Cristal clear water

White sandy beach

Experience the local life

Authentic fishing village

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Blue Reef

Our guesthouse Blue Reef  is situated directly at the stunning white sandy beach in the village of Jambiani.
Blue Reef has 2 locations.
“Blue Reef Lodge” with 8 rooms, 2 luxuary lofts (2022) and an apartment with kitchen.
“Blue Reef bungalows” has only 5 sea view bungalows.
Our gardens are shady and surrounded by palmtrees and offers an amazing view at the crystal clear turquoise water from the Indian ocean.

Experience the local life

Jambiani is a small authentic fishing village on the south east coast of Zanzibar and far away from the mass-tourism and big resorts in the north.
It’s only 55 km away from the capital Stone Town and the airport.
We are integrated into the village, so this means you will also experience the local life on the island.
During the day children will play at the beach, villagers are fishing or maintaining their boat and during low tide women are collecting seaweed.

Blue Reef Fishing

Blue Reef offers an unique and affordable game fishing program in Zanzibar.
Join us for big game fishing in the waters of Zanzibar, an experience you will never forget!
In collaboration with our local staff we are ready to take you out for a great fishing experience!

Blue Reef also organize multiple day trips to Latham Island.
Please check multi-day trips for more information.

Our fishing activities

Big game fishing - Budget

bootFishing for the “big ones” from a 7m 15HP polyfibre boat.

manInclusive: fishing guide eand professional materials (shimano, daiwa, rapalla, penn)

visCommon species to catch:
 tuna, wahoo, dorado and sailfish

hengelStyle: Trolling / Jigging

tagPrice per boat: (max 2 person per boat) 
5 hours $250, 8 hours $350

Big game fishing - Luxury

bootThe real “game fishing” from a fully equipped world cat.

manThe boat consists of all electronics, outriggers, downriggers and a lot of comfort.
Guidance, first class materials, snacks and soft drinks included.

visCommon species to catch:
 GT, amberjack, sailfish, wahoo, dorado, kingfish, tuna and doggies.

hengelStyle: Trolling / Jigging / Casting

tagPrice per boat: 
5hours $850, 8hours $1000

Family fishing

bootSail away with our traditional sailing boat and try to catch a fish

manExplore the lagoon and try to catch a fish either with the local handline or with the rod.
Still some energy left, put on your mask and try some snorkling.

Style: Baitfishing

tagPrice per boat: (max 5 persons)

Latham trips

bootMulti-day fishing expedition to Latham Island

manA multi-day challenging trip to Latham Island.

Style: Baitfish, trolling

tagPrice per boat: on demand

What do guests say about Blue Reef?

“Blue Reef is an amazing place to stay on Zanzibar! The rooms are really nice and tidy, the food (and drinks!) is very good. Delicious pancakes for breakfast everyday. The staff is also really kind and helpful if you need anything, but also just for a chat. The place has a fantastic atmosphere and the beach in Jambiani is very beautiful. We stayed two nights longer because it is such a nice place. Definitely coming back!”

“After hours of surfing on the internet looking for a nice place on the east coast of Zanzibar for our family holiday, I stumbled upon Blue Reef Sport & Fishing Lodge. We stayed there for four days and absolutely loved the relaxed atmosphere, good food, friendly staff, very approachable management, and wonderful activities. The team spirit and local linkages with the community is very noticeable and added to our enjoyment. My son brought home an 11 kg wahoo from our fishing trip, which we devoured in the evening. In terms of value for money, it doesn’t get any better! We know where we are going next time! Blue Reef is our kind of place.”

“11 nights of fantastic hospitality at Blue Reef. Very decent facilities, hygienic and superb catering plus extremely friendly and reliable staff. The location is perfect for those who like kite surfing, surfing, fishing, snorkeling amongst other activities. They have 2 locations within 150 meters of each other – the one with a large bar area and quite a buzz in the evening with the enigmatic and very friendly bar staff. The other offers a more low key, tranquil experience and they serve up the best stone oven pizza I have had since Italy! Really a very well organized and maintained resort”.

Our score 4.5/5 out of an average of 215 reviews on Tripadvisor.