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Luxury live-aboard in the Quirimbas Archipelago, the very best dives of Mozambique

16700 USD 8 days / 7 nights

Quirimbas Diving

THE VERY FIRST LUXURY LIVE-ABOARD OF MOZAMBIQUE! DIVE IN STYLE THE MOST PRISTINE AND RARELY EXPLORED REEFS OF THE QUIRIMBAS ARCHIPELAGO AND ITS 32 ISLANDS.

DAY 1 / PEMBA – TARI BAY

Meet and greet at Pemba airport and transfer to the catamaran. After a safety briefing you’ll set sail for the islands of Quirimbas Archipelago.
You might be able to take a dive en route or and fish while underway to overnight anchorage. Overnight at Tari Bay which is just fantastic the most fantastic place for snorkeling, diving and mangrove kayaking.

DAY 2 / TARI BAY – QUISIVA & QUILALEA ISLANDS

Wake to coffee or tea and a light snack before jumping in for a morning dive. Return to breakfast and take a 2nd dive if you wish or save it for later and enjoy other activities.
After breakfast set sail north to Quilalea region for overnight anchorage. En-route we will stop and explore Quisiva private Island located 19 miles North of Pemba and its old fort.
Quilalea is a private uninhabited island paradise surrounded by the pristine waters of a marine sanctuary.
Overnight in the lee of Quisiva Island or depending on conditions we head further north to Quilalea Island.

DAY 3 / QUILALEA ISLAND - IBO ISLAND

An early start set sail for the magical Ibo Island on the crystal clear and warm waters. In between 2 dives you will have the chance to explore Ibo magical Island and its history. Enjoy mangrove kayaking, bird watching, historical tours of the island, cultural interaction. Visit the fortresses, walk the lovely streets and watch the local silversmiths at work.
Overnight in the lee of Ibo Island.

DAY 4 / IBO ISLAND – MATEMO & ROLAS ISLAND

Rise to coffee or tea and light snack before heading to Matemo and Rolas Islands. Matemo island is 8km long, and you can spend leisurely time exploring countless coves, as the warm ocean laps your feet. The tropical clear waters around Matemo benefits of a spectacular and pristine marine life, spectacular coral “bommies”, reef banks, wall dives and a fascinating wreck dive, allow divers of all ability to experience a dazzling world of marine diversity.
Rolas Island is surrounded by crystal clear waters with breath-taking reefs to snorkel and a stunning white sandy peninsular. Visit the fishing village on Rolas and get an insight into the lives of the Mozambican fishermen and their families

DAY 5 / ROLAS ISLAND - MEDJUMBE ISLAND

Explore Matemo and Rolas Islands, dive and enjoy other activities.
Set sail for the exquisite Medjumbe private Island. Arrival, set anchor and overnight on the yacht. The paradise island of endless white sand and translucent seas is only 1 kilometer long and 500 meters wide. Feel free to spend some time at its luxury lodge.

DAY 6 / MEDJUMBE ISLAND

Dive, Snorkel and explore the area. In the evening the catamaran will set sail for Matemo island.
Overnight sail back to Matemo Island

DAY 7 / MATEMO ISLAND – PEMBA

Spend the day at Matemo enjoying 2 dives and all the activities offered 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 / PEMBA

Arrival in mi-morning Pemba and transfer to the airport. Continuation of your journey.

Please note that this is sample typical itinerary that may be modified according to your customers’ liking but is also dependent on tides and weather conditions.

THE BOAT

The Fly Bridge Power Catamaran offers a level of fishing that is unrivaled anywhere on the East African coast. The vessel is manned by professional captain and crew that all have extensive blue water sailing experience as well as experience of chartering. There is usually 2 or 3 crew on board.

The Cat will also be accompanied by two x 18ft motor boats handy use for supporting scuba divers.

Guest Spaces & Cabins

With 3 cabins that can be either twin or queen-size double beds, it is ideally suited for a range of charters from a group of friends want to go fishing or diving to family holidays or couples looking for the ultimate island adventure.
It can accommodate a maximum of 6 guests in 3 cabins, with 2 separate crew cabins. There are 2 separate bathrooms with electric flush toilet, wash basin & shower with pressurized hot & cold water. There is also a deck shower for rinsing off after swimming in the sea!

Saloon & Galley

The main saloon area has comfortable leather upholstered cushioned seating areas and there is a flat screen TV and DVD player plus stereo and music system for guest’s entertainment.
The Galley is well equipped with a 4 Burners propane oven and stove, hot and cold water, microwave, fridge and separate freezer and plenty of working and cupboard space for the crew to prepare wonderful meals.

Fly Bridge

A 5 person seating area plus Full Walk-around fly bridge deck with 2 corner seats and front access directly down to the coach roof and front trampoline area or to the cockpit.

Yacht Systems and Instrumentation

The yacht comes equipped with all the necessary electronics equipment you would expect on a charter yacht as well as satellite phone communications systems for emergencies. The yacht has a generator and solar panels and plug sockets for 12 V and 220 V in the main saloon and in each cabin for charging items such as cameras etc. Category A Off shore safety gear, life rafts and life jackets are also of course on-board.

Space

As a Fly Bridge Power Catamaran it offers guests a huge amount of space, with the interior main saloon, rear cockpit area and front trampolines and of course the Fly Bridge area up top available for guests. So if you want a little bit of your own time and space while on board, you will find plenty of it, not to mention you will have just about every beach or island pretty much all to yourselves too!

MEALS AND BEVERAGES

Meals are subject to guest’s wishes and preferences…so we don’t have a set menu available! Food is brought in from South Africa and supplemented with local produce and seafood. Water, local sodas, teas and coffees are included.
There are chefs too on-board so guests will get a proper culinary experience while on charter.

ACTIVITIES

Fishing
Scuba Diving obviously!
Diving Support Vessels
Kayaking & Snorkeling
Two Sea kayaks as well as various other inflatable toys making her also an ideal general island cruising yacht.

The catamaran is also the ideal home base and support vessel for other adventure charters such as kite-surfing, stand-up paddle boarding, windsurfing and kayaking. Fun expeditions can be arranged.

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Price terms and conditions

$16.700 FOR THE EXCLUSIVE USE OF THE BOAT BASE ON 6 PASSENGERS

The rate includes:

- 7 nights in double or twin cabin on board the catamaran
- Full board, snacks and picnics
- 8 days cruise
- 12 or 13 dives
- Full use of the main motor yatch and the 2 18ft motor skiffs outboard, engines, radios, fish finders and safety gear
- Water, local soft drinks, tea and coffee
- All on-board equipment and facilities at no extra cost. All activities are included : fishing, kayaks, island visits
- Diesel
- Return transfer from Pemba airport to the boat
- The expertise and services of a highly qualified dive instructor on board

The rate excludes:

- Flights and associated taxes
- Equipment rental $30 per day
- Personal and travel insurances (mandatory)
- Non mentioned activities
- Alcohol – A drinks list will be provided and pre-orders will be taken for beers, wines and spirits. The vessel will be stocked based on your requests and subject to what drinks are available. You will be invoiced prior to the charter on your arrival. You’re also welcome to bring your own bottles.
- Everything non-mentioned above

Refundable caution for the use of all the on-board facilities $1.000 per cruise

It is advisable to bring your own diving equipment.

Please not that there will be no refunds for a weather affected trip.

Rates might vary for reasons out of our control and will be confirmed upon booking.