9 November

Beautiful Ilha das Cobras

Beautiful Ilha das Cobras

Cannot recommend Ilha Blue enough. Pete, Gail and the whole team were fantastically helpful and accommodating. We did the overnight dhow and camping trip on Ilha das Cobras and it was superb – the lagoon with its nesting cormorants and illuminated cave systems was otherworldly and the whole atmosphere was perfect. Ayuba and the other […]

9 November

A great relaxing trip on a beautiful deserted island

A great relaxing trip on a beautiful deserted island

We spent two nights camping on Ilha das Cobras – it was definitely the highlight of our visit to Ilha de Mocambique. The island was a lovely place to relax, kayak and swim in the lagoon. The food was also absolutely delicious! The Ilha blue team were great and organised a fantastic trip for us! […]

9 November

History, culture and fabulous island life

History, culture and fabulous island life

Local knowledge is a blessing when travelling to new territory and the crew at Ilha Blue are generous with theirs which made my brief trip to Mozambique Island complete with blue water fun – kayaking, sailing and snorkelling – coral island exploration, historical tours and great local food (best seafood ever… and I mean ever!) […]

14 March

Camping on Cobras Island

Camping on Cobras Island

A friend and I took the dhow trip out to Cobras Island and really enjoyed it. Our own little desert island for a day. The tiny beach where we camped was lovely with amazing rock formations. Kayaking around the lagoon was surreal, it felt totally cut off from the outside world among the mangroves and […]

27 August

Sail away

Sail away

A friend had recommended Ilha Blue & there was also a brochure in my hotel. It was good to know the owners only employ local people & focus on local capacity building. I found all the staff to be knowledgeable, very pleasant & helpful, so I really enjoyed the time I spent with them. First […]

13 June

Ilha das Cobras Trip

Ilha das Cobras Trip

It was amazing the tour organised by Ilha Blue staff! All very well organised: transportation to island, food, accommodation in tents and, above all, the passion of Ilha Blue staff to nature and Mozambique Island. Note 10! Thanks Ilha Blue for enabling me to meet that beautiful place! Conrado C – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil […]

27 May

Friendly, relaxed people with some great activities

Friendly, relaxed people with some great activities

As the title says, Peter and Gail are a very friendly, relaxed couple (with a good crew too!) and we thoroughly enjoyed each of the activities we did with Ilha Blue. We had a few weeks on the island and so we had the time to make the most of what was on offer. We […]

27 May

Exquisite tour of Ilha das Cobras

Exquisite tour of Ilha das Cobras

This trip is the best thing I’ve done in Mocambique to date. It is truly a unique experience, and for us, the delightful surprises just kept coming, one after another. First a true sailing dhow trip (no motors around here!) with an approach to the island that could be successfully executed only with the high […]

27 May

Excellent adventures

Excellent adventures

Gail and Pete are excellent at what they do. We went kayaking around the island and also on the island safari. Both were absolutely brilliant. I cannot recommend IIha Blue enough. If you are going to Mozambique Island then you simply must visit IIha Blue and do some of their activities. It’s a great way […]

26 May

Authentic tours run by enthusiastic staff

Authentic tours run by enthusiastic staff

I did 3 tours with Ilha Blue. The island bike tour, a day dhow cruise, and an unforgettable overnight trip to Ilha das Cobras. The beautifully restored dhow, named “Edna”, is a wonderful boat locally operated and maintained. Being at the mercy of tides and winds gives you a real feeling of “Africa time” when […]

26 May

Amazing adventures – MUST see

Amazing adventures – MUST see

This is my second time exploring some of the trips which Ilha Blue has to offer and yet again I had an amazing time. We really enjoyed the kayaking tour, its a fantastic way to see the island. And then we also did an over-night camping dhow trip to Sete Paus Island, which was stunning. […]

26 May

An Ilha das Cobras experience

An Ilha das Cobras experience

Having seen a report on the trip out to Ilha das Cobras, we decided to give it a try, not quite knowing what to expect. Well, the experience was unlike anything we had done before. From meeting Gail and Pete the day before, to arriving back safely the day after, we were entranced with the […]

26 May

Great Mozambique Island experiences

Great Mozambique Island experiences

Fantastic dhow trip to Ilha das Cobras Island which was totally beautiful with the huge lagoon and masses of bird life, not to mention the great food. The canoeing and snorkelling was amazing with the local guides and Pete taking us to some beautiful sights on the reef, some of the fish and starfish were […]

14 November

The right place at the right tides

The right place at the right tides

Ilha Blue’s overnight dhow trips to a small island called Ilha das Cobras, off the coast of the wonderfully bizarre Ilha do Mocambique, only happen for a few days of the month – when the tide is right. Ilha das Cobras is home to a tidal lagoon; a complex series of caverns that fill and […]

13 August

The best in Mozambique

The best in Mozambique

This is by far the best tourist operator on Mozambique Island. Easygoing, flexible, professional. Went on the fantastic Ilha das Cobras overnight tour and circumnavigated the island by kayak.. highly recommended!! Reviewer – Sao Paulo, Brazil View these tours

26 March

Fantastic tour with excellent service from the first to the last moment!

Fantastic tour with excellent service from the first to the last moment!

A fantastic trip and visit to remember fondly. With a great company, the boat trip was smooth and unique. A unique environment on the island too, where we were treated as five star, and the visit to the lake made me speechless. Very highly recommended to visit and experience. Many thanks to those who organised […]

26 March

Superb experience on Ilha das Cobras

Superb experience on Ilha das Cobras

Pete and Gail organised very good activities on Ilha de Mozambique: kayak tours, themed tours of the island on foot or by bike and camping on nearby islands. We went on Ilha das Cobras (or ilha sena) with them for two days. The organisation was excellent, with kayak expeditions in underwater caves and mangroves, excellent […]

26 March

The lost oasis!

The lost oasis!

I have been living in Mozambique for a year and a half and little did I know that, there was so much still too see. Well thanks to a very fun, active and extremely friendly couple, Gail and Peter I got to experience an unexpected adventure. We went on a trip to “Ilha das cobras” […]

26 March

An amazing experience and great people

An amazing experience and great people

Well, I feel a little unoriginal giving Ilha Blue a 5-star review, since it seems everyone else has the same sentiment. But it’s five stars well deserved. I stayed on Mozambique for 10 days at the end of August, and one of the best finds on the island was the folks at Ilha Blue. Gail […]

26 March

Ilha das Cobras overnight trip with Ilha Blue

Ilha das Cobras overnight trip with Ilha Blue

This trip with Ilha Blue is an amazing experience – you get to spend the night on an uninhabited island (Ilha das Cobras or Ilha da Sena) just off the coast of Ilha de Moçambique. There is an incredibly gorgeous lagoon that you can explore with the kayaks right in the middle of the island […]

26 March

Great fun kayaking in Ilha das Cobras

Great fun kayaking in Ilha das Cobras

It was great fun for slightly more than 24 hours. The kayaking on the lagoons was laid back, and that on the open sea through the high waves was very exciting. The weather was good. The tour leaders were friendly. And the food was really good – almost worth the price of the trip by […]

25 March

Magical Ilha das Cobras – moonlit majesty

Magical Ilha das Cobras – moonlit majesty

I was lucky enough to embark on the overnight trip to Ilha das Cobras on my recent trip to Mozambique which I would have to say was a major highlight of my entire trip! We set out in perfect weather, sailing along the historical shoreline of Ilha de Mozambique, past the beautiful Fortaleza de Sᾶo […]

25 March

Best way to discover paradise

Best way to discover paradise

My partner and I stayed in Ilha for about a week and did three of Ilha Blue’s fabulous tours. As well as being lots of fun, they were all highly educational, perfectly organised and gave us a real chance to get to know our local guides. The best thing you can do on Ilha and […]

25 March

Ilha das Cobras

Ilha das Cobras

I recently went on a trip out to Ilha das Cobras just off Mozambique Island. I had a brilliant time. The organisers were professional and fun, the local captain and guides were very experienced and friendly. The trip was great as we were able to go to a place that is still truly remote and […]