Sal: Sea Turtle Watching Experience at Night

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Sal: Sea Turtle Watching Experience at Night

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Embark on a unique tour for eco-life lovers and watch the common turtle nesting at one of the beautiful beaches of the island. Enjoy the silence under the moonlight while learning everything about Cape Verde's sea turtles from your expert guide.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 2 - 2.5 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, Portuguese
Pickup included
Meet your guide in your hotel lobby. If you are not staying at a hotel on the pickup list, please contact the local partner to help you determine the nearest pickup location. If you will be more than 5 minutes late to the pickup location, please contact the check-in person via call or WhatsApp using the contact number provided on your confirmation voucher.
Private or small groups available


  • Get the opportunity to talk to biologists and expert guides
  • Watch the fascinating creatures in their natural habitat
  • Learn about the spawning process of the sea turtles from the beginning to the end
Full description
Watching nesting turtles is a must-do for every wildlife lover while visiting Cape Verde. Join an evening excursion that takes you to beaches on the island where the common turtles come up to the shore and nest so that you can experience them in their natural habitat. Get picked up at 8 PM from your accommodation and reach a beautiful deserted beach in less than an hour. Be welcomed by your professional and trained tour guides who will ensure a unique and environmentally conscious experience for all guests. Your guide will tell you everything about the evolution, characteristics, and curiosities of the turtles. Learn why their welfare is the top priority on the island. Cape Verde is home to 3 species of turtles. The yellow turtle, also known as the common turtle, is the most common species in Cape Verde. The sandy beaches of Cape Verde are one of the most important locations for common turtle nesting. In small groups, you’ll walk along the beach at night and watch out for turtles making their way up onto the sand. If you're lucky spotting the turtles, take a seat and remain as silent as possible in order not to disturb them while nesting. Following a unique experience, return to your accommodation where you'll arrive around 10/11 PM.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Local certified guide
  • Transportation
  • Tips (optional)
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • 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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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Flash photography
  • Video recording
  • Flashlight

Know before you go

  • Please wear dark-colored clothes and comfortable shoes to walk on sand
  • Please note that the nesting observation depends on environmental factors and is not guaranteed. However, there has been a success rate of 100% over the last 3 years
  • Please note that flash photography, flash videos, and white lights are not permitted
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 9 reviews

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Our guide Chan gave us a lot of explanation about the entire life cycle of turtles! We could see several turtles making their holes, laying eggs, filling and camouflaging their nests and then returning to the sea! That night, we didn't have the chance to see baby turtles, despite Chan's keen eyes, but he pointed out a place (the "nursery") where we could maybe see some the next day and that. worked! It is magic ! And it really makes you want to fight even more for the environment and the preservation of all endangered species!

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September 20, 2021

Watching turtles was truly amazing experience. I had my doubts because I didn't want to disturb in any way this natural process and make it difficult for the turtles but our guide Chan explained us how to watch the turtles in very safe way and not harm this fantastic creatures. He was also very patient with searching for good spot where we could watching all process egg-laying from very close. I can recommend this for everyone because this experience will stay with you for a long time.

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September 3, 2021

this is a fantastic tour! nighttime,so bring a light jacket,wear dark clothes and put moskito stuff!!! be patient and you will probably get lucky. it’s an amazing experience to see nature at its best. we had the best guide,local!

October 6, 2019

Product ID: 283387