Information on Cape Verde Fast Ferry Service, from Praia to Maio Island
The modern CV Fast Ferry service between Praia and Maio has not currently commenced, and is not expected for another 6 months at least.

The only current method to travel by sea to Ilha do Maio is by the Sotavento vessel. The ship owners contact details can be found here "Ferry Sotavento Contact Details".

 

 

 

 

Cabo Verde Fast Ferry Vessel Specifications

Kriola Fast Ferry Details

Kriola Fast Ferry Details for Maio, supplied by CVFastFerry.com
  Kriola Ferry Specifications
FerriesKriola
Speed18 - 20 knots
Passengers158, 3 trucks and 16 pick-up / vans
ComfortLounge / AC / VIP Seating / Snack Bar
Boat SizeLength: 42.16m, Bredth: 11.6m

 

Liberdadi Fast Ferry Details

Liberdadi Fast Ferry Details for Maio, supplied by CVFastFerry.com
  Liberdadi Ferry Specifications
FerriesLiberdadi
Speed35 knots
Passengers158, 3 lorries & 16 pick-ups/vans
ComfortLounge / AC / VIP Seating / Snack Bar
Boat SizeLength: 42.16m, Bredth: 11.6m

 

Buying (CV) Cabo Verde Fast Ferry Tickets Online:

Tickets may be purchased and booked online directly from the CV Fast Ferry company website:
Cabo Verde Fast Ferry (Buying Tickets) - click here

Baggage Policy

Carry On:

Maximum of one personal item no larger than 45cm x 33cm x 30cm (e.g. hand bag, brief case, day pack) into the passenger accommodation.

Checked Baggage:

Passengers permitted to check-in 2 pieces of baggage, each with no dimensions larger than 33cm x 55cm x 85cm and weight no greater than 25 Kgs onto the public baggage cart.

Passengers are permitted excess or oversize baggage at additional fee. A maximum of 2 additional baggage items, each with no dimensions larger than 50cm x 55cm x 85cm and weight no greater than 25 Kgs. OR one additional oversize Item with no dimensions larger than 40cm x 100cm x 60cm and weight no greater than 35 Kgs, subject to space availability.

Cabo Verde Fast Ferry (Passengers Services) - click here

 

Images of CV Fast Ferry Kriola in Service

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Alternative language specific country names for Cape Verde and Maio

  • Cabo Verde, Ilha do Maio, Djarmai
  • English: Republic of Cape Verde (formal) Island of Maio
  • Danmark: Kap Verde, Kapverdiske Øer
  • Deutschland: Republik Kap Verde, Kapverden (Swiss), Kap Verde Inseln, die Insel Maio
  • España: Cabo Verde, República de Cabo Verde (formal)
  • France: Cap-Vert
  • Ísland: Grænhöfðaeyjar
  • Italia: Isole di Capo Verde, Isola di Maio
  • Nederland: Kaapverdie, Republiek Kaapverdie (formal)
  • Norge: Kapp Verde, Republikken Kapp Verde (formal)
  • Portugal: Cabo Verde, República de Cabo Verde (formal) Ilha do Maio
  • Suomi: Kap Verde
  • Sverige: Kap Verde

The official language is still Portuguese, although the majority of Cape Verdean's speak Creole ('Crioulo') which is derivation from Portuguese and African languages.