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  1. Tanzania
  2. Zanzibar
  3. Zanzibar City
  4. Prison Island

From Stone Town: Private Tour to Prison Island

Product ID: 271912
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Explore the rich culture and history of Zanzibar with a visit to Prison island by dhow. See the large tortoises that inhabit the island, and enjoy the opportunity to snorkel off the coast. Admire the stunning landscape as you swim with colorful fish.
About this activity
Duration 3 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pickup optional

Your hotel. The local partner will confirm your exact pickup details after booking.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover Prison Island and meet the tortoises that live there
  • Enjoy the water taxi ride to the island by traditional dhow
  • Snorkel in the crystal clear water off the island’ coastline
Full description
Visit Prison Island on a private 3-hour tour, and discover the rich history and beautiful natural surroundings of this location. Meet your guide in Zanzibar, or select the option including hotel pickup, then enjoy the ride to the island on a traditional dhow. Learn how this small island gained its name and explore the place that is now home to more than 50 tortoises, some over 100 years old.  

Feed the tortoises and take up-close pictures with them, as you keep a look out for the peacocks and antelope that also live there. After discovering the island and its history, take the opportunity to snorkel in the clear waters off the coast amongst tropical fish and colorful coral. At the end of your tour, return to Zanzibar, where you’ll be dropped off in the city center, or at your hotel.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Boat transfer
  • Entrance fee
  • Local Guide
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Drinking water
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (unless option selected)
  • Food
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

In front of the Old Fort in Stone Town, Mizingani Road, Zanzibar.

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Important information
Know before you go
• This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility.
• Snorkeling is optional.
Organized by

Zanzibar Local Experience

Product ID: 271912