A Day Out At Prison Island & Pange Sandbank

Prison Island & Pange Sandbank, Stone Town, West/Urban Region, Zanzibar - Tanzania

Offered in: English, Italian, German and 4 More

Tour Duration

09:00 — 16:00

Minimum Group Size

1 Person

Maximum Group Size

50 People

Tour Type

History & Adventure



Minimum Age

Children with 2 years & above

Meeting & Pickup

Pick-up/Drop-off at any place

Cut-off Time

4 hours before start time

Cancellation Policy

May cancel up to 24 hours

Children Need to be Accompanied By at Least One Adult

Our advice:

  • You are welcome to bring your swim suit under easy wear clothes – shorts, summer tops, sunhat and sun-glasses
  • It is a full day activity and although it ends at around 4 pm, we don't suggest combining it with other activities
  • Bring Water resistant bag for cameras and other valuables
  • Vegetarian lunch option available on request
  • Bring Beach towels – the hotel to provide


Visit Prison Island and Nakupenda Beach on a full-day tour that’s all about snorkeling and sunbathing on one of Zanzibar’s most pristine beaches. This inclusive tour features a seafood lunch, snorkeling gear, snacks, and door-to-door transport from any place to ensure a hassle-free day of exploring the coast, with plenty of time independent time to enjoy beautiful Nakupenda Beach. The enchanting tiny sandy island, is located approximately 1 kilometer from the Stone Town City and accessible by boat in just 30 minutes. Surrounded by the amazing sea, in the most beautiful shades of blue and green water, guests can enjoy spectacular sea views in every direction. This amazing full day excursion includes something for everyone!

The day starts by visiting the historic Prison Island. The prison once used as a seclusion, gives a unique opportunity to support the Aldabra Tortoise; Presently this species is considered vulnerable and has been placed on The International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List. It is a perfect picture moment as well. After that, guests take sail to the sandbank of Pange. They spend the best part of the day soaking in the sun or taking a cool plunge in the turquoise waters that surround you. They can simply relax or take a swim and snorkel. The under- water world is truly amazing. The tropical fish that swim amongst the beautiful, live coral reef around the sandbank is a marvelous sight. After the guests have worked up an appetite, they sit down and relax while enjoying chilled drinks and can take part in preparation of their lunch seafood BBQ. Priceless! Sail back to Stone town.

What's Included

  • Service of Informative, friendly and Experienced Professional Tour guide
  • Pick up and drop off from your hotel in private car with air condition
  • Freshly-prepared delicious seafood lunch on the Island
  • Waiting Charge, Fuel Surcharges & Service Fees
  • Snorkeling Gears (life jacket, mask & flippers)
  • VAT (18% charged by the Government)
  • Different seasonal fruits available
  • Comfortable Wooden Dhow
  • Snacks and beverages
  • Entrances Fees

What's Excluded

  • Medical Insurance if needed
  • Gratuities for Tour Guide or Driver
  • 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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