Prison Island Tour with Lunch on the Sandbank


Explore the rich culture and history of Zanzibar with a visit to Prison Island by dhow. See the large tortoises that inhabit the island, and enjoy the opportunity to snorkel off the coast. Admire the stunning landscape as you swim with colourful fish. After relaxing in small sand islands and feeling like you are the discoverer. A day well spend.


Your Zanzibar adventure begins with a visit to Prison Island, purchased in 1893 by Lloyd Mathews, the British First Minister of Zanzibar at the time. Mathews constructed a prison complex on the island which is still visible today, however, no prisoners were ever housed on the island and instead it became a quarantine station for yellow fever sufferers.


  • Lunch
  • Boat transfer
  • Entrance fees
  • Local guide
  • Snorkelling gear
  • Drinking water
  • Snacks