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.
Polaris Ferry “INTERILHAS”
The “Inter Ilhas” ferry travels every day between São Vicente and Santo Antão. The travel time is 50 minutes. Please always arrive 25 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” 6.00 a.m. – 12.00 a.m. and 3.00 p.m. – 7.00 p.m.
Ticket sales in Porto Novo at Harbour entry
Mindelo – Porto Novo
Mon-Sat at 7.00 a.m.
Mon-Sun at 4.00 p.m. *
Porto Novo – Mindelo
Mon-Sat at 9.00 a.m.
Mon-Sun at 6.00 p.m. *
* Every two weeks it travels to São Nicolau on thursday afternoon, so on this day there is no trasnport with this ferry to and from Santo Antão
This fast ferry operates Santiago – Fogo – Brava
With the partly state-owned company CVFastferry you can now travel between Santiago, Fogo and Brava.
Current schedules and ticket purchase: www.cvfastferry.com