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Narrowing down the top experiences at Santorini Mozambique is no easy feat. Lodged within a tropical capsule of palm trees, secluded white-pearl beaches, and turquoise waters, Santorini’s idyllic location offers guests a collection of bucket list experiences both on land, at sea, below water, and above the clouds.

Island Hopping activities. Photo | Santorini Mozambique

Whether you are an adventurer, a romantic, a thrill-seeker, or a nature-lover, you will find one (or plenty) of activities to pursue during your stay at Santorini Mozambique, both on-site and further afield. Below, discover our top 5 experiences not to miss during your visit to our luxury villas in Vilanculous.

Explore open waters on Aphrodite, Santorini’s luxurious catamaran

Island Hopping

Nothing is quite as adventurous (and exclusive) as boarding Aphrodite, our private Supercat 38 Sport for a day of exploring the islands of the Bazaruto Archipelago. Guided by our experienced skipper, your day will involve spontaneous snorkelling, sun lounging on the front trampoline, ocean dips, a picnic-style lunch beneath the shaded canopy and some of the most exquisite scenery below and above water. Paired with your drink of choice and boundless ocean vistas, this is the ultimate castaway luxury experience in Mozambique. The Supercat 38 Sport can accommodate groups of up to 8 guests.

Aphrodite, Santorini’s exclusive Supercat 38 Sport. Photo | Santorini Mozambique

Game Fishing Charters

Whether you are new to the sport or are daring to find your biggest catch to date, Game Fishing in the Bazaruto Archipelago is a bucket list experience to tick off during your visit. Led by big-game fishing experts, you can enjoy an adrenaline-filled day of bill fishing. These specialized fishing expeditions are outsourced activities brought to you by our trusted partners.

Game Fishing in Vilanculous. Photo | Santorini Mozambique

Santorini’s Fishing Charter

Prefer a leisurely day of fishing from our Supercat 38 Sport? The Santorini fishing charter experience is an exclusive activity guided by our knowledgeable skippers. The Bazaruto Archipelago offers great fishing opportunities year-round and you can expect to catch anything from Job Fish, Bonito, and Mackerel to impressive Tuna, GTs, Dorado, and Wahoo. Find out more about Santorini Mozambique’s included experiences here.

Guided Fishing Excursions with Santorini. Photo | Santorini Mozambique

Dhow Cruise

When a flamingo spots potential dinner it plunges its head into the water, twists it upside down, and scoops up the fish using its upper beak.

Calling all honeymooners, romantics, and dreamers – don’t leave Santorini Mozambique without setting sail on a traditional dhow at sunset. A hand-crafted wooden vessel with distinctive lateen rigging, dhow travel is an ancient art that has been practised in Mozambique for centuries. Slow-paced and serene, our Dhow Cruise is complimented with sundowner drinks and artisan canapés made especially for you by the Santorini Chefs. The ideal activity for a celebration, or to end off your stay at Santorini Mozambique, Dhow Cruises can be booked for exclusive-use or joint cruises.

Romantic Dhow Cruise for Two. Photo | Santorini Mozambique

Scuba Dive with Sea Turtles, Stingrays, and Shark Species in the famous “Two Mile Reef”

Scuba Diving in Mozambique is exclusive by nature. The Bazaruto Archipelago is a protected Marine Reserve which means that diver numbers are regulated and marine life has thrived under the conditions. Bucket list sightings on diving expeditions along the famous “2 Mile Reef” may include 3 species of sea turtles (Green, Hawksbill, and Loggerhead), Massive Groupers, 6 species of sharks, and stingrays (most commonly the Devil Ray).

Scuba diving excursions at Santorini Mozambique are led by our trusted partners and offer both private and standard dive excursions, as well as Scuba Diving Courses for newcomers.

Scuba Diving on the “Two Mile Reef”. Photo | Francisco Mesina Photography

Learn to kite surf on one of the most beautiful coastlines in Africa

There is no better time to learn a new sport, than during your stay at Santorini Mozambique. Mozambique’s waist-deep, flat waters and consistent winds set the stage for perfect kite-surfing conditions for beginners. Paired with the help from the local Kite Surfing School, you can become a qualified kite-surfer on the shores of Santorini.

The Kite Surfing School offers exclusive one-day kitesurfing courses, advanced lessons, and private lessons to Santorini guests.

Kite Surfing on the shores of Santorini Mozambique. Photo | Santorini Mozambique

See the Bazaruto Archipelago from a Bird’s Eye View

Nothing prepares you for the magical scenery of dotted islands, turquoise waters, and reefs as seen from above. Flying above the Bazaruto Archipelago in a Bell Jet Ranger helicopter is a bucket list experience not to be missed during your stay at Santorini Mozambique. We offer our guests the choice of a 15, 30 or 60-minute scenic flight which departs early in the morning or late afternoon.

With your pilot as your travel guide, you will also have the chance to learn more about the surrounding area, its historic lighthouses, local villages and unique ecosystems from a bird’s eye view.

A bird’s eye view of The Bazaruto Archipelago. Photo | Santorini Mozambique

Add our Top Experiences to your bucket list

Planning a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Vilanculous? Make Santorini Mozambique your home base while ticking off our top experiences in Mozambique.

Contact our team to pre-book your experiences for your stay with us, today.

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