West Africa Archipelago Cruise

Cape Verde & Bissagos Islands from Dakar

Price from $8,626

Departure Dates
11 departures between Nov 2023 and Jan 2025
13 days

Explore two unforgettable African archipelagos

Join us as we discover the fascinating cultural, geographical and biological diversity of two African archipelagos, from beautiful Cape Verde to the tropical Bissagos Islands.

14-day expedition cruise from Dakar and Banjul to Cape Verde and the Bissagos Islands

West Africa expedition cruise

Your adventure begins in the colorful streets of Dakar. Next, you’ll travel to two island archipelagos filled with historic sites, contrasting cultures, and varied landscapes. Our final stop before returning to Dakar is Banjul, Africa’s smallest capital city.

Island life

Explore the amazing volcanic landscapes of Cape Verde as we cruise to Santiago, Fogo, Santo Antão, and Boa Vista. Watch for hundreds of different bird species as well as rare saltwater hippos, manatees, and more in the Bissagos UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. We’ll also meet the Bijagós people, who retain their nature-based spiritual beliefs and traditional culture.

What's Included

Expedition Cruise

Onboard activities

Landing activities

Route overview

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

Welcome to Africa!

Day 1

Visiting Île de Gorée

Day 2

Bound for Cape Verde

Day 3

Diverse Santiago

Day 4

Volcanic Fogo

Day 5

Rugged Santo Antão

Day 6

A piece of the Sahara

Day 7

Bound for Guinea-Bissau

Day 8

Bissagos expedition

Day 9-12

The Gambia’s tiny capital

Day 13

Return to Dakar

Day 14

Ships on this expedition

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