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Yacht Charter to Pemba & Zanzibar Island
in East Africa

Discover Zanzibar & Pemba Island by yacht

Yacht Charter to Pemba & Zanzibar Island in East Africa

Zanzibar & Pemba Island Yacht Charter Itineraries

 

Pemba Island 

Pemba Island, lying north of Zanzibar is surrounded by exotic coral reefs of every form and description, beautiful smaller islands, deep channels  and exotic white sandy beaches. Its interior is very different from the other islands in the region with gentle, undulating hills and deep verdant valleys covered with dense clove, coconut and mango plantations.

The Pemba Island Archipelago is made up of a series of smaller islands enclosing an incredible inner sea with islands, reefs, mangrove creeks and deep-water channels. The beautiful outlying islands off Pemba remain completely untouched, with un-trodden sandy beaches. Some have remote villages, others are uninhabited. Spending time on a yacht in these waters is superb, and you can sometimes have the whole place practically to yourself.

Zanzibar Island

The mere mention of the word evokes a sense of mystery and excitement, of pristine white beaches and colourful markets redolent with the heady aroma of spices that made these islands famous. Whilst being a popular beach destination Zanzibar also offers some wonderful cruising for yacht based charters. Beautiful beaches, gin clear water with an average temperature in the high twenties, year round reliable trade winds all glued together by the incredibly warm Swahili culture makes this a must see destination

Unique & Exclusive Zanzibar Cabin Cruises

The following is a guideline itinerary only, as we prefer to keep things flexible to match our guests interests and requirements, the mood on the day and optimizing weather and conditions to create the best experience we can. 

Longer charters  are available to combine other areas such as Mafia and Pemba Island  Archipelago. ​
 

Ask us for a quote.

 

You can easily add on a beach resort  or a safari to this cruise and then you have a Sail & Safari!

 

A unique combination, ONLY available here in East Africa!

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7 Nights / 8 days Zanzibar & Pemba

Fom USD 14,000 USD per week

 

Includes

  • Use of the yacht with all on board water sports equipment 

  • Skipper, Crew 

  • Breakfast, Lunch And Dinner and all Snacks

  • Teas & Coffees, Water and Soft Drinks, 

  • Selected local beers and table wine

  • Mineral water 

  • Bedding and Towels.

  • Water Sports 

  • Fuel For Main Yacht and Tenders

  • Cash box

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Spice Islands Shared Adventure

Zanzibar  & Pemba Yacht Charter

Zanzibar & Pemba Island
Yacht Cabin Cruises

Day 1: Stone Town to Mangwapani

We start with the guests boarding the vessel in Stone Town, a world heritage site recognized as the oldest Arabian city still functioning today.

We will cruise west to some small islands and sandbanks just off shore from Stone Town for your first snorkel.

 

The we head north exploring the islands like Chapwani and Changu Island where there is a giant turtle sanctuary. Go ashore and see these beautiful creatures some over 100 years old, do some snorkelling.

We will find an overnight anchorage for the night.


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Day 2  Misali Island to to Njao Gap, Pemba Island Archipelago             

  • Breakfast at Mesali Island

  • Land based activity - experience the island (Turtle Beach) on foot  - a change to swim and snorkel in the crystal clear water caves 

  • Return to the yacht and enjoy a freshly prepared lunch on board  

  • Free time to relax, swim, snorkel, read, siesta….     

  • Land based activity - back to Turtle Beach for a perfect sunset whilst we serve you drinks and light snacks          

  • Surprise! BBQ on the beach under the stars! After dinner enjoy the fire, clear starry skies and see how many coconut crabs you can spot.
             

Day 3 Mesali Island to to Njao Gap, Pemba Island Archipelago                 

  • Breakfast at Misali Island, Pemba Island

  • Heading north to Njao Gap. Fishing (and sailing - weather permitted) on the way  Njao Gap

  • Arrival at Njao Gap. Swimming and snorkeling the reef of Njao Gap           

  • Lunch on board         

  • Free time to relax, swim, snorkel, read, siesta….     

  • Land based activity - experience the village of Mkia La Ngombe on foot    

  • Return to the yacht and enjoy a perfect sunset and cocktails on board      

  • Dinner on board
           

Day 4 Njao Gap to Kokota Island, Pemba Island Archipelago              

  • Breakfast at Njao Gap, Pemba Island

  • Heading to the remote Kokota Island. Fishing (and sailing - weather permitted) on the way.

  • Arrival at Kokota Island. Swiming and snorkeling the reef of Kokota Island

  • Lunch on board         

  • Free time to relax, swim, snorkel, read, siesta….     

  • Our dinghy will go along the coast of Kokota Island and the small idyllic beach where you are able to swim and snorkel around the area  

  • Return to the yacht and enjoy a perfect sunset and cocktails on board      

  • Dinner on board        
     

Day 5 Kokota Island to Funzi island and Fundu Lagoon, Pemba Island Archipelago              

  • Breakfast at Kokota Island, Pemba Island

  • Heading to the remote Funzi island. Fishing (and sailing - weather permitted)      

  • Arrival at Funzi Island where we will anchor next to the beach. Swimming and snorkeling and time to explore the new area. Giant shells everywhere! 

  • Lunch on board         

  • Heading south to Fundu Lagoon Lodge. Fishing (and sailing - weather permitted) on the way 

  • Arrival at Fundu Lagoon. We have free use of their pool and you can also relax and enjoy their spa treatments (costs apply). Experience the magnificent sunset views at their Jetty Bar

  • Optional Dinner at the lodge or return for dinner on board the yacht           
     

Day 6 Fundu Lagoon to Nungwi, Zanzibar             

  • Breakfast at Fundu Lagoon Lodge, Pemba Island

  • Heading back slowly to Zanzibar - en-route we will go past the south of Pemba Island. Fishing (and sailing - weather permitted) on the way           

  • Lunch on the way to Nungwi 

  • Arrival in Nungwi, transfer back to the beach with the dinghy - end of trip at Nungwi

Gallery - a taste of things to come!