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Zanzibar Island, Tanzania
Prison Island Half-Day Tour from Zanzibar

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

See the giant land tortoises of Prison Island, or Changuu Island, on a half-day trip from Zanzibar, with time to swim, snorkel, and sunbathe. Just a 30-minute boat ride from Stone Town, Prison Island has a beautiful beach, clean water, and fascinating history as a yellow fever quarantine station. Both morning and afternoon departures to Prison Island are available, and the trip includes hotel transfers and all entrance fees.
  • Visit a pristine island that's close to Stone Town
  • See giant land tortoises once brought from the Seychelles
  • Swim from a clean beach with clear water
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included
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Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks
Gratuities
Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Kisauni Airport , Tanzania

Please arrive 30 minutes before your selected start time for pickup. Your operator can coordinate exact time and location.

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Bring towels and swimming suit
  • Snorkeling gear will be available
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY ARP Travel Group
You can cancel up to 4 days in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • If you cancel less than 3 full days before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 3 full days before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 4 full days before the experience’s start time.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Prison Island Half-Day Tour from Zanzibar?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Prison Island Half-Day Tour from Zanzibar.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Prison Island Half-Day Tour from Zanzibar?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Prison Island Half-Day Tour from Zanzibar.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Prison Island Half-Day Tour from Zanzibar?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Prison Island Half-Day Tour from Zanzibar.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Prison Island Half-Day Tour from Zanzibar?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Prison Island Half-Day Tour from Zanzibar.

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Reviews

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Don’t do it
Luiza_R
, Oct 2021
What a terrible experience. When we got to the island our tour guide explained the most obvious things such as: turtles like water. When we proceeded to visit the prison part of the island the trainee couldn’t explain anything. He could barely speak english. What we learned about the place we read at the entrance. He couldn’t answer basic questions such as “when was the prison built”. I would say paying for a guide here is a rip off. Just try to get a boat at the marine that takes you there and se the prison and pay for the turtle part yourself. When we were getting out it was so windy there were a lot of waves, we couldn’t even snorkel. So definitely go in the morning
star-5
Amazing trip
Marta_M
, Sep 2021
Guider was amazing! Place is beautiful! Weather was fantastic and water was really clear. I recommend it to all.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Dear Marta, Many thanks for your feedback. We are glad you had an amazing experience.
star-3
Giant Tortoises Are The Highlight
anexpatabroad15
, Jun 2019
The Prison Island Tour is a quick hop from Stone Town in a small covered wooden show. The highlight is the giant tortoises that reside here, everything else including the snorkelling was pretty average
star-5
Perfectly organised, courteous and...
Erika d
, Jan 2018
Perfectly organised, courteous and knowledgeable guide. Went the extra mile for us when we wanted to snorkel. Highly recommended
star-4
It was HOT! Take sufficient...
Deepak
, Dec 2017
It was HOT! Take sufficient water. Interesting history from info supplied by guide 7.5/10 good. Tortoises are originally from Seychelles. Worthwhile to do this tour. At end you can have drinks and eats in the prison courtyard that was never used as prison
star-3
Nice 30 minute boat trip out to...
Jeanette P
, Oct 2017
Nice 30 minute boat trip out to Prison Is. once out there there wasn't much to see, except the amazing Tortoises up to 192 years old. Loved Stone Town however and saw Freddy Mercurys house and restaurant. Fabulous town.
star-3
Poor communication, as the trip was...
Terrence K
, Oct 2016
Poor communication, as the trip was scheduled for first day, not accomplished until last day. Buy SIM card upon arrival, so you can have Internet and a phone here! Guide was personable, spoke great English, even helped us buy souvenirs in town and showed us the Mercury House, home of Freddy Mercury! Highlight of trip was Giant Tortoises, which are fed at 1000 and 1600 daily! Half Day trip was enough time to take in the sights of Prison Island. Don't forget your camera!

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