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4h Turtle Watching with SSV/Buggy Night 4WD

Monday to Saturday
Friday Starting at 19:00
From €120 / Buggy

It will not be just the usual excursion but a very unique experience of a lifetime. A tour that combines the adventure of driving our specially-equipped buggies through the night and the unique show of nature seen from close.


INCLUDED



Local Guide

Friendly and Professional



Shuttle

Pickup and Drop-off



Water

1 Bottle of Water



Protection

Helmet, Glasses, and Overalls Provided

OVERVIEW

Start your journey with the pickup from your hotel, you will be taken to our office where you will meet your guides and you will also need to show proof of a driver license before starting your night adventure. Relax as you go a bit on the main road, getting used to the vehicle, and then continue off-road following your professional guide through the dark night across the desert, the green Palha Verde oasis and cross the canyons of Serra Negra Natural Reserve to arrive on Serra Negra beach, the most important nesting beach for the Caretta Caretta turtles. Once arrived on the beach, whilst sitting and exploring the starry sky, your professional guide will explain everything you need to know about the life of the turtles and how to behave in order not to disturb them while enjoying this unique show of nature.

The tour is organized in complete respect of nature, according to Project Biodiversity guidelines.

What to Expect


Preparation and Safety Briefing

Get your gear, put on your overalls, and join us on our fun but essential Safety Briefing


Costa de Fragata - Kite Beach

A beautiful white sandy beach full of colorful kite surfers.


Serra Negra Beach

An ideal spot for sea turtles nesting, Serra Negra is one of the two natural reserves of Sal.


Returning back



Shemagh Face Covering

Available for Purchase



Extra Drinks

Not Included



Flash

Forbidden

Route Map

FAQ
No. To drive a buggy you need to have a valid driving licence category B and you need to have the original one with you. Without a valid and original driving license the driver will not be able to participate on the tour and no refund will be given.

Unfortunately a provisional license is only valid in the country of issue.

There is no minimum age required. We also provide a baby seat for children up to 3 years old

No. Our buggies are all for a maximum of two people. If you are more people, you can take multiple buggies or one person can choose to go with a guide for half the price.

We do provide Overalls to protect you and your clothes from the dust.

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A paradise for Kite Surfers

Located on the southeastern shore of the island, Costa de Fragata is the longest beach of Sal with a length of 4.7kms. Due to the huge dimensions, Costa de Fragata is divided into three parts: Ponta Jelonga, Cabeça de Salina and Kite Beach. “Kite Beach” is the most famous of these and is the name that the people commonly use to refer to Costa de Fragata.

The name, as you can easily imagine, comes from the kite surfers that frequent the beach for the direction of the wind that blows toward the island. The wind direction makes Costa de Fragata the most ideal beach of the island for kite surfing.

There are two kite schools as well. The oldest one “Mitu & Djo Kite School Cabo Verde” is owned by two local kite surfers, one of which was the first Cape Verdean World Champion of Kite Surfing.

In addition to kite surfing, Costa de Fragata is also important because it is one of the main nesting beaches for loggerhead sea turtles that come to Cape Verde every summer from June to November to lay the eggs.

Additional Info

“Mitu & Djo Kite School” is not only a Kite School but there is also a restaurant, restrooms, sun beds, and a kids play area. The school is only open during winter months, typically from November until May.

During the summer they host the volunteers of Project Biodiversity who set up camp to patrol the beaches to protect the threatened loggerhead sea turtles.

Located on the southeastern coast of the Island, Serra Negra is one of the two natural reserves of Sal.

Serra Negra is the primary nesting beach for Sal’s threatened sea turtles. The native loggerhead sea turtles are extremely sensitive to light pollution which can disturb their nesting habits and cause them to lose their way back to the ocean. Serra Negra Beach provides an ideal and safe nesting area due to the shade provided by the adjacent mountain.