Madagascar North-West Cruise tour from Majunga to Nosy Be


Madagascar North-West Cruise tour from Majunga to Nosy Be

Cruise from Majunga to Nosy Be or vice versa Cruise from Nosy Be to Majunga according to your choice

This Majunga Nosy Be trip by boat between land and sea is one of the best cruises in Madagascar. The Madagascar Big West boat tour only offers you pleasures through incomparable touristic sites on the northwest coast of the big island. During your Madagascar 10 days cruise tour in this north-west part, you will discover the most beautiful bay in Madagascar, turquoise blue and sometimes emerald or intense green seas, limestone islets, wild coves, dunes, deserted beaches, the largest red cirques in Madagascar, mangroves, diving spots to see the rare seabed, red Tsingy, the imposing limestone Tsingy of Moramba that emerge on the beach. Also, this adventure journey off the beaten track of Madagascar makes you discover the alley of baobabs and baobabs that grow in the Tsingy. A trip to Madagascar is nothing if you do not meet lemurs, discover rare birds and not to be missed the people and cultures sessions and especially the exchanges with the villagers during the anchorages throughout the trip along the coast until to the Hell Ville Nosy Be destination.

Pass by Majunga ou Mahajanga-Anjanjavy-Baie de Moramba-Nosy Lava-Archipel des Radama-Nosy Antaniamoara-Nosy Iranja-Baie des Russes-Nosy Tanikely-Nosy Be-Ankify-Ambanja

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Duration Type Axis Level Best period
10 days/9 nights Cruise


North-west 1 June to December


Day 1: Majunga / Moramba Bay (about 9 hours of navigation)

Departure for the original Majunga Nosy Be cruise, The first day will be the longest navigation but full of entertainment. You will cross the large mouth of Betsiboka, pass in front of superb coastal landscapes, in front of the entrance to the bay of Mahajamba, wild creeks including the famous creeks of Anjanjavy before arriving at anchor in the bay of Moramba.

Namakia dunes, red circus or papamena, west madagascar costal landscapes, wild creeks, mangroves, trolling…

Opportunity to encounter whales and dolphins

Long day full of visits, anchorage in Moramba bay or night on board

Day 2: Moramba Bay visit

Enjoy the beautiful bay of Moramba under the songs of the birds.

visit by traditional canoe of the place, Tsingy of Moramba, baobabs, virgin islets, people and cultures

Snorkeling and swimming allowed

Moramba Bay anchorage

Day 3: Moramba Bay / Nosy Lava (About 5 hours of navigation)

Hoist the sail to reach Nosy Lava Island, a small island located at the entrance to Narinda Bay and the island was once a prison.

Visit of Nosy Lava the old prison, Nosy Lava history, stroll, exchange with the villagers

Anchorage in front of the village

Day 4: Nosy Lava / Radama Archipelago (about 3h 30mn of navigation)

On the way to the Radama Archipelago  in the direction of Nosy Antanimora, the whole of the 4 small islands named Nosy Kalakajoro, Nosy Ovy, Nosy Antany Mora and Nosy Valiha are surrounded by translucent water. As one of the best diving spots in Madagascar, nothing keeps you from taking your snorkel masks and accessories.

Swimming, diving, history, people and cultures

Anchorage in the north of Antanimora Island in the fishermen’s camps

Day 5: Radama Archipelago

Visit of the other Radama islands

Stroll in the camps of shark fishermen, exchange with the locals

Relaxation, beaches…

Anchorage north of Nosy Antanimora

Day 6: Radama Archipelago / Nosy Iranja or Turtle Island (about 3h30mn of navigation)

On the way to the heaven island of Nosy Iranja, two islands which are held by their arm of white sand of approximately 1 km in sum, a beautiful jewel of Madagascar.


Walking, diving and windsurfing allowed

Baramahamay Bay anchorage

Day 7: Nosy Iranja / Nosy Tanikely / Nosy Be (about 3h30mn of navigation)

Early departure via the Bay of Russians or Baie des Russes to reach Nosy Tanikely for a visit guided of the Nosy Tanikely Marine National Park before reaching Nosy Be

Translucent lagoon, visit of Nosy Tanikely marine park, marine biodiversity of nosy tanikely, snorkeling

Night at the hotel

Day 8: Nosy Be / Ankify / Ambanja / Ankify

Transfer by boat Nosy Be Ankify, the mainland

On the way to Ambanja, then, to stretch a little, departure for a day of picnic to discover the Sambirano valley by mountain bike with its large plantations of ylang-ylang, coffee, vanilla, vetiver, of pepper and especially the famous cocoa plantation of Madagascar.

Mountain biking, green landscapes of Sambirano, discoveries

Night at the Lodge

Day 9: Nosy Be

Visit of some essential places of Nosy Be. Visit of Nosy Komba or the Lemur Island and the Lokobe Nature Reserve.

Other varieties of lemurs, hiking practice, people and cultures

Night at the hotel

Day 10: Nosy Be

Free day, relaxation or you can take a short walk to Mont Passot with a beautiful view of the lakes of nosy be.

Beach, landscapes, panoramas, strolls, robinson, lazing, beautiful sunset on Mont Passot

Nights at the hotel

End of the tour


PS: The programs, timings and anchorages of the Majunga Nosy Be cruise could be modified according to the circumstances and climatic conditions but the content of the entire itinerary will be respected.



Private car transfer HTL/Port of Majunga

CATAMARAN type boat for the Majunga / Nosy Be trip

Speedboat transfer Nosy Be / Ankify / Nosy Be

Transfer by private car Ankify /Ambanja / Ankify


Services included

Welcome of our representatives

Assistance from our representative during your stay

All transfers by private car

Fuel (car)

English-speaking tour guide

Boat rental and insurance

The crew including a qualified skipper, a cook and a sailor

Fuel (boat)

Full board

Boat cleaning

Rigid dinghy, snorkeling, fishing

Table service Towels and bath towel provided on board. Beach towels are your responsibility

Meal preparation

PS: The meals are generally local products such as fruits and vegetables, chicken, crab, shrimp, rice, fish, fishing on board…

Each meal (breakfast, lunch and dinner) consists of starter, main course and dessert

1.5 liter mineral water per person per day

3 nights accommodation in formula according to the program

All taxes and charges are included in the package

Entrance tickets and visiting rights to all the sites mentioned in the itinerary

2 local guides (Lokobe Nature Reserve, Nosy Komba)

Round trip transfers (Nosy Be / Nosy Komba / Nosy Be)

Fast boat transfers Nosy Be / Ankify


Visa for stay in Madagascar

Drinks such as fruit juice, soda, wine, alcohol… (But these drinks mentioned are on sale on board at the local price and in Malagasy currency)

Meals in Nosy Be

personal need


Other optional activities