29 April

The Travelhadores

The Travelhadores

The ‘Travelhadores’ – the Northern Mozambique Tourism Workers Exchange has commenced. The concept of the Travelhadores (a play on the Portuguese term for workers trabalhadores) is to give tourism workers in the north of Mozambique the opportunity to experience other tourism operations, to share ideas and best practices and to experience tourism. Seven of us […]

5 March

ARTA awards – We’ve been longlisted!

ARTA awards – We’ve been longlisted!

ARTA awards – We’ve been longlisted! African Responsible Tourism Awards – Ilha Blue Island Safaris, Nominee for Best for Engaging People and Culture (https://bettertourismafrica.org) We’re very proud to stand alongside an inspiring group of responsible tourism businesses. The competition is tough and so it should be. There are no shortcuts to becoming a responsible tourism […]

6 December

Team building – Matanuska Mozambique

Team building – Matanuska Mozambique

It was a great pleasure to have the senior management team from Matanuska Mozambique (Banana Farm) with us again on Ilha de Mozambique for their second, weekend-long session of team building. At Ilha Blue we have designed a program that maximises interaction with the natural assets of the island and its nearby surrounds. The program […]

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

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 […]

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

Beautiful sunset boat tour!

Beautiful sunset boat tour!

We did the sunset boat tour around Ilha with Ilha Blue and had a wonderful time. The Ilha Blue staff was very warm and professional, and showed us around the beautiful island. Sunset is also a great time of day to be out on the water. All in all, I would highly recommend using Ilha […]

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

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

Great snorkelling outside Ilha de Mocambique and Goa Island!

Great snorkelling outside Ilha de Mocambique and Goa Island!

We took two trips with Ilha Blue. First was the kayaking combined with snorkelling around the Island. The snorkelling was actually surprisingly good, especially outside the eastern part of Ilha de Moçambique, where the corals had great colour! The second trip we took was to Goa Island for snorkelling on an old wreck. The snorkelling […]

8 November

Highly recommended if you’re visiting Ilha

Highly recommended if you’re visiting Ilha

We went on two trips with Ilha – snorkelling on a shipwreck near Goa Island and a kayaking/snorkelling trip. Both were excellent – the former in particular was a wonderful experience. We really liked Peter, Gail and their team – laid back but efficient, strong emphasis on building local capacity and skills and the things […]

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 […]

11 September

Humpback whales are STILL here!

Humpback whales are STILL here!

Humpback whales have arrived in big numbers this season. 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 4 or 5 times a week. We go by Swahili sailing dhow so as not disturb the whales as mothers teach young […]

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

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 […]

14 March

Perfect Ilha experience!

Perfect Ilha experience!

A beautiful sunset sailing culminating in a swim and drinks with the fortress as a stunning backdrop. Thanks Gail for hosting us! Raewyn – Cambridge, New Zealand View this tour

14 March

Beautiful Trip

Beautiful Trip

We drove from Nampula to Ilha de Mocambique. Had a great time as we were able to enjoy the view through the windows of our tourist bus. There was water all over and it was crystalline blue with lots of greenery surrounding it. Enjoyed the tour, we saw the fort which is a nice tourist […]

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

Great snorkelling outside Ilha de Mocambique and Goa Island!

Great snorkelling outside Ilha de Mocambique and Goa Island!

We took two trips with ilha blue. First was the kayaking combined with snorkeling around the Island. The snorkelling was actually suprisingly good, especially outside the eastern part of Ilha de Moçambique, where the corals had great colour! The second trip we took was to Goa Island for snorkeling on an old wreck. The snorkeling […]

14 March

Highly recommended if you’re visiting Ilha

Highly recommended if you’re visiting Ilha

We went on two trips with Ilha – snorkelling on a shipwreck near Goa Island and a kayaking/snorkelling trip. Both were excellent – the former in particular was a wonderful experience. We really liked Peter, Gail and their team – laid back but efficient, strong emphasis on building local capacity and skills and the things […]

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

Just sublime…

Just sublime…

First, there is no way anyone will be less than thrilled with their experience with Ilha Blue. The setting is spectacular and the trip was wonderful. But more importantly, Pete and Gail have created the type of business that makes you proud to support. They have generated meaningful employment for some wonderful local people. Their […]

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

Excellent experience with Ilha Blue

Excellent experience with Ilha Blue

Peter, Gail and all the Ilha Blue staff are fantastic. Snorkeling off Sete Paus was amazing and the coral reefs were gorgeous. I always recommend Ilha Blue to people traveling to Ilha de Mozambique. Maria Fernanda – Angoche, Mozambique View this tour

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

Immerse Yourself in the Culture of Ilha

Immerse Yourself in the Culture of Ilha

“Ilha” (what the locals call Mozambique Island), is an exotic mix of Swahili, Arabic, Indian and Portuguese culture. What better way to find out about the history of this island was by arranging a tour with Ilha Blue. I took a walking tour that visited historical Stonetown, vibrant Makuti Town and everywhere else in between. […]

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 […]

25 September

Whales!!! and what a great way to see the beauty of the island

Whales!!! and what a great way to see the beauty of the island

Great atmosphere, laid back sort of place and setup. I had a perfect day, very solid boat and professional guys to take you to a variety of islands for snorkeling, picnic and WHALE WATCHING… very WOW. Amazing clear blue water for snorkeling and a picture perfect beach to stop for a while. Surprisingly it’s run […]

20 September

Jumping whales

Jumping whales

A very exciting and professional tour sailing in the beautiful sea around Ilha de Mozambique. We saw a mother whale teaching jumping to her baby… Very close to our beatiful dhow! Silvia – Milan, Italy View this tour

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

Great experience, great people

Great experience, great people

Such very nice people (both the owners and staff). Great day kayaking one day and sailing/whale watching another. Very knowledgeable about local history, sites, activities, etc. They also helped us arrange ground transportation from Pemba, a town a few hundred kilometers North of Ilha de Mocambique – much lower cost than flying, and much quicker […]

27 August

A beautiful day out, sympathetic to local people and a right hoot!

A beautiful day out, sympathetic to local people and a right hoot!

We loved this trip. Pete took us out with his local boat team. We saw humpbacks breaching from a safe distance. Great food and drink on a lunch stop with clear vis snorkelling. Pete is a wonderful person and we chatted and exchanged views – fantastic. If you visit Mozambique island then call in for […]

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 August

The only business on the Island focused on activities!

The only business on the Island focused on activities!

Peter and Gail know the island and the area around, they know the people and they are willing to do whatever it takes to make sure your activity is top notch!! They even overcome nature. On a whale-watching cruise we happened to be in that short period of the year where the wind shifts from […]

27 August

Kayaking with Ilha Blue

Kayaking with Ilha Blue

We had the opportunity to go kayaking to the Forteleza and around the island and it was well worth it! The guide was knowledgeable and patient as it was our first time kayaking. Thank you Ilha Blue! Sarah Greenwood – Saskatchewan, Canada View this tour

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 […]

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 […]

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

Kayaking and day trip to the beach

Kayaking and day trip to the beach

It was a great experience to do these two day trips with them and their excellent staff. During the kayaking and snorkelling I felt always safe and in good hands. And the day trip was a relaxing alternative to the day before where we did the kayaking. The food was really well made and the […]

27 May

Cruise ship visit – Three Fortalezas Kayak Tour

Cruise ship visit – Three Fortalezas Kayak Tour

As a seasoned cruise passenger I take a great deal of trouble looking for alternatives to Cruise ship shore excursions when making port calls. There are so many variables involved when making arrangements in advance, the logistics often make it unviable. It was therefore with great delight, when I searched the web for activities on […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

27 May

The best Ilha experience!

The best Ilha experience!

It wouldn’t have felt like we explored the island properly if we didn’t come across Ilha Blue. They offer unbelievable boat trips to a secluded island, fantastic snorkelling and kayaking options and plenty of original and unique tours to cater for everyone. Don’t leave this island until you speak with Gail! Had a fantastic time!! […]

26 May

The Best!

The Best!

These guys really made our trip to Mozambique Island incredible! We took a number of their tours including the Dhow day tour, snorkelling and kayaking. All the tours are really well organised and very affordable. The staff are professional and speak great English, while the meals on offer are of top quality. The management are […]

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. […]

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

Very nice!

Very nice!

We enjoyed our whale watching trip with Ilha Blue. Managed to see plenty of beautiful humpback whales and stopped for snorkeling. The staff are very friendly and accommodating. Very much recommend the place! Sofi C – Bonn, Germany View this tour

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 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

Unwaning enthusiasm and fun!

Unwaning enthusiasm and fun!

The service provided by Ilha Blue was second to none from the very beginning and I’m so glad I stumbled across them whilst researching things to do on the island before leaving. This is a lovely operation, easily accessible from all hotels and hostels on the island, and run by a conscientious couple with a […]

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 […]

26 May

Wonderful time seeing the whales and picnicking in paradise!

Wonderful time seeing the whales and picnicking in paradise!

Highly recommend going on the fabulous whale watching trip! Gail and Pete are so friendly and knowledgeable. The picnic lunch was so nicely thought out – a real highlight! Gail even hooked me up with some antibiotic magic powder to cure my scabs from a previous knock. Thanks again! Joel – London View this tour

26 May

Marvellous Whale Watching

Marvellous Whale Watching

So many whales spotted that we lost the count! One even almost at our side, (it was a good feeling to be in a sturdy sailing boat that doesn´t agitate the enormous being). After all the whales, a nice swim and wonderful lunch under cooling shade, before sailing back. Overall a very nice experience to be […]

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

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

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

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

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 […]

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 […]

1 May

Mozambique Island Film Festival

Mozambique Island Film Festival

“When Mozambique launched its ambitious state-financed film institute in the 1970s, the Cine Teatro Nina on Mozambique Island was a thriving venue for cinema. More than 30 years later, the projectors have been replaced by the smell of hooks and bait and the old cinema has been turned into a warehouse for drying fish.” http://www.theafricareport.com/Music-Film/cinema-mozambiques-film-revival.html […]

26 March

More holiday time and better, cheaper flights to Northern Mozambique?

More holiday time and better, cheaper flights to Northern Mozambique?

Nacala International Airport in Mozambique is expected to start operating in August of this year. This is great news as it should lead to more flight options and hopefully cheaper travel for visitors and residents alike According to Club of Mozambique the work will be finished by the end of the first quarter of 2015. […]

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

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

An unforgettable experience – the adventurous should take note!

An unforgettable experience – the adventurous should take note!

I spent a good amount of time on Mozambique Island, a truly captivating location with a rich, preserved culture and a low-key, low-tourist atmosphere that leads you to feel as though you are making a discovery. I happened to meet the owners at a local spot and they convinced me to try out the kayak […]

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 […]