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Ferries in Cape Verde
Ship connections between the Cape Verde Islands

Timetable - Departure
ferries São Vicente - Santo Antão
From - To Ship Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su
S.Vicente-S.Antão Chiquinho 07:00 07:00 07:00 07:00 07:00 07:00 07:00
  Mar d Canal 08:00 08:00 08:00 08:00 08:00 08:00  
  Chiquinho 10:30 10:30 10:30 10:30 10:30 10:30 10:30
  Chiquinho 14:00 14:00 14:00 14:00 14:00 14:00 15:00
  Mar d Canal 15:00 15:00 15:00 15:00 15:00 15:00  
S.Antão-S.Vicente Chiquinho 09:00 09:00 09:00 09:00 09:00 09:00 09:00
  Mar d Canal 10:00 10:00 10:00 10:00 10:00 10:00
  Chiquinho 12:00 12:00 12:00 12:00 12:00 12:00 12:00
  Chiquinho 16:00 16:00 16:00 16:00 16:00 16:00 17:00
  Mar d Canal 18:00 18:00 18:00 18:00 18:00 18:00 19:00
The coordenation of shipping companies was put out to tender by the government and merged in 2019 into CV Interilhas , led by the winner, the portuguese Grupo ETE with exeption of Naviera ARMAS CV, licensed in 2022.
nos Ferry Mar d Canal - Cabo Verde

Nôs Ferry Mar d' Canal Naviera ARMAS CV

Built 1970 in Norway, she remained there, until shepassed for a sedond life to the Canary Islands. There she got extended by 8 metres in the area of today's bar, from outside detectable by higher windows.
In the first days after arrival in Cabo Verde, Naviera ARMAS had the bow portal welded shut, which rightly is considered a weak point of RoRo ferries.
In 2019 "ARMAS - Mar de Canal" was taken out of service by the canarian owner and sold to a capeverdian group and extensively renovated in Mindelos shipyard. Since March 2022, she is back in service betwee São Vicente and Santo Antão.
Vehicles a=2 and luggage are protected from seawater, Passengers can move freely around the deck and find enjoyable outdoor seating where they can let the wind blow in their faces. More Fotos

Departure times of CV Inerilhas appear on the website:
CV_Interilhas
and can be downloaded as a PDF File.

Chiquinho BS

Chiquinho BS CV Interilhas

Modern ferry for combined car and passenger service, licensed for the rounte São Vicente - Santo Antão with partly open cardeck and a huge climatized passenger cabin.

Ferry Inter-Ilhas

Inter Ilhas Polaris CIA

RoRo Ferry for combined car and passenger service, built 1970 in Emden / Germany,áhighly resistant,, comfortable, clean and well maintained. After many years in the Netherlands and Iceland, since mid-May 2015 in Cabo Verde. The name is somewhat confusing after the founding of CV Interilhas.

Cape Verde Fastferry

Kriola and Liberdadi - CV-Fastferry

Catamaran fast ferries for 164 passengers, up to 26 cars
Aluminum construction type DAMEN Fast Ferry 4512, built 2010/13 in Singapore in the yard of the Dutch shipbuilding group DAMEN. Closed, air-conditioned passenger compartment. Maximum height of cars / pickups 2.25m.

MS Sotavento - Cabo Verde

MS Sotavento - Polaris CIA


Sturdy, highly seaworthy multi-purpose cargo-passenger ferry bult in Emden / Germany In in the 1980s for Cape Verde, within the framework of development cooperation of the Federal Republic of Germany.
refurbished in 2010 .
MS Sotavento - Cabo Verde

MS Praia d'Aguada


Sturdy, highly seaworthy multi-purpose cargo-passenger ferry bult in Germany In in the 1980s for Cape Verde, within the framework of development cooperation of the Federal Republic of Germany.
refurbished in 2018 .
 
Valid pandemic rules for passenger shipping:
  • Showing up of the passengers 1 1/2 hours before departure
  • Presentation of a vaccination certificate with 3 doses (so-called booster).
    or 2 doses or a single dose, the last not older than 270 days
    or proof of recovery status (not older than 270 days) or a negative laboratory test (antigen test or PCR, not older than 48 hours).
  • Obligatory use of a face-masks
  • Measurement of body temperature
  • Social distance (2m, in some areas 1,50m)
  • Proibition of consumption and sale of alcoholic beverages on board
Extract from: Ex Bulletim Official Resolution Nr. 70/2020, 8. May 2020
Notes:
  • Ferries do not operate on January 1st.
  • Between São Vicente and Santo Antão ferries stick to their schedule with punctuality.
  • On other connections, cancellations and delays remain frequent.
  • The transport of passengers on unauthorised (fishing) boats is prohibited.
  • There are no ferry connections to Europe, the Canary Islands or the African mainland.

Mar d' Pa˙l

Ribeira de Paúl historically important

The archetype of a ferry as it has stood the test of time in Cabo Verde.
  • Compact with a hull shape designed for rough seas
  • extremely resistant thanks to ice class
  • free of high-tech gimicks, which are less reliable in Cabo Verde but expensive to maintain and repair
In the 1950s Norwegians built simple, sturdy passenger ferries that after one decade already appeared too small because of mass motorization. She was built in 1959 in Sandnessj°en on the northern Norwegian island Alsten. In 1975 she was offered by the state of Norway to Cabo Verde, , still wrestling for independence. Firstl< under the name ARCA VERDE I, She secured the connection between Santo Antão and São Vicente for decades, always on time at low price, with almost no repair breaks. By the time a community group of hobby-historians from Sandnessj°en showed interest to buy her back, the impressive BERGEN-Diesel was already replaced, why they abstained.
So she has taken over new tasks.
See Fotos taken in1994.

 

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