Island & Dhow trips
We have two dhows, both of which are safe and sea worthy. Both also have two seperate modes of travel for safety purposes.
Dege Saa our bigger dhow, a traditional ‘mashua’ at 12m in length. It was an old cement carrying dhow plying its trade between Tanga and Zanzibar, we then used it to carry materials to build FEP, now a much more serene lifestyle carrying our guests on wonderful trips to the sand islets, looking for whales and dolphins or transferring folk from Tanga and back… Currently being refurbished to a new state, new ribs, and outside shell. It has a vast sail and an outboard motor for mobility. Our smaller dhow, Mkadini, is also a long vessel at 11m, but much narrower, with shade and a seating a comfortable and safe dhow also with a sail as a backup, but primarily a motoring dhow with a small outboard.
Visits for snorkelling out to our closest sand island (Mwambo Mwambo reef) is extremely popular and well worth it! The reefs are pristine with great clarity, great coral and abundant life. The sand island, long and narrow (approximately 600 x 20 meters) and only out at the low tides. Approximately 9 km out and about 45 mins by dhow.
Dolphins are around year around and a common sightingwhile, in August and September, the Humpback whales pass through – heading south to the much colder Southern Ocean, with their new calves in tow…
Whale sharks and manta rays are also sighted from time to time