We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Prison Island Trip. Home of huge Tortoises

Save
Share
This product is unavailable to book via Tripadvisor. Contact the supplier for availability.
From
US$34.00
Overview
Visit Prison Island ­– Changuu Private Island on a half-day, private tour from Stone Town, and discover a unique population of Giant Tortoises, pristine snorkeling, and historic buildings. While group tours can leave you limited by a fixed itinerary, the private format means you’ll have the flexibility to discover the island at your own pace, whether you’re exploring the ruined prison or feeding the slow-moving tortoises.
Highlights
    What to Expect
    Itinerary
    This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, Off the Coast From Stone Town Shangani, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 3395 Tanzania

    You can snorkel in the crystal clear water and search for colorful tropical fishes and attractive corals. The Island is also home for Peacock and a families of Giant Tortoises from Seychelles in the late 19th century. You have not seen so many turtles in one place. There was more than 200 long time ago, but now around 50 left. If you are brave enough it is possible to feed them and take many pictures.

    Duration: 3 hours
    Show More
    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Old Fort, Mizingani Rd, Zanzibar, Tanzania
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    Duration
    3h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Bottled water
    • Use of Snorkelling equipment
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Guide Fee
    • Bout transportation
    • Entry/Admission - Prison Island - Changuu Private Island
    Show More
    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
    13Reviews1Q&A
    Traveller rating
    • 2
    • 2
    • 2
    • 2
    • 5
    Traveller type
    Time of year
    Language
    • More
    Selected filters
    • Filter
    • English
    Popular mentions
    The island is beautiful with really engaging tour guide. Its amazing, the keepers are really good. A place to visit
    Read more
    This is okay but don't feel like you will miss out. we went snorkelling here and its beautiful but not many fishes. Just coral. The boat ride there is a little scary but was fine. The turtles look like they need to be free! it's nice they feed them but honestly I don't believe
    Read more
    +1
    Nice trip with a lot fun ,enjoying local boat driving,able to feed the huge giant tourtoise at the island,we did snockling also amazing trip .our hotel give us captain Mohd you can contact him for this service while you are in sto e town via wasap +255778881543
    Read more
    I had a free day and thought I'd take trip to see tortoises. The boat trio was great. There are great pictures to take. However not worth the money. I found it sad. Yes the turtle are friendly. Gas company owns this island and it needs some up keep. The baby turtles deserve a
    Read more
    I still can't get over how friendly these monster tortoises are. One is almost 200 years old and loves to have her neck rubbed! Really worth a visit, fun boat ride.
    Read more
    About the operator
    By: Zanzibar Local Experience
    23 reviews
    Perpetuah
    Juba, South Sudan
    193
    Wonderful Island
    The island is beautiful with really engaging tour guide. Its amazing, the keepers are really good. A place to visit
    Read more
    TL2288
    10
    Kuza cave
    Kuza cave hasn't received the type of buzz,credit and exposure it deserves especially seeing that it provides such
    Read more
    Alklinare
    72
    Best tour with kids
    We took this tour with our three young children, ages 6, 4, and 1. It was amazing. The company was easy to
    Read more
    Darius W
    41
    Great Service
    Seamless trip. The escort was waiting for us outside baggage claim and promptly showed us to the vehicle. The
    Read more
    ShaneM794
    Torquay, Australia
    4314
    Zanzibar: Stone Town & Spice Farm Tour with Lunch
    Our guide Juma and driver Asim collected us from the hotel. They were on time and the vehicle was clean,
    Read more
    PiedmontWalker
    Piedmont, California
    10662
    Enlightening view of village culture in Zanzibar
    Local guide who lived in the village led a very interesting tour of his village, which included a visit with the
    Read more
    Tim010-010
    11
    variious activities
    Thanks to Juma I really enjoyed my excursions with Zanzibar Local Experience. He knows a lot of the history of
    Read more
    N2950RLfranks
    Edmonton, Canada
    226
    Not worth the trip
    This is okay but don't feel like you will miss out. we went snorkelling here and its beautiful but not many
    Read more
    Ethanjr
    Boston, Massachusetts
    21
    Prison island trip.
    Nice trip with a lot fun ,enjoying local boat driving,able to feed the huge giant tourtoise at the island,we did
    Read more
    957Gail
    Germiston, South Africa
    529
    Very sad
    As a history this is harsh but good to remember, that man is not nice to their fellow men. do not expect any bells
    Read more
    VenessaElliott
    Newcastle, Australia
    96
    Prison island
    I had a free day and thought I'd take trip to see tortoises. The boat trio was great. There are great pictures to
    Read more
    dace452
    Brisbane Region, Australia
    33
    Introduction to Zanzibar
    Definitely take a tour to get an orientation to Zanzibar! The history of Zanzibar is fascinating and our tour
    Read more
    LocalTouristAdviser
    London
    5743
    Lovely old creatures
    I still can't get over how friendly these monster tortoises are. One is almost 200 years old and loves to have her
    Read more
    Key Details
    • Duration: 3h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Instant confirmation
    Why Book on Tripadvisor?
    • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
    • Low Price Guarantee
    • No Booking Fees
    • Secure Payments
    • 24/7 SupportCall:+1 855 275 5071
      Product code: 112602P1
    Special Offer
    Stone town and prison Island tour
    17 Reviews
    from US$61.75*
    US$65.00
    Prison Island (Boat trip)
    9 Reviews
    from US$30.00*
    Luxury Spice Tour
    6 Reviews
    from US$30.00*
    Likely To Sell Out
    Historical Stone Town Walk by Ally...
    94 Reviews
    from US$35.00*
    Likely To Sell Out
    Zanzibar Food and Spices Tour...
    35 Reviews
    from US$41.00*
    Likely To Sell Out
    Stone Town Walking Tour in Zanzibar
    33 Reviews
    from US$29.00*
    Likely To Sell Out
    Zanzibar Food and Spices Tour...
    35 Reviews
    from US$41.00*
    Zanzibar Sunset Cruise
    7 Reviews
    from US$70.70*
    Likely To Sell Out
    Prison Island Tour
    13 Reviews
    from US$25.00*