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5 hours
Tour Type
Zanzibar Day Tour
Group Size
Up to 30
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Prison Island Tour


A traditional wooden boat will bring you to Prison Island. The islet was formerly used as a private detention for disobedient slaves. Later a jail was constructed, but never actually used. Today the island is a small tourist resort, famous for its giant tortoises. Our tour guide will give you a short introduction to the islet’s interesting past and you can then spend sometime sunbathing, swimming, snorkelling, or walking around to see tortoises and peacocks.

Price Includes

  • Boat transfer from Stone Town to Prison Island and back.
  • Guided tour of the island's historical landmarks and botanical gardens.
  • Encounter with Aldabra giant tortoises and opportunities for interaction.
  • Snorkeling equipment for exploring nearby coral reefs (optional).

Price Excludes

  • Personal expenses such as souvenirs or additional purchases.
  • Meals and beverages not included in the tour.