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

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

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

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

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

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]