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Ilha Blue

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Mozambique Island, Mozambique
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About Ilha Blue
Ilha Blue Island Safaris operate tours and activities in and around Ilha de Mocambique, an African World Heritage island floating in the Indian ocean. This is your chance to be immersed in real Ilha life – an exotic mix of Makua, Swahili, Arabic, Indian, and Portuguese cultures. We offer low impact, small group tours by bicycle, sea-kayak and Arabic sailing dhow. Each tour provides you with a unique and intimate Ilha experience.
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We did a dhow snorkelling/whale watching/barbecue-lunch-on-an-island trip as well as a cycling cultural tour of Ilha. Both were excellent. Friendly, skilled staff; excellent skippering of the dhow; simple, great lunch; knowledgeable and engaging guide for the cultural tour. Highly recommend both.

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Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a great time with Ilha Blue. Pete and Gail were open, thoughtful and treated everyone from staff to guests as family friends. We saw a several whales, and even some dolphins, and had time to explore Ilha de Goa, eat phenomenal fish barbecue...More

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Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We had a couple of wonderful trips with Ihla Blue while we were on Ihla de Mozambique - one trip was island hopping and snorkelling, and the other whale watching when we saw humpback whales and had a lovely lunch on the beach on a...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Mark R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent service, nice team. We went on a whale watching sail trip, and snorkeling. Both wonderful, and yummy lunch on the beach.

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Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked the bike tour on arrival to Ilha and it was an excellent introduction to this unique place. We also did the Baobab Dhow safari day trip and again had a great day out with friendly staff, excellent food, beautiful beaches and a great...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Gail W, Owner at Ilha Blue, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Gerry! It was great to meet you and we're so glad you all enjoyed the trips so much.

Reviewed May 8, 2019

Despite an approaching cyclone, the team at Ilha made it happen...safety was not set aside as the team used a gap in the weather to provide for a thoroughly enjoyable dhow ride/ snorkelling experience with an interruption only to have a freshly grilled lunch on...More

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Date of experience: April 2019
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Peter A, Owner at Ilha Blue, responded to this reviewResponded May 15, 2019

Hey, thanks for that review, I remember the day well. Without your enthusiasm we probably wouldn't have even tried. Pleased that we did, great to know it all worked out and and that you enjoyed it so much. See you next time, hopefully with more...More

Reviewed April 8, 2019

We did s dhow trip to Goa Island from Ilha de Mozambique and it was great. Good snorkelling over a shipwreck and good crew guiding & tending us. Can highly recommend this provider.

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Date of experience: March 2019
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Gail W, Owner at Ilha Blue, responded to this reviewResponded April 13, 2019

Thank you for your comments. Yes it's true, we are a bit more expensive because we strive to provide the best and always a bit more. :)

Reviewed March 25, 2019

We had an amazing experience going on a boat and snorkeling tour organised by Ilha Blue! All crew members were very friendly and looked after us - we felt very safe. The highlight was grilling fish on a paradise island where we were all alone...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Gail W, Owner at Ilha Blue, responded to this reviewResponded April 1, 2019

We are really pleased you enjoyed your trip so much. We all love what we do and as you noticed, it shows. Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review.It all helps!

Reviewed December 2, 2018

I took the day trip dhow ride. It was incredible. We ate lunch under a huge Baobab tree, went snorkeling at a white sand beach, where the sand was so white it hurt my eyes. Then we hiked overland across the Cabaceiras headlands to an...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Gail W, Owner at Ilha Blue, responded to this reviewResponded December 2, 2018

It was great to have you on tour Owen. The Baobab dhow safari is a particular favorite of mine. A good mixture of beach and culture. Really great that it worked so well for you.

Reviewed November 28, 2018

We started our trip at 9a.m. at the shop and took a short walk to the sailboat. Once aboard we took a short ride to the first snorkeling spot. The water was beautiful and inviting. The crew is very helpful and do speak a bit...More

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Date of experience: November 2018
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Gail W, Owner at Ilha Blue, responded to this reviewResponded December 2, 2018

Thanks very much for your review. There is certainly some great snorkel sites around Ilha and the surrounding uninhabited islands. I wish I could go everyday!

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Heather R
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Response from Peter A | Property representative |
Hi Heather. It depends which tour you choose. Most tours around $20 with discounts for kids
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