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From Zanzibar: Prison Island Tour

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Discover the vast heritage of Prison Island on a guided tour with a boat trip from Zanzibar and gaze at the remaining ancient ruins. Experience exotic wildlife and enjoy free time at the beach.

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  • Marvel at an authentic historic island, just across the water from Zanzibar
  • Navigate aboard a traditional dhow boat and admire incredible ocean views
  • Discover the ancient ruins of Prison Island and learn about them from your guide
  • Become surrounded by untouched nature and colorful wildlife, including peacocks
  • Enjoy some time to relax on the beach, bask in the sun, and take a dip


Experience a local favorite, away from the big island of Zanzibar. Travel aboard a traditional dhow boat to the famous Prison Island and join a local guide on a walking tour. Surround yourself with fascinating wildlife, relax on the beach, and come across ancient ruins. Board the tourist dhow boat in Zanzibar and enjoy a short but scenic trip. Take in panoramic views of the ocean as you make your way to Prison Island. Embark on an insightful tour around this historic site, exploring old ruins and learning about their cultural relevance. Gaze at the exotic local wildlife and seize the possibility to observe peacocks, giant tortoises, and dik-diks. Take some time to unwind at the beach and go swimming or snorkeling if you wish to. Finally, board the dhow boat for a transfer back to Zanzibar.


Roundtrip boat transfer from Zanzibar Tour guide

Important Information

  • This tour will take place rain or shine.

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