THE GREAT WHALES OF BOA VISTA
In Boa Vista it is possible to closely observe whales: groups of North Atlantic Humpback whales come to Cape Verde to give birth, normally in spring from March to May, but the period can vary according to the climate of the previous winter.
The boat ride along the shores of Boavista (catamaran or motor boat) takes about 3 hours and the probability of seeing the whales during this time is very high. Whale sightings in Cape Verde are frequent, but they seem to favor Boa Vista because of the currents that carry their favorite food: krill (plankton). Over the years, their number has increased, a sign that Boa Vista is a favorable environment for them.
Whale watching contributes to raising visitors’ awareness of the protection of these fascinating sea creatures. Whale watching is a very pleasant activity, without dangers, that is thrilling for both adults and children, because it allows total immersion in nature in complete safety.