Îlot Djeu

UNE PETITE PETITE ÎLE

Ilhéu de Sal Rei est un îlot inhabité près de la côte de Boa Vista. Il est situé à 1 km (0,6 miles) à l’ouest de la capitale de l’île, Sal Rei. Sa superficie est de 89 ha (0,34 milles carrés) et son point culminant est de 27 m (88,6 pieds).

L’îlot a des roches basaltiques et calcaires exposées, et il y a des plages de sable dans des zones abritées. L’ensemble de l’îlot est un monument naturel. Le promontoire Ponta de Espuma est le point le plus à l’ouest de l’îlot. Un détroit au nord-est le sépare de l’île de Boa Vista de 500 à 600 mètres. À la pointe sud de l’île, se trouve le fort portugais en ruine Duque de Bragança.

djeu boavista vessel

L’île possède un phare nommé Ponta Espuma, construit en 1888, composé d’un escalier en béton de 5 mètres de haut avec la lumière au sommet. Le feu actuel est un mât métallique cylindrique de 7,9 mètres (26 pieds) de haut avec balcon et lanterne. Le feu est toujours actif, possède une centrale solaire et émet cinq éclats blancs ou rouges selon la direction dans une période de vingt secondes visible jusqu’à 11 milles nautiques.

DES ASTUCES

– Les moyens recommandés pour se rendre à l’île de Djeu sont les petits bateaux de pêcheur ou les plus gros bateaux.
– Si vous y allez pour la première fois, nous vous déconseillons d’y aller seul : cette page recense les excursions officielles. Méfiez-vous d’y aller avec des personnes qui n’ont pas de permis régulier ni d’assurance.
– Bien que la distance de la côte soit courte, n’essayez pas de nager : même sans vagues, la puissance de la mer est très forte.
– Le reflet du soleil sur le sable est comme sur la neige : apportez des lunettes de soleil, de la crème solaire et un chapeau ; en hiver, il y a beaucoup de vent, mais cela vaut la peine de visiter cette plage au moins une fois, vous ne le regretterez pas (c’est à couper le souffle).

EXCURSIONS QUI PASSENT ICI

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.

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).

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)