Whale watching

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Humpbacks whales carry out seasonal migrations between their high-latitude feeding areas and their low-latitude breeding grounds.
The Cape Verde Islands are one of the two breeding sites for the species in the North Atlantic.
March and April is the peak of the breeding season and also the time when these acrobatic whales can be sighted off the W and SW coast of Boa Vista.
Individuals can be identified from natural markings (ventral fluke pattern).
Males sing songs, at least partly to attract females, and to maintain distance from other males.
This activity offers a great opportunity for researchers to collect data on the temporal and spatial distribution of whales, their behaviour, as well as pictures and skin samples for individual identification.

Half-day tours are available in the morning (9:00) and in the afternoon (14:00).
The boat trip normally takes 3-4 hours.

50€ per adult
25€ per children from 4 to 11 y.o.
Babies from 0 to 3 y.o. are free.