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Sal: Salt Lake, Blue eye & Shark experience from Santa Maria

Sal: Salt Lake, Blue eye & Shark experience from Santa Maria

From US$ 206.17 per group up to 2

Experience the beauty of Sal Island on a private half-day trip with a local guide. Marvel at the Pedra de Lume Salt lake, swim in the Blue Eye natural pool, and see lemon sharks in a natural habitat.

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Duration 4 hours
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French, English, Spanish, Portuguese, German
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  • Explore the natural highlights of Sal Island with a local guide
  • Visit the island's highlights, Salinas salt lake, Blue eye cave and Shark bay
  • Admire "Blue Eye", one of the seven wonders of the island, and its natural pool.
  • Unwind and relax in the world's second saltiest water in Pedra de Lume
  • Enjoy a private trip in your own time with a car and guide exclusively for you.
Full description
Get out for an adventurous sightseeing tour that is perfect for discovering the desert and, the hidden treasures of this popular and most deserted destination. This trip will take you to Salt Lake Salinas of Pedra de Lume, the second saltiest water in the world after the Dead Sea, an incredible lake where you can lie down and float, even if you can't swim, and you will be left with smooth skin as if you had a natural scrub. Next, you will travel to Buracona, where you will see the "Blue Eye", one of the 7 wonders of the island and its natural pool, where you will have time to swim in its crystal clear waters if the conditions are ideal for bathing. Then you will move on to Miragem, where you will see the fata morgana effect of water illusions in the desert. Admire the natural reserve of Murdeira Bay and enjoy the beautiful view of Lion mountain. At the end, you will visit Shark Bay, where you will experience lemon sharks in their natural habitat up close. Enjoy a half-day island tour and visit places like Blue Eye, Miragem, Salinas Salt lake and Shark Bay. Swim in the salt lake and Buracona natural pool with your group, before heading out to sea to see some lemon sharks.
  • Private transportation
  • All entrance fees (€3 for Blue Eye, €5 for Salinas) and Taxes
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Skip-the-line tickets
  • On-site assistance
  • Expert and local guide
  • Liability insurance
  • Swimming natural pools and Salinas salt lake
  • Shark experience
  • Water shoes (for shark bay, bring yours or rent it on sitee for €2)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sandals
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Waterproof camera
  • Flip-flops
  • Beachwear
  • Water shoes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 9 reviews

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Good half day tour of the island. The walk in shallow water with lemon sharks swimming around your feet was fun. Floating in the salt pools was a good experience also. The blue eye rocks were quite crowded. Good quality car and friendly guide for the day. Some of the roads on this tour are quite poor quality dirt roads, but this is unavoidable.

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December 26, 2022

The first highlight was the short notice of the booking. The communication was great and so we were picked up at the airport. Chan led through the program in a very entertaining and informative way. So we also learned a lot about the island - in addition to the great program items. Conclusion: Gladly again and recommended!

December 1, 2022

This is a beautiful tour that I recommend to do if you want to discover the island of Sal! our guide Chan took us with his suv to see first of all the shark bay (where we saw sharks), then the salt marshes and finally the blue eye and the natural pool. we had time to swim and Chan took some great pictures of us and was very kind. great experience!

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January 6, 2023


Product ID: 428914