6 night Ibo Island Lodge and St Lazarus Banks Dive Package

Diving Quirimbas

Ibo Island is the base for a brand new Maxim 400 Fly Bridge Power Catamaran that can sail you and your 5 friends into paradise. We believe that one of the best ways to see the magnificent Quirimbas Archipelago, especially the legendary St Lazarus Banks, is from a luxury yacht. Fishing, diving, snorkeling or kayaking – this adventure is for you!


  • Enjoy full use of the yacht plus the two escorts – 18foot motor skiffs with outboard engines and new fishing gear.
  • Enjoy luxury lodge accommodation at Ibo Island Lodge and cultural island walks.
  • Live in 3 comfy cabins with separate bathrooms on the ocean.

We recommend a combo safari where you experience luxury and entertainment at Ibo Island Lodge, spiced up by a journey to the mind-boggling St Lazarus Banks. This fishing and diving paradise is an 8-hour yacht safari from Ibo so, if you love solitude, this trip is for you. You will anchor at the unusual atoll to make the most of fishing, diving, snorkeling and island hopping adventures.

3 nights Ibo Island Lodge, 3 nights Yacht Charter (Lazarus Banks)
Day 1: Fly from Johannesburg to Pemba*
Meet and greet in Pemba
Light air transfer from Pemba to Ibo Island*
Overnight at Ibo Island Lodge (Stay includes: Accommodation in Garden Facing or Historical rooms; All meals; Guided historical Tour; Daily transfer to a private sandbank beach; Medical evac)
Day 2: Overnight at Ibo Island Lodge
2 local dives
Full Day charter (8 hours) incl One x 18ft Motor Boats/Skiffs
Day 3: Overnight at Ibo Island Lodge
2 local dives with Ibo Dive Boat
Day 4: Start of Yacht Charter to St. Lazarus Banks
Overnight on Yacht (Full use of main motor yacht; Full use of one x 18ft motor skiffs with outboard engines, radios, fish finders and safety gear; Tender boat with outboard; 3 cabins for up to 6 guests; All linen and bathroom towels (please bring your own beach towels); Skipper and crew; Full board accommodation – Breakfast, lunch, dinner; Teas, coffees, local soft drinks, snacks and picnics; All onboard equipment and facilities at no extra cost – activities are FREE; Fishing and use of onboard gear and tackle(you are welcome to bring any extra gear you want to); Snorkeling and equipment, Kayaks, Stand Up Paddle boards; Use of on board motorised tenders with outboard; Island visits and excursions; Fuel for tenders and main engines; Water, gas and consumables)
Day 5: Overnight on Yacht
Unlimited diving at Lazarus Banks
Day 6: Overnight on Yacht
Unlimited diving at Lazarus Banks
Day 7: Yacht charter to Pemba
Fly from Pemba to Johannesburg*

*Above package does not include international flights into Pemba as well inter island light air transfers

Package cost:

2 pax: US$4580 per person sharing
3 pax: US$3615 per person sharing
4 pax: US$3080 per person sharing
5 pax: US$2790 per person sharing
6 pax: US$2550 per person sharing

Validity dates: 01 March 2016 – 31 July 2016, 01 September 2016 – 11 December 2016

*NB Serious scuba divers are encouraged to bring their own soft gear where possible as the on-board gear is for casual divers and backup use. There is a PADI dive centre on Ibo Island, should you need to rent dive gear.

Activity Gear Deposits

The yacht is kitted out with about R 250,000 worth of activity equipment from a large selection of fishing rods, reels and tackle, to scuba gear, snorkel gear, kayaks and SUPs and motor support vessels. However we do ask for a USD 1000 refundable Activity Gear Deposit to cover the loss or damage of gear during the charter.  This will be refunded at the end of the cruise.

The cost per person for light aircraft transfer is as follows:

Pemba to Ibo Island: US$235 per person one way


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