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Prison Island - Changuu Private Island

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Off the Coast From Stone Town | Shangani, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 3395, Tanzania
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  • Average20%
  • Poor4%
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“giant tortoises” (200 reviews)
“prison island” (401 reviews)
“boat ride” (108 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Off the Coast From Stone Town | Shangani, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 3395, Tanzania
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"giant tortoises"
in 200 reviews
"prison island"
in 401 reviews
"boat ride"
in 108 reviews
"the main attraction"
in 27 reviews
"quarantine station"
in 14 reviews
"lovely beach"
in 13 reviews
"half day trip"
in 23 reviews
"worth the trip"
in 25 reviews
"small boat"
in 23 reviews
"turtle sanctuary"
in 17 reviews
"nice trip"
in 22 reviews
"local boat"
in 14 reviews
"short trip"
in 14 reviews
"white sand"
in 19 reviews
"interesting history"
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"pizza"
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"turtles"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I called this place as tortoise island as we can find lots of tortoise and they are around 300 kg in size

Thank Ranjan K
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great to see giant tortoises up close and personal. We managed to choose a windy day so there was quite a swell on the crossing but we were well looked after.

Thank Dave H
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We were very happy with this tour. The giant turtles are fantastic, and you have the opportunity to feed them. Our guide was friendly and helpful. After the turtles he took us to see the prison. Obviously we couldn't miss as well a swim intp...More

Thank satagire
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Quite charming, but come at an early hour. There is a alot of tourist here. Mostly to see the turtles that are the second largest to those on the Galapagos Island. Thats interesting, as is the sailing out there (30 dollars + 4 dollers pr....More

Thank Flemming P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been here 2-3 times with Friendly Taxi & Tours (also on Trip Advisor) because I love the tour. You meet in Stone Town and take a boat ride to Prison Island/Changuu Island. You can immediately start taking pictures of the gorgeous beach as you...More

Thank TheZuriExperience
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing place, what to visit when you are in Stone Town. We just find a guy on the street and paid $50 per person. It depends how much are you willing to find different offers. We had a big boat for only two of us...More

Thank Eliis O
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This tortoise species is the main focus of the island. Everyone pays a $4 USD equivalent to see, feed and touch the animals. Sadly, the animals caretakers do not bother to remove all the plastic strings from their compound. I was told the strings(which were...More

Thank Yogahh
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's advertised as Prison Island, so you'd expect to see a prison right?? It's actually courtyard with buildings that's now a restaurant...nothing exciting to see at all. I actually wondered if there were going to be other buildings but no... its was a courtyard. The...More

Thank albi04
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Reviewed 1 week ago

...but nothing else to do. after you finish your visit try to catch first boat while can be very boring specially if there is no sun to take a swim

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice trip, you can go by private boat for 30 Dollars with guide. I recommande to ask for Hatib.the place is very interesting if you like history. The turtle are so big. And the visit of the prison is very nice. You can eat...More

Thank Pierre F
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DBOxon
September 26, 2016|
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Response from Anjali Virendra D | Reviewed this property |
Hi you can walk towards the jetty you have plenty of boats look out for Ali from "Blue wave". You can pay much lesser
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Carolbaden
October 2, 2015|
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Response from MrCrabsJ | Reviewed this property |
Talk a little bit with your hotelstuff. I'm sure there aere enough gys who know an independent guide who will give you a really good price. For example we made a tour including spice farm, big market in stone town, slave... More
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