Taking care of the environment

Ilha's marine environment is amongst the most beautiful and bio-diverse anywhere on earth, but its also an ecosystem in danger. We are partners in the World Cetacean Alliance and fully committed to conservation: tapping into the passion of key thinkers and activists from around the world and bringing that energy and expertise here to benefit Ilha.

Partnering for local benefit

People need jobs and real business opportunities to move out of poverty. Together we are working to create a model for long-term economic growth that benefits families and strengthens the social and cultural fabric of this very special place. We vigorously embrace inclusivity and diversity. Our aim is to create a shared experience that benefits visitors and locals alike.

Keeping you safe

No other operator on Ilha takes the safety of their clients as seriously as we do. We have all the necessary licenses for the boats and crew. We carry first aid and lifejackets in all sizes. Our motors are professionally maintained and our captains and sailors are the very best; chosen for their personality and experience. Its the international standard that agents demand and which we are proud to be able to provide.

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Explore day trips and camping adventures

Join a group and sail the archipelago for fun and adventure. Or let us design a camping trip exclusive for you, your family and friends. 

Get active, stay fit







A visit to Ilha is an opportunity to be active and stay fit. We have bike tours, bike hire, kayaking, snorkelling and a whole lot more things to make you feel great about yourself.

Discover World Heritage History and Culture

Go with a local to explore the island's history, and immerse yourself in its vibrant culture
Whale watching at kids' pace. Memorable whale watch moments, island beach and fun. Our crew will work with you to decide what's best 

Relax at Cafe Azulejo







We are tepping up the comfort & style. Ilha Blue's shop will have coffee and cakes in the morning, afternoon wind-down or pre-dinner spritz and other summery drinks. And soon late night cocktails

The Team

All the beautiful people who make it happen.


O Capitão, lost with out him


Cooking up a storm


Whale Spotter Extraordinaire


Smooth Operator


Laugh Cook Smile


Born to Sail


Too much is never enough


Your guide in the hood


Everyone Knows him


Always Ready


The Brit of All Trades


Cool Calm Capable

What our enthusiastic travellers say

Super whale watching trip with Ihla Blue - highly recommended We had a couple of wonderful trips with Ihla Blue while we were on Ihla de Mozambique - one trip was island hopping and snorkelling, and the other whale watching when we saw humpback whales and had a lovely lunch on the beach on a deserted island afterwards. We love the fact that Ihla Blue is promoting responsible whale watching and were properly and very professionally kitted out. Reviewed August 19, 2019 Mark R
Ahoy! Whale-watching at its best We had a great time with Ilha Blue. Pete and Gail were open, thoughtful and treated everyone from staff to guests as family friends. We saw a several whales, and even some dolphins, and had time to explore Ilha de Goa, eat phenomenal fish barbecue and sail home on their lovely dhow. Well worth taking the time to go - and almost wish we'd gone twice!
South Africa

About the Island of Mozambique

Ilha de Mozambique, or just ‘Ilha’ as the locals say, is the heartbeat of the North with its colourful, vibrant culture and friendly people. As the former capital of Mozambique it has an extra special place in the hearts and minds of all Mozambicanos (Indeed the country took its name from the island rather than the other way round!) and the entire island is UNESCO World Heritage listed. And at only 3 kilometres long and 500 metres wide, it’s the perfect size for getting around by bicycle and kayak.

Ilha was once a significant link in the centuries-old African trade route to India and Europe and the island remains entrenched in history. This fascinating past is enhanced and contrasted by its fabulous contemporary culture….

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