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2019 Cape Verde Voyages on Oosterschelde Released

Discover the archipelago of Cape Verde

‘Oosterschelde’ stays 3 months in this tropical archipelago off the coast of West Africa. She has made the islands her winter base for many years and has quietly been capturing the hearts of sailors and adventurous travellers with her mix of ocean sailing in turquoise seas and jeep safaris into the mountains.

Christmas in the Sun Next Year?

Oosterschelde was virtually fully booked this winter and her last voyage is just about to commence. She offers individual berths on several 11-day cruises in two or 4 person cabins. The voyages offer a mix of active, but comfortable sailing and exploring at least six islands. Each day of sailing will be followed by a full day on the island of destination. At night this 300 ton sailing ship is happy at anchor and sits quite steady in the ocean swell, where smaller yachts would roll. On most islands an excursion with local guides will be organized. Sunscreen and shades are a must when sailing in Cape Verde.

The islands of Cape Verde are situated in the Atlantic Ocean, over 600 kilometres west of Senegal at approximately 16 degrees North. Cape Verde consists of 9 inhabited and a few uninhabited islands. The official language is still Portuguese, however most inhabitants speak Creole and sometimes some English or French. Cape Verde has approximately 450.000 inhabitants, a mixture of African ancestries and Portuguese, French and Italian descent. A voyage to Cape Verde is a voyage to Africa. On this voyage we are able to see the most idyllic spots on these tropical islands, but we will also be confronted with the poverty of most of the population.

Cape Verde has a tropical climate. The sea temperature stays around 25 degrees Celsius and the often-strong Trade winds originate from the northeast. It rarely rains and the bright sun shines constantly. On some days the fine dusty desert sand limits the sunlight (and even your sight). All islands are volcanic, but at the same time the terrain varies widely. The landscape consists of steep terrace fields with bananas and coffee plantations, sand deserts, black volcano’s and a fierce deep blue ocean. On some of the islands rare seabirds can be found. The waters are full of fly-fish, tuna, sea turtles and whales.

Book Now at Same Price as this winter

All voyages:

Embarkation: 5PM, Sal, Cape Verde

Disembarkation: 9AM, Sal, Cape Verde

Price 2-person cabin: € 1875 euros per person

Price 4-person cabin: € 1650 euros per person

(three meals per day, snacks, coffee, tea, milk and water are included)


for full voyage descriptions and prices follow the links below. Becky from classic Sailing Office is sailing on oosterschelde in Cape verde on the last voyage of this season, so she will be back in March to tell you all about it. 

Cape Verde 1: 22 December 2018 – 2 January 2019

Cape Verde 2: 2 January – 13 January 2019

Cape Verde 3: 25 January – 5 February 2019

Cape Verde 4: 6 February – 17 February 2019

Cape Verde 5: 17 February – 28 February 2019

Cape Verde 6: 28 February – 11 March 2019

Cape Verde 7: 12 March – 23 March 2019

Cape Verde 8: 24 March – 4 April 2019

Latest news text: 
Next Christmas in Cape Verde? Oosterschelde has just announced her next season Cape Verde Voyages 2018-19

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