RATES:  Are available on request but are between US$ 450 – US$ 475 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.
65Ft. Double Decked Pontoon Style Houseboat
16 – 8 in cabins
1 x Captain, 1 x Cook and 2 x Deckhands – crew have their own cabins and ablutions
2 x motorised pontoon tenders
Only the crew of Sheer Magic are permitted to drive these boats.
Lower Deck Comprises:-
2 x spacious twin-bedded en-suite cabins with basic cupboard and shelf space
2 x spacious twin bedded cabins with basic cupboard and shelf space
Two separate bathrooms being toilet, shower and hand basin
Hot water is provided by means of a gas geyser
There is a lounge come storage area
Fully equipped kitchen with ample fridge and freezer space
Upper Deck Comprises:-
The top deck is spacious and partially covered
There is a dining area as well as bar with stools
Splash pool and sun-bathing area with sun-lounges
Mattresses and mosquito nets are provided for those guests sleeping upstairs
Wood/charcoal braai
Marineland Harbour, Kariba
12 Noon onwards unless otherwise arranged
10:00a.m. unless otherwise arranged
US$ 5-00 per vehicle per night and US$ 3-00 per trailer per night
Cleaning materials being dishwashing liquid, bin bags, toilet rolls, air-freshener, dish cloths etc., are provided.
Guests are kindly requested to provide their own personal toiletries, swimming towels, first aid kits and take precaution against malaria.
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.