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Island Adventure with Shark Experience from Santa Maria

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off makes for a seamless experience
  • A guide takes you to Espargos, Lion Mountain, Burraconna, fishing villages, and more
  • Swim in Salt Lake, which is rumored to make you look 10 years younger
Island Adventure with Shark Experience from Santa Maria
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Island Adventure with Shark Experience from Santa Maria
From US$ 34.61
Adventure seekers need look no further than this action-packed 4WD island tour from Santa Maria. A guide will help you see more than you ever could on your own, including Murdeira, Espargos, and Palmeira. You'll also have an opportunity to swim in Salt Lake with your group. Then, before heading to the sea to encounter lemon sharks in their natural habitat, you'll refuel at a local restaurant (own expense) at lunchtime.
What to Expect
Start the tour at 9:30am with a pickup from your Santa Maria hotel. The first stop will be on the beautiful beach of Ponta Preta. There, your guide will brief you about the rest of your day. Next, drive to Murdeira and Palmeira, a small local fishing village. While you're on the way, see Lion Mountain before stopping at Burraconna, a natural pool where you may swim and see the blue eye. Once you have finished your visit at the natural pool, drive off-road to see the Fata Morgana on Mirage.
After this it's time to stop for lunch at a local bar in the capital city, Espargos. There, you can eat the local food or just have some drinks. Next, head to the top of the mountain where you have a nice view all over the island. Finally, head to the water to see Lemon Sharks up close and personal. Then, float in the Salinas, also known as Salt Lake, rumored to make one appear 10 years younger. From here, drive back to your accommodations and conclude the tour.
Reviews (40)
1 - 5 of 12 reviews
Reviewed 10 January 2019
A great day out with a great guide

We were picked up on time by our guide John who turned out to be a great,knowledgeable and funny who also took great care of us and the other tourists.I think if there is 35000 people on the island John knows 34999 of them!First to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
3  Thank schmokinn69
Reviewed 1 January 2019
An excellent birthdaysurprise

This trip exceeded all our expectations! We were picked up at the hotel by Djon, a great guide with lots of knowledge about his island and about Kap Verde in general (although he didn't like the wind). Photographer Sallam took excellent pictures which we were...More

Date of experience: December 2018
3  Thank Catarina A
Reviewed 7 November 2018
A very personal tour

They do the tour just the way you want. You can se all the things worth sein. You have your own guide.

Date of experience: December 2017
6  Thank annso123
Reviewed 18 July 2018
Tour good Shark Experience not so good

This was a good tour booked though Viator . Small group of us 5 French and us 2 English .Took us about 6 hours we did stop for lunch for about 45 mins they take you to a restaurant that all the tours use you...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank nannytoseven
Reviewed 21 June 2018
beach guys are the best

use the locals who sell these tours on the beach - I used them for all of my excursions they were excellent and half the price.

Date of experience: June 2018
7  Thank helen b
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