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Sunset Dhow Safari

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Vilanculos, Mozambique
+258 82 912 0658
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Highly Recommend!

My dad and I used two different dhow companies when we were in Vilanculos to go out to the islands... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Nikita M
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Boat trip to Bazaruto Island and snorkeling

Jeff and his team was very professional at all times. Was an absolute please dealing with him... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
williewilma
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Cape Town, South Africa
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Sunset Dhow Safari offer fully catered daily boat trip to discover and explore the Bazaruto Archipelago. Our excursion starts on morning around 8.30-9.00 coming back late afternoon around 16.00-16.30. We sail from Vilankulos to Bazaruto Islands by traditional Dhow or f by ully equipped motorboat. You will enjoy the pristine and amazing Islands, gold sandy beaches and dune, calm and cristal water for an incredible snorkeling session with impressive coral and variety of fish. Flamengo, dolphin, dugong, turtle and an incredible colorful birds are our best partner during excursion. June-September is the best period for Amazing whale watching trip near San Sebastian peninsula and/or Bazaruto. Our skipper will take care of you meeting whales surrounded by blue ocean water. Sunset will make any efforts to satisfy customer needs in order to make your trip a most remarkable one to remember for a long time. Our team is passionate and professional and we truly care of our customers.
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good12%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“bazaruto island” (24 reviews)
“day trip” (15 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Vilanculos, Mozambique
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+258 82 912 0658
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My dad and I used two different dhow companies when we were in Vilanculos to go out to the islands. Sunset Dhow was by FAR the better choice. We loved how hospitable, friendly, and attentive the employees were, and were really impressed by how Jeff...More

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Sunsetdhow S, Proprietario at Sunset Dhow Safari, responded to this reviewResponded today

Dera Nikita, many thanks for sharing your view about our service and experience you had visiting the Bazaruto Island. Myself and all the Team are very happy knowing that you and your dad appreciated our service; we are working each day to provide high standard...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Jeff and his team was very professional at all times. Was an absolute please dealing with him. Everything to the last detail was perfect. We were kept well informed at all times. The lunch on Bazaruto island was brilliant and well prepared taking the size...More

Thank williewilma
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Sunsetdhow S, Proprietario at Sunset Dhow Safari, responded to this reviewResponded today

Dear, many thanks for your feedback. We are happy that you had anice day with us discovering Bazaruto Island and that you appreciated our service and lunch. We really appreciate having your trasparent comment, we will take in consideration your suggestion to improve our service....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My initial review of this would have been very poor - problems with boat (other passengers apparently changing their minds...) in the morning that changed its destination and communication issues. Bottom line we did not go and missed the snorkelling - and last day so...More

Thank NDMEdinburgh
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Sunsetdhow S, Proprietario at Sunset Dhow Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dears, as we had opportunity to discuss we really apologize for the issue we had during the trip, i would just inform that we fixed everything day after and we will take it as lesson to avoid any reoccurence. It was our intention to offer...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the best time going out with this team. First day we went to Magaruque to snorkel. We used the douw sailing boat. It was great. The food was delicious : chicken, fish, rice and yummy tomato and onion sauce. The next day we...More

Thank Debbie K
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Sunsetdhow S, Proprietario at Sunset Dhow Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Debbie, many thanks for sharing your experince with us, we are very happy that you appreciated Bazaruto Islands and our service. You had the opportunity to visit all the Islands admiring the beauty of the archipelago, it has been a pleasure having you on...More

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Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

Superb. Highl recommended! Very nice skipper. Great fun and great fresh food. Anytime again. If you can only do 1 Island we recommend Paradise Island.

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Sunsetdhow S, Proprietario at Sunset Dhow Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2018

Dear Customer, many thanks for sharing your feedback relating to our trip/service. We are very happy that you had a nice day with us. We will wait you to discover Bazaruto, Benguera and Magaruque Island. Sailing regards Jeff

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Reviewed 15 May 2018

My hotel (Bahia Mar) arranged a trip for me with Sunset Dhow Safari, as their boat was not going out that day!! We were around 10 people crammed in like sardines on a small boat and left for our first stop Bazaruto. All was going...More

Thank Jaycee-pt
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Sunsetdhow S, Proprietario at Sunset Dhow Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2018

Dear Jaycee, i really apologize that service you received during the trip did not fully satisfy your expectation. Unfortunately that day we had an issue and due to lack of time we considered to arrange for you trip with different provider from which i personally...More

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Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

Visited the beautiful Bazuaroto and Benguera islands and 2 mile reef on a motor boat. Lunch was so tasty, cooked fresh on one of the islands. Fish, chicken, calamari, potato and rice. Taste was superb! Staff were very helpful. Snorkeling was good. Great visibility and...More

Thank karmakoma_steel
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Sunsetdhow S, Proprietario at Sunset Dhow Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2018

Dear customer, many thanks for your feedback describing trip with us to explore Bazaruto and Benguera island. We are very happy that you had a nice day ,appreciating our fresh lunch served directly on the beach. We will consider your suggestion about the shade. Sailing...More

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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

We did 2 separate trips with Sunset Dhow, arranged through our hotel (Casa Jules), and loved both! The first day was a snorkel trip to Bazaruto and Benguerra. We had a delicious grilled seafood and chicken lunch on Bazaruto after an hour morning snorkel. We...More

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Sunsetdhow S, Proprietario at Sunset Dhow Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2018

Dear Austin, we are very happy that you had nice experience having trips with us, i hope that you will keep with you really god memeory of Vilanculos and Bazaruto. We hope to meet you again in the future. Sailing regards Jeff

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Reviewed 6 March 2018

Jeff and his team have been the most welcoming personns I met there (maybe even too much sometimes!), not only did I visit the archielago with them, but also did I stay at their hotel, and thanks to them it just made my trip and...More

Thank Julie T
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Sunsetdhow S, Proprietario at Sunset Dhow Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2018

Dear Julie, many thanks for you so kind review, we are very happy that you had a nice experience visiting Vilanculos and Bazaruto island. We wish you all the best and we hope to see you again in the future. Sailing regards Jeff

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Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

You will not get any info or background about the islands on this trip. Snorkeling is not the focus. If you're vegetarian, bring snacks. But the islands are stunning and definitely worth seeing.

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Sunsetdhow S, Proprietario at Sunset Dhow Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2018

Dears, many thanks for your valuable feedabck. We will consider your notes to improve our service for the future. Sailing regards Jeff

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