The Cape Verde islands are an attractive destination for sailing enthusiasts, as it offers warm weather for the majority of the year. The average temperature in January and February is 23 degrees Celsius on the land and at sea. August is the warmest month, with both land and sea temperatures averaging a pleasant 27 Celsius.
The temperatures in Cape Verde are similar to the Caribbean, but there is much less rainfall here. Rain is most common in August, September and October. In other months there is typically only 2-4 days of rain so clear days are far more likely. This means there is fantastic potential to sail, enjoy the sun out on the water and get a unique feel for the area.
Sailing is one of the cornerstones of the tourism industry in Cape Verde, so naturally there are a number of options to choose from. Visitors can opt to go on an extended cruise around all of the islands, exploring the relatively long distances between some of them.
Alternatively, they can opt for the cruise and stay option so they can see the best of each island. There are also opportunities to travel by tall ship if you want to try something a little different to modern yachts and ships. Visitors to Cape Verde may even be able to charter their own ship if they wish and can skipper it personally as long as they have suitable experience and be prepared for the sea conditions between the islands.
Cape Verde is a great alternative to the Caribbean for sailing, providing a much less crowded and more unspoilt and natural environment to enjoy. If you are interested in arranging an all inclusive trip to Cape Verde, contact us today and we will help you to make the arrangements for the holiday of a lifetime.