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Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Islands of the Cape Verde Archipelago

Discover the stunning Cape Verde Islands with their mix of African and Portuguese heritage and diverse landscapes, from mountain ranges to towering volcanoes and deserted beaches, on this relaxing cruise

Fly Cruise
7 nights from £1508pp

Megayacht Holiday
  • Maio, Cape Verde Islands
  • Volcano on Fogo
  • Praia
  • Mindelo

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Save up to 30% on cruise cost, or no single supplement, PLUS free upgrade, on selected departures! Applies to 7, 21, 28 Dec 2019 and 21 Mar; 11, 18 Apr 2020 departures. Free upgrade applies to 7, 21 Dec 2019 departures. Subject to availability. Book by 15 Jan 2020

Save 10% on cruise cost on selected 2020 departures! Subject to availability. Book by 31 Dec 2019

Islands of the Cape Verde Archipelago Special Offer

Discover African and Portuguese heritage, colonial charm and beautiful scenery, from mountain ranges to volcanic landscapes and vast beaches on this fascinating journey to the Cape Verde Islands.

Join your ship in Palmeira and sail to Boa Vista to discover the island's amazing beaches, then see Praia's spectacular fort which towers over the charming cobbled lanes. Admire the impressive volcano on the island of Fogo and perhaps explore the capital, Sao Felipe, a city with a characteristic colonial charm.

Explore the well-preserved colonial city of Mindelo on an optional walking tour and see the verdant sugarcane plantations on San Antao, the greenest of all the Cape Verde Islands.

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Islands of the Cape Verde Archipelago Itinerary

Day 1 - Palmeira (Sal, Cape Verde Islands)

Embark megayacht Harmony V in Palmeira. Overnight at sea.

Day 2 - Sal Rei

The island of Boavista is home to beautiful beaches and amazing landscapes. Relax on the beach or join the optional all-day excursion to discover the island's colourful villages and artisan ceramic producers. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant then re-board Harmony V and sail towards Santiago island. Overnight at sea.

Day 3 - Praia

Santiago is the most African of all the islands in the Cape Verde archipelago and the first island where settlers came. Spend the morning at leisure and enjoy lunch on board. This afternoon, perhaps take the optional excursion to the Old Portuguese capital of Cidade Velha to discover the fort and nearby settlements. This evening, Harmony V cruises north to Fogo. Overnight at sea.

Day 4 - Sao Filipe

Early morning arrival in Fogo, known as the "island of fire" due to the volcano which rises 3,000 metres above sea level. There is an optional full day excursion to the top of the volcano with a walk through a landscape of lava and lunch at the crater's village. You will also visit Sao Felipe, a city with a characteristic colonial charm. Late this evening, Harmony V cruises to Sao Vicente. Overnight at sea.

Day 5 - Mindelo

Mindelo on the island of San Vicente is one of the most well preserved colonial cities in the archipelago and is the cultural centre of Cape Verde. Perhaps take the optional walking tour or visit the National Museum of Handicrafts. Cruise overnight to Maio.

Day 6 - Mindelo - San Antao

Explore San Antao, the greenest of all the Cape Verde Islands. Discover verdant plantations of sugarcane and magnificent old craters. There is an optional full day excursion which visits the Valley Paul where sugarcane is still exploited and where you can taste the "grogue", the national drink of the Cape Verde Islands then visit the Valley of Ribeira das Patas to see magnificent rock formations. Overnight in port.

Day 7 - San Antao

This morning there is an excursion to the mountainous western side of the island. Overnight at sea.

Day 8 - Palmeira

Disembark Harmony V in Palmeira after breakfast.

The itinerary is subject to weather and operating conditions and sailing is not permitted in winds of force 7 on the Beaufort scale and above. The Company reserves the right to substitute the vessel.

Price Includes

  • 7-night full board accommodation in a double or twin cabin with ensuite facilities and air conditioning
  • Return flights from the UK
  • Overseas transfers
  • Buffet breakfast and two main meals on board daily, including Welcome Cocktail and Captain's Dinner
  • Regular filter coffee, tea and bottled water free all day
  • Use of fishing equipment (subject to availability)
  • English Speaking Cruise Coordinator

Price Does Not Include

  • Port Taxes
  • Flight tax - payable on arrival in Cape Verde
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Shore excursions on the islands or other land arrangements
  • Crew tips
  • Personal expenses
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2019 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • December
    • Dec 7th - Palmeira and back - Sailing on: Harmony V From: £1508
      Category C Category B Category A Category P
      Brochure Price from: £1945 Brochure Price from: £2263 Brochure Price from: £2672 Brochure Price from: £3126
      Blue Water Price from: £1508 Blue Water Price from: £1731 Blue Water Price from: £2017 Blue Water Price from: £2335
    • Dec 14th - Palmeira and back - Sailing on: Harmony V From: £1945
      Category C Category B Category A Category P
      Blue Water Price from: £1945 Blue Water Price from: £2263 Blue Water Price from: £2672 Blue Water Price from: £3126
    • Dec 21st - Palmeira and back - Sailing on: Harmony V From: £1508
      Category C Category B Category A Category P
      Brochure Price from: £1945 Brochure Price from: £2263 Brochure Price from: £2672 Brochure Price from: £3126
      Blue Water Price from: £1508 Blue Water Price from: £1731 Blue Water Price from: £2017 Blue Water Price from: £2335
    • Dec 28th - Palmeira and back - Sailing on: Harmony V From: £1654
      Category C Category B Category A Category P
      Brochure Price from: £1945 Brochure Price from: £2263 Brochure Price from: £2672 Brochure Price from: £3126
      Blue Water Price from: £1654 Blue Water Price from: £1908 Blue Water Price from: £2236 Blue Water Price from: £2599

2020 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • March
    • Mar 21st - Palmeira and back - Sailing on: Harmony V From: £1654
      Category C Category B Category A Category P
      Brochure Price from: £1945 Brochure Price from: £2263 Brochure Price from: £2672 Brochure Price from: £3126
      Blue Water Price from: £1654 Blue Water Price from: £1908 Blue Water Price from: £2236 Blue Water Price from: £2599
  • April
    • Apr 11th - Palmeira and back - Sailing on: Harmony V From: £1654
      Category C Category B Category A Category P
      Brochure Price from: £1945 Brochure Price from: £2263 Brochure Price from: £2672 Brochure Price from: £3126
      Blue Water Price from: £1654 Blue Water Price from: £1908 Blue Water Price from: £2236 Blue Water Price from: £2599
    • Apr 18th - Palmeira and back - Sailing on: Harmony V From: £1654
      Category C Category B Category A Category P
      Brochure Price from: £1945 Brochure Price from: £2263 Brochure Price from: £2672 Brochure Price from: £3126
      Blue Water Price from: £1654 Blue Water Price from: £1908 Blue Water Price from: £2236 Blue Water Price from: £2599

Price Information

  • Flight tax is not included and is payable on arrival in Cape Verde
  • Single supplement prices are available.
  • Port Taxes and Harbour Fees - £245pp
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