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

Prison Island 3-Hour Tour

Product ID: 24525
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Visit the white sandy beaches and spectacular coral reefs of Prison Island on this day trip from Stone Town, Zanzibar. Take a short boat ride to the island and spend your day snorkeling alongside tropical fish, hiking, and relaxing in the sun.
About this activity
Duration 3 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, German, Italian

Pickup included

Your hotel in Stone Town.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Discover secluded and beautiful Prison Island, just a short trip from Stone Town
  • Relax in the sun on the island's pristine sandy beaches
  • Snorkel in the crystal clear waters and stay on the lookout for colorful tropical fish
  • Go for a hike on one of the island's great trails
Full description
Take off on a day trip to the picturesque and secluded Prison Island on this tour from Stone Town, Zanzibar. This small island is just 3.5 miles (6 km) from Stone Town, and was the site of a prison complex built in the late 1800s during British colonial rule. The prison was never used, and the island is now home to a tortoise sanctuary.

From Stone Town, take the 20-minute ride northwest to arrive at Prison Island. Once there, enjoy some great snorkeling before seeing the island's tortoises up close.

If you are feeling active, feel free to explore one of the hiking trails, or go for a refreshing swim in the warm and crystal clear waters. Soak up some of the tropical sun on the white sandy beach and enjoy this secluded spot before taking the boat back to Stone Town.
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off from Stone Town (transfers from beach hotels are available at an additional cost)
  • Water
  • Entrance fees to museums, parks, and spice farms
  • Local guide
What’s Not Included
  • Tips and other personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
Know before you go
Remember to bring swimwear, a towel, and water resistant shoes as well as a hat and sunscreen.

Please do not feed or touch the tortoises at Prison Island.
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Product ID: 24525