Mindelo

Ferry to Santo Antão

Two companies run a daily ferry service between São Vicente (Mindelo) and Santo Antão (Porto Novo): Armas with ferry "Mar d' Canal" and Polaris with ferry "Inter-Ilhas" (Polaris is the shipping company, handling of the tickets etc. is done by Polar).
Since 2016 CV Fast Ferry is not in service any more between these two islands (they used to be with ferry "Liberdadi").

The crossing between São Vicente and Santo Antão takes about one hour.

Prices (one-way)

Armas: 800 escudos (children up to 6 years free, children 7 up to 11 years 400 escudos).
Polaris: 800 escudos (children up to 4 years free, children 5 up to 11 years 400 escudos).

It is possible to bring a car when sailing with Armas or Polaris. The price is 2500 escudos for a one-way crossing (driver included). Please note that rental companies usually do not allow rental cars to be taken to another island.

Tickets

Tickets for Armas can be purchased at the left side of the departures and tickets for Polaris at the right side. Because it can be busy shortly before departure it is advisable to buy tickets at least one day in advance.

Make sure to be on time for departure (no later than fifteen minutes before departure, but officially half an hour in advance) because the ferry leaves on time and shortly before departure no one is allowed to embark anymore.

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.
Please note: Armas ticket sales opening hours on holidays (when opened) correspond to opening hours on Saturday.

Please note: Armas and Polaris switch schedules now every 6 weeks (to guarantee fair competition). So times below should be mostly correct (some exceptions can occur), but the company can be one or the other.

Armas logo
Last checked by Apê Regala: January 2017
day São Vicente ->
Santo Antão
Santo Antão ->
São Vicente
Tickets
Mindelo

Tickets
Porto Novo

monday 07:00 AM
14:00 PM
09:00 AM
04:00 PM
06:00 AM-05:00 PM 07:00 AM-11:00 PM
02:00 PM-06:00 PM
tuesday 07:00 AM
14:00 PM
09:00 AM
04:00 PM
06:00 AM-05:00 PM
07:00 AM-11:00 PM
02:00 PM-05:00 PM
wednesday 07:00 AM
14:00 PM
09:00 AM
04:00 PM
06:00 AM-05:00 PM 07:00 AM-11:00 PM
02:00 PM-05:00 PM
thursday 07:00 AM
14:00 PM
09:00 AM
04:00 PM
06:00 AM-05:00 PM 07:00 AM-11:00 PM
02:00 PM-05:00 PM
friday 07:00 AM
14:00 PM
09:00 AM
04:00 PM
06:00 AM-05:00 PM 07:00 AM-11:00 PM
02:00 PM-05:00 PM
saturday 07:00 AM
14:00 PM
09:00 AM
04:00 PM
06:00 AM-02:00 PM 07:00 AM-11:00 PM
02:00 PM-05:00 PM
sunday 07:00 AM 04:00 PM 06:00 AM-08:00 AM 08:00 AM-09:00 AM
02:00 PM-04:30 PM
Logo Polaris / Polar
Last checked by Apê Regala: November 2016
day São Vicente ->
Santo Antão
Santo Antão ->
São Vicente
Tickets
Mindelo

Tickets
Porto Novo

monday 08:00 AM
03:00 PM
10:00 AM
05:00 PM
07:00 AM-11:00 PM
01:00 PM-05:00 PM
?
tuesday 08:00 AM
03:00 PM
10:00 AM
05:00 PM
07:00 AM-11:00 PM
01:00 PM-05:00 PM
?
wednesday 08:00 AM
03:00 PM
10:00 AM
05:00 PM
07:00 AM-11:00 PM
01:00 PM-05:00 PM
?
thursday

08:00 AM
03:00 PM

10:00 AM
05:00 PM
07:00 AM-11:00 PM
01:00 PM-05:00 PM
?
friday 08:00 AM
03:00 PM
10:00 AM
05:00 PM
07:00 AM-11:00 PM
01:00 PM-05:00 PM
?
saturday 08:00 AM
03:00 PM
10:00 AM
05:00 PM
07:00 AM-08:00 PM
01:00 PM-03:00 PM
?
sunday 08:00 AM
03:00 PM
10:00 AM
05:00 PM
07:00 AM-08:00 PM
01:00 PM-03:00 PM
?

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