We love our excursions and we hope that you will too!
Here’s what some of our guests have to say...
“Thank you for an amazing experience visiting Shark Bay to see the lemon sharks. I would highly recommend this to anyone. It was unforgettable.” Theresa Doherty, Facebook.
"Went on the lemon shark trip today - absolutely brilliant!" Kate Merrick, Facebook.
"Incredible experience! Being a shark lover, this was the only excursion I had my heart set on doing and I'm so glad we did! I would 110% recommend this trip and would do it again for sure. I would happily do this trip every time I visited Cape Verde, definitely.“ Cerys R, TripAdvisor.
Shark Experience & Turtle Walk
“We did the lemon shark experience and the turtle walk and both were amazing! Our guides were brilliant and my family had the best time.” Tricia Sibblad, Facebook.
“We did the family adventure trip. Really informative and fun for all the family. Definitely a highlight of a fantastic holiday." Ruth Greenwood, Facebook.
“The experience was brilliant, we saw loads of sharks and the guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. Would highly recommend the excursion." Stafford1993, TripAdvisor.
“The tour was incredible ... definitely a once in a lifetime experience.” RuthieBruce, TripAdvisor.
“Turtle walks – so good we went twice!!!” JeffWalters2017, TripAdvisor.
“Awesome, just awesome. Had the absolute privilege of attending last night’s turtle walk ... our guide was incredibly informative, considerate and engaging. Ultimate respect shown for the turtles and their habitat ... Sitting under the stars talking about what contribution we could make to help protect and conserve the world around us will stay with me for a long time.” Dianne Watts, Facebook.
Sal Island Tour & Shark Experience
“We went on the island tour and the shark tour. Both amazing experiences and a must do. Both guides were very informative and friendly.” Alex Charnell, Facebook.
“We went on a turtle walk with Explore Cape Verde and well ...wow, so impressive! The company works directly with conservation efforts on the island and are respectful of the wildlife which is a massive plus. We saw two adult turtles laying eggs and also some little babies hatching making their way into the big wide world! What an amazing experience! So informative too. A very special experience.” N Massey, Facebook.
“Our turtle walk was amazing! We will remember it always. Plus our guide was fantastic, so informative. Thank you.” Joanne Inskip, Facebook.
Sal Island Tour
“Great trip around the island today! Cannot recommend highly enough!” Guy Richards, Facebook.
“This was a brilliant day and we definitely recommend it.” Roobdoob, TripAdvisor.
“The whole experience was extremely enjoyable and informative ... for those who want to travel in a degree of comfort and not bounced around in the back of a pick-up I would thoroughly recommend this.” J6251KMdavidk, TripAdvisor.
“Thank you team #Explorecapeverde for an informative and thoroughly enjoyable island tour. Beautiful places, great company, delicious food, fantastic photo opportunities, and what better way to end the day than watching the sun set with a cocktail “ Ruth North, Facebook.
Bike & Hike
“Amazing tour – we enjoyed the ride, the bird watching and scenery during the hike! We learned a lot about the island...we fully recommend this tour!” Shayiru, TripAdvisor.
“A wonderful experience, amazing and satisfying once you've completed it.” Helen G, TripAdvisor.
“Fabulous experience with friendly, knowledgeable guides...We opted for a birdwatching tour and were driven to a stunning location (in a comfortable 4x4) where the ospreys and tropic birds were numerous and the sunset was spectacular. Our guides were knowledgeable and passionate about the island wildlife, and great fun to spend time with - we even asked them back to our hotel at the end of the tour to join us for a beer!” LCBLondon, TripAdvisor.
“Thanks for an amazing birding trip. To see the Red-billed tropic birds and the many Ospreys was fantastic. I strongly recommend other bird lovers to take part in your excursions.” Bo Thysellis, Facebook.
“Fantastic! We really enjoyed the Guided Cycling excursion. It's a great way to explore Santa Maria and get to see parts that you probably wouldn't see otherwise. Lovely photo opportunities. Our guide was really interesting and a wealth of knowledge about the local area. So glad we did it.” SusanJacob22, TripAdvisor.
“We had a blast on the Seadoo snorkelling tour. It was our first time snorkelling and our guide was very patient, explaining the basics before adventuring into the reef with the seadoos ...due to good care, patience and devotion of our guide and the whole crew, we had a fantastic morning in the coastal waters of Santa Maria, Sal, cape Verde!!” Yves B, TripAdvisor.
“Great team, fantastic tours! We would thoroughly recommend the Seadoos – so much fun and a great way to explore the waters ...we would 100% book any tours again with this wonderful team – thank you for adding to our Cape Verde experience.” Stephanie W, TripAdvisor.
“I’ve always wanted to go stargazing and I’m so happy we chose to go with Explore Cape Verde! We spent an awesome evening on the beach exploring the night sky, it was beautiful!!! Our guide was so informative and engaging. If you get the chance to go, then I would definitely recommend it!” LisaM, TripAdvisor.
“We went on the ‘Historical Sal’ excursion. It was a really interesting and fun morning and completely different to the other excursions offered on Sal. Full credit to Explore Cape Verde for taking the time to come up with a unique excursion that celebrates Sal’s fascinating history, music and culture. I especially loved looking at the old photos of Sal and visiting the museum, which we wouldn’t have known about otherwise.” Gail1294, TripAdvisor.
Turtle Walk & Stargazing
“Unlike other tours we saw, Explore Cape Verde keeps groups small, so as not to stress the turtles, and tours are led by marine biologists with extensive knowledge of all things turtle. Our guide gave great talks, mapping things out in the sand for us. We saw 2 amazing turtles laying their eggs and the stargazing on the beach at night was incredible- like being in our own version of the Blue Planet!” Lou C, TripAdvisor.
Family Turtle Walk
“We went on a family turtle tour last night to try to see turtles coming onto the beach to lay their eggs ...we HIGHLY recommend this trip! Our tour guide was fabulous, extremely knowledgeable, passionate and great with children (ours are 8 and 6).” Flufftidy, TripAdvisor.
Shark Experience & Turtle Walk
“We thoroughly enjoyed both and couldn’t recommend Explore Cape Verde highly enough. The guides were extremely knowledgeable, as well as being lovely people & the company is doing great things, particularly for the protection of the turtles. Thank you.” Shelley C, TripAdvisor.
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