Things To Do
The Cape Verde Islands have something for everyone so if you fancy taking a break from relaxing in the sun have a look at a few of the activities in Cape Verde.
It looks like a yellow submarine but Neptunus is a glass bottom boat. As you descend to the lower deck you can prepare yourself for a magical underwater experience.
Through the large viewing windows you can enjoy the underwater world of Cape Verde.
As you cruise round Santa Maria bay you will see all sorts of fish and turtles if your lucky.
You will also pass by a couple of shipwrecks. If it gets a bit stuffy down below you can relax on the upper deck and enjoy the sunshine.
Quad biking in Cape Verde is a fun way to see the islands and in some cases the only way to get to those hidden beauty spots.
Quad biking excursions are available on Sal and Boa Vista.
Undulating dunes and vast streches of open sand make Boa Vista the ideal location for quad biking.
Guided tours are the recommended options and will take you to some of the best beaches on the island.
As roads are currently limited in Boa Vista quad biking is a way of seeing parts of the island that others dont.
There are several agencies on Sal and Boa Vista that can arrange trips for you.
Turtle Watching Tours
The future of turtles in Cape Verde is not certain. SOS Tartarugas are trying to change this by working with the local community to help protect the islands turtles.
A guided tour with SOS Tartarugas will tell you all about the work they are doing to protect turtles and make islanders aware of their importance.
The guided walks are about 3km and last around 2 hours. The guide will take you to hatching sites and to see turtles being tagged for future observation.
If you want to do your bit, you can sponsor a turtle or nest on the island providing a donation to a very worthy cause.
For more information go to www.sostartarugas.org
Big Game Fishing
Cape Verde one of the five best places in the world for fishing the BlueMarlin, together with Bahamas and Venezuela
See article attached and access the web site http://www.marlincapeverde.com/ if you are interested and read the article about the Blue Marlin.
In the middle of the Atlantic ocean Cape Verde is the place to go for the big catch.
You only have to walk out onto the pier to see the daily catch to get an idea of the size of the fish in Cape Verde.
Several companies operate on the Cape Verde Islands and go out fishing daily for Blue Marlin, Shark, Wahoo and Yellow Fin Tuna.
The waters around Cape Verde are full of big game fish so don’t be surprised when you catch a big one.
Some operators will offer the chance to cook your catch at a local restaurant. What a way to end a days fishing.
Catamaran cruises are available across the islands and are a way to enjoy the wind and see the islands from another perspective.
Sailing boats also offer half and full day cruises around the islands.
Relax on board enjoy the view, soak up the sun and keep your eyes open for passing whales or dolphins.
Island tours are available from local tour agencies. They offer excursions which take you round the whole island learning about the Cape Verde Culture and getting to know the Cape Verde Food and Drink.
Windsurfing, Surfing, Kite Surfing and Diving
These are all very popular activities in Cape Verde please see Watersports section for more information.