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You will be picked up from your hotel and driven to the excursion spot.
The Aldabra Giant Tortoise sanctuary is a major tourist lure and the oldest tortoise is 192 years old. The turtles are not indigenous and are magisterial creatures, weighing in at an average of 200 kg some are as old as over 100 years (4 turtles are 150 years). You can feed them at a fee paid at the Island, but watch out for their snapping beaks.
Other marine life is also reasonably rich and Changuu provides good snorkelling. It is by no means the most extensive or varied snorkelling spot off the coast of Zanzibar, but being so close to Stone Town and so easily accessible makes it ideal for those who want to see ‘under the sea’ a little while on a city break.
The island’s restaurant, Matthews, is good and well-renowned. This is especially so considering the restaurant’s charming atmosphere and good sea view.
You will then be dropped off at the hotel after the excursion.
Your Stone Town or West Coast, North, North East, East, South East, South and South West Coast Area resorts/hotels
8am or 1:30pm
Returns to original departure point
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Entry/Admission - Prison Island - Changuu Private Island
Food and drinks
Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
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
If you cancel at least 4 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 3 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Its a great experience with all the small , big , young and old turtles
You can feed them take pictures as well as massage them so they put their head out (as they like massage below their neck)
There are some peacocks too
We started our Half Day Tour to Prison Island just after breakfast where the representative of the Blue Agent Tours and Safaris picked us up. The trip was organized perfectly with our private boat and private guid dedicated only for us :) Full luxury and...More
We booked through our hotel $20 pp with the main purpose of seeing the huge tortoises. The 30 min boat ride was beautiful across crystal clear waters. When we arrived the beach was breathtaking and it seems odd that it is not more popular to...More
I think the other reviewers were correct when they said the boat ride to and from the island were the best parts. The water is a beautiful colour and you get nice shots of the island and Zanzibar. The prison is kind of lame -...More