Boat trip in Boavista

In Boavista you can take a boat ride to relax in the peaceful Sal-Rei bay. The boat ride along the coast (by sailboat or motorboat) takes about 3 hours and, for some boats, it is possible to go down to the Djeu islet beach. The sea is always calm inside the bay and there is always a stop to bathe in the crystal clear waters of Boavista.

Depending on the type of trip, it starts from the small city pier or from the industrial port, and with a small dinghy you get on board the boats. It heads for the dunes of Morro de Areia, then pauses for a while to relax in the sun. If the sea allows it, there is also the circumnavigation of the islet, where birds of various types are often seen and on board the crew celebrate with music and local dances. Relaxing trips are also available, for adults only, without entertainment, for sunbathing and relaxing with a cocktail and a good buffet. On the boats, there is a photo service, which can be purchased directly on board.

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Passeio de barco na Boavista
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Bootsfahrt in Boavista

All the excursion boats proposed here are covered by accident insurance, they respect the local laws and the rules of the sea. If you receive other offers than those proposed here, carefully evaluate who is proposing the excursion, so as not to turn a pleasant day into a problem.

Tips

– It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes, sunglasses and bring a bandana or a hat: on the boat the floor can be wet and there can be wind. Not recommended heels or elegant clothes.
– Be punctual at the time of departure, as transport is normally on time.
– If you have professional cameras, it is advisable to bring a plastic bag or a waterproof backpack, as any splashes and salt could ruin the lenses.
– By booking on this page your request is forwarded directly to the authorized agencies with insurance and regular license.

Passeio de barco na Boavista

THE EXCURSIONS

YACHT SAILING

4 hours

From your hotel or apartment get in our transport to the port of Sal Rei. A small boat will wait, so you can board on an authentic Ketch vessel. Once onboard you will discover the history of a luxury expedition ship, the crew will host the sails and put our cap on Chaves Bay.

Breathtaking, with a good view of the sand dunes of Morro de Areia, this bay is calm and relaxing. While sailing, you can just relax and listen to the sound of the waves.

After dropping anchor, snacks will be served onboard. As refreshments: wine, draft beer and fresh local juices. Enjoy the sunbathing place with a drink and the turquoise water by jumping in!

While come back with sails, the crew will be glad to share with you their maritime experience in this fabulous landscape.

DEPARTURE: every Wednesday, at 8.30 AM or 1.30 PM. The guide will contact you for the meeting time from your accommodation.

RETURN: expected after about 3 hours of navigation (half day). Transport will take you back to the hotel.

TRANSPORT INCLUDED: Pick up 8 seats or coach, from your hotel directly to the pier.

EXCURSION PRICE
€ 75 adults (from 12 years old)
€ 37 children (4-11 years old)

In case of very bad weather or bad sea conditions, the excursion is postponed or cancelled and refunded.

SAILING TO DJEU

7 hours

From your hotel or apartment get in our transport to the port of Sal Rei. There, a small boat will wait, so you can board on the authentic Ketch vessel. Once onboard you will discover the history of a luxury expedition ship, the Cape Verdean and foreign crew will host the sails and put our cap on Djeu island. The little island is famous for is white sand beach with calm sea and a beautiful view of Sal Rei. While sailing, you can just relax and listen to the sound of the waves. Comfort and intimacy is granted, with 16 guests maximum.

Lunch will be served onboard, with bruschetta, cocktail of fresh fruits, salad, grilled fish and local vegetables, wine, draft beer and juices. After the lunch, our crew will guide you with the dinghy to the snorkeling spot. Discover the maritime fauna of Cape Verde, one of the most diverse in the world. Reaching the island of Djeu, dry a bit, and come learn something about the history of Boa Vista while admiring the point of view of the fort of the Duke of Bragança. A Khaïma tent will wait for you to enjoy a tea (served Senegalese way) with a group of Kora/Balafon playing. Then, time to come back!

DEPARTURE: every Thursday at 8.30 AM. The guide will contact you for the meeting time from your accommodation.

RETURN: expected after about 6 hours of navigation (full day). Transport will take you back to the hotel around 5:30 pm.

TRANSPORT INCLUDED: Pick up 8 seats or coach, from your hotel directly to the pier.

LUNCH INCLUDED: On board.

EXCURSION PRICE
€ 140 adults (from 12 years old)
€ 75 children (4-11 years old)

In case of very bad weather conditions, the excursion is postponed or cancelled and refunded.

FISHING WITH BARBECUE

6,5 hours

The guide brings you from your accommodation to the port. On the first stop, you can fish – everyone can participate – whether professional or beginner. Together you catch the fish for lunch (please note that it is bottom fishing). You will be amazed how many different fish we bring out of the sea.

Afterwards, the cruise goes through the beautiful bay of Chaves. The boat reaches the small island “Ilheu de Sal Rei” (“Djeu”) and here there is enough time to snorkel or swim. There is snorkelling equipment on board for you like “Easybreath” full face masks, that offer the highest level of comfort and hygiene because there is no mouthpiece.

Then you cross over to the small island with a rubber dinghy. While you explore the old fort, the sailor prepares the food, grilling the fish you’ve caught before, with fresh homemade salad, rice and fresh bread. Drinks are included. On request, is possible to have meat (please let us know when booking).

POSSIBLE DEPARTURES
(every Monday, Wednesday and Friday)

– Hotel Riu Touareg*: 8.30h
Iberostar and Royal Horizon: 8.45h
Riu Karamboa / Palace and Chaves: 9.00 am
– Sal-Rei and Marine Club: 9.10 am

TRANSFER INCLUDED: The pickup will arrive directly at your accommodation. More details will be provided after booking.

EXCURSION PRICE
€80 per adult (12+ years)
€55 children (4-11 years)
* From the Riu Touareg hotel, surcharge of €20 per adult and 10€ per child (max 4 people)

SAL-REI BAY TOUR

4 hours

The departure is scheduled from the beach of Sal-Rei, where you get on the RIB, an ocean-going boat. The tour heads for the dunes of Morro de Areia, and then stop for some time to relax in the sun and bathe in the waters of the bay. If the sea allows it, you can also circumnavigate the islet, from where you can admire the biodiversity of the island.

Next, the tour goes to the wonderful beach of the island of Djeu, a quiet beach, where you can play or swim in total relaxation while snorkeling, where you can admire the diversity of marine species.

A few steps from the beach, there is the old fort of the Duke of Bragança, a historical find that can be visited on foot where you can still see the cannons that were used to defend Boavista from pirate attacks. The excursion is ideal for children over 4 years old.

POSSIBLE DEPARTURES (tue-thu-sat):
Morning: 10.00AM
Afternoon: 1.30PM

TRANSPORT INCLUDED
Pick-up or coach directly at the hotel or in the city (included in the price). Timetable and further details will be provided after booking. Normally the duration is about 4h.

EXCURSION PRICE
€ 50 per adult (12+) / € 25 children (6-11 years)
* From the hotel RIU Touareg surcharge of 30 € for transport to/r (max 4 people).

Why take a boat trip in Boavista?
The island of Boavista is a marvel of colors and scents. The coast is beautiful when viewed from the perspective of the bay and the luck of having the water always calm, allows you to swim in total safety. These are excellent reasons to take a dip in the Caribbean of Africa!