Ferries can be an enjoyable way to go island hopping in Cape Verde. Currently many of the routes are being operated by Cabo Verde Fast Ferry. Including the route between Praia (Island of Santiago) and Maio while the regular ferry is being repaired. Cabo Verde Fast Ferries can now be booked online. Booking is relatively easy and straightforward, although payment can only be made using PayPal.
The islands of Brava and the Santo Antão, can only be accessed by ferry. All of the other islands have flight connections. When planning your island hopping trip, be aware that not all routes (both ferry and plane) operate every day. Also times are liable to change, so always check with the ferry operator, or Binter for flights.