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Zanzibar Island

Sunset Cruise - Dhow Safaris

Zanzibar Island, Tanzania
About Sunset Cruise - Dhow Safaris
Step onto the deck of our vessels, relax and let us sail you away on a magical sunset cruise to end your day. Our sunset cruises leave Stone Town in the late afternoon to cruise along the coast, slicing through the clear turquoise water. The sounds of the bustle of busy people in Stone Town grow faint in the distance until they seem there, only in a memory. Musicians take over the sounds playing taarab, songs of love and loss, on violin and oud, as the crew serve canapés and keep your glass topped up with your choice of a selection of beers, sodas and drinking water from the Zanzibar Serena Inn, encouraging you to sink back into the cushions and enjoy the romance of Africa while watching the scenery drift by.
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Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

We arranged the sunset cruise through our hotel and were told that it would be $30 per person, and the price included the dhow ride, some snacks and drinks. Like other reviewers, after wading through the water (something we were not advised of beforehand), we...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Excursion711399
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

Embarked on Nakupenda Sunset Cruise. Good points - good snacks, enjoyable Arabic/Swahili music by the crew and comedy routine by a crew member who had us in stiches with stories of his experiences as a crew on a fishing vessel. Not so good- brochure promised...More

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank Sherwin L
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

We had to wait a short while at the Tambo hotel for the boat departure . We were a small group and some dry snacks and alcoholic drinks and sodas supplied . We travelled out for about 20 mins and on the return, you get...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed October 7, 2016

We were in a group from a cruise ship. Be prepared to have to wade in knee high water to embark and disembark, and negotiate a metal ladder. When I prepared to climb aboard the ladder swung away, which was very uncomfortable. Our boat was...More

Date of experience: December 2015
1  Thank Ralph R
Reviewed January 1, 2016

short and sweet. We went on a local sunset cruise from Nungwe Beach - Lalis Tours... I recommend this to anyone.

Date of experience: December 2015
3  Thank Clare L
Reviewed February 13, 2015

We went with a large group. Some of the older people were not prepared for this excursion. You have to wade in thigh high water then climb up a ladder to get in. We were served snacks of sandwiches and samosas along with cold drinks....More

Date of experience: January 2015
2  Thank LagunaGypsy
Reviewed June 18, 2014

WE were lucky to bargain with the locals 30 dollars for couple. THe sea is so calm and we were lucky to go with our a new friends. We had a hiccup where they didn't have drinks that was promised but they turned around and...More

Date of experience: June 2014
3  Thank chantaltweddle
Reviewed September 13, 2012

"Dhows" outside the Tembo Hotel were noting but rowboats with sails and the music was one of the two crew members singing not very well and handing out handfuls of kernels of something for snacks while sailing around the Stonetown port--a real rip off for...More

Date of experience: August 2012
5  Thank ebsea
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