Trip to Prison Island from Stone Town, Zanzibar

Prison Island Full-Day Trip from Stone Town, Zanzibar

Product ID: 24525

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Key Details
3 hours
Mobile Voucher Accepted
Printed Voucher Accepted
Live Guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Italian

Pick-up service

Your hotel in Stone Town

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What You'll Do
  • 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
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.
What to Expect
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.
What's Included
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Water
  • Transport in air-conditioned minivan from stone town hotels (transfers from hotels out of stone town are available at an additional cost)
  • Entrance fees to museums, parks, and spice farms
  • Local guide
What's Not Included
  • Tips and other personal expenses
Cancellation Policy
Cancel up to 1 day in advance for a full refund
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Know Before You Go
A Russian-speaking guide is available for an additional USD 30.

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