Informação Turística
Lucete Fortes

Ferries in Cape Verde

Ship connections between the Cape Verde Islands

Timetable hour of departure

From - To Ship Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su


Interilhas 07 07 07 07 07 07 07
Mar de Canal 08 08 08 08 08 08 08
Interilhas 14 14 14 14 14 14
Mar de Canal 15 15 15 15 15 15 15


Interilhas* 12


Interilhas 09 09 09 09 09 09  
Mar de Canal 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
Interilhas 16 16 16 16 16 16 16
Mar de Canal 17 17 17 17 17 17 17


Interilhas* 19
* every second week.
PraiaArrow 2 ways Fogo Arrow 2 ways Brava
PraiaArrow 2 ways S.Nicolau Arrow 2 ways S.Vicente (every 2nd week)
information and online-booking
tel: +238 2617552

Ferries do not operate on January 1st.

Only on the routes listed, ferries stick to a schedule with punctuality

Note concerning routes not listed here: Where there is little demand, ships do not follow a fixed schedule but the logics of cargo. Presumable departure is communicated by radio and even then may delay for some more days.

There are no ferries from Cape Verde to Europe, nor to the Canaries or to the African continent.
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Mar d' Canal - Armas

Mar d' Canal - ARMAS Naviera

RoRo Ferry built 1970. offering space for 450 Passengers and 60 cars. After a second life on the Canaries, she enjoys her third age between São Vicente and Santo Antão since 2003. Very punctual, boarding latest 20 min before official departure time.


SV Ferry Harbour Bulding
SA Gare Marítima, ground floor

Ferry Inter-Ilhas

Inter Ilhas - Polaris CIA

RoRo Fähre for combined car and passenger service, built 1970 in Emden / Germany, highly resistant,, comfortable, clean and well maintained. After many years in the Netherlands and Iceland, since mid-May 2015 on routes:
São Vicente - Santo Antão - São Vicente, 
São Vicente - São Nicolau - São Vicente
Very punctual, boarding latest 20 min before official departure time.

SV Ferry Harbour, (Ticketboots of Ra de Paúl)
SA Gare Marítima middle floor
SN / Praia Tedja / next to Bank BCA

Cape Verde Fastferry

Kriola - CV-Fastferry

Catamaran fast ferries for 164 passengers, up to 26 cars, on routes:

  • Brava - Fogo - Praia
  • Sao Vicente - Sao Nicolau - Praia
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. The sister ship Liberdadi is out of service.


Praia Tel: 261 75 52
Fogo São Filipe Tel: 281 22 10
Brava Furna in the harbour Tel: 285 28 59
Online booking feasible at
The search and booking function does allow for only one specific date. So in most cases you will read: *Sorry, there are no trips available for your search criteria*. Typing in, step by step all consecutive dates you will find a date when Fastferry will take up the trip.
Cancelling and delays are frequent..

Mar d' Paúl

Ribeira de Paúl

The arque-type of a vessel fully apropriate to a setting like Cape Verde in its time.

  • Compact with a hull shape designed for rough seas
  • super-sturdy thanks to ice class
  • free of high-tech gimmicks and therefore easy to maintain and repair in Cape Verde
In the 1950s Norwegians built simple, sturdy passenger ferries. After a decate the already appeared too small because of mass motorization. She was built in 1959 in Sandnessjøen on the northern Norwegian island Alsten. In 1975 it was offered by the state of Norway to Cabo Verde, still wrestling for its independence. She secured the connection between Santo Antao and Sao Vicente for decades, always on time at low price, with almost no repair breaks. Now she has taken over new tasts without fixed schedule. See Fotos taken in1994.
Mange takk for hjelpen!

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 . Serves the routes:

  • Praia-Fogo-Praia
  • Praia-Maio-Praia
with unstable schedule..


Praia Plateau - Tel: 261 52 23
Fogo São Filipe next to TACV Tel: 2811012

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updated: 04.03.18