Cruises from Andavadoaka
Andavadoaka is a small fishing village (pop. 1500) on the SW coast of Madagascar facing the Mozambique Channel. The village, with its ramshackle beach housing, is aside a shallow lagoon that opens to the ocean over a series of reefs. The corals and reef fish, due to their remoteness, are particularly varied.
Andavadoaka is home to the Vezo fishing people, who are known for their dependence upon the ocean. They manage the marine area, for which their village received the Equator Prize (2007) awarded biennially for outstanding community efforts to reduce poverty and sustain the marine environment.