Mindelo

Ferry to São Nicolau

Two companies run a ferry service between São Vicente (Mindelo) and São Nicolau (Tarrafal): Cabo Verde FastFerry with ferry "Liberdadi" and Polaris with ferry "Inter-Ilhas".

The crossing with Polaris takes about four hours, with CV FastFerry around two hours and fourtyfive minutes.

Prices

A one-way ticket for Polaris costs around 2000 escudos. The price for a ticket with CV FastFerry is 2130 escudos (childeren up to 4 years 1080 escudos, older children 1920 escudos). CV FastFerry also offers the possibility to book in a so called VIP class for 3030 escudos.

When sailing with Polaris it is possible to bring a car. The price is not fixed though (like it is to Santo Antão) but depends on the size of the car. A Toyota Hilux will probably be around 75 euros for a one-way crossing.

Tickets

Tickets for CV FastFerry can be bought on the right side of the departures. Tickets for Polaris can be bought at the Polar/Polaris office on the Avenida Baltazar Lopes da Silva (Rua de Machado), the entrance is to the left of shop 'Kangaroo' which you can find more or less opposite to the pastelaria 'Morabeza'.

Timetable

Please note: we can not guarantee that this schedule with departure times corresponds to the current actual schedule. Also take into account that a ship may be in the dock and therefore out of service.
Please note: the timetable of Polaris may change because of a festival on one of the islands.
Please note: on december 25th and january 1st there are no crossings with Polaris and possibly none or limited with CV FastFerry.

Please note: Polaris does not sail on fixed days to São Nicolau anymore. It can vary per week.

Logo Polaris / Polar
Last checked by Apê Regala: July 2015
day São Vicente ->
São Nicolau
São Nicolau ->
São Vicente
Tickets
Mindelo

Tickets
 Port de Preguiça

monday     ? ?
tuesday     ? ?
wednesday     ? ?
thursday 12:00 PM 07:00 PM ? ?
friday     ? ?
saturday     ? ?
sunday     ? ?
Logo FastFerry
Last checked by Apê Regala: July 2015
day São Vicente ->
São Nicolau
São Nicolau ->
São Vicente
Tickets
Mindelo

Tickets
Port de Preguiça

monday     08:00 AM-11:00 AM
03:00 PM-05:00 PM
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tuesday 09:30 AM 02:00 PM 08:00 AM-11:00 AM
03:00 PM-05:00 PM
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wednesday     08:00 AM-11:00 AM
03:00 PM-05:00 PM
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thursday     08:00 AM-11:00 AM
03:00 PM-05:00 PM
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friday 09:30 AM 02:00 PM 08:00 AM-11:00 AM
03:00 PM-05:00 PM
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saturday       ?
sunday       ?

(please note, if you prefer the 24:00 notation instead of AM/PM please switch to Dutch)


Links

CV Fast Ferry