Luxury Private Catamaran Yacht Charters to Mafia Island from Nungwi

Mafia Island, Coast of Pwani Region, Tanzania

Tour Duration

24hrs Overnight Yacht Cruise

Minimum Group Size

1 Person

Maximum Group Size

8 persons per Yacht

Tour Type

Catamaran Cruises



Minimum Age

Suitable for all Ages

Meeting & Pickup

Pick-up/Drop-off at any place

Cut-off Time

48 hours before start time

Cancellation Policy

May cancel up to 30 Days

Children Need to be Accompanied By at Least One Adult

Our advice:

  • There is often restricted storage space on board a yacht. Therefore please ensure to take soft sided luggage which will be easy to fold away.
  • Sunglasses, headwear and a high factor sun screen are absolute essentials when exposed to the sun, particularly if you intend to sun lounge.
  • Light summer clothing including bathing suites, light t-shirts, skirts and shorts are to be expected on board a yacht.
  • A good pair of white rubber soled sandals should be ideal when roaming around the deck.
  • Most yachts will ask guests to abide by the “bare feet” rule whilst on board.


Join us onboard our Mafia Island Live Aboard Yacht Charters! This beautiful island is quieter and less visited than neighbouring Zanzibar, but also a Spice Island! Lying on these historic trade routes, it is the largest of a small archipelago of unspoilt islands and atolls in the Indian Ocean. Just off the coast of mainland Tanzania, south of Dar es Salaam. Mafia is the largest of a small archipelago of unspoilt islands and atolls off the coast of Tanzania. Like its better known neighbour Zanzibar. Similarly it offered a safe harbour for the ships and dhows plying the historic trade routes from the Gulf. Furthermore there are atmospheric ruins from early trading settlements which date back to the 12th century.

Mafia is far quieter and more peaceful than Zanzibar, with only a few small beach hotels and lodges. It caters to people who value coral reefs, lagoons and beaches more than large beach resorts with lots of facilities. The Mafia Archipelago, including Mafia and Chole, lies south of Zanzibar. Mafia forms part of the Mafia Island Marine Park – Tanzania’s first marine national park. This spectacular, pristine area offers coral gardens of hard and soft corals and diverse marine life. This area is excellent for diving with sightings of whale sharks, southern stingray, whitetip reef sharks and even hawksbill turtles. Mafia diving offers the meeting point between coral reef fish species and the larger oceanic fish with over 400 fish species on offer. The best diving is usually at less than 30 metres. On the beaches, giant sea turtles come ashore to lay their eggs – an additional attraction both in and off the water.

Because of the Marine Park in and around the Chole Bay area, we fish mostly the north and north east areas as well as the south east areas of Mafia Island. The fishing in these areas and down to Okuza Island is widely regarded as some of the best fishing opportunities in East Africa! The virtually unfished expanses of water off shore in this deep sea crescent of Mafia offer all the Pelagic Species with best times from September through to March. Use one of our Catamaran Yachts as a Mothership and charter a sport fishing boat. This way the the fishermen all get to go out and catch lunch whilst the rest of the family and friends chill onboard or go swimming and snorkeling! Isn’t that what holidays are for?

Please note: Marine Park Fees apply to the Mafia Island Marine Park

What's Included

  • Accommodation onboard the catamaran yacht Walkabout in your own Private Cabin
  • Pick up and drop off from your hotel in private car with air condition
  • Waiting Charge, Fuel/Diesel Surcharges & Service Fees
  • All Meals, Fruits & Snacks for the duration of the charter
  • The use of our two kayaks onboard (upon request)
  • Deckhand/Chef, Skipper & Snorkeling Equipment
  • Trolling equipment (Fishing Rods & Reels)
  • VAT (18% charged by the Government)
  • Selected Beers, Wine & Mineral Water
  • A selection of Artificial Lures
  • Terminal Tackle

What's Excluded

  • Medical Insurance if needed
  • Gratuities for Tour Guide or Driver
  • International & Domestic Flights
  • Expenses of a personal Nature
  • Airport/Departure Tax
  • Visa Fee

COVID-19 Health & Safety Measures

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

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