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From Santa Maria: Guided Lemon Shark Watching

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From Santa Maria: Guided Lemon Shark Watching

From US$ 29.01 per person

Watch lemon sharks up close with this amazing excursion on the island of Sal. Get picked up from your hotel in Santa Maria and transfer to the shark nursery. Find out more about the sharks with a professional guide, and even go into the water with them.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, French
Pickup included
Please wait in front of the reception of your hotel/accommodation in Santa Maria at the scheduled pickup time. The transfer can be a little bit delayed depending on previous pickups. The tour guide will be holding a sign with "Shark Tour" on it.


  • Experience being in the water with the sharks
  • Learn all the curiosities about lemon sharks with a professional guide
  • Soak up the panoramic views from the top of Pedra de Lume volcano
  • Enjoy convenient hotel pickup and drop-off
Full description
After pickup from your hotel in Santa Maria, drive to the eastern part of the island of Sal. During the 25-minute informative journey, learn about the lemon sharks you'll see with your professional guide. Upon arrival at the lemon shark nursery, see the lemon sharks in their natural environment. Choose between staying on the beach and observing the sharks with binoculars or going into the water and seeing them up-close. Lemon sharks do not represent a threat to humans. If you go into the water, please be aware that you will need proper shoes for walking on the rocky surface (available to rent on the spot for €2 per person). After watching the sharks, enjoy a complimentary trip to the top of Pedra de Lume volcano to marvel at the amazing panorama before returning to your hotel.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional guide
  • All taxes, fees, and handling charges
  • Shoes for the water (available to rent on the spot, €2 per person)
  • Towels
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Prepare for the activity

Important information

What to bring

  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Water shoes

Know before you go

  • Please note that the timings of this excursion are based on sea tides so the starting time can vary
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • This tour may be operated by a multilingual guide
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for people with mobility impairments or wheelchair users
  • This tour has a Security Certificate from SGS
  • Please wait in front of the reception of your hotel/accommodation at the scheduled time. The transfer can be a little bit delayed depending on previous pickups
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 2 reviews

Review summary

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If you book the experience, please make sure that the regional provider is NOLIMITS. We went with them and it was great. Other guests had other providers on site and only complained. Otherwise, the tour is a must and oh, very interesting for children from about 6 years. But ATTENTION! the journeys take place on the loading area of open pick-ups. So get into the vehicle with children.

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February 17, 2020

You go into the water up to your knees and then see sharks of 50 cm swimming past you. Not very exciting, but fun. But don't have your expectations too high.

March 3, 2020

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