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

Prison Island: Private Half-Day Tour

Product ID: 208461
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Discover Prison Island on this 3-hour guided tour. Play with tortoises, swim or snorkel, and relax on the beach. Your qualified guide will help you and give you a detailed explanation of the history of the island.
About this activity
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Duration: 3 hours
Starting time 9:00 AM
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Russian

Pickup included

Your hotel outside of Stone Town.

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy your trip to the historical Prison Island
  • Discover the fascinating stories of the buildings
  • Go snorkeling and find the precious tortoises
Full description
This private guided half day tour can begin any time from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM. Meet your well-trained guide and boatman as your board your steam-engine wooden boat. Head to the prestigious island and enjoy the 30-minute journey. 

Listen to the history of the island and discover the past centuries through the historical buildings, which have served many purposes over the years including a prison, chapel, and hiding place for slaves after the abolition. 

Enjoy a swim or snorkel around the colorful coral rocks and turquoise waters. Play with giant tortoises and you may take photographs with these old precious creatures. If you do not have much experience or confidence in the water, you will be provided with a life jacket. 
Includes
  • Return transportation from your accommodation in Stone Town
  • Snorkeling gear
  • Life jackets
  • Guide, boat, and conservation fee
  • Government taxes
What’s Not Included
  • Transportation from accommodation outside Stone Town
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Sunscreen
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Alcohol and drugs
Know before you go
• Do not forget your swimwear and sandals
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.4 / 5
based on 17 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.5/5
Organization
4.5/5
Value for money
4.0/5
Safety
4.5/5

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Babu Tours & Safaris

Product ID: 208461