WHALE WATCHING INFO
Why should I go whale watching?
Whale watching is believed to be one of the most popular bucket list items and for many an experience of a lifetime. Nothing beats sharing this unique experience with your friends and family as these majestic cetaceans amaze people of all ages with their size, skills and splashes. Unforgettable memories guaranteed!
Go on a certified whale-watching trip and support eco-tourism. There is nothing more exciting than watching wildlife in their natural habitat. While doing so, you will also collect plenty of Vitamin Sea. It has been proven that scientifically proven that the sea is good for you!
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Why watch humpback whales?
Humpback whales are believed to be the most beloved whales among whale watchers. That is for good reason. Humpbacks are the Acrobats of the Ocean. They are famous for putting on the most spectacular shows while breaching (more than any other whales!) and slapping their flippers and flukes on the surface of the sea.
On top of that, humpback whales are known to be gifted singers. Their beautiful, melodic and complex song are the longest of all whale songs. The fascinating sequences of cries, moans and hurls travel long distances and are capable of being heard up to 18 miles away.
Why whale watching in Boa Vista?
Humpback whales roam all over the world. However, during wintertime they prefer the warm waters close to the equator for mating and nursing their calves.
Cape Verde, and more specifically the island of Boa Vista, is one of the most important places to observe the humpback whales and their new-borns in their natural habitat during the months of March, April and May. The archipelago is one of the only two breeding sites in the entire North Atlantic.
The humpbacks specifically prefer the waters around Boa Vista as they are calm and shallow. In this area the calves can be nursed with plenty of plankton and free from waves until they are strong enough to go out in the open ocean.
While going on a whale-watching trip in Boa Vista, you will not only be amazed by the humpbacks but also by the breath taking views over the Bay of Sal Rei.
Why whale watching with Salina Sails?
Go whale watching with all comfort. Our Gelidonya sailing yacht offers comfortable in – and outdoor seats up to 55 people. You can chose to have a seat on one of our deluxe sunbeds in the front or one of the sofas at the covered area.
Go whale watching in style. We are honoured that you have chosen Salina Sails for this experience of a lifetime. That is why we would like to treat every single passenger as a VIP aboard with Gelidonya’s luxurious facilities and services. Your job is to enjoy this unique moment, our excellent crew will take care of the rest!
Go whale watching with all-inclusive. Enjoy our extended all-inclusive formula during your whale-watching trip. The formula includes a welcome drink, beer, soft drinks, water and delicious homemade finger foods.
Go whale watching with professionals. During the whale-watching season, a team of professional biologists and guides join our international crew. Top knowledge and great explanations guaranteed!
Go whale watching in your language. Our international crew speaks your language! Our team speaks the following languages: English, French, Dutch, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and Turkish.
Go whale watching 3D. A whale-watching trip is a pleasure for all senses. Admire the acrobatic skills of the whales, feel the sea breeze, smell the fresh air and … hear the wonderful sounds of the ocean and its creatures. Aboard Gelidonya we use a hydrophone to register and listen live to the amazing songs of the whales.
Go whale watching in a safe and a sustainable way. The wellbeing of our guests and the whales remain priority at all times. Our tours are health and safety approved. In addition, our tours respect all the regulations that support the wellbeing of the whales and other wildlife.
Go whale watching at the best price. Your dream trip doesn’t have to cost a fortune. With Salina Sails you can enjoy this experience at the lowest rates. Great value for money guaranteed!
Ready to get aboard? Book your whale-watching trip today!