Prison Island Trip


  • We have to take the boat from stone town to prison Island.
  • You have the opportunity to feed and pet the tortoises.
  • Visit Lloyd Mathew’s Architecture


Prison Island lies a quick 20-30 minute max boat ride from Stone Town. The island used to be a prison and quarantine station in the past, while now it is inhabited only by giant land tortoises imported from Seychelles in the 19th Century. After your quick boat trip is over you will stroll through the forested island, spotting birds and other small wildlife (you may even spot duikers if you’re lucky!). You can feed the Giant Aldabran Tortoises, some of whom are over 100 years old! If you wish you may also rent snorkeling equipment and go for a quick swim off the lovely white beach.

Pleased notice: This tour is always private, for you and your group only in the vehicle with driver/guide, We can include transfer from anywhere in Zanzibar( Including pick up at the hotel and return transfer, please let us know which hotel you are staying at and we will get a quote from our Service Provider and forward to you, Our Private tour are a great option for Bigger Groups Or those Who Want more freedom & flexibility in their scheduling.


  • Entrances fees
  • 1L bottle of mineral water
  • Snorkeling gear (life jacket, mask & flippers)
  • Pick up and drop off from your Hotel
  • Boat charter
  • Transport waiting charge
  • Experienced Professional Tour guide
  • All taxes, fuel surcharges, and service fees included


  • Medical insurance
  • Flights
  • Visa
  • Expenses of a personal nature


There are many things to see and do on Zanzibar Island. We suggest you combine tours to save time and money and make the most of your stay!

If Would you Like To Combine Zanzibar Prison Island Tour With Following Tours Please Feel Free To Contact Us!

Examples of tour combinations include:

  • Prison Island Tour & Stone Town Tour)*
  • Prison Island Tour & Spice Tour) *
  • Prison Island Tour & Stone town tour & Nakupenda Sandbank)*
  • Nakupenda Sandbank & Prison Island, Tour)