Dolphin and whale watching holidays in Cape Verde are still a bit of a novelty, but with the increasing number of visitors the demand for this experience will certainly increase.
The best islands for whale and dolphin watching are currently Sal and Boavista (Boavista has the largest number of sightings). The main species of whale seen around the islands are humpback whales, though others like pilot and sperm whales are also seen occasionally.
Whale watching trips average 2 to 3 hours and weather depending depart in the mornings and afternoons. Most sightings are off the west and south west coast of Boavista and at times it is possible to see them from the shore.
Although dolphins are more common and can be seen (all year round) swimming along side your (sailing) boat, March and April are the peak of the breeding season for humpback whales.
Contact one of the team to find out more about our dolphin and whale watching holidays.