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.
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 is very clean although do not expect big waves, the ocean is very shallow near the shore. There is an option to swim in a nearby lagoon but we definitely preferred the ocean.
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 trips such a day trip on a local dhow picnicking on one of the nearby Islands and snorkeling in the pristine waters.
They are organised and efficient and well worth using for Island entertainment.
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
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 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 these activities are reasonable priced. It felt great to give back to one of the few local companies that is attempting to restore tourism in Ilha.
I highly recommend Ilha Blue for anyone that is looking to explore the turquoise blue waters and fascinating history in Ilha de Mozambique.
Mark – Washington DC, USA
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
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 activities as well as the staff and Pete (by lack of words – “the boss”) can only be rated with 5 stars being needed to point out that from our 15 days journey in Mozambique (from Maputo to Pemba) the three days spent on the Ilha were the most fun and interesting ones.
From the several services provided by Ilha Blue we must recommend the bicycle tour around the island which will allow one to better understand the place and locals and the three fortalezas loop which provides delightful snorkelling spots and the possibility of one to say he has circumnavigated the island. Accessible, affordable and run by kind and helpful people Ilha Blue must be praised and be in your top choices when choosing to better know the Ilha.
Pedro and Cristina – Marinha Grande, Portugal
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 was amazing and you can see big parts of the ship and its engine! There are also lots of fishes in the corals growing on the wreck! Thanks Gail and Peter for two great days!
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 we did with them were just a lot of fun.
Ed – Sydney, Australia