Sailaway is committed to providing a hassle free adventure to the Bazaruto Archipelago.
Please bear in mind that our safaris are for the adventurous spirit. Rest assured that we will try to make your safari as comfortable as possible.
The islands are a malarial area, so take precautions. Bring a basic first aid kit with you. If prone to seasickness, bring medication with you. If you have any food allergies please tell us beforehand, as the islands are a long way from a hospital.
There are some rules of the sea: No excessive consumption of alcohol whilst under sail, and do not jump off the dhow without permission from the crew, as there are often strong currents. We provide snorkeling equipment, but if you need corrective lenses, please bring your own mask. Wear a t-shirt whilst snorkelling in summer.
Listen to the advice from the tour translator. The Sailaway crew are very experienced, and the captain’s decision on the safari route is final. If the weather takes a turn for the worse during your safari, and you need to return to Vilanculos urgently, speedboats can be hired for approximately US$200 from various operators in the area. Sailaway will not bear this cost.
Weather and wind conditions affect the trip itinerary. The dhow is an open boat however, so if it rains – you will get wet. On safari, the captain will invariably need to make use of the auxiliary motor to ensure arrival in good time at various destinations on route. This is due to a lack of wind, often in the early morning, or wind blowing in the wrong direction. Sailaway cannot guarantee arrival at all of the islands or reefs, however every attempt will be made to ensure the trip is as inclusive as possible.
If you experience any problems on your trip we trust you will raise the issue immediately with the tour translator. You are welcome to tip the crew after your safari.