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Shark Bay

Santa Maria, Ilha do Sal, Cape Verde
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Sharks!

had a lovely few hours here on a trip. We did get to see the sharks but we were not allowed to get... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Xxkc81xx
via mobile
Saw 1 shark and nearly crippled myself on the rocks

The tide was out so we had to wade out to the sharks. This required special shoes which we hired on... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
G07
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good32%
  • Average22%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“lemon sharks” (51 reviews)
“small sharks” (8 reviews)
“beach shoes” (6 reviews)
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Santa Maria, Ilha do Sal, Cape Verde
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"lemon sharks"
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"small sharks"
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"beach shoes"
in 6 reviews
"island tour"
in 18 reviews
"sharks swimming"
in 5 reviews
"rubber shoes"
in 3 reviews
"slippery rocks"
in 3 reviews
"take your time"
in 4 reviews
"low tide"
in 4 reviews
"their natural habitat"
in 5 reviews
"dirt track"
in 3 reviews
"marine biologist"
in 7 reviews
"jeep safari"
in 2 reviews
"dunas hotel"
in 2 reviews
"sea floor"
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"respectful distance"
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"thomas cook"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

had a lovely few hours here on a trip. We did get to see the sharks but we were not allowed to get too close to them so it was a bit disappointing. Would try again as you never know you might get lucky and...More

Thank Xxkc81xx
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The tide was out so we had to wade out to the sharks. This required special shoes which we hired on the spot and which gave some protection from the sharp and slippery stones you have to tackle on your way out. I found the...More

Thank G07
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited today, the people around were very helpful, one or two touting to clean car, just say nao, the others were so respectful, take you out to see the sharks with beach shoes for 3€, partner she did it, I could not as have...More

Thank nick b
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visit the spot on a day tour. You have to walk into the water about 50-100 meters with water roughly to the top of your legs. There are a lot of slippery stones , also sharp stones, and you need to have a water shoes...More

2  Thank springbank
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We went as part of a tour with a local,half the price of rep,it was strange but amazing.The Sea was warm,make sure you have sea type shoes or hire for 2 euros there,the rocks getting into and in the sea are very very slippery,I held...More

Thank SandraRan
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Reviewed February 24, 2018 via mobile

If you’re going to see the sharks sensible shoes are required as it’s very slippery with sharp rocks! Other than that great experience!

Thank Rachel W
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Reviewed February 22, 2018 via mobile

It was my very first time watching sharks on live (aquarium dosent count). You have to walk long way on rocky beach and own seaboots are very recommended.

Thank Katja K
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Reviewed January 30, 2018

It is a must see if you visit Sal. Easy to get there on a scooter or quad. You can watch little hammerhead sharks for as long as you like which for me was quite an amazing experience.

Thank Jirka_13
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Reviewed January 29, 2018 via mobile

On first arriving at shark bay it’s a small bay where you can walk out into the sea to have a look at the sharks. Would recommend wearing trainers or some kind of aqua shoe as the shore and shallow walk out to see the...More

Thank billythefish909
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Reviewed January 13, 2018 via mobile

Aprox. ten minutes by quad from the salinas we found (baby) sharks at sharkbay. It was not hard to find by ourselfs. From the salinas we headed back to espargos, after +/- 3 kilometers we took a left (when you pass a cemetary on your...More

Thank ikgebruikgeenrar2016
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Emma H
August 11, 2017|
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Response from Lois J | Reviewed this property |
Mine cost £25 for the lemon shark trip was about for about 3 hours
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Gåry H
July 26, 2017|
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Response from John d | Reviewed this property |
Don't go, not worth it
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Boo Jon T
November 9, 2015|
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Response from John d | Reviewed this property |
Don't go, not worth it
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