West African Islands to the Canaries

Volcanoes & Wildlife Expedition Cruise

Departure date
17 days

Experience diverse wildlife and a mosaic of cultures and landscapes

Astounding marine and bird life

Cape Verde's oceanic habitats include coral reefs and seas where marine mammals and turtles thrive. It’s also a birdwatching paradise where you'll find extremely rare native species.

Scenic and cultural wonders

The Bissagos Islands are known for incredible biodiversity and the ancient animistic culture of the matriarchal Bijagos people. Our expedition cruise to Spain ends in the volcanic landscapes of the Canaries.

What's included

Take a look at what you can look forward to on this 16-day expedition cruise.

Expedition Cruise

  • Expedition cruise in a cabin of your choice
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner including beverages (house beer and wine, sodas, and mineral water) in restaurant Aune
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board. Be aware that we sail in remote areas with limited connection. Streaming is not supported.
  • Complimentary reusable water bottle to use at water refill stations on board
  • English-speaking Expedition Team who organise and accompany activities on board and ashore
  • Range of included activities

Onboard Activities

  • Experts on the Expedition Team deliver in-depth lectures on a variety of topics
  • Use of the ship’s Science Center which has an extensive library and advanced biological and geological microscopes
  • Citizen Science program allows guests to assist with live scientific research
  • Professional onboard photographer gives top tips and tricks for the best landscape and wildlife photos
  • Use of the ship’s hot tubs, sun deck and lounge chairs, panoramic sauna, and indoor gym
  • Informal gatherings with the crew such as daily recaps and preparation for the day to come

Landing Activities

  • Escorted landings with small expedition boats
  • Complimentary wind and water-resistant expedition jacket
  • Expedition Photographers help with your camera settings

What's not included

  • Air travel

  • Travel insurance

  • Luggage handling

  • Optional shore excursions with our local partners

  • Optional small-group activities with our Expedition Team

Route overview

We'll help you plan where to go, when to visit and how long to stay

Delightful Dakar

Day 1

Relax at sea

Day 2

Santiago in Cape Verde

Day 3

Fogo's active volcano

Day 4

A mountain paradise

Day 5

Birds of Boa Vista

Day 6

A day of discovery at sea

Day 7

Bissagos' biodiversity

Day 8-11

The Gambia's tiny capital

Day 12

Return to Dakar

Day 13

Learn and discover at sea

Day 14-16

Arrival in Las Palmas

Day 17

Ships on this expedition

Take a closer look at our ships typically used on this expedition

Included Programmes

It's a mixture of adventure activities for individuals of all ages