Traveling to Vilanculos you will meet lot of coloured Dhow sailing in the blue water of Bazaruto channel.
Dhow is the traditional Mozambique wooden sailing vessel that is used since very long time as main boat to transport people and goods to and from the mainland, it is also the preferred boat of the local fisherman.
The dhow is made by local wood assembled manually by local specialized sailor man, the boat is available in different size that can accommodate up to 20- 25 people, sometimes walking on the beach near the town you could see people painting some vessel before to get it in the water.
It is equipped by big colored hand stitched sail prepared by expert local women, each sail is different from the others as it is representative of a group or family.
Dhow trip is a must for everyone that is visiting Vilanculos, you will sailing by wind in complete silence admiring the beauty of islands by traditional boat in a 100% safe environment; the best way for family with young children to explore Magaruque Island or take the Sunset Dhow Cruise exploring the Vilankulos main coast.
As you all might know dhow is powered by wind, ours has got a small engine just in case the wind stops you will easily reach all destinations in very safe way.
Our dhow could accommodate up to 20 people, we do special trips to the closest islands from the mainland where our customers will enjoy snorkelling in a reef that has got an (Underwater garden), lot of fish and corals; you will have relax time on the gold beaches waiting for a delicious fresh lunch that will be served on this amazing location.
You can explore Magaruque by dhow as a group, family or as per Special Honeymoon destination or also as a wonderful birthday party with cake, lobster and bottle of champagne.
Feel free to contact us if you would need any further information about our lovely and amazing trips by Dhow.