Experience Fisherman Island Vibes

Fisherman Island, Mafia Island, Coast of Pwani Region, Tanzania

Offered in: English, Italian, German and 5 More

Tour Duration

7 hours (Approximately)

Minimum Group Size

2 Person

Maximum Group Size

50 People

Tour Type




Minimum Age

Children with 2 years & above

Meeting & Pickup

Pick-up/Drop-off at any place

Cut-off Time

24 hours before start time

Cancellation Policy

May cancel up to 24 hours

Important Information

Children Need to be Accompanied By at Least One Adult

All water based excursions are extremely tide and weather dependent

We don’t offer a pick up or drop off service by car but we’re accessible within a 15 minute walk from most hotels

Our advice:

  • It is a full day activity and although it ends at around 4 pm, we don't suggest combining it with other activities
  • Wear decent (conservative/appropriate) clothes when walking around Island
  • Bring Water resistant bag for cameras and other valuables
  • Comfortable closed walking or hiking shoes
  • Suitable for all ages and fitness level


Fisherman Island is a beautiful small islet hidden on the North Eastern side of Chole Bay. Its name comes from the periodic presence of Mafian Fisherman who stop over to dry their catch before returning home. Fisherman Island is home to a beautiful beach, bordered on either side with rich mangroves. Riddled with shells, fisherman Island can only be reached on a high tide, making it an excellent alternative for the sandbank. Our day will start with a journey out to one of Mafia’s stunning snorkel sites. After enjoying the marine park, we will make our way through an in-conspicous channel that slowly widens into a sheltered area of beautiful aquamarine water, topped off with our own private island for the afternoon.

Your guide will set up a shade and some mats for you to relax under and kick start your Island getaway. On the Island itself it is possible to sunbathe, explore the mangroves, or swim in the crystal clear water just in front of your camp. Whilst you settle in, our team will start to set up a traditional Swahili, fish BBQ and prepare your lunch. Unfortunately one can not hide away here all day. As the sun lowers in the sky, the ocean follows with it, prompting us to board our dhow and wind allowing continue our theme of relaxation with a sail back to Mafia.

What's Included

  • Service of Informative, friendly and Experienced Professional Tour guide
  • Meet & Greet Services from your hotel to ensure that your trip is comfort
  • Freshly-prepared delicious seafood BBQ lunch at the Island
  • Mineral Water, tea, coffee and small snacks during the tour
  • Snorkeling Gears (life jacket, mask & flippers)
  • VAT (18% charged by the Government)
  • Waiting Charge & Other Service Fees

What's Excluded

  • Medical Insurance if needed
  • Gratuities for Tour Guide or Driver
  • Marine Park fees & Contribution to Local Community payable locally
  • International & Domestic Flights
  • Expenses of a personal Nature
  • Airport/Departure Tax
  • Visa Fee

COVID-19 Health & Safety Measures

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

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