The Blue Maki Discovery Tour in 4 days - Nosy Be, Tanikely, Russian Bay, Nosy Iranja, Antsoa, Baramahamay, Ankazoberavina Ecolodge
The 4-day sailing trip along the west coast, brings you to the most beautiful places of Madagascar. In just a few days you will get a multifaceted insight into the culture and biodiversity of this spectacular island. We will take you to Nosy Be, the legendary Russian Bay and Tanikley. Experience breathtaking sandbanks and untouched nature aboard a luxurious sailing vessel. Relax aboard the Blue Maki and enjoy excellent service and freshly prepared meals. If needed, you can snorkel with marine life or book an exciting kayak tour during your time ashore. Enjoy the gorgeous white sandbar of Nosy Iranja and pet the world-famous lemurs on Antsoa or make yourself comfortable on the beach. Be amazed by the sight of the Baramahamay River and immerse yourself in the beauty of Madagascar. The captain of the Blue Maki will take you safely and quickly from place to place. Enjoy dinner together on board and a sumptuous breakfast at the Ankazoberavina Ecolodge. During the visit to a school, you will have the opportunity to get an authentic insight into daily life in Madagascar. Our program offers variety for every taste and guarantees a pleasant sailing trip, which will remain in your memory for a long time.
Day 1: Nosy Be - Nosy Tany Kely - Russian Bay
Early in the morning at 7am you will be picked up by a shuttle from your hotel and taken to the departure port.
Once there, we will provide you with a detailed introduction about the upcoming destinations, our program and other options on board and on site. Before 8 o'clock, the sailing trip starts towards the first stage.
The Blue Maki departs for a 1-hour crossing to Tanikely. Tanikely is a protected marine reserve and is especially known for its great diversity of marine life. In this dreamlike setting, you can snorkel or take a kayak tour amidst sea turtles and colorful fish. A successful start to your Madagascar discovery trip.
When you've had your fill, a delicious, freshly prepared lunch awaits.
Afterwards you have the possibility to take part in the tour of the lighthouse or you can relax on the beach.
At 2:30 pm the sailing ship sets off again for a 3-hour cruise to Russian Bay. Enjoy a fabulous view under the open sky or make yourself comfortable in your cabin.
The first evening is for relaxation. You can enjoy dinner together and then make yourself comfortable in your cabin or end the evening on the deck of the sailing ship.
Day 2: Russian Bay- Nosy Iranja - Baramahamay
The next morning we continue to the Nosy Iranja Islands. The crossing takes about 2 hours. The two well-known islands, are connected by a magnificent white sandbank and offer you a dreamlike sight. The sandbank is surrounded by turquoise water and invites you to relax and dream.
On land, you can take a walk to the lighthouse and explore the small, picturesque town on your own. Enjoy your stay with a round of snorkeling or a kayak tour. Of course, you can also just enjoy this paradise relaxing from your deck chair.
Afterwards, a fresh, delicious meal awaits you aboard the Blue Maki before continuing to the Baramahamay River at 4pm.
The 1-hour drive will take you to a magnificent tributary, which lies completely untouched between a mangrove forest and a unique primary forest. You have reached today's destination.
In the evening there will be a delicious dinner in the open air on board the sailing ship.
Day 3: Barahamay - Antsoa - Russian Bay
On the third day, an excursion to the city is on the program. A visit to a traditional school will give you an insight into the daily life of the people of Madagascar. You are welcome to bring donations in kind, such as pens and books, for the students.
Then, around 9 am, the Blue Maki departs for the crossing to Antsoa, a private island. The trip takes about 2.5 hours. On site, playful lemurs await you. Play with the cute little animals known for Madagascar and enjoy a relaxing day in dreamlike surroundings.
Just in time for lunch, there is a freshly prepared menu with local delicacies.
Make a liberated afternoon on the sandy beach. You can swim, snorkel or just enjoy the sun and unwind.
About 4 o'clock the sailing ship leaves the island and returns to Russian Bay with a 45-minute cruise. There the Blue Maki will anchor and you can look forward to a great evening in the harbor of Russian Bay.
A fancy dinner with local foie gras and French champagne is waiting for you. Enjoy the luxurious meal and taste traditional specialties under a clear starry sky.
Day 4: Russian Bay - Ankazoberavina - Nosy Be
Early in the morning, your captain will take you on a 30-minute sail to Ankazoberavina Ecolodge. On site, an extensive breakfast of the extra class awaits you.
Afterwards you can decide if you want to explore the city with a guide or join a dive. (The dive is not included)
Just in time for lunch, a sumptuous last lunch awaits you.
Afterwards at 2:30 pm you will return to the island of Nosy Be. Enjoy the extraordinary view from the boat one last time before you are brought back to your hotel at 15:30.