Full Day: Snorkeling, Sandbank Lunch, Lagoon

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Enjoy Mafias rich coral with a snorkelling excursion. With an experienced guide, you will travel by dhow to one of the many locations available for snorkelling in the area. Your guide will give you a short introduction to using the equipment (if you are new to snorkelling), then take you into the water to show you the many different species that the park has to offer. You will be amazed by the vast array of colours, shapes, and sizes! You might spot octopus, moray eels, turtles, and seahorse.

Afterwards you head towards a secluded sand bank (which only appears for a few hours each day) for a local BBQ lunch. In the afternoon you visit one of Mafia Island’s hidden secrets, the beautiful blue lagoon, a long channel linking the huge inland bay with the open sea. You will enter the mangrove area by boat, where you will notice that the waters change to an impossible colour of blue. A short 1-minute walk on the island will take you to a secluded lagoon, home to the upside-down jelly fish. It really does need to be seen to be believed! Take a swim in your own private, natural pool! The area can only be reached by boat during high tide for a few hours a day.

This tour takes about 8 hours.


  • Travel by dhow to the protected marine park
  • Swim and snorkel among Mafia’s reefs with the most colourful sea creatures
  • Taste mouth-watering local specialities and fish from the BBQ
  • Visit the hidden blue lagoon, where with high tide you can swim and with low tide you can enjoy the amazing spectacle of the ocean waves breaking on the reef

Booking Tips

To book this tour simply use our search engine above

  1. Select Mafia as your destination
  2. Date
  3. Number of participants
  4. Then click search

What's Included

Pick up and drop off from your lodge, snorkelling gear, BBQ lunch, shade on the sandbank, water and an experienced captain and guide

What You Should Bring

Hat, sunscreen, beach towel, sunglasses, water shoes, waterproof bag for electronics

Who Should Come

This excursion is open to all ages and fitness levels. The ability to swim and being able to climb up a small ladder out of the water back on board, if going into the water is necessary. Whilst the crew will provide life jackets, if you have small children and infants, please supply your own flotation devices for them. Infants will need to be carried at times.

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