What To Expect
This half day excursion mixes a bit of history with adventure! Take a tour of Prison Island to learn its shameful past, befriend an Aldabra Tortoise and 'oh' and 'ah' at the tropical fish as you snorkel in the surrounding waters!
Choose amongst a morning or afternoon charter, and take off for Prison Island, also known as Changuu or Quarantine Island. There, tour a conservation area dedicated to the endangered Aldabra Tortoises. Pet a tortoise that is up to 180 years old! After admiring our large, reptile friends, take a tour of the historical prison, once used to house rebellious slaves, and later used as a quarantine, sheltering the island from such epidemics as yellow fever. Getting a little hot? Why not go for a snorkel in the crystal clear waters that surround the island, or go for a swim and relax on the white sands? On the sail back, we'll indulge in some tropical fruits, hoping to leave you with an extra sweet memory of your day.
09:30 - We meet at the original Dhow Safaris meeting point before boarding our dhow.
09:45 - We meet the crew and will be observing a safety briefing before setting sail toward Prison Island.
10:30 - We arrive at Prison Island. Then we tour the historic prison and visit the giant tortoises as we snorkel around.
12:00 - We set sail for Stone Town.
Mineral drinking water
Services of an experienced guide
Meals and drinks (unless specified)
Tips and gratuities
Child rates are applicable from ages 0 to 11 years.
Guides are available in English, French, Italian and Spanish. Must be pre-booked at the time of booking.
Guests are advised to bring swim wear, towels, water resistant shoes, hats and sunscreen.
Kindly refrain from feeding or touching the tortoises.
For departures from other areas, please inquire.
All our card payments are protected by thawte to give you peace of mind.