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Prison Island Half-Day Tour from Zanzibar

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    What to Expect
    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.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Your Stone Town or West Coast, North, North East, East, South East, South and South West Coast Area resorts/hotels
    Departure Time
    8am or 1:30pm
    Duration
    3h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Professional guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Entry/Admission - Prison Island - Changuu Private Island
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
    • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
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    Additional Info
    • 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
    Cancellation Policy
    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.
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    Reviewed 9 July 2019

    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 When...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank mactt
    Reviewed 12 January 2019

    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

    Date of experience: December 2018
    3  Thank Agnieszka P
    Reviewed 25 December 2018

    Well worth a few hours out. Tortoises a must and old prison / health vaccination centre interesting. Bring some togs as beach is great for a swim too

    Date of experience: December 2018
    Thank Scandikiw
    Reviewed 9 October 2018

    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

    Date of experience: September 2018
    7  Thank shazausa
    Reviewed 15 August 2018

    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

    Date of experience: August 2018
    10  Thank Sophia G
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    Patricija K
    26 December 2018|
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    Response from courage2019 |
    Of course it's very safe even you're sick cos you'll walk around and when you feel not so good you'll have a break till you finished
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