Dutch Speaking Biologist Guide

Explore Cape Verde

Sal Island, Cape Verde, Africa

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details To be discussed on application
Deadline Jul 21, 2024
Required Experience 0 - 1 years

Job description

Join our team at Explore Cape Verde as a biologist guide and come to enjoy the amazing biodiversity of the archipelago. As a biologist guide, you will lead and educate guests on unforgettable eco-tours that showcase the rich marine and terrestrial ecosystems of Cape Verde. You will be guiding various excursions such as lemon shark experiences, turtle walks (July-Sept), powered snorkelling excursions, bike and hike tours, and birdwatching. This is an excellent opportunity to share your passion for nature with our guests. If you're passionate about conservation, enthusiastic about sharing your knowledge, and thrive in an outdoor environment, we invite you to create fantastic eco-tours for our guests while promoting environmental awareness.

Job criteria

We are seeking individuals who meet the following criteria:

  • Possessing a degree in marine biology or a related field such as conservation, ecology, aquaculture, biodiversity, animal behaviour, etc.
  • Proficient in Dutch and English.
  • Demonstrating enthusiasm for raising environmental awareness.
  • Being a team player who enjoys collaborating within an international team comprised of individuals from diverse backgrounds.
  • Capable to guide excursions by bike.
  • Possess good swimming skills.
  • Availability to start working from mid-September on.
  • Availability to work with us for at least 6 months.

Company overview

Explore Cape Verde is a family run eco-tourism business, which was established in 2015. As a fully licensed company and a protected species license holder, Explore Cape Verde is committed to promoting a sustainable form of eco-tourism, highlighting the natural beauty of Sal and its amazing wildlife. At Explore Cape Verde we are passionate about eco-tourism, nature and sustainability and our carefully selected team of guides reflect this. We love bringing people closer to the wildlife, history and culture of Sal and we strive to ensure that our passion and knowledge comes through in the quality of the excursions we deliver. Currently our diverse team of guides comprises of 12 dynamic and motivated individuals of various nationalities, which makes Explore Cape Verde an exciting and enjoyable place to work.


Explore Cape Verde is located in Sal Island, Cape Verde. Sal is the most touristic island of the archipelago. It is colourful and vibrant yet maintains a relaxed, friendly and welcoming atmosphere. 'No stress' is the local motto here. Sal is a fantastic place to live, both for work and leisure.  There are a wide variety of things to do in Sal, such as numerous water sports (e.g. surfing, kitesurfing, diving, sailing, snorkelling, bodyboarding), also activities such as hiking, and cycling or more relaxing activities such as yoga, birdwatching or spending time at the beautiful beaches here. Should you decide to join our team and relocate to this charming little island, we will offer you our full support by allocating you a point of contact who will be available to answer any questions you might have throughout your relocation. We will supply you with contacts for rental agencies to assist in securing housing accommodations. Additionally, we will assist you in getting settled once you arrive in Sal, and provide you with a welcome pack, detailing lots of useful information to help you feel at home.

Work contract

An employment contract will be provided, and taxes and insurance will be deducted monthly in compliance with local employment and taxation regulations. The working week is from Monday to Saturday. Salary details will be discussed upon application, with rates exceeding those typically offered in the local tourism market.

Please be aware that you will be expected to apply for a residency visa to be allowed to work in Cape Verde. Should you be a successful candidate, after interview we will inform you of any necessary documentation you may need to bring with you and direct you to the necessary government departments.


Application process

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your resume to imke@explorecv.com. Kindly indicate your proficiency in languages, any relevant prior experience, your availability, and at least 2 references. Additionally, feel free to include a motivation letter if you wish.

If you're currently unavailable but keen to work with us in the future, please get in touch. We'll add you to our mailing list so that you'll be the first to know when new job positions become available. Simply complete this form: https://forms.gle/yG8iAM3HJCtPmGaB6.

More information?

For any questions about this vacancy, please send an email to Imke Hottentot (imke@explorecv.com). You could also contact her for an informative call about this job offer. Also you could have a look at our website, or TripAdvisor for more information.

When you apply, please indicate that you are responding to the posting on Conservation Job Board.

Category Marine Biology