Cape Verde Archipelago Cruise

Island Hopping from Sal

Visit Sal, Boa Vista, Santiago, Fogo, São Vicente & Santo Antão, 

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7 night add-on price from £2345pp

 

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.
 

 

What we love

  • Harmony G is an elegant and modern vessel with just 21 cabins split across three decks. There is a naturalist on board to answer any questions on the wildlife you are sure to encounter.

Good to know

  • This cruise can also be experienced as part of a Sal holiday - contact us for further information.


Taking place on selected dates, 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 the Harmony G mega yacht boasts 21 luxury cabins. 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 Harmony and 72 on Voyager, 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 8am and 9am after a fulfilling breakfast on board. 

Introduction

Travelling to six of the 10 islands within Cape Verde, this seven-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!

Cruise dates

  • 16th & 30th November 2024
  • 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th December 2024
  • 5th & 12th March 2025

Contact one of our specialists and register your interest now for our winter 2025/26 sailings.... 

  • 22nd & 29th November 2025
  • 6th & 13th December 2025
  • 25th February 2026
  • 11th & 18th March 2026

What's included

  • Transfers to/from port
  • Full board accommodation for seven nights
  • Unlimited filter coffee, tea and drinking water
  • Services of onboard cruise coordinator
  • All port charges
  • Cape Verde digital destination guide

What's not included

  • International flights from the UK
  • Accommodation on the island of Sal
  • Other drinks (except those mentioned above)
  • Optional land excursions (payable locally)
  • Crew tips
  • Travel insurance
  • Single and upgrade supplements

Mega Yacht facilities

  • Bar lounge and dining room
  • Sun deck with sunloungers
  • Restaurant serving either buffet or à la carte meals in a single sitting; may be served al fresco and meals have a local flavour
  • Wi-Fi available (local charge)
  • 21 cabins 

Cabin facilities

  • Double or twin beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • Mini fridge
  • Safe
  • Flat screen television
  • CD/DVD player with music channels
  • Hairdryer
  • En-suite shower room

Activities

  • Full programme of optional excursions are listed below. You can register your interest at the time of booking but they can also be booked on board 24 hours in advance
  • The optional excursions described are subject to change and provide an indication only of what is available

This 7-night cruise is designed as an add-on to a longer holiday in Cape Verde; pricing does not include flights - additional nights can be added at any of our resort hotels.

Due to the nature of the itinerary, this cruise is only allowed for children aged seven and over.

Category Cabins

Cabin C

Harmony - Contemporary twin or double-bedded cabin with two port holes, located on the lower deck, will sleep up to two

Variety - Contemporary twin or double-bedded cabin with two port holes, located on the lower deck, will sleep up to two

Cabin B

Harmony - Contemporary twin-bedded cabin with windows, located on the main deck, will sleep up to two.

Variety - Contemporary twin or double-bedded cabin with port holes on the lower deck or small windows on the main deck, will sleep up to two.

Cabin A

Harmony - Contempory 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. 

Variety - Contemporary twin or double-bedded cabin with double windows on the main deck, will sleep up to two.

Cabin P

Harmony - Contemporary double or twin-bedded cabin with windows, located on the upper deck, will sleep up to two.

Variety - Contemporary twin or double-bedded cabin with double windows on the upper-infinity deck, will sleep up to three on a sofa bed.

Activity Information

You can register your interest in these shore excursions by contacting our expert reservations team.

Boa Vista - The dry north

The easternmost and third largest island of Cape Verde definitely does justice to its name – Boa Vista: beautiful view. Life on this island is authentic and the landscape is characterised by deserts of sand and scree. Our excursion will take us to small villages, where we will have the opportunity to see every day life and the special nature of this island. First, we will wonder the streets of Sal Rei and take in the atmosphere of the capital, after this we go to Rabil to visit a local school for traditional pottery. See local artisans creating decorative pieces with their home clay followed by a drive in the Viana Desert (short stop). We will also have the opportunity to swim in the ocean at the natural beach of Santa Monica weather permitting, followed by a good local lunch. Our last highlight will be the old shipwreck at Santa Maria beach before returning to our ship. Note: Guests are seated both inside/outside at the pickups with rotation during the tour (heat/sun/sand).

Operation and prices require a minimum of 10 guests. 

Duration: Three and a half hours
Includes: Transportation, guide and lunch.
€78 per person