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Sailaway Dhow Safaris

Rua Marginal, Bairro Central, Vilanculos, Mozambique
+258 82 387 6350
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Wonderful sailing experience

We had a fantastic 3 day/2 night sailing dhow safari with Sailaway. We went to several different... read more

Reviewed 7 June 2017
Emily G
Great way to explore the Bazaruto archipelago

We flew into Vilanculos from JHB and from the moment we landed we were taken care of. We stayed in... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2017
Durban, South Africa
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We offer all inclusive day and overnight dhow safaris to the Bazaruto Archipelago National Park. Accommodation options on overnight safaris include camping or lodge accommodation on the mainland whilst on safari. Excellent food, refreshments, snorkeling over reefs and exploring the islands in the Archipelago. Day safari rate from Mt 2,850 p/p and overnight safaris from Mt7,350 p/p.
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  • Very good13%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“fire pit” (3 reviews)
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“mile reef” (13 reviews)
Rua Marginal, Bairro Central, Vilanculos, Mozambique
+258 82 387 6350
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Reviewed 7 June 2017

We had a fantastic 3 day/2 night sailing dhow safari with Sailaway. We went to several different islands, snorkeled 2 mile reef twice (BEST snorkeling I've ever done!), and hiked beautiful sand dunes. Our guide Dom was knowledgeable and great company on the boat. The...More

Thank Emily G
Reviewed 9 April 2017

We flew into Vilanculos from JHB and from the moment we landed we were taken care of. We stayed in the chalets offered by Sailaway and spent a week with our host Kerry Butler.Our accommodation was comfortable and far away from the hustle of the...More

Thank JBkamp
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

We chose Sailaway for our trip to the southern end of Bazaruto because it was recommended by friends. The prices was a little high for us as South Africans but the the trip was with it. Our guide was informative, friendly and helpful. The food...More

Thank taminaughton
Reviewed 28 December 2016

We booked a trip to Magaruque by dhow with these guys, and it was great. Our first activity in Mozambique, we were enthralled by the fire pit (on a wooden boat), and the multitude of colours on said boat. The crew were really good, they...More

Thank W0lf68
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Our group of 6 did the two day one night camping safari and really loved it. First you need to realize that sailing on the dhow boat is part of the experience since most of the day is actually spent on the boat getting to...More

Thank Jessica J
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

We had a rtwo day one night Dhow safari with sail away. Lots of snorkeling, dune walking, swimming and sunbathing. Dolphins swam by the boat, dogons and whales. Snorkelled off reefs and beaches as well as off the dhow. Sailaway offer a beach camp with...More

Thank Bozeman-Dublin
Reviewed 16 June 2016

I was fortunate to join just for the day with 2 ladies on a 3 day trip, going to Bazaruto Island was absolutely fantastic, most relaxing and stunning scenery. ALL the crew were outstanding right from go with answering emails and then on the dhow....More

1  Thank Deb W
Reviewed 26 April 2016

The two person crew were friendly, accommodating and cooked one of the best meals I had eaten in Mozambique on the boat! then brought the food bare footed across rocks to serve us. We motored out and sailed back - a delightful experience and the...More

3  Thank yvonne006-13
Reviewed 23 January 2016

You're going on a boat trip.... ?! it is way more then that! its an adventure! Just the hype around getting ready to climb on board and you already excited.. Off you set across the sea, to a beautiful island in the sun. Tea/coffee/juices offered...More

3  Thank Fortunesgate
Reviewed 11 January 2016

We had an excellent day of spectacular snorkeling and good sightseeing with Sailaway. We rented the large rubber-duck for a private day trip to the Bazaruto Islands and two-mile-reef. We were 4 adults. The guide, Dominique, was very helpful and accommodating and has very good...More

2  Thank VanWykStemmet
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13 May 2016|
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Response from Fortunesgate | Reviewed this property |
as soon as you gt there , call them and let them know that you are on your own, if they have other groups - you can join them .. if there are no groups they will let you know as soon as they have enough people. but you must... More
Judy W
23 December 2014|
Response from Simon N | Property representative |
Dear Judy, We run a variety of trips, including day visits and overnight safaris staying at our campsite. You can see what is on offer and the current trip prices on our website, which you can find if you google us as... More