Private Tour to Prison Island


To get a feel for Zanzibar’s history and culture, take a trip to Prison Island aboard a traditional dhow. Experience snorkeling off the shore and seeing giant tortoises that call the island home. While swimming with vibrant fish, take in the breathtaking scenery.


Private tours to Prison Island may be arranged for a duration of three hours, during which time visitors can learn about the island’s fascinating past and take in the stunning scenery. Enjoy the voyage to the island on a traditional dhow after meeting your guide in Zanzibar or having them pick you up from your hotel if you opted for that. Discover the history behind the naming of this little island that is now home to over 50 tortoises, some of whom are over 100 years old.


  • Private boat transfer
  • Entrance fee
  • Local Guide
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Drinking water