Vida Boa has put together activities to choose from for young and old.

Deep Sea fishing:

For the more adventurous, the crystal clear waters of Bazaruto are abundant with Bill fish and big game fish. Half day and full day fishing trips available on our extremely well equipped 28 foot and 31 foot ski boats. It is a mere 10 min away from the lodge and here you can land a fish of a lifetime. Trawling, Drop shot, fly fishing and light tackle excursions. The boat crew are very experienced and will look after all your needs on board. Included in the rental price are the meals, soft drinks, water, tackle and 100 litres fuel.

Rock and Surf fishing:

Along the beautiful coastline of Bazaruto you have 37 km of unspoilt beach to land an awesome kingfish and another number of interesting species. Many world records had been caught of this island. The driver of the vehicle will assist in getting all the tackle ready for you and also were to go to land you a really great fish. You can go for a few hours or lave early with the sunrise and return when you feel like having a warm shower. The equipment, food, soft drinks, water and driver are included in the rental.


Thousands of colourful fish abounds in this tropical water. When the tide is low you climb on a land rover and take a slow drive around the northern tip of the island to the snorkelling area. On the beach there will be some umbrellas to protect you from the tropical sun. Wade in from shore and experience a rainbow of colours. The aquarium is the only place we take a small boat due to the distance from shore. Snorkelling gear is included in the price. Times will be advised by the water sport staff the night before. Snorkelling is done on low tide only witch is the best time to go due to the big tidal difference.

Bazaruto Scuba Diving

With our Padi and Naui dive centers, you have a range of dives and courses to choose from.

Crystal warm water with an abundance of fish life and coral year round in Bazaruto.

Depths from 5m to 40m deep. We cater for the novice and the experienced divers. Diving shark wreck where Mantas come to get cleaned to 12 mile reef out in the deep ocean full of pelagic fishes and sharks. Everybody from beginner to the very experienced diver is welcome. Turtles and schools of fusiliers and batfish on the shallower reefs to sharks and Barracudas on the deeper ones are seen on a regular basis and 8 out of the 10 reefs we dive is 5-10min by boat traveling. 12 Mile reef is a 35 min boat ride. Easy, relaxed diving with small groups of people is or signature.

Water Sports:

When the tide is full in front of the lodge you try a bit of water ski and tube riding for the ones who are looking for a bit of speed to make the adrenalin going. Also, try our exciting parasail and experience Bazaruto from a birds perspective. Kids and adults alike are more than welcome to spend their energy with this pass time.

Boat Excursions:

Beautiful and historical Santa Carolina is must see. 30 minutes away from Bazaruto, picture perfect white beaches and calm water all around the island. Awesome snorkelling around the island. This is a whole day excursion and we will pack you a lunch box to enjoy there. Lunch and snorkelling gear, soft drinks and water is included in the price. Take a boat for a few hours and see if you can find some of our dolphins around the island and during May to September go and look for humpback whales.

Land Rover Excursions:

Explore this unique island by renting a 4X4 vehicle we have available. Drive along the miles of empty beaches and sand dunes on your way to the fresh water lakes with some big crocodiles in them. For the less adventures there is 37km of beach just to relax and get some sun. Beautiful bays all along the coast line for you to soak up the sun and cool of in the tropical water. The drivers will drop you and collect you again at the time you give them.

Sunset Cruises:

Experience the splendour of an Africa sunset by going on one of the local Sailboats. Sailing around the bay till the sun disappears over the African continent. The water sports staff will advise you to the best time to go.

Beach Bonfires

Experience the African night sky sitting next to a beach bonfire. Or, entertain yourself with a beach barbeque.


All activities must please be booked the night before, before 20h0. All fish belong to the boat. Please wear shoes when walking in front of the lodge during low tide. Due to the tidal difference between high and low tide please make sure you have booked your activity the night before so that the water sport staff can make arrangements for the boats to be in the water at all times.

Free Activities:

Free drop at dolphin bay 9H30 collect 12H30 and 14H30 drop, collect 17H00.

Free use of the canoes. Life jackets must be used for this.

1 free scuba lesson and 1 shore entry dive.

1 free snorkelling trip to Coral gardens per stay per person