Full-day Prison Island Tour including Wild life Cruise

Jump aboard your Zanzibar Traditional Dhow and depart over Prison Island for a leisurely trip close to Stone Town Harbor, past majestic homes and picturesque scenery on your way to Prison Island. Your full-day adventure in the Indian Ocean includes a wildlife cruise around the island, where you’ll look for giant tortoise, peacock, natural pool and sea birds. You can also swim in clear turquoise waters, snorkel and dive among spectacular reef formations, or walk around the island and meet the local wildlife. You won’t need to pack your passport to get to this exotic island.

Tour Highlights

  • Day trip to Prison Island from Stone Town.
  • Cruise down Prison Island past Stone Town Harbor.
  • Wildlife cruise around the island to see giant tortoise, peacocks and birds.
  • Walk around the island on foot, meeting the local animals.
  • Complimentary morning tea and a wine tasting in the afternoon.
  • Enjoy lunch at Prison Island Lodge (if option selected)

Prison Island is only a 20-minute hop from the Stone Town coast and a favorite weekend getaway for locals. Originally discovered by Arab explorers in the 17th century, Prison Island has had an interesting history, as resting place for prisoners, an Aboriginal penal colony and an internment camp during the world wars.

Your full-day island experience starts as you hop aboard the cruiser in Stone Town Harbor and enjoy morning tea while you travel down the Prison Island, passing to Graveyard Island and the Snake Island.

Get to know Prison Island on a 90-minute guided wildlife cruise around the island, discovering secluded bays and inlets inhabited by birds, giant tortoise, natural pool and other marine life. The afternoon is free to explore the island at your leisure before departing for the mainland. Do some snorkeling on a pristine coral reef and discover the marine life of the Indian Ocean.

Back on the boat, you’ll finish the day with a wine tasting as you make your way up the Mercury’s Restaurant and back to your Hotel.