Prison Island Tour with Lunch on the Sandbank


You can learn a lot about the history and culture of Zanzibar by taking a dhow ride out to Prison Island. Experience snorkeling off the shore and seeing giant tortoises that call the island home. While swimming with vibrant fish, take in the breathtaking scenery. After taking it easy on quaint sandbars and imagining that you’re the one who stumbled across them. Successful use of the day.


Your tour to Zanzibar kicks out with a trip to Prison Island, which was bought in 1893 by British First Minister Lloyd Mathews. Although Mathews built a jail on the island, which is still there, no inmates were ever imprisoned there; instead, the island served as a quarantine center for those with yellow fever.


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