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 Blue for exploring Ilha de Mozambique.
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 Mozambique
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!
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 island or snorkelling around the Discovery ship made my stay on the island memorable. I only missed a trip to Ilha das Cobras. Next time!
Emanuela – Suceava, Romania
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 to get all the information we wanted and we immediately opted for the sunset dhow sail. We were very lucky, because the huge, wonderful dhow was all for the two of us – although a whole crew was keeping it going and Pete suggested to come with us as to take care of things, including drinks (yes, drinks, because you will enjoy your aperitivo on a sail, wooden boat overlooking the sunset…). We accepted joyfully and the whole sail – going around Ilha, jumping in the warm water before the Fortress, chatting, relaxing and sipping a beer – was incredibly pleasant. Pete and his partner Gail, whom we had the chance to briefly meet just before saying goodbye, are caring yet discrete, besides being passionate professionals with strong attention to the people and the places they interact with. Thank you, guys!
Sestante – Maputo, Mozambique
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 trip!
Reviewer – Cape Town, South Africa