4 December

Best excursions available

Best excursions available

Ilha Blue is an event company run by a wonderful couple named Pete and Gail. They are savvy and knowledgeable about all things Ilha and a few minutes chat with them will result in the perfect outing being arranged. Thomas O View our tours

4 December

Wonderful experience

Wonderful experience

We booked two trips: the biking tour and the beach-baobab combo. The former trip was amazing. Perfect way to visit the island. The bikes are comfortable, the pace is relaxing and we learned a lot from our wonderful guide. The visit to the beach was also good but we preferred the bike tour. The beach […]

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

Fun things to do on the island

Fun things to do on the island

I love Ilha de Mozambique with all its history. One of the best ways to learn about it is to go on a gentle cycle tour with Ilha Blue around the Island, visiting all the historic places. The bikes are old Royal Mail delivery bikes which make the trip more unique. Ilha Blue organise other […]

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

Ilha Blue is the best!

Ilha Blue is the best!

Ilha blue makes the tour experience personalised and fun. The food was delicious, the staff were friendly, and the places we visited were stunning — highly, highly recommend doing a tour with them on Ilha! TM Fox – Boston, USA

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

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

Great day out! Not to be missed!

Great day out! Not to be missed!

We try to adventure with Ilha Blue whenever we can. The boat trips are fantastic, the bike trips are fabulous. Don’t miss the awesome adventures with these guys. Best way to relax and see the island and it’s surrounds! TripAdvisor reviewer View our tours

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 […]

9 November

Excellent!

Excellent!

What a wonderful way to tour the island. There were lots of options, land and sea. The guides were terrific and personable. Anthony – Toronto, Canada View our tours

9 November

Great time!

Great time!

I traveled solo in Ilha de Mocambique. Ilha Blue tours were part of a great experience. Going on a guided tour on bike around the island was a great way to enter inside the historical atmosphere. Seeing a beautiful sunset from the dhow, going to see the whales and having lunch on a beautiful little […]

8 November

Adventures with Ilha Blue

Adventures with Ilha Blue

Ilha Blue is without doubt one of the best tourism operators whose services me and my family have requested during our trips. With a broad offer of activities for all tastes and budgets Ilha Blue allows one to unveil the beauty of the marvellous Mozambique Island in way one could not do by himself. The […]

8 November

Biking and kayaking – the best combination to discover Ilha de Mozambique!

Biking and kayaking – the best combination to discover Ilha de Mozambique!

The island is small, but if you would only walk on it you would get tired soon. So it was a very good idea to book the guided bicycle tour. We drove and stopped and got information about special houses, streets, history and went on – everything in a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere and a […]

14 March

1st visit to Ilha de Moçambique

1st visit to Ilha de Moçambique

The Ilha Blue group assisted by making this an memorable experience. Whether it be by taking a bike ride on the Island with historical information provided by a excellent guide or going out on the water with a kayak to snorkel and experience the magnificent scenes under the water. Thanks to the management and team […]

14 March

Adventures with Ilha Blue

Adventures with Ilha Blue

Ilha Blue is without doubt one of the best tourism operators whose services me and my family have requested during our trips. With a broad offer of activities for all tastes and budgets Ilha Blue allows one to unveil the beauty of the marvellous Mozambique Island in a way one could not do by himself. […]

14 March

Biking and kayaking – the best combination to discover Illha de Mozambique!

Biking and kayaking – the best combination to discover Illha de Mozambique!

The island is small, but if you would only walk on it you would get tired soon. So it was a very good idea to book the guided bicycle tour. We drove and stopped and got information about special houses, streets, history and went on – everything in a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere and a […]

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

Great experience!

Great experience!

I had found Ilha Blue through research I had done on the island. I was definitely interested in doing the bicycle tour around the island. The bicycle tour is quite fun and with the weather it was a truly memorable experience. Our guide was very informative and helpful and knows the island well. We went […]

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 […]

20 November

Bicycle tour… sun on your face and the ocean breeze in your hair

Bicycle tour… sun on your face and the ocean breeze in your hair

We spent 3 fantastic days on Mozambique Island and one morning we decided to take a bicycle tour of the island. The bicycles were Royal Mail imported from the UK and still in excellent condition, very comfortable, easy and fun to ride and the local guides were extremely knowledgeable and professional as they took us […]

27 August

Amazing tours!

Amazing tours!

I’ve been on the bicicleta tour, whale-watching trip and 3-fortaleza kayaking tour of the island – all absolutely amazing and led with great professionalism by local guides. The bicicleta tour was a great way to explore the island, to see parts of it, such as the interior of the macuti town and the slavery memorial […]

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 […]

27 August

Worth checking out the activities

Worth checking out the activities

Offering activities in English and in Portuguese (at least), Ilha Blue is definitely the place to look for if you’re looking for official tours. Ilha Blue has various options for guided tours, including whale watching, bike tours and sunset cruises. My friends and I did the guided bike tour, having two hours of historical sight […]

27 May

Great!

Great!

I had great communication with Pete before I even got to Mozambique. I didn’t have long on Ilha so I wanted to make sure I made the most of the time I did have there and decided on the half day cycle tour. My arrival in Ilha was delayed and Pete was very flexible in […]

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

Great little activity centre

Great little activity centre

I would definitely recommend the bicycle tour. Do this on the first morning after you arrive so you can get an idea of the island and the historical streets and buildings. I also went on the sunset dhow cruise which was also very good. If you’re lucky Gail might make her excellent pesto for the […]

26 May

Great experience and nice people

Great experience and nice people

During our stop in Ilha de Moçambique, we were sleeping in a backpacker near to Ilha Blue and we met the two owners Peter and Gail at the bar of the backpacker. In addition to being very nice people and friendly, they propose you great activities on this island which seems so quiet. We chose […]

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 […]

13 August

Great whale watching trip & bike tour

Great whale watching trip & bike tour

We stayed on Ilha for 6 days, and in this time took a whale watching trip on a dhow, and also did the bicycle tour of the Island. Peter and Gail run a great operation, very sustainable and clearly committed to engaging the local community. They were also a good source of information about the […]

13 August

Ilha Blue do it for Hugh!

Ilha Blue do it for Hugh!

A long journey to get to Ilha, but what a treat awaits. Ilha blue revealed to us the island and what lies just beyond, and they do it fabulously- by bike, sail, and kayak, plus snorkel and mask!Ilha Blue are well organised, friendly, laid back and good value.I can recommend them highly. Hugh B – Melbourne, […]

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 […]

26 March

Fantastic Ilha

I have had a wonderful holiday on Ilha de Mozambique. It may be a little inconvenient to get to the island when you land at the airport in Nampula but there are several ways to reach the island and it is worth the trouble . On the island I found a small shop which sells […]

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 perfect way to discover a beautiful island, run by lovely people

The perfect way to discover a beautiful island, run by lovely people

Ilha de Mozambique is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful, unique, culturally rich and fascinating places I have reached on my travels, and the lovely couple at Ilha Blue provide really fun and interesting ways to see the island. I started with a bicycle tour, with a very sweet local guide, which is a great, […]

26 March

Great island, great tour

Great island, great tour

Wow! I can really recommend this! The island is just breath-taking! We did a bike tour with a local guide, which was so good that we decided to take a kayak tour too! I’d never kayaked before, but really enjoyed the experience – great local guide and the people who run it are super nice. […]

26 March

The best experience ever!

The best experience ever!

I spent a couple of months in Ilha and soon I met Peter and Gail. The fun, happy, extremely friendly couple soon became my greatest friends there. Ilha by itself is a fantastic place. I travelled through 50 different countries and I have never seen a place like this. And the idea of showing the […]

26 March

A true local experience

A true local experience

My partner and I were lucky enough to do this tour when the company was first setting up. What impressed us most was the true local feel of the company. Pete and Gail have worked in linguistics and community development in remote Australia for a many years. They are also a heap of fun. It […]

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

Cycling Tour

Cycling Tour

It was very nice to rent a bicycle to explore Ilha, which is not something usual in Mozambique. The Ilha Blue people are very nice and have a great business plan by offering tourists some more active forms for getting to know (Ilha de) Mozambique and help locals working in tourism. Prices are very normal […]