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Zanzibar City

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
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Professional guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Entry/Admission - Prison Island - Changuu Private Island
    • 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
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    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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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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