Leisure & Research

Marlin & Big Game Fishing

The islands amongst Mozambique’s Bazaruto Archipelago are surrounded by well kept natural reefs, holding an abundance of different species of fish to be targeted by anglers.

Inshore Fishing

Inshore fishing trips around the shallower water of the archipelago can yield incredible catches such as Tropical Yellowtail, African Pompano and Needle fish amongst others.

Snorkeling & Diving

Explore the Archipelago's reefs and seagrass meadows. Mozambique sees fewer tourists than other Indian Ocean destinations, and as such makes a great place to swim, dive and snorkel.

Catamaran Charter

Embark on an unforgettable journey through the Bazaruto Archipelago bay. You will cruise through azure channels, pass sand bars of crushed white shells and reach secluded beaches.

Kite Surfing

Flat, waist deep water and consistent winds make Benguerra a kitesurfing paradise. Whether you're a beginner or wanting to push yourself, courses are available to meet your needs.

Kayak & SUP

The typically flat water of the Bazaruto Archipelago is perfect for getting to grips with SUP (Stand Up Paddleboarding) and Kayaking. Explore the bays of Benguerra at your own pace.

Sea Safari & Island Hopping

August is whale watching season in Mozambique. Enjoy this unique opportunity to witness migratory Southern Right whales and Humpback whales as they swim past the East African coastline.

Bootcamp & Yoga

Join us for Yoga, classes, challenges and games on the beach. You will be put you through your paces, with beautiful scenery and intoxicating sea air.

The Bazaruto Center for Scientific Studies (BCSS) sits in a unique location. With deep waters and untouched reefs nearby, some of the best diving and fishing grounds in the world are located less than 30 minutes away.

Snorkeling, island hopping, kitesurfing, whale watching and catamaran tours are just a few of the activities that can be enjoyed daily. Hiking, horse riding and sand dune walking are also popular activities on the island.

At BCSS the team and visitors enjoy hard work as well as free time. Supplementary packages are available in conjunction with regular accommodation costs to allow visitors to enjoy the full extent of the Bazaruto Archipelago.

Leisure & Research weekly fees are added to the visitors’ program chosen (Volunteer, Students & Graduates, Seniors & Lab Teams, Media & TV Crews) and include catering, accommodation, access to all facilities/projects, boats/vehicles use (with staff), training where needed but exclude park fees and mainland taxis.

Activities* Cost (50% discount for under 14s**) Information
Fishing Expeditions $80 per day 1-5 people
Marlin & Big Game Fishing $800 per 21ft boat/day, $700 per 16ft boat/day 1-5 people
Diving $60 per day 1-5 people, 2 dives per day
Catamaran Charter*** $150 per person/day 6-19 people
Sea Safari & Island Hopping $60 per day 1-10 people
Kitesurfing Free Bring your own gear
Horse Riding Coming soon
Kayaking & SUP Coming soon
Bootcamp & Yoga Coming soon

* These are supplementary costs on top of a main program. Accommodation must be booked separately via one of the Volunteer, Student or Senior programs. Costs excluded are airport VISA entry fees (50 $), park fees (variable) and mainland taxi to beach at Dona Ana hotel (pay in cash 600 MET/4 people taxi, 1200 MET/7 people taxi – call BCSS driver Nelson +258 84 28 49 480 – or let BCSS know your arrival time to arrange pickup). Non English speakers must provide a translator for selected programs.

** Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. 50% discount excludes Marlin & Big Game Fishing.

*** Minimum 6 people, maximum 19 people. Sleeps 10 people sharing over night. Available for 1-5 days maximum. Use of boat, food, fuel and equipment included in price.