Used throughout the Indian Ocean for thousands of years, these slender, long-hulled vessels are the preferred mode of transport for Bazaruto’s traders and fishermen. Enjoy a range of excursions by dhow, including a romantic sunset voyage.
Paradise Island Snorkelling Adventure
Travel by boat to nearby Paradise Island and swim amongst dazzling schools of brightly coloured fish. Sunbathe on pristine sands and savor a delicious barbecue picnic.
Dugongs, Turtles, Whales & Dolphins
Spot dolphins dancing in the waves. Look out for humpback whales from August to October, and whale sharks from April to July.
Turtles also frequent the waters, and leatherback, loggerhead and green turtles often come ashore to lay their eggs. Lucky guests may also glimpse the elusive dugong.
The Bazaruto Archipelago has been a national park since 1971, and a strong marine conservation policy of tag and release ensures sustainability - and many a prize catch. Anglers looking to test their skills can try their hand at catching the black, blue and striped marlin for which the area is known.
The Dom Carlos Spectacular
Drive by the lakes, villages, dunes, beaches, including Sailfish Bay and Dolphin Bay, all the way to the very tip of the northern point of Bazaruto Island to the famous Dom Carlos Point. Enjoy swimming, snorkelling, witnessing majestic bird and marine life with the Bazaruto lighthouse as your backdrop.
Bazaruto is an ornithologist’s dream, home to over 180 species of bird, including a vast range of Palearctic migrants, 26 species of waders, and huge flocks of pelicans and flamingos that frequent the coastal lakes and tidal pools.