Mozambique yacht charters operate among the 37 islands of the Quirimbas and
Bazaruto Archipelago in Mozambique, east Africa. Yacht charter offered are
diving and fishing, as well as general island cruising yacht charters and
These are private charters where you charter the whole boat for your group
of friends or family with a skipper, deck hands and chef on board to cater
for your every need. All the yachts are professionally crewed and fully
licensed with all the required certification.
All yachts are chartered on a whole yacht basis and can accommodate from 1
to 8 guests depending on the yacht
Experience the pleasure of a yacht charter adventure at its best. Spend time
aboard well equipped, purpose-build charter Catamarans. Dive,
Snorkel, Cruise, Fly Fish, Fish or explore the warm clear waters
surrounding selected Indian Ocean Islands.
Charter yachts in African waters are all owned by private individuals and
operated for the purpose of offering yacht charters holidays; and as such
not all our yachts are identical. Yacht Charters in the African region are
very different to the rest of the world. There are no mariners here with a
dozen identical yachts waiting to be chartered.
Yacht and island
resort combo in the Quirimbas and Bazaruto
The options for combining a yacht charter and spending a few days at one of
the many island lodges are numerous. These options are ideal for clients who
want to experience both a yacht cruise and the luxury island lodges, or
those who prefer the idea of an island based holiday but would like to taste
the island hopping cruising experience.
You can easily combine any one of our yachts with islands and lodges in
Bazaruto, Quirimbas or the Zanzibar regions.
You will have the chance to cruise and explore the islands and then the
yacht will drop you off on the beach of your chosen islands lodge or resort.
There is a minimum of 4 nights required when charting a yacht, and an ideal
combination would be:
5 nights yacht & 2 nights lodge
7nights yacht & 3 nights lodge
...but the choice is yours!
We offer a range of unique yacht or island / land based fishing holidays
that can combine fishing, safaris, watersports, cruising, sailing, island
hoping, exploration and cultural interaction and discovery in areas where
you won’t be sharing the water with hundreds of other yachts or fishermen.
In Africa you will have her ocean and islands virtually to yourself! For
people looking for a fishing based holiday with a difference, this is it!
The world is starting to realize that Africa, from the coral reefs of the
Indian Ocean and the kelp forests of the Atlantic to the mighty rivers and
lakes of its interior are some of the richest, most biologically diverse
environments on earth and offer some of the greatest, untouched and exciting
fishing in the world.
There is no destination, no matter how hard you look that can compare with
Scuba Dive Charters
seems only fitting that just as terrestrial Africa with its lions and
elephants, rhino and zebras has come to hold an iconic allure, this
underwater Africa should also be seen in a similar vein: the Serengeti of
the Seas" (National Geographic)
Africa, until now has primarily been marketed as a land-based safari
destination. Its oceans and marine environments have virtually been ignored
and there is little awareness of Africa and its Indian Ocean Islands as a
dive destination among the world’s general dive community.
But things are starting to change! The world is starting to realize that the
African coast, from the coral reefs of the Indian Ocean to the kelp forests
of the Atlantic is one of the richest, most biologically diverse marine
environments on earth.
Infact in the most recent edition of the Dive Atlas of the World: An
Illustrated Reference to the Worlds Best Sites written by Jack Jackson
destinations that were included were Cape Town and diving with the Great
White Sharks along with South Africa's Aliwal Shoal, Protea Banks and
Sodwana Bay. In Mozambique Ponta do Ouro, Bazaruto Archipelago and Inhambane
as well as Tanzania's Mafia, Zanzibar and Pemba Islands were included.
7 night Quirimbas
island cruise itinerary
The Quirimbas Archipelago consists of over 30 islands, stretching north to
south along the coastline of Northern Mozambique. The 5 main islands are
Ibo, Quilalea, Matemo Medjumbe and Vamizi Island, with the other 27 islands
remaing largely unexplored and uninhabited. The island of Mogundula listed
here, is just one example of what the other 27 islands are like.
Your cruise will take in most, if not all of the main islands, plus, time
permitting many other islands like uninhabited Mogundula.
QUIRIMBAS ARCHIPELAGO - ISLAND HOPING CRUISE – EXAMPLE ITINERARY
Day 1: Arrive in Pemba, meet and greet assistance and transfer to yachts.
Briefing and set sail for Quirimbas Archipelago. Depending on arrival time /
departure dive same afternoon and fish while underway to overnight
anchorage. Overnight at Tari Bay. Great snorkelling, diving, fishing and
Day 2: Wake to coffee / tea and a light snack before diving or any other
activities you prefer. Return to breakfast and a 2nd dive if you wish. After
breakfast set sail north to Quilalea region for overnight anchorage.
En-route we can stop and explore Quisiva Island and its old fort.
Dive sites and game fishing can be enjoyed along with all other activities.
Overnight in the lee of Quisiva Island or depending on conditions we head
further north to Quilalea Island.
Day 3: An early start, depending on where we moored overnight and set sail
for Ibo Island. Explore Ibo Island and its history and enjoy mangrove
kayaking, bird watching, historical tours of the island, cultural
interaction. Overnight in the lee of Ibo Island
Day 4: Rise to coffee / tea and light snack before heading to Matemo and
Rolas Islands. Explore Matemo and Rolas Island, dive and fish and spend some
time at the island resort on Matemo Island.
Day 5: Medjumbe Island
Explore Matemo and Rolas Island, dive and fish and spend some time at the
island resort on Medjumbe Island Island.
Day 6: Medjumbe Island
Overnight sail back to Matemo Island
Day 7:Spend the day at Matemo enjoy all the activities on board.Late in the
evening while guests are sleeping the yacht will sail overnight to arrive in
Pemba in time for a late morning departure for Pemba airport.
Day 8: Arrive in Pemba mid morning for departure.