Be sure to spend a day discovering the island's beautiful coastline. Sailing around the islands is a good way to view the beaches and greenery of the islands, which are inaccessible by vehicle and sometime foot. Along the way you may see flying fish, dolphins and even whales playing around your boat.
São Tomé and Príncipe have beautiful coasts with many secluded beaches, small islands and waterfalls that make them great for boating and sailing. On a sailboat or a motorboat, you will quickly understand the mystique of navigating in the Sao Tome islands seas. It is a truly liberating experience.
When navigating around the coastline of an island, it is possible to see the green landscape descending towards the crystalline-clear waters of the ocean. Beaches and sheltered inlets invite you to stop and dive in their waters. Flying fish accompany you in the island crossings, as they did more than 500 years ago with the discoverers of this paradise. The horizon is the limit that stands above the ocean blue.
Sailing around the islands is a good way to view the beaches and greenery of the islands, which are inaccessible by vehicle and sometime foot. There are a few different trips you can make around the islands. A good trip is to sail around the whole of Sao Tome. The trip starts in the North (Sao Tome City) and sails clockwise first down the East Coast past the Island of Santana and the famous Sete Pedras. The trip stops at Ilheu das Rolas for lunch, where you can visit the mark of the equator. The trip continues up the west coast, where you will see some of the best beaches of Sao Tome. The trip takes approximately 9 hours.
Boat tour to some of the mysterious and exclusive places such as Cabras Islets, Santana Islets, San Miguel is also available. You could also use a boat to get from one beach to the other. Special boat tours are arranged for whale and dolphin watching from July to October.