Location: Mozambique Coast, Bazaruto & Quirimbas
No of rooms: 4 – 6
Style: Luxury fully staffed yacht charters
Highlights: Sailing from island to island without a care in the world, with all the kit you can imagine at your disposal
What’s the difference: Unlike everyone else staying in a lodge, you’ll be on a yacht.
Luxury Safari Company Award for: Best way to see Mozambique.
These yacht charters include all on board equipment and facilities at absolutely no extra charge, skipper and hostess, full board, all soft drinks, snorkeling, use of motorized tenders, island vists and excursions and all fuel, water and gas. We just don’t see how anything could be more fun than touring the stunning Mozambique Islands by luxury yacht.
Yacht charter can be combined very easily with lodges but see our Quirimbas island hopping options below:
The 32 islands that stretch some 200 miles along one of the most unexplored stretches of coastline in the world, the Quirimbas Archipelago is without doubt one of the best yacht charter destinations in the world. Most islands are uninhabited and all are blessed with white sandy beaches surrounded by a tropical Indian Ocean and a marine environment that has remained virtually untouched.
Encounter empty stretches of beaches and explore some of the world’s richest coral reefs. Discover a coastline fringed by tropical islands on an ancient Arab Dhow – still built to the same design as the vessels which a thousand years ago sailed from India. Snack on cashew nuts and tropical fruit and dine on the freshest of seafood of every description. Explore ancient forts and long abandoned street. Ibo Island is a destination like no other.
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 mangrove kayaking.
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.Show Less