Praia Maio Ferry Timetable / Schedule
UPDATE: Cabo Verde Fast Ferry service not expected before June 2018
Ferry Sotavento: Ferry Praia Maio (Polar)
The Ferry MS Sotavento is the principle passenger and cargo ferry boat between Praia and Maio. It currently visits twice a week, depending on weather and time of year.
The port at Vila do Maio is about 50Km's from Praia and the journey time usually take around 3 hours, but that is always dependant on the weather.
MS Sotavento seats about 150 passengers but it can be extremely crowded during special events during the year.
Contact information for POLAR:
Rua Serpa Pinto 141, Plateau, Praia
Tel. (238) 261 5223 - 261 7224
Fax: (238) 261 4132
Tel. (238) 241 4245
Fax (238) 241 1345
Alternative Ferry Service Praia Maio
An alternative may be to contact the fishing pier at the Port of Praia. Almost every morning there are vessels that leave for Maio. You may have to use your bargaining skills to decide the price of the ticket.
Information and ticketing:
"Arca Verde" EP
Rua 5 de Julho-Plateau
Praia - Santiago
Tel. (238) 261 5497 Fax. (238) 261 5496
Ferry Djon Dade: Praia to Sal
Contact information: ANAV, Agencia Nacional de Viagens, SA, Rua Serpa Pinto, Plateau, Praia
Tel. (238) 260 3107
Fax: (238) 261 2162
Cabo Verde CV Fast Ferry Schedule
Maio Cape Verde Ferry Service News
|Day of Week||Dep-1||Arr-1||Dep-2||Arr-2|
|Ticket prices and luggage limits have not yet been published.|
Details of Kriola and Liberdadi Fast Ferry's
An indepth look at the specifications of the Fast Ferry ships used in Cabo Verde:
Ship specifications for the Kriola and Liberdadi Fast Ferrys in Cabo Verde
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
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.
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.
|Kriola: Hydrofoil Fast-Ferry, Built in Singapore by DAMEN & completed in October 2010|
|Ferries||Kriola & Liberdadi|
|Speed||20 & 35 knots|
|Passengers||158, 3 lorries & 16 pick-ups/vans|
|Comfort||Lounge / AC / VIP Seating / Snack Bar|
|Boat Size||Length: 42.16m, Bredth: 11.6m|