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Sailaway Dhow Safaris

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

We chose Sailaway for our trip to the southern end of Bazaruto because it was recommended by... read more

Reviewed 8 April 2017
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“fire pit” (3 reviews)
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Rua Marginal, Bairro Central, Vilanculos, Mozambique
+258 82 387 6350
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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
Reviewed 11 November 2015 via mobile

Dominique and his Team were OUTSTANDING. We headed to Two Mile Reef and had an EXCEPTIONAL tour with superb Snorkeling and "to die for" food which was prepared and cooked on the Dhow. A must for any traveler to Vilanculos

3  Thank Fakir0
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Hi, I'm traveling solo and wondering if it's possible to book a dhow safari trip without having a group set? That is, can I join an existing group scheduled for a dhow trip? (I see on the website the prices are listed per person in groups of minimum of 4)
12 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
Good Day We are very keen and interested in your Camping Safari ,I would like to enquire about a 2 Day Camping Safari for me and my wife later in this year ,We are from Jefffreys Bay and would have to fly the closest Airport which is Maputo ( I think ) any way, would it be possible for us to be pick up from the closest airport and to be takin to the camp? And what will the cost be for Transport? Another thing I would like to know is if I would be allowed to some spearfishing of the boat and donate the fish to the crew perhaps? Please can you give me a quote in SA Rands for a 2 night/ 3 day camping safari including the transport from and back to the airport. Many thanks and best Regards Deon Nel
5 April 2016|
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Judy W
Whats the price trip ? online site says from 43 to 90 dollars
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