This sea outing takes you island hopping between historical Prison Island and a pristine sand bank, for an idyllic island experience.
Prison Island is located off the western coast of Zanzibar and accessible with a 30 minutes motorized dhow boat ride across amazing hues of sea blues and greens.
The island takes its name from the prison that was built there in 1893. At a later stage, the buildings served as a quarantine hospital. The sea trip offers the opportunity to catch a view of historical Stone Town.
Today, only the ruins of the building remain from these days as well as a frangipani lined path around the island where the former patients took their evening walks.
Here you can admire beautiful peacocks flaunting their spectacular tail of feathers as well catch a close view of giant century old Seychelles tortoises. The excursion allows ample time to stroll around, venture into the forested interior, have a swim or just relax on a white sandy beach by the alluring lagoon.
Around midday, embark for the pristine setting and pleasures of an idyllic and almost desert sand bank cast away amidst crystal-clear aquamarine waters.
There, you will be served lunch and thereafter just allow yourself to drift away revel in elementary pleasures – soak up the sun, go for refreshing dips and snorkel leisurely around, immersed in the natural splendor of the tropical marine world with its amazing array of colored coral and fish. Just revel in a sheer moment out of this world, out of time. You will feel as close as can be to paradise.
Full-day outing, starting around 08:00 am.
It is advisable to wear or bring your swim gear, towel, sunscreen, a hat or cap and a change of clothes.
Snacks and soft drinks served on Prison Island. Local lunch, fruits and beverages served on the sand bank.