MAFIA ISLAND

WHALE SHARK YACHT CHARTERS

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WHALE SHARKS

WHALE SHARK YACHT CHARTERS

MAFIA ISLAND ARCHIPELAGO 

TANZANIA

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Whale Shark and Mafia Island Adventure Yacht Charters

WHALE SHARK PEAK SEASON - OCT to MARCH EACH YEAR

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7 NIGHTS / 8 DAYS

  • 3 Guided Whale Shark Excursion

  • Crewed Yacht,

  • Skipper

  • Chef/crew

  • Bed linens & towels

  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner 

  • Juices & soft drinks

  • Local beers

  • Coffee, tea, water 

  • Water Sports Gear,

  • Snorkelling​

  • Stand Up Paddle boarding

  • Fuel For Main Yacht and Tender

  • 3 Guided Whale Shark Excursion​s

PRICES FROM

 

  • USD 2225 USD PER PERSON

  • Based on 6 paying guests.

Charter a private yacht to experience the magic of Mafia Island Archipelago and a Whale Shark Encounter.
 

A whale shark encounter is one of the top wildlife experiences of all time and can be done safely with professional guides at Mafia Island.

 

Our Whale Shark Cruise is an island hopping yacht charter adventure exploring the Mafia Archipelago, and combining professionally guided whale shark encounters with the Mafia Island Marine Foundation and Whale Shark Research Centre.

 

The whale sharks occur in the Mafia region all year-round but when the conditions are right they feed on the surface in the shallow waters on the western side of the island. The most reliable time to encounter the Whale Sharks is between October and March. No previous experience is necessary and swimming or snorkelling with them is easy.

 

This charter will be a very relaxed affair. There is no set route or itinerary, only a general plan, as we prefer to keeps things flexible to make the best of conditions at the time and our guests interests.

 

You will spend the days enjoy the whale shark encounters, swimming, snorkelling on various reefs, exploring various islands and beaches, kayaking or scuba diving if you wish, or just relaxing, reading, sleeping. The choice is yours.

CHARTER PERIODS

OCT to MARCH / APRIL
 

UNIQUE & EXCLUSIVE

WHALE SHARK CHARTERS TO MAFIA ISLAND ON A CHARTER YACHT

7 NIGHTS / 8 DAYS

  • 3 Guided Whale Shark Excursion

  • Crewed Yacht,

  • Skipper

  • Chef/crew

  • Bed linens & towels

  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner 

  • Juices & soft drinks

  • Local beers

  • Coffee, tea, water 

  • Water Sports Gear,

  • Snorkelling​

  • Stand Up Paddle boarding

  • Fuel For Main Yacht and Tender

  • 3 Guided Whale Shark Excursions

PRICES FROM

  • USD 2225 USD PER PERSON

  • Based on 6 paying guests.

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8 DAYS

WHALE SHARK CRUISE
7 NIGHTS / 8 DAYS
Day 1

  • Board yacht at the Dar es Salaam Waterfront followed by captain’s briefing on security & safety on board and explanation of the itinerary.

  • Depart for Mafia Island.  We cruise south along the coast towards the Mafia Archipelago. its about a 10 to 12 hour cruise to the most northerly islands of the archipelago.

  • Relax on board and enjoy the journey. Try catch fish for dinner.

  • The Alternative arrangement is that you fly from Dar es Salaam to Mafia by light aircraft. This does cost extra, but avoids the cruise down for guests from Dar es Salaam to Mafia.

  • Dinner is served

  • Overnight on board

Day 2 

  • Sailing continues towards the Mafia Archipelago.

  • Once we arrive we will drop anchor and spend the rest of they day relaxing, swimming, snorkelling and enjoying the islands.

  • Overnight on board

Day 3, 4, 5

  • On each morning we will do a Whale Shark Encounter Excursion.

  • The rest of the day will be spent exploring the islands, snorkelling, fishing, diving if you wish or just relaxing. We will explore Chole Bay Marine Park too

  • You can go ashore and enjoy drinks at some of the island beach lodge bars or explore the island. interior. Excursions can be booked on arrival while you are there.

  • During these days guests will be able to spend their time fishing, as mch as they want., from the yacht, the beach, the fishing boat, or wading in the shallows.

  • After fishing, why not visit some of the smaller islands around, “hunt” for lobsters, go snorkeling, swimming,  sunbathe or just relax.

  • All the islands have a rich flora and fauna. The total number of islands on the reef is about 40 and lots of them are still unnamed.

Day 5 or 6

  • We depart for the Songa Islands just south of the Mafia main island and head down to Fangove and Songa, to explore these islands and reefs, before we head back to Dar es Salaam

Day 7

  • Whole day sailing back to Dar es Salaam and fishing along the way back in the open sea.

  • The alternative is that the boat returns to Mafia main island and the guests fly back to Dar es Salaam by light aircraft.

Day 8

  • Disembark back to Dar es Salaam

This is a guide only. There is no set cruise time frame or route we take, as it all depends on the conditions at the time and the wishes of the guests.

 

CRUISE & EXPLORE MAFIA ISLAND ON A CHARTER YACHT

7 Nights/8 Days

MAFIA ARCHIPELAGO

40 FT POWER CATAMARAN 

PRIVATE YACHT CHARTERS

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7 NIGHTS PRIVATE CHARTERS

 

Charter Starts DAR ES SALAAM
Charter Ends DAR ES SALAAM


Rate - USD 2225 per person (based on 6 paying guests

Includes:

The yacht, crew, insurance, fuel and all on-board equipment and facilities, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, soft drinks,selected local beers and mineral water and all on-board equipment and facilities and on board.
3 Whale Shark excursions included

Charter Excludes

Scuba Diving – supplement payable
All Flights, transfers, visas, travel and medical insurance, national / marine parks and reserve fees, all items of a personal nature, optional land based and other activities and fees, alcohol and specially requested Premium Imported drinks and all items not specified as included.
EOE

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5 Nights / 6 Days

MAFIA ARCHIPELAGO

56 FT CATAMARAN 

PRIVATE OR PER CABIN YACHT CHARTERS

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7 NIGHTS PRIVATE CHARTERS

 

Charter Starts DAR ES SALAAM
Charter Ends DAR ES SALAAM


Rate - USD 2575 per person (based on 6 paying guests

Includes:

The yacht, crew, insurance, fuel and all on-board equipment and facilities, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, soft drinks,selected local beers and mineral water and all on-board equipment and facilities and on board.
3 Whale Shark excursions included

Charter Excludes

Scuba Diving – supplement payable
All Flights, transfers, visas, travel and medical insurance, national / marine parks and reserve fees, all items of a personal nature, optional land based and other activities and fees, alcohol and specially requested Premium Imported drinks and all items not specified as included.
EOE

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