Prison Island Tour


Prison island is also known as Changuu Island. The name “prison island” came after this unique island used by some sultans of Zanzibar to detain the recalcitrant slaves; it is about a 25 to 30minutes boat ride.

The island lies just off the Old Stone Town; it was meant to be a prison to discipline the cruel slaves. However, before that, it turned out to be a quarantine from severe ailments for the East African traders and sailors before the giant tortoise was introduced, which were brought from Seychelles as a reward to the Zanzibar state take a considerable interest to visitors to the island now. They are giant and friendly land tortoise to welcome you take pictures as you would like.

This day tour will be the best for snorkelling lovers and beach relaxers; however, there is a lot to discover, including historical sites and giant tortoises.


USD 60 per person sharing

Price Per Person Sharing

Tour Starts/Ends 1 pax 2 pax 3 pax 4 pax 5 pax
Stone Town Hotels  USD 50  USD 30  USD 25  USD 20  USD 15



Package Includes:

  • Island entrance fee
  • 1 Bottle of mineral water
  • Boat charter
  • Soft drinks (juice, soda or coconut)
  • Snorkelling gears
  • Lunch
  • Guiding fee
  • All government taxes