4 December

An amazing, unforgettable day out

An amazing, unforgettable day out

This was truly a day to remember. We started off watching humpback whales cavort in the water around our boat, then landed on a desert island where the crew gave us a delicious lunch and finally we sailed back to Ilha with the sun setting over the Indian Ocean. Everyone was extremely friendly as well […]

4 December

Fantastic dhow trip and snorkelling

Fantastic dhow trip and snorkelling

Having planned an impromptu trip with Ilha blue the night before going on the snorkelling and dhow trip, the experience with Ilha Blue was nothing but great! We met up for the dhow cruise at 8.30 am and got a briefing on the what to expect, the plan was to go out hopefully in the […]

4 December

Excursion sponsored by Ilha Blue

Excursion sponsored by Ilha Blue

A lively group of 9 children aged 3-10 attend a learning center on Ilha de Mocambique. On Fridays one of the children’s parents are in charge of setting up a program for the kids. Upon hearing about this, Ilha Blue were so friendly that they offered to take the bunch out on a whale watching […]

4 December

Perfect

Perfect

Super organised, well equipped, good lunch, sensational and lucky spot of whales!!! A perfect perfect day! Cavi View this tour

4 December

Whale watching

Whale watching

My family went on a whale watching dhow ride. It was amazing to see the whales. They also stopped to serve lunch on one of the islands that has a whole canopy set up. The trip was lovely and fun. Katie Walker – Florida, USA View this tour

4 December

Whales!

Whales!

The crew was amazing, well organized and really nice during all the day. We also saw the whales really close to our boat, amazing experience. After we went to see some reef and we had the lunch on an incredible beach with white sand and crystalline water. Giorgio – Milan, Italy View this tour

4 December

Amazing adventure!

Amazing adventure!

We were two 28-years-old girls backpacking the country for two weeks and we had just an awesome day discovering the secret spots of Ilha de Mozambique and its surroundings. We chose the Ocean Safari option, which offered us the chance of seeing whales, discovering the fairy underground world of the region by snorkelling near Goa […]

9 November

Ocean Safari

Ocean Safari

The safari was well organised, in a nice boat, we enjoyed the experience as a group had a lot of fun, the team was very professional and we felt safe. Elias – Nampula, Mozabique View this tour

9 November

Underestimated

Underestimated

I highly recommend staying for more than just a few days, which most people tend to do, I was fortunate enough to stay for a month. The adventures I’ve had are mind blowing from little walks where I have found old and beautiful buildings from the area of the Portuguese, to the joy of the […]

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

Excellent daytrip

Excellent daytrip

The dhow trip from Moz Island was fantastic. The Ilha Blue team are great and the food was excellent. Once you are in Ilha, please organise with them. Highly recommend. Antonio – Maputo, Mozambique View this tour

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

Stunning view of Ilha at sunset on a gorgeous dhow… with the best people!!

Stunning view of Ilha at sunset on a gorgeous dhow… with the best people!!

I’m pretty sure the title says it all… I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of the sunset boat trip around Ilha with Gail and Pete from Ilha Blue. Especially at the end, jumping off the boat and taking a swim and then having drinks by the fortaleza. Magical experience and a must-do! Denny – Ilha de […]

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!) […]

9 November

Adventures in Ilha

Adventures in Ilha

I had the pleasure of going to Ilha recently and was quite impressed with the variety of tours offered by Ilha Blue. Although I only had time for the boat, snorkelling and kayak activities, it was clear that these tours were well organised, the guides were very knowledgeable of the area and the waters, and […]

9 November

The best way to see the Island!

The best way to see the Island!

I can’t recommend Ilha Blue enough! We went out on their dhow with another couple, and had an absolutely incredible morning sailing out to the coral reefs, snorkelling in the clear blue ocean, and beach-combing on one of the small islands. The team sailing the boat was experienced and knowledgeable, Pete and Gail were an […]

20 November

Chilled out tours on Ihla de Mozambique

Chilled out tours on Ihla de Mozambique

I did 2 tours with Ihla Blue – a guided bicycle tour of the island’s historical sights and a dhow trip for some snorkeling with lunch on a small island. All done in an unhurried, relaxed pace and with a genuine desire that the people on the tour are enjoying themselves. Highly recommended. Eoin M […]

20 November

Ilha Blue is such an asset to Mozambique Island and travellers!

Ilha Blue is such an asset to Mozambique Island and travellers!

My recent holiday on Ilha de Mocambique was fantastic mainly due to the great tours offered by Ilha Blue Island Safaris. They are to be commended for offering visitors unique and thoughtful tours enhanced by well informed and friendly local guides. The commitment of the owners, Gail and Pete, to responsible tourism is readily self […]

7 July

Awesome sunset dhow sail!

Awesome sunset dhow sail!

Virtually any hotel or restaurant in Ilha de Moçambique displays brochures from Ilha Blue (well designed brochures and very informative, by the way!); I found one at Villa Sands and decided to give a call on a lazy, warm afternoon. Pete was so kind, invited my partner and I to drop by Ilha Blue’s office […]

2 June

Amazing day with Ilha Blue

Amazing day with Ilha Blue

It was a really fun day with the guys working for Ilha Blue. You really get the full Ilha experience with them. From lounging around and swimming in the sea/lagoons, checking out fishes, eating an AMAZING local lunch, checking out the village. It was fantastic and I highly, highly recommend it. The guys and Gail […]

2 June

Great day trip on Ilha

Great day trip on Ilha

Recently went on a fantastic day trip organised by Ilha Blue. Sailed on their lovely dhow to a natural lagoon where we swam and snorkelled. Afterwards we had a lovely lunch prepared for us, which we ate under a couple of enormous baobabs overlooking the sea. An interesting tour of the local village followed and […]

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 […]

26 May

Great!

Great!

Me and my sister made a day tour to Cabaceira Pequena and we really enjoyed it. The crew of the boat was really nice and the island as well. They prepare a homemade meal with fresh products. I would definitely recommend it. Jara Azahara View this tour

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. […]

8 March

Our responsible tourism committment

Our responsible tourism committment

In 2015 Ilha Blue will continue with our commitment to responsible tourism and that includes a promise to only employ people from Ilha de Mozambique. This keeps the money in the local economy so its good for the island, and it’s good for Islanders because it gives them a chance to build their skills and […]

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

What a great time we had

What a great time we had

Pete and Gail are great hosts, we popped in and asked about whale watching and a trip was immediately organised. We then decided to visit a local beach and a lagoon with them, this was a great day out with a lovley lunch of BBQ marlin and salad. After talking to Pete I got the […]

13 August

Beautiful baobab trip

Beautiful baobab trip

We set sail for the Ilha Blue day trip to the baobab tree beach in the fantastic dhows that take you across the beautiful aquamarine sea to the beach, white and empty, like a paradise island. We wandered along the beach, swam and snorkelled in the warm inland water around an old anchor surrounded by […]

13 August

Amazing!

Amazing!

We had a beautiful experience by walking through the mangroves, swimming in the close lagoon, and eating a very good fish under a magnificent baobab. We strongly recommend Ilha Blue to have a different and professional tour in Ilha de Moçambique! Thanks guys! Emanuele L View this tour

13 August

The best place to start your visit

The best place to start your visit

We landed on Ilha de Mozambique after what we thought were unbeatable experiences in Namibia and Botswana. We were wrong. The island was the perfect complement to the rest of our trip in Africa, and Ilha Blue was the best place to start. The cycle tour was a great way to get oriented on the […]

13 August

Your wish is their command

Your wish is their command

Ilha de Mocambique is a magical island steeped in African and Colonial history and awash with vibrant culture. Tourism is a growing industry and Ilha Blue are doing their best to develop this industry further using an ethical and empowering approach. Training and supporting local guides and businesses is part of their approach. They try […]

13 August

Magical Ilha Blue

Magical Ilha Blue

At the age of 58 I thought I had seen and done my remote/adventure travelling however by the most wonderful of circumstances I found myself on the totally gorgeous and enchanting Ilha de Mozambique, where I was introduced to the island and all its splendour by Ilha Blue. A tourist operator that is like a […]

13 August

Baobab beauty

Baobab beauty

Another wonderful trip with Ilha Blue. I went on the Baobab trip, what a day. Everything was perfect from the moment we arrived and set up under the magnificent Baobab tree, to snorkelling in the gorgeous lagoon, to the late afternoon walk to the well where women and girls were collecting water. Oh, and did […]

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

12 August

Yippee! whales whales whales

Yippee! whales whales whales

Humpback whales have arrived in big numbers. Mothers and calves are leaping about all over the place. Ilha Blue is the only operator doing whale-watching trips and we are going out 2 or 3 times a week. We go by Arabic sailing dhow so as not disturb the whales as mothers teach young ones to […]

19 May

The best job in the world

The best job in the world

    In 2014 Ilha Blue will focus more on the marine environment and we would like a volunteer to help us to improve our marine tourism program. The waters around Ilha De Moçambique team with life, but like other parts of the Indian Ocean overfishing and other human activities are impacting in a detrimental […]

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

Wonderful trips with cheerful and cordial staff

Wonderful trips with cheerful and cordial staff

I searched for sustainable tourism projects in Mozambique and found the site of Ilha Blue… It was like a ‘click’ and a feeling that I met the right people with the same purpose!!! And yes, it was. Gail and Peter are fantastic people who really want to invest in locals so you can experience their […]

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

Entering into the life of the local on Ilha de Mozambique

Entering into the life of the local on Ilha de Mozambique

Through the 2 tours we took with Ilha Blue, we were able to enter into the lives of the locals on the Ilha de Mozambique. Gito commanded the dhow which brought us to Chacas Beach and a wonderful local restaurant with fresh seafood. The 3 hour ride out was totally relaxing, while the 45 minute […]

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 […]