Sal Island Experience Tour with a native and certified guide (including Shark experience)

7 hours
Pick-up offered
Free cancellation
1 - 15
Mobile ticket


Certified company and guide, guarantee of quality, comfort and best price. Local guide, knows the island well, its history and culture, food, music and local restaurants. Get to know beyond the highlights of the island, local places, street arts and much more with your expert local guide.

Join an adventure tour around the island and visit places like Espargos city, Kite Beach, Santa Maria, Miragem, Palmeira fisher man village and the natural bay of Murdeira and take in the view from Lion mountain. Relax and float in the Salinas, the second saltiest water in the world after the Dead Sea. Have lunch at a local restaurant before heading out to sea to see lemon sharks up close in their natural environment.

Whether you wish to emphasize culture, education, history or sport, our expert will combine these elements with adventure activities to create exciting travel opportunities for you. Have an authentic experience, get to know the island with a native and professional guide, with all comfort and safety.


  • Private transportation
  • Native Guide and Certificate
  • Hotel Pick up and drop off
  • Stop for a swim in a natural pool
  • Shark bay
  • Liability insurance
  • Photos and videos taken by the guide

What to expect

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Buracona - Olho Azul, Sandstrasse von Palmeira Richtung Norden, Ilha do Sal Cape Verde

Admire the blue eye Buracona, one of the seven wonders of the island, and if the conditions are ideal, swim in its natural pool!

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Pedra Lume Salt Crater, Pedra Lume, Ilha do Sal Cape Verde

Salinas, the only salt lake inside the caldera of a volcano in the world, with its warm waters, serves to forget the stress of everyday life, you should not leave the island without bathing in the thermal water salinas, where spas, hydro-massage and relaxation are available to all.

Scientifically, the medicinal action of its salt waters is recognised for its healing, detoxifying and metabolic stimulating power, due to the mineral substances it contains. In popular knowledge, there is an even greater healing power in this water.

The place has a fascinating lake, where anyone can float, even without knowing how to swim, and your skin becomes soft as if you were doing a natural exfoliation.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Shark Bay, Santa Maria, Ilha do Sal Cape Verde

Have the experience to see the lemon sharks in their natural environment very closely.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Murdeira Village, Murdeira, 0345, Cabo Verde

Admire the Murdeira Bay nature reserve, which has a great diversity of corals and fish, and we can enjoy the beautiful view of Mount Leon.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Port of Palmeira, Q248+7PC, Palmeira, Cabo Verde

Discover the fishing village of Palmeira, a simple place where people make their living from fishing and working in the port. We can see the arrivals of the handicraft boats and see all the activity around the sale of fish. And we also walk among the colourful colonial houses and beautiful street art.

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Pedra de Lume Beach, In The Beach Of Hotel Belorizonte, Pedra de Lume, Ilha do Sal 4110 Cape Verde

Visit Pedra de lume, the first town of Sal, founded in 1804, to learn about the history and development of the local economy that began with the exportation of salt.

Also to see the secular houses, boats and the cable car used in the old salt transport.

Stop At: Miragem, R2FX+5QG, Espargos, Cabo Verde

Admire the Mirage to see the fata morgana effect of water illusions in the desert.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Santa Maria, Santa Maria, Ilha do Sal

Discover Santa Maria, the most touristic city in Cape Verde, learn about the history of the city that transformed itself from salt mining to the biggest touristic city in Cape Verde.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Kite Beach - Sal Cape Verde, J473+R4R, Santa Maria, Cabo Verde

Discover Kite Beach and explore its white sand dunes. Kite beach is one of the best places in the world to practice kite surfing and, where the world kite surfing championships are held in Cape Verde.

Duration: 10 minutes

Additional information

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please bring a bottle of water, sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, swimsuit, water shoes (if you have one) and towels.
  • We will prioritize contacts by phone, email or other means of online communication to avoid direct contacts. It will be enough to show the reservation on the mobile phone, without having to print it.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.
Dan B
April 2022

A great experience with a variety of stops. A really interesting chance to see all parts of the island. The guide was excellent - would definitely recommend booking this if you’re visiting Sal, booking was easy, collection from the hotel was straightforward and the day was excellent.

May 2022

We did the Sal Experience Tour with Chan and cannot say enough positive things about him and the tour. He works hard and is extremely accommodating and attentive to his guests. His communication is perfect and he answers every question patiently. He really goes the extra mile because he cares abo...

April 2022

Great trip with professional guide whose name Nanny. I recommend to everyone who wants to see Sal island and have fun, who wants to have great day with a lot of attraction in 6 hours.

April 2022

We had a fantastic day with an informative and funny guide (Nanny). Each individual experience was great fun, the swimming at the blue eye, the mirage and walking around towns getting a flavour of authentic Cape Verde. The lunch was the best meal we had in holiday. This trip was the highlight of...

April 2022

Had a great time. Met some really nice people and had fun exploring the island. Chan is full of stories and very knowledgeable. He knows everyone on the island! Would definitely recommend.

March 2022

Good value for what you see on this tour. Chan the guide was really good and made it a nice trip. A really packed day and lots of interesting sites. Great communication and bang on time. Recommended!

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