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.

Dhow safaris

 

 

 

 

 

Join with other travellers to explore the islands or hire your own private dhow for the day. 

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.

Camping Goa or Cobras islands

 

 

 

Affordable self contained or indulgent fully catered camping adventures

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.

Selemane

O Capitão, lost with out him

Atija

Cooking up a storm

Abdul

Whale Spotter Extraordinaire

Fahar

Smooth Operator

Saputu

Laugh Cook Smile

Renti

Born to Sail

Gail

Too much is never enough

Selemane

Your guide in the hood

Anrane

Everyone Knows him

Momade

Always Ready

Pete

The Brit of All Trades

Pilale

Cool Calm Capable

What our enthusiastic travellers say about Ilha Blue

Impeccable Crew “My fiancé and I loved our experience with Ilha Blue for the day trip on the boat to 2 islands including lunch. To be honest what stood out the most was the lovely lunch they prepared right there on the beach. Abassi outdid any other restaurant we ate at on the island! I am not exaggerating! He prepared a lovely coconut rice with Siri sir curry (their local dish), fish fillets (super tender and juicy given they prepare dit over an open fire), magoes for dessert, and an assortment of salads and piri piri sauces! I was comfortable on the trip and felt safe throughout the whole day with the crew. I would only suggest they extended it an hour longer to catch the sunset on the boat as we retained to Ilha de Mocambique. Definitely repeating this trip, even if its just to have Chef Abassi prepare lunch again! Thank you Ilha Blue Team!” Date of experience: November 2020 Samantha Frade
Good value, great service, fun experience “You won't regret this - I've been to almost 70 countries and this is really great value and a fun experience. Pete was flexible in arranging a trip for me when his team usually has a day off. The boat, drinks, freshly cooked seafood, activities and conversation were all fantastic. Pete provided a lot of great background and information about the island and other activities you can do. He helped me hire some guys to take me across the water the following day. I don't think any other boat companies speak much English so bear this in mind - I speak Portuguese but this is still the best option. The other boat companies I saw are run by nice people but don't understand the full customer service concept regarding guided explanations, activities, food, etc. They'll just taxi you somewhere. Pete and many others on the island are working hard to foster tourism in the region, educate the locals and ultimately help the economy. It's a stunning intersection of world history and trade with beautiful scenery, food and fun people.” Date of experience: December 2019 Damon P.
4.5/5

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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