Whale watching on Mothassane

Whale watching on Mothassane

Every year, between the months of July and September, the waters beyond the islands of the Bazaruto Archipelago welcomes the Humpback whales when they come and birth and nurse their young before heading down south in search of colder waters. Sighings here are world renowned, with the average distance between boats and the gentle giants being less than 30 meters.

Mothassane, Bazaruto’s most luxurious speedboat, offers several bespoke packages, each also with the option of being tailored to your specific requirements. Mothassane is home to Bahia Mar Boutique Hotel, but accommodates guests from across the archipelago.

Bespoke Compact Package:

Designed for visitors who opt not to spend the majority of the day on the sea, this package lasts from around 8h30am – 12h30pm. Mothassane, being a fast and extremely comfortable vessel, will pick you up just after breakfast and drop you off back on the mainland in time for lunch. Here we provide basic drinks, snacks and on board shade, but encourage guests bringing ample sun protection in the form of lotion and hats.

Bespoke Full Day Package:

Tailored to visitors and families interested in an all round full day experience, this package lasts from around 8h30am – 16h30pm. Guests are picked up, transported to the high seas beyond the islands to view the gentle giants and afterwards speed to Bazaruto Island where a fish BBQ on the beach is prepared for lunch. Here the legendary Bazaruto dune can be climbed and the northern point of Benguerra is visited briefly before returning home into the last rays of the sun setting over the mainland of Vilankulo.

VIP Bespoke Full Day Package:

Tailored to groups of visitors up to 14 people, this package was designed for those interested in exclusive use of Mothassane and all she has to offer for an entire day. Our captain and crew will transport you to the destination of your choice – see the range of destinations here – where you can enjoy water sports ranging from wake boarding, tubing, fishing and snorkelling (all equipment provided).

A fully catered beach fish BBQ is included, with shade, tables and chairs and prepared in the destination of your choice.