Prison island tour

Tour Overview

This prison island tour offers nature, history, and adventure combined in a relaxing, enjoying the beautiful and nice beach, feeding giant Aldabra tortoise and colored fish and corals for snorkeling in the channel of the Indian Ocean, on this small islet just off the Stone Town, it is launched from the city and involves a 30 minutes motorized boat ride to the “Prison” island. The British; First Minister of Zanzibar, Lloyd Mathews, purchased the island in 1893 and constructed a prison complex there. No prisoners were ever housed on the island and instead, it became a quarantine; station for yellow fever cases.

What to Expect

  • Pick up and drop off from your Hotel (Around stone town)
  • Relaxing, enjoying the beautiful and nice beach
  • Enjoy the view of Zanzibar stone town
  • Snorkeling trip and enjoy the Colored fish
  • See the old prison that is never used


  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Services of Experienced Professional Tour guide
  • Service Entrance Fees
  • Mineral water
  • Pick up and drop off from your Hotel (Around stone town)


  • Any Expenses of a personal nature


Wear your casual clothes but keep reserver for swimming clothes if you are also want to swim