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Prison Island Half-Day Tour from Zanzibar provided by Ranger Safaris

Prison Island Half-Day Tour from Zanzibar

Prison Island Half-Day Tour from Zanzibar
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from ₹ 3,377.51 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 4 days in advance
About
Dedicate a morning or afternoon to exploring Changuu Island, also known as Prison Island, on this half-day tour from Stone Town. Benefit from the insider knowledge of your professional guide as you meet endangered giant tortoises (feeding own expense), visit the old prison, and unwind on the white-sand beach, with free time for swimming, snorkeling, or sunbathing included.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel within 3 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel at least 4 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel within 3 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel at least 4 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
Highlights
Discover clear waters, clean beaches, and giant tortoises on Prison Island
Choose a morning or afternoon departure to fit your schedule
Benefit from the insider knowledge of your professional guide
Enjoy hassle-free round-trip transfer from your Zanzibar hotel
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 38194P23
Call 000-0800-100-6999
Important information
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)
Duration
3h
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Airports:
Kisauni Airport, Tanzania
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)
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Airports:
Kisauni Airport, Tanzania
Duration
3h
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Travellers 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 experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Popular mentions

4.0
16 reviews
Excellent
9
Very good
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Average
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Terrible
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alex l
2 contributions
Prison Island
Jan 2021 • Couples
The tour guide was excellent, he was very knowledgeable and helpful. Definitely recommend him to others.
Written 3 January 2021
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Tatiana P
London, UK155 contributions
Great experience
Jul 2020
I was there twice, and would definitely go again. Excellent place for swimming/snorkelling, mesmerising ocean views from what was intended to be a prison, great fun interacting with those giant tortoises! It doesn't really matter which guide you decide to go with, the program is the same for everybody.
Written 22 November 2020
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LE H
15 contributions
Prison Island Tour and Snorkelling
Our host for the tour was Ahmada. He was excellent, great customer service and very knowledgable. We were collected from our hotel and returned as part of the cost and the island itself is a must see if you are travelling to Zanzibar! I would highly recommend this trip and ask for Ahmada if you are going. 5*.
Written 31 October 2019
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Kim
7 contributions
Prison Island Tour/snorkeling
Sep 2019
This is a good tour and worth the time. The giant tortoises are unique and the history of the place is interesting. The children traveling with me all fed the tortoises some lettuce. I saw a lot of fish and coral while snorkeling. Note: the snorkeling is off the boat, not the shore. Someone may find it difficult to climb back up the short ladder to the boat.
Juma was our guide and he was very friendly and attentive.
Written 28 September 2019
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mactt
Dubai, United Arab Emirates100 contributions
Brilliant experience
Jun 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 you arrive from the small boat the view is amazing
Their is also wooden bridge for pictures or the green n blue sea and the view is mesmerising
Must visit place
Written 9 July 2019
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Agnieszka P
2 contributions
Must be done trip once in Zanzibar !
Dec 2018 • Couples
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 exclusivity. We used this agent since we have been picked up form the airport till the end of our stay, with sightseeing of Stone Town, Prison Island tour, pick up and drop off to the hotel in the other part of the island. The staff is extremely kind and trustful. I can not imagine visiting all those places on our own - wast of time...The Prison Island brought us a very unique experience, boat trip app. 40 minutes with amazing views and the island itself like heaven ! But the biggest surprise were the turtles so friendly and accessible some of theme at the age of almost 200 years. So happy had a chance to meet them :) Followed by sightseeing and swimming in the turquoise waters of the little beautiful island. Agnieszka & Mouhamed from Dubai
Written 12 January 2019
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Scandikiw
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia55 contributions
Well worth a trip out
Dec 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
Written 25 December 2018
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shazausa
Burke, Virginia25 contributions
Beautiful beach and huge tortoises
Sep 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 stay there. The tortoises are amazing, some 160yrs old and it was fun to feed them at 10:30am. They do look for donations as you exit but whether the money is really used as they say you'll never know.
Written 8 October 2018
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Sophia G
New York City, NY35 contributions
Meh
Aug 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 - I did a guided tour - I wasn't really told much and it doesn't seem like any of it (open to the public at least) has been maintained for historical accuracy. The turtle enclosure... well it's not as bad as some of the other reviews make out, there is a bit of space for them to roam around, the younger turtles are segregated in pens - these aren't particularly great. On the way out, locals will try to get you to "donate to the turtles" - this is a scam, apparently this money is taken by them. The beach looks nice, albeit small. I mean, if you have nothing to do then I guess go? Otherwise, you aren't really missing much.
Written 15 August 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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