Our excursions in Nosy Be

FAQs activities in Nosy Be

Where do excursions to Nosy Be depart?

Our departures for our excursions are from our center located on Madirokely beach, in front of the Hotel Chez Senga, at 8:15 am. If you want to come by taxi / tuk tuk please tell your driver: "TATI CHRIS", it's a bar that all drivers know!

For excursions

« RAND’EAU REQUINS BALEINE », « RAND’EAU BALEINES » we can also pick you up at:

  • 8:30 am on AMBONDRONA beach in front of the NOSY LODGE Hotel
  • 8.45 am on SHANTY BEACH beach

For “MARINE SAFARI Nosy Iranja”, “BIVOUAC” and “Tanikely / Sakatia SNORKELING RAND'EAU” departure and return from our center.

In order to limit the waiting time for other passengers, we ask you to anticipate your transfers to be on time for departure. We will wait a maximum of 15 minutes and will leave without the latecomers. In case of delay, please notify us.

Do you arrange transfers for excursions?

We do not arrange taxi or Tuk Tuk transfers. Please contact your Hotel/B&B to arrange your transfer. However, when we return from our excursions at our center, we can call a taxi for you (at your expense).

Is knowing how to swim compulsory to participate in these excursions?

To get in the water, we adapt to your level and to conditions. If you are not comfortable it is important to report it to your guide so that he can get in the water with you at a suitable time.

For people who cannot swim, they can board and enjoy the animals from the boat, without getting into the water.

We do not know your level in the water, so it is your own responsibility to slip into the water with the animals, always with a priority on safety on the part of our teams!

Do you guarantee animal sightings during our trip ?

We will never guarantee animal sightings during our excursions. We do our best to find animals, but even in high season, nature decides! However we are very honest about the chances of sightings animals and warn our passengers in advance when the chances are low. Our success rates are however very high: more than 90% over the whole season! 

What should you bring with you for excursions?

Here is what we should plan for when you embark on our excursions to Nosy Be:

  • A beach towel
  • Swimsuit, during our excursions, we can go regularly in the water. So please arrive in a swimsuit ... ready to slip into the water!
  • Camera: you can take your cameras, gopro, etc. However, for non-waterproof cameras, we cannot be held responsible for any damage.

For Bivouac Nosy Iranja

  • Provide only a small bag with: dry items for the evening, toiletries
  • You can leave your suitcases and valuables (passports, money, electronic devices, etc.) at our center

In order to limit the impact on the environment, we ask you:

  • To provide a Lycra.
  • To limit the use of sunscreen, which is extremely harmful to reefs, and to favor "Water Friendly" sunscreens.
  • Put sunscreen at the start of the excursion and not just before getting in the water.
Snorkling with humpback whales in Nosy Be are they possible?

Swimming with humpback whales is prohibited in Madagascar, so whale watching is only possible from the boat. However, swimming with whale sharks, rays, turtles and others species is possible

However snorkeling ispossible with whale sharks, rays, turtles..

How many people do you board on the boat for the excursions?
  • The departures of our excursions are guaranteed from 4 people / Boat.
  • The maximum number of people / boat is 12 passengers + 1 guide + 1 skipper. 
  • During excursions, the launches with whale sharks are generally divided into 2 groups to guarantee the quality of the interaction. Depending on the conditions, number of people on the boat ... we can modify this number of people) 
I book several excursions with you. Can I get a discount?

You benefit from a 10% to 15% discount if you book 3 or more excursions with us (depending on the booking period). Let us know your desires and you will send you a tailor-made proposal! 

Do you respect codes of good conduct with animals during these excursions?

During our excursions, respect for animals is one of our priorities! 

Instructions will be given to you by your guide during a briefing before departure. If you do not respect these instructions, we reserve the right to prohibit you from launching. 

In Madagascar, the approach of humpback whales is regulated by law.

For whale sharks, we respect the code of good conduct set up by the Madagascar Whale Shark Project: https://www.madawhalesharks.org/ 

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