Boa Vista is an ideal destination for whale watching in Cape Verde. North Atlantic Humpback whales visit the island to give birth, usually from March to May, though the timing can vary depending on the previous winter’s climate. The island’s currents carry the whales’ favorite food, krill (plankton), making it a favorite spot for them. Whale sightings are frequent, and Boa Vista offers an excellent chance to see these gentle giants up close.
A three-hour boat ride along the shores of Boa Vista (either on a catamaran or motorboat) gives visitors a high probability of seeing whales. As their numbers have increased over the years, it’s clear that Boa Vista offers a favorable environment for the whales. Watching these majestic creatures can raise awareness of the importance of protecting them, and it’s a safe and enjoyable activity for all ages.