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Snorkeling with turtles

Year round turtle spotting guaranteed!

Snorkeling with sea turtles in the ocean truly is a magical experience. Use this rare occasion to explore the clear waters together with these historical sea creatures. Sao Vicente is the only island in Cape Verde where you can swim and snorkel with turtles in their natural habitat.  

With a local fishermen's boat you’ll leave Sao Pedro beach behind. After a short boat ride you’ll see the turtles approaching. Take a minute to admire them, put on some flippers, goggles and jump in. This is your chance to come eye to eye with the turtles and snorkel around them!

Good to know 

☑️ 10:00 or 14:30 tour

☑️Optional Go pro service €15


Pick-up at your preference point in Mindelo, transfer to Sao Pedro beach, short boatride, snorkeling for 45 minutes - 1 hour, option to get a drink in a local beach bar or change clothes, transfer back to Mindelo


☑️ Short boat ride 

☑️ Snorkeling gear (fins, goggles) 

☑️ Safety briefing and life jackets

Prices per person

🎫 €49 (2-3 persons) 

🎫 €40 (4+ persons) 

🎫 €22 per child (under 12)

🎫 Go Pro service €15 in total (the staff will film you so you can enjoy snorkeling)

Turtles in Cape Verde

Travellers often wonder if you can swim with turtles in Cape Verde? Fortunately the answer is Yes. São Vicente is the only island in Cape Verde where you can swim a 100% guaranteed with turtles year-round. The other islands have the option to encounter turtles during a snorkel or boat trip, but this will be a lucky catch and can't be guaranteed.

Guest experiences

Read a full travellers experience on the turtle tour here (Dutch)

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