- Sao Nicolau Island has a total population of around 13,000, land area of 388 km2 (150 ml2), length of 45 km (28 ml), width of 20 km (12 ml) and highest elevation point (Monte Gordo) 1340 m (4400 ft).
- The island's economy is mainly based on agriculture, commercial fishing and tourism (having beautiful sandy beaches). Much of its population is rural. The island is served by the Preguiça Airport (located between the towns Campo and Vila da Ribeira Brava).
- The island was first settled by the Portuguese in the 16th century, founding Ribeira Brava - its main town. However, its main port (ferry/cruise and cargo) is the port of Tarrafal. A famine in the 1940s led to major immigration to Sao Tome and Príncipe.
Highlights: Tarrafal, Ribeira Brava
Sao Nicolau Island cruise terminal
Cruise ships to Sao Nicolau Island Cabo Verde dock (anchor) at Tarrafal de Sao Nicolau - port town on the western coast.
Port Sao Nicolau Island cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Sao Nicolau Island, Tarrafal, Cape Verde. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
|Day||Ship||Arrival||Departure||Next Port of Call|
|2 April, 2018|
|Island Sky||Santo Antao Island, Porto Novo, Cape Verde|
The Sao Nicolau Island cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Sao Nicolau Island, Tarrafal, Cape Verde.
If you lose the Sao Nicolau Island location on the map, simply reload the page (also with F5 button). This feature is integrated with the CruiseMapper's cruise ship tracker tracking the vessels' current positions at sea and in ports.