Vista overnight.
Day 2: After arriving early in the morning at Sal Rei, Boa Vista’s capital, you can relax upon some of the best beaches of the archipelago or take an optional all-day excursion to witness some of the island’s highlights and enjoy an authentic lunch at a local restaurant. Sail overnight to Santiago.
Day 3: Arrive at Praia, the capital of Cape Verde, and enjoy a morning of leisure with a tasty lunch on board. During the afternoon, opt to explore the history of the archipelago in the old capital and UNESCO World Heritage Site, Cidade Velha. Later in the evening, you’ll set sail for Fogo, the island of fire.
Day 4: Today you’ll get the chance to explore the magnificent volcano on Fogo, also Cape Verde’s highest peak, during an optional excursion. Discover the lunar-like landscape created by lava from the volcano and visit the town of São Felipe to uncover its colonial Portuguese charm. Sail overnight to São Vicente.
Day 5: Today you’ll have the opportunity to explore Cape Verde’s cultural heart; the city of Mindelo. With bustling cafés, lively restaurants and lots of live music to enjoy, you’ll get a real feel for life on the island. You can also embark on an optional walking excursion to visit galleries and restaurants, before overnighting in the port.
Day 6: Today, set sail for Santo Antão, an incredibly beautiful island featuring vast green rugged mountains and hidden craters. An optional excursion will take you to explore valleys and rock formations, along with an opportunity to try grogue, the national alcoholic drink. Head back to the yacht for dinner and stay overnight in the port.
Day 7: Today choose from two optional excursions, a half day to discover the south-western part of the island a safari through volcanic landscapes, porcelain field, and isolated villages, perfect for learning about life on this island, or a full day excursion including lunch, discovering the major sites of the island, passing by the famous road of Corda. After which you will depart Santo Antão for Sal, spending the night at sea.
Day 8: Disembark at Palmeira between 8 and 9am after a fulfilling breakfast on board.
Travelling to six of the 10 islands within Cape Verde, this 7-night add on cruise package allows you to experience the diversity of each island and can be added to a holiday on Sal. Make the most of your time on each island by adding in some excursions!
Category Cabin C - A contemporary twin or double-bedded cabin with two port holes, located on the lower deck, will sleep up to two.
Category Cabin B - A contemporary twin-bedded cabin with windows, located on the main deck, will sleep up to two.
Category Cabin A - A contemporary twin-bedded cabin with windows, located on the main deck, will sleep up to three. A third adult or child aged seven years or above can be accommodated in this cabin.
Category Cabin P - A contemporary double or twin-bedded cabin with windows, located on the upper deck, will sleep up to two.
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