Butterfly is East Africa's first eco-conscious liveaboard experience. Explore Tanzania's hidden islands and its breathtaking marine life on an elegant 45’ catamaran with 4 double cabins & bathrooms. Dive into an underwater adventure, enjoy delicious food, and be one with the ocean. Whether you're a novice or a seasoned diver, we have got you covered. Embark on a unique journey with us and become a champion for marine well-being. Not a diver, no worries - there’s snorkeling, stand up paddle boards, sailing, island visits, yoga and more.

Bask under the Tanzanian sun on the expansive deck, where the horizon stretches endlessly, beckoning adventurers and dreamers. Inside, comfort meets elegance. Every corner is designed with you in mind, ensuring a cozy retreat after a day of adventure. Retreat to your plush cabins, where the gentle whispers of the waves promise dreams filled with oceanic wonders.

Swim alongside gentle whale sharks, marvel at the acrobatic dolphins, and witness the majesty of migratory humpback whales. The waters of Zanzibar, Pemba, and Mafia hold countless surprises, ready to be discovered. Your adventure doesn't end at the water's edge. Experience the rich cultural heritage of Stone Town, the aromatic spice plantations in Pemba, and the laid-back lifestyle of Mafia. The boat can be chartered or join a trip. (BlueEsc)

Type: Catamaran - Lagoon - Beneteau

Built: 2016

Length: 45 ft / 13.96 m

Beam: 7.87 m

Draft: 1.3 m

Cabins: 4 + 2

Berths: 8 +2 + 2

Toilets: 2

Max passengers: 12

Diving & Snorkeling & Watersports

Zanzibar’s underwater world dazzles with macro treasures like nudibranchs and seahorses, while dive sites cater to all skill levels. Mnemba Atoll offers playful bottlenose dolphins, making it a dolphin haven.

Pemba’s coral reefs teem with a vibrant array of marine life, including colorful reef fish and captivating macro species. Graceful sea turtles, occasional reef sharks, and rays, create unforgettable underwater memories.

Mafia’s waters house pelagic wonders – from turtles, barracudas, and eagle rays to the awe-inspiring whale sharks. Witnessing these giants is an unforgettable experience that resonates with wonder and respect for marine marvels. Each destination paints an extraordinary underwater canvas, beckoning divers to explore and cherish the enchanting diversity of the marine realm.


Nourish your mind, body, and soul with our exclusive wellness retreat on board. Savor farm-to-table culinary delights, indulging in the freshest local produce and organic ingredients. Feast on an array of tropical fruits that awaken your taste buds and invigorate your senses. Amidst the tranquil seascape, find inner peace through rejuvenating meditation sessions and yoga classes led by experienced instructors.


We strive to immerse guests in the marine ecosystem, fostering a deeper appreciation and understanding of its intricacies. By tapping into local knowledge, we provide authentic, insightful experiences that resonate long after the journey ends and incentivize guests to directly contribute to the preservation cause. Moreover, a portion of this liveaboard’s revenues is channeled directly to support local conservation projects, ensuring our operations not only educate but also actively contribute to marine preservation.

The Spice Islands

Zanzibar, a captivating archipelago, seamlessly weaves history, culture, and natural beauty. Its turquoise waters, powdery white beaches, and the UNESCO-listed Stone Town, with its ancient alleys and rich Swahili heritage, create an enchanting tapestry of experiences.

Pemba, the “Green Island,” boasts lush landscapes, spice plantations, and a captivating spice trade history. Pristine coral reefs and a wealth of marine life make it a diver’s haven, while its cultural heritage and ancient ruins offer glimpses into its significant maritime past.

Mafia, a hidden gem, is a harmony of nature, culture, and exploration. The teeming marine biodiversity and flying foxes at dusk leave you enchanted, while the traditional boat crafting and local markets remind you of the simplicity of island life.

Let these islands captivate your senses and create memories that linger in the heart. Experience the allure of the Spice Islands today.

Suggested Dive Trip:

Day 1: Arrival in Zanzibar, Stone Town by night

Day 2: Stone Town, Spice farm and Prison Island tour

Day 3: Diving at Mnemba Atoll Reef

Day 4: Morning Dives, afternoon sail to Mafia

Day 5: Snorkel/swim with whale sharks

Day 6 + 7: Diving in Utende

Day 8: Morning paddle board. Return to Zanzibar