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“Giant Turtles”

Prison Island - Changuu Private Island
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$40.00*
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Prison Island Half-Day Tour from Zanzibar
Ranked #4 of 45 things to do in Stone Town
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Reviewed September 2, 2015

Its a beautiful journey getting to the Island. You have to hire a boat. You will be greeted by Giant Turtles, Island is small. Beautiful place for a short visit.

Thank Diveena
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Reviewed September 2, 2015

Is a nice half day trip and you can see the huge torttles and you can swim to see the reefs and the sea in Prison island. Try to bargain the trip cause you can find many diferent prices from the hotels and the boat owners

Thank Yiannislifeguard
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Reviewed September 2, 2015

This is a great half-day activity to do in Zanzibar. The island has a fantastic beach and the tortoise sanctuary and Prison Area is a must see. You pay 4$ to enter the premises and you can spend 1 hour going through the sanctuary and the rest of the time swimming in the clean blue waters. Tours can be organized by your hotel or even the many guides on the streets of Zanzibar. If you can negotiate well, you can have the whole tour organized for less than 40$ for the boat (any number of people), fuel, visiting, waiting and coming back.

Thank Kishan S
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Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

Negotiate with you boatman- don't just book with an agent. $20 is most you should pay to get there.

Island is well restored and there is a fine collection of Aldabra tortoises.

Visit the restaurant for a refreshing drink - great staff and cheerful owner.

Great spot for photo shoots.

Thank Richardbent
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Reviewed September 1, 2015

Prison island. August 2015. We took a boat from the Stone Town cost not far from Freddie Mercury Restaurant. The ride takes 25 minutes and the Island features truly giant turtles crawling in the barren land and paddles of muddy water. It does not stink, but close to it. The prison buildings were well described . We were told about coral reef around the island, however for anyone who already knows the reefs snorkeling there would not be disappointment but also a hazard as the speeding motor boats nearly hit me while in the water. I would not recommend snorkeling. The old colonial restaurant/club on the island was closed, so was the hotel.

Thank Victor V
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