The Islands of Cape Verde

The archipelago of Cape Verde welcomes you with a mixture of African and Portugese heritage

Don’t miss…

  • Vibrant Santiago
  • The old capital of Cidade Velha
  • Fogo Volcano
  • Island tranquillity
  • San Nicolau – the coffee island
  • The art and culture of Mindelo
  • Old Portuguese Maio

A long-time Portuguese colony sitting deep into the Atlantic off the coast of West Africa, the island now known as Santiago was originally settled to be used as a slave trading outpost. Over time the other islands of this volcanic archipelago were inhabited and, today, the Cape Verde Islands offer a spellbinding blend of African and Portuguese influences in their architecture, food, customs and traditions.

With a pleasant year-round climate, this island chain offers a diverse range of landscapes from verdant mountain ranges, lush hills and jungles, volcanic landscapes or wide deserted beaches. The harbours and towns are extremely welcoming to visitors – they don’t get many! It’s still a comparatively undiscovered, natural and fresh sort of place and long may that last, we say. All things considered, this is a journey that will open up a vibrant and colourful world, all set against the gentle rhythms of West African music.

Optional : Cruise & Stay

Cape Verde is in the same time zone as the UK so ideal for a quick ‘out-and-back’ escape. That said it’s well worth taking a few extra days to explore Saland, if that appeals to you, Melia Tortuga Beach is a great place place to base yourselves. We can easily add it on.

Your vessel: Τhe M/Y Harmony G

Ports of call: Praia (Santiago) - Sao Felipe (Fogo) - Tarrafal (Sao Nicolau) -Porto Novo (Santo Antao) - Mindelo (Sao Vicente) - Praia (Santiago)

Mindelo

The Weather

The sun shines 350 days a year and temperatures range between 21°C and 29°C. The breeze blows constantly from the ocean at a relatively low average humidity of 40% to 60%.

Day-by-Day Itinerary

Praia Santiago Cape Verde

Palmeira, Sal

Embarkation at 4pm at Palmeira, Sal. Dinner on board and departure at midnight to Boa Vista. Overnight at sea

Cape Verde Street Vendor

Sal Rei, Boa Vista

Morning arrival at Sal Rei, Boa Vista. Here you will find some of the most beautiful beaches of the archipelago, and spectacular landscapes. Spend some time on the beach or enjoy an all-day optional excursion to look at some authentic aspects of the island: villages with picturesque house facades, ceramic artisans, and day to day agriculture. Lunch at a local restaurant, before returning on board. Overnight at sea to Praia, Santiago.

Fogo Volcano Cape Verde

Praia, Santiago

Morning arrival at Praia, Santiago. This is the largest of the islands.

Spend the morning free time at leisure and after lunch on board, the optional afternoon excursion will take you to Cidade Velha, an old colonial city and a Unesco World Heritage site, once a thriving slave trade centre. Late in the evening we will sail north towards Fogo, the fire island. Overnight at sea.

Tarrafal Sao Nicolau Cape Verde

Sao Felipe, Fogo

Morning arrival Fogo, and its dominating sight of the Fogo Volcano. Your optional full day excursion will take you at the crater’s edge to the top of the volcano via the lava landscape. Lunch will be had at the crater’s village. Later, you will pay a visit to San Felipe with its colonial charm. Sail late in the evening to Sao Vicente. Overnight at sea.

Sugar Cane Plantations Cape verde

Mindelo, San Vincente

Once a vibrant commercial island, Mindelo has evolved into a cultural center and remains one of the most well preserved colonial cities in Cape Verde. The optional walking excursion will allow you to visit galleries, happen upon musical events and discover busy restaurants. Overnight in port.

Mindelo Sao Vicente Cape Verde

Santo Antao

Sail in the early morning for a short sail towards the island of Santo Antao, the lushest of all Cape Verde Islands with verdant plantations of sugarcane alternating with old craters. Our optional full day excursion will include the luxuriant Valley Paul where you will taste the “grogue”, the trade mark drink of the Archipelago. At the Valley of Ribeira das Patas you will  come across extraordinary rock formations out of lava. Dinner on board and overnight in port

Maio Cape Verde

Santo Antao

Today after breakfast, there is an optional excursion on the western side of the island with arid and mountainous landscapes. Return on board to depart towards Sal. Overnight at sea.

Cape verde

Palmeira, Sal

Early morning arrival at Palmeira port, Sal. Disembarkation at 8-9 am after breakfast


M/Y Harmony G

The Harmony “G” is a modern vessel with a sleek high-tech look very similar to the private yachts to be found in the famous ports of the world. The 53 meter long / 7.2 meter wide Mega Yacht Harmony G was launched in January 2001 and renovated in 2009-10 and in 2013. It complies with the most stringent SOLAS safety regulations ,while its powerful engines and state of the art stabilizers allow for safe and comfortable cruising.

Life on board centers around the Indoor / Outdoor lounge and its American bar, on Upper Deck. The classy dining room located on Main Deck is surrounded by large windows. The spacious Sun deck is the ideal place to bask under the sun, read a good book or just gaze at the scenery. The swimming platform on Harmony G stern enables you to swim when weather and anchorage conditions permit.

M/YHarmony G
Launched Rebuilt2001
Renovated2013
Length54.00 meters
Breadth7.10 meters
Draft3.65 meters
Crew16 - 18 persons
Cruising speed10.00 knots
Cabins21

Cabins

Harmony G Cabin category C

Category C:

Lower Deck

1 Double Bed or 2 Lower Beds

The Category C cabins are located on the lower deck. Cabins have bathroom with shower, individually controlled A/C, piped music, flat-screen TV (Satellite channels), CD/DVD player, telephone for internal use, mini safe, mini-fridge, hairdryer, adapters (220V).
Harmony G Cabin category B

Category B:

Main Deck

2 Lower Beds

The Category B cabins are located on the main deck. Cabins have bathroom with shower, individually controlled A/C, piped music, flat-screen TV (Satellite channels), CD/DVD player, telephone for internal use, mini safe, mini-fridge, hairdryer, adapters (220V).
Harmony G Cabin Category A

Category A:

Main Deck

2 Lower Beds

The Category A cabins are located on the main deck. Cabins have bathroom with shower, individually controlled A/C, piped music, flat-screen TV (Satellite channels), CD/DVD player, telephone for internal use, mini safe, mini-fridge, hairdryer, adapters (220V).

Harmony G Cabin Category P

Category P:

Upper Deck

1 Double Bed or 2 Lower Beds

The Category P suites are located on the upper deck. Cabins have bathroom with shower, individually controlled A/C, piped music, flat-screen TV (Satellite channels), CD/DVD player, telephone for internal use, mini safe, mini-fridge, hairdryer, adapters (220V).

Prices

The Islands of the Cape Verde

PRICES FOR 2018 - 2019
PRICES (£) PER PERSON
Departure DatesCategory CCategory BCategory ACategory PEarly Booking Discount
10/11/2018£1,455£1,773£2,182£2,63610%
17/11/2018£1,455£1,773£2,182£2,63610%
22/12/2018£1,455£1,773£2,182£2,63610%
Monday Departures from Sal
3/12/2018£1,455£1,773£2,182£2,63610%
10/12/2018£1,455£1,773£2,182£2,63610%
4/3/2019£1,455£1,773£2,182£2,63610%
11/3/2019£1,455£1,773£2,182£2,63610%

Cape Verde Cruise - port charges, flights and supplements

 Category CCategory BCategory ACategory P
Port charges(mandatory)£245£245£245£245
Flights inc luggage from£470
Transfers from Sal airport£20
Single supplement50%50%50%50%
3rd person reduction30/%N/AN/AN/A
  • Accommodation in double or twin cabins with private SH/WC & air conditioning.
  • Full-board: American buffet breakfast and two meals daily, including a Welcome Cocktail, a Greek Night, fun BBQ (weather permitting) and Captain’s Dinner.
  • Regular (filter) coffee, tea and still mineral water free all day.
  • Use of fishing and snorkelling equipment (subject to availability).
  • English-Speaking Cruise Director

Beverages (except those mentioned above).
Shore excursions on the islands or other land arrangements.
Crew tips.
Passenger personal expenses
Wi-Fi (available at charge)

Flights from London Gatwick via Lisbon.

ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 9511

Praia airport to harbour approximately 15 minutes by car.

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