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Sandbank Picnic Prison Island Zanzibar Dhow Sailing Tour is a full day Zanzibar excursion from Stone Town suitable for anyone, from those who wish to completely relax to those who want adventure and excitement.
Enjoy fresh grilled seafood feast in gravy on the beautiful Sandbank Beach, snorkel in the live coral reef that surrounds it and later visit the infamous Prison Island (also known as Changuu Island).
Sailing from Stone Town in Zanzibar, our handcrafted dhow is operated by a professional, trained crew and is fully equipped with life jackets, first aid kit, sun shade, boarding ladder and waterproof bags.
The boats comfortably accommodates 16 guests, while one can hold up to 25 guests. Guests choose whether to sit on the main deck or climb on top of the upper cabin for a great view!
Sail away with us to sandbanks around the magnificent island of Unguja, Zanzibar. Come on board our traditionally crafted dhows, put your feet up and feel how the Sultans of Zanzibar were pampered once upon a time.
This tour offers you the original ‘dhow experience’.
Sandbank Picnic Prison Island Zanzibar Dhow Sailing Tour
0830 Hours: We pick you from your hotel/ residence and trabnsfer you to our meeting point.
0930 Hours: We get a detailed briefing from our guide
0945 Hours: Climb on board the dhow, meet the crew and set sail to Prison Island. This small island is just 3.5 miles (6 kilometers) from Stone and about a 30 minute ride northwest to arrive at Prison Island. Our Guide gives us information as we sail.
1030 Hours: We tour Prison Island to see the remains of the prison built late 1800s during British colonial rule. The prison was never used, and the island is now home to a tortoise sanctuary. Visit the Aldabra Giant Tortoise sanctuary.
We watch the giant tortoises shuffle through the trees with the patience that old age brings. We also enjoy the panorama of Stonetown viewed from an island!
One can also take the footpath through the woodland, spotting birds, bats, various butterflies and duiker antelope. After the there’s a snorkeling option for those who’d like to get wet.
You will be taken to a snorkelling area for about an hour’s swim and snorkelling. Hop back on – board and sail to the sandbank.
1230 Hours: We then sail to the magnificent Pange Sandbank, a beautiful patch of white sand surrounded by turquoise waters.
Guests can relax under the shade of our ample tents or swim in the warm water of the Indian Ocean.
All that activity sure builds an appetite! For lunch, guests can savor a delicious Seafood Barbeque served with a cool, crisp beer and refreshing, soft beverages.
Barbeque Seafood lunch will be prepared for 8 persons or more. For 7 or less persons, we pack a delicious picnic basket!
1400 Hours: After lunch, it’s time to relax on the white sands of the Pange Sandbank and soak up the Zanzibari sun or snorkel among Clownfish and Moorish Idols or simply take a walk around the sandbank to witness the birdlife.
Admire the breathtaking view of the turquoise waters that surround you and the birds that loom up above.
1600 Hours: We set sail for Stone Town.
1630 Hours: By the time we set sail to town in the late afternoon, you will have enjoyed one of their favorite days in Zanzibar!
Sandbank Picnic Prison Island Zanzibar Dhow Sailing Tour Prices
Sandbank Picnic Prison Island Zanzibar Dhow Sailing Tour Rates Includes:
Lunch + Mineral Bottle water + Professional English speaking guides + All entry fees, service charge, and taxes + Pickup from your hotel in Zanzibar Stone Town and drop-off to your hotel & Visit to Prison Island, Sailing in the Dhow, Sandbank Picnic, Snorkel and Swim, etc
|Dates From||Dates To||Price Per Person||Children Aged 8 to 12 Years|
|1st January 2023||31st December 2023||Request for rates||Request for rates|
* Bring along Sunscreen and Hat, a water-resistant bag for cameras and other valuables and swimwear, a towel and water-resistant shoes for walking over coral
Sandbank Picnic Prison Island Zanzibar Dhow Sailing Tour Rates Do Not Include:
* Tips or gratuity
* Travelers Insurance
* Communication charges
* Minimum of 1 person required
* Visas, international airfares, and airport taxes; meals
* Sightseeing not included in the package; optional activities
* Personal expenses such as transfers to/ from the airport (supplement airport transfer cost applies for tours starting from the airport)