Zanzibar full-day trip on a Dhow: Sail, Snorkel, Swim, Sunbathe, Explore & Feast
Zanzibar Dolphin Spotting Snorkeling Safari Blue Day Tour is an excursion that operates from Fumba village and includes a magical day exploring the Menai Bay Conservation Area and a host of aquatic activities in the Indian Ocean. Fumba Town is situated in the urban west part of Zanzibar Island, 15 km south of the Zanzibar International Airport and 20 minutes drive from the well-known World Heritage site – Stone Town.
Tour the area in a locally built traditional wooden dhow equipped with a high-efficient engine, sunshades, boarding ladder, and life jackets for 6 hours. Enjoy swimming and guided snorkeling with a quality kit in the beautiful clear waters, dhow sailing, sandbank stop, swimming in a mangrove lagoon, and a high chance of spotting both Indo-Pacific humpback and bottlenose dolphins along the way! Feast on delicious Swahili seafood barbeque and indigenous tropical fruit tasting.
Enjoy a fun-filled day with all the drinks and snacks throughout the day. There will be experienced snorkeling instructors with us who can teach you about the coral reef and tropical marine life.
Safari Blue Day tour is one of the most popular day trips from Stone Town Zanzibar. This full-day tour is spent dolphin watching, snorkeling, dhow sailing, and tasting the best of Zanzibar’s fruits and seafood.
This excursion includes snacks and drinks at a sandbank and a sumptuous seafood lunch with rock lobster and unlimited drinks on a desert island. A Safari Blue day is packed with adventure…Sail, snorkel, swim, sunbathe, explore, feast, observe, play, etc.
Safari Blue Zanzibar Day Tour Itinerary
0830 Hours: The tour departs from your hotel with a transfer to Fumba Village for a full-day excursion on a traditional sailing dhow. Pick up from any Stone town hotel is at 0830 Hours and from the beach hotel is at 0700 Hours.
0900 Hours: Safari Blue starts from Fumba Village, the perfect starting point to explore Menai Bay, an official Conservation Area.
Home to beautiful uninhabited islands, the area is stunning, and frequented by humpback and bottlenose dolphins. The fishing village of Fumba in Zanzibar is a 30-minute drive from Stone Town. On arrival at Fumba, you get a briefing on Zanzibar Dolphin Spotting Snorkeling Safari Blue Day Tour and then you board your dhow and you’re off to explore the bay.
We are lucky enough to see dolphins on at least 85% of our Zanzibar Dolphin Spotting Snorkeling Safari Blue Day Tour. Later in the morning, we stop on the Kwale sandbank where we set up sunshades and fit the clients with snorkeling equipment.
We have a large range of sizes and good quality equipment. Guides, who can safely lead the snorkeling session and show points of interest, accompany you. For beginners or those who are not confident swimmers, we have inflatable snorkelling vests and our guides can give tuition.
After snorkeling, we offer fresh green coconuts before we move to our desert island restaurant for lunch. During the morning our catering boat has gone on ahead to prepare a delicious barbecue lunch, which is served on teak picnic tables set up beneath the shade of some tamarind trees.
1230 Hours: Lunch is a traditional Zanzibar buffet and includes grilled fish, slipper lobster, squid, chicken, rice, tamarind, and coriander sauces which are all served hot from the grill. A gastronomic fruit tasting follows with a selection of 10 to 15 different tropical fruits. Cold drinks are available throughout the day and include mineral water, sodas, and beer.
Coffee and Amarula liqueur are also served after lunch. Later, we also offer the chance to sail in a “ngalawa” with our experienced crew. When the tide allows we visit a beautiful mangrove lagoon where it is possible to swim through the mangrove forest.
1730 Hours: We return to Fumba by sail and arrive back in time to see the colorful African sunset.
Zanzibar Dolphin Spotting Snorkeling Safari Blue Day Tour Prices
Zanzibar Dolphin Spotting Snorkeling Safari Blue Day Tour Rates Includes:
Ice cold sodas, mineral water, and beer + Use of top quality Snorkeling gear (mask & flippers) + Professional English-speaking guides and instructors + All entry fees, service charges and taxes to Menai Bay Conservation Fee + Pickup from your hotel in Zanzibar Stone Town and drop-off to your hotel + Enjoyed watching the sunrise sailing on a Dhow in Zanzibar Island in the Indian Ocean & A delicious Zanzibar seafood lunch with grilled fish and slipper lobster, gastronomic fruit tasting, coffee, and Amarula liqueur
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* What to bring: lots of sun cream, a swimming costume, and a hat
* Pick up from any Stone town hotel is at 0830 Hours and from the beach hotel is at 0700 Hours
* Your Traditional sailing dhow is between 10 to 13 meters in length and accommodates about 16 guests
* Your Safari Blue day tour is a joining group tour. You will share the boat and activities with other guests but will have private transport from your hotel to Fumba Village and back to Stone Town
* Your Safari Blue dhow is well-maintained, comfortable, and equipped with outboard engines, communication equipment, sunshades, boarding ladders, life jackets, waterproof bags, and drinks coolers
Zanzibar Dolphin Spotting Snorkeling Safari Blue Day 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)