Ferries between the Islands of Cape Verde (National ferries)
Only some of the ferries between the islands have a regular schedule. For island connections that are not listed below, travellers should ask for information on site. If a schedule is announced, be prepared for delays that could last from hours to days.
Ferries are especially suited for visiting the islands have no functioning airport (Santo Antao and Brava).
For the islands have a functioning airport, we recommend the option with the aircraft - available on our page for Cape Verde domestic flights.
ARMAS Ferry "Mar d'Canal"
The ARMAS Mar d'Canal ferry travels every day between São Vicente and Santo Antão. The travel time is 60 minutes. Please always arrive 35 minutes before departure. The ferry is very punctual and removes the stairs 10 minutes before departure.
Ticketprice: 800 Escudos
Ticket sales in Mindelo directly in "Cais Marítima" 7.00 a.m. - 12.00 a.m. and 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m.
Ticket sales in Porto Novo at Harbour entry
Mindelo - Porto Novo
Mon-Sun at 8.00 a.m.
Mon+Tue at 3.00 p.m.
Thur-Sat at 3.00 p.m.
Porto Novo - Mindelo
Mon-Sat at 10.00 a.m.
Mon+Tue at 5.00 p.m.
Thur-Sun at 5.00 p.m.
ATTENTION: We do NOT recommend to use CVfastferry if you have to rely on their timetables, as they often cancel or change it !
The new fastferry "Liberdadi" travels every day between São Vicente and Santo Antão. The travel time is 30 minutes.
As a second route it travels twice a week to Sao Nicolau. The travel time is 2h45min.
Please always arrive 35 minutes before departure. The ferry is very punctual and removes the stairs 10 minutes before departure.
Ticket sales in Mindelo directly in "Cais Marítima"
Ticket sales in Porto Novo in the harbour
Mindelo > Porto Novo Ticketprice: 1.265 Escudos
every day except Tuesdays and Fridays at 9.30 a.m.
every day at 5:30 p.m.
Porto Novo > Mindelo Ticketprice: 1.265 Escudos
every day at 8.30 a.m.
every day except Tuesdays and Fridays at 4.00 p.m.
Mindelo > Sao Nicolau Ticketprice: 2.130 Escudos
Tuesdays and Fridays 9.30 a.m.
Sao Nicolau > Mindelo Ticketprice: 2.130 Escudos
Tuesdays and Fridays 2.00 p.m.