RATES – LOW SEASON
RATES – HIGH SEASON
US$ 600-00 per night bare boat, self-cater basis
US$ 710-00 per night bare boat, self-cater basis
 
Bare boat means that fuel and outboard oil is provided for the charter but is to be paid by the clients at the end of their trip direct to the harbour fuel jetty.  Clients have the option of pre-paying a fuel deposit direct into the harbours’ account.  Refunds are given if fuel payments exceed the amount of fuel used.  Other methods of payment are cash or card.
 
SIZE AND TYPE OF BOAT
75Ft Double Decked Pontoon Style Houseboat
No. OF PASSENGERS
18
CREW MEMBERS
1 x Captain, 1 x Cook and 1 x Deckhand – the crew have their own cabins and ablutions
TENDER BOATS
1 x 25h.p. motorised pontoon tender
1 x 30h.p. motorised pontoon tender – shade canopy
Only the crew of Return to Eden are permitted to drive these boats.
 
ACCOMMODATION
 
Lower Deck Comprises:-
3 x Double bedded en-suite and air-conditioned cabins
3 x Twin bedded en-suite and air-conditioned cabins
Each cabin has storage drawers and mosquito nets
Separate bathroom with shower, hand basin and toilet
Hot water is provided by means of gas geysers
Fully equipped kitchen with all crockery, cutlery, gas stove and oven and plenty of fridge and freezer space
Ice machine – drinks only
Large splash pool at the extreme rear of the lower deck
 
Upper Deck Comprises:-
A very spacious top deck with an enclosed bar, lounge and dining area
Sun deck with comfortable outdoor furniture
Gas braai facilities available
 
MOORING HARBOUR
Marineland Harbour, Kariba
BOARDING TIME
12 Noon onwards unless otherwise arranged
DISEMBARKING TIME
09:00a.m. unless otherwise arranged
CAR PARK FEES
US$ 5-00 per vehicle per night and US$ 3-00 per trailer per night
 
EXTRA INFORMATION
Cleaning materials being dishwashing liquid, bin bags, toilet rolls, air-freshener, dish cloths etc., are provided.
 
Catering – we have a very experienced caterer based in Kariba and he offers 5 menus as follows:-
Basic brunch and dinner – US$ 34-00 per person per night
Standard brunch and dinner – US$ 38-00 per person per night
Three meals a day – US$ 43-00 per person per night
Full House – US$ 48-00 per person per night
Executive menu – US$ 54-00 per person per night
Children under the age of 10 years pay half price and special meals can be provided for those who require such as vegetarians/diabetics etc.
Sample menus are available on request.
Drinks, ice and bait can all be organised separately through us and payable prior to boarding the boat.  Clients will be refunded for drinks not consumed as long as sealed cases are returned – loose bottles/cans as well as opened bottles and damaged cans will not be accepted.  There is a delivery fee charged of US$ 5-00 and a handling fee of 5-15% on full returns.
Ice is made with treated water and is safe to drink.  In the hot summer months we recommend clients purchase 4-5 blocks of ice per day and in the cooler winter months we recommend 3-4 blocks of ice is purchased per day.
Fishing Equipment can be hired for US$ 5-00 per rod/reel per day and tackle packets can be purchased as follows:-
Tiger tackle – US$ 8-00 per packet – contains 2 x tiger hooks on 9” trace and 1 x tiger spoon on 12” trace
Bream tackle – US$ 4-00 per packet – contains 6 x bream hooks, 4 x sinkers and a float.
Once purchased these packets are considered sold and non-returnable
There is a refundable breakage deposit of US$ 80-00 to be paid prior to delivery of the equipment to the boat.
 
Zimbabwe residents
Regional Residents
International Residents
Lake Entry Fees
 
 
US$ 3-00 per person per night
US$ 6-00 per person per night
US$ 8-00 per person per night
 
 
 
Fishing Permits
 
 
US$ 5-00 per person fishing per day
US$ 10-00 per person fishing per day
US$ 10-00 per person fishing per day
 
 
 
Ume River Entry Fees
 
 
US$ 3-00 per person per day
US$ 6-00 per person per day
US$ 8-00 per person per day
 
 
 
Children under the age of 12 years
pay half price.
 
 
Please Note:  All rates quoted herein are subject to change without notice and in line with fuel increases in Zimbabwe as well as other Government implemented increases.
Whilst every effort is made to maintain engines, generators, air-conditioning units etc., on occasion breakdowns do occur and Azure Cruises cannot be held responsible for any such breakdowns or defaults.
 
At the time of writing, this information above was correct and therefore Azure Cruises cannot be held responsible for any subsequent changes.
E&OE