Prison Island is located off the western coast of Zanzibar and accessible by local motor boat. 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.
The excursion allows ample time to stroll around, venture into the forested interior, swim, sunbathe or go snorkeling at leisure. The island’s lagoon and white sandy beaches are alluring.
Here you can admire of beautiful peacocks flaunting their spectacular tail of feathers as well catch a close view of giant century old Seychelles tortoises.
Half-day excursion. Starting around 9:00 am.
You may choose a private excursion, which allows you to set your desired time of departure.
It is advisable to wear walking shoes and a hat or cap and to bring your swim gear, towel and sunscreen.
Lunch is not included but can be provided for a supplement.
Food and beverages can be purchased on the island.