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From Stone Town: Dhow Sailing Island Tour with BBQ Lunch

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Activity provider: Zanzibar Local Experience

From Stone Town: Dhow Sailing Island Tour with BBQ Lunch

Activity provider: Zanzibar Local Experience

From US$ 112 per person

Enjoy some of the most popular and remarkable touring experiences in Zanzibar. Sail on a local, traditional Swahili dhow, feast on a great seafood lunch on the beach, and sunbathe on untouched island sandbanks.

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Any beach hotel in Unguja


  • Indulge in a delicious fresh seafood lunch
  • Lounge on a sandbank while snacking on local fruits
  • Sail on a traditional dhow to the small Quail Island
  • Snorkel among beautiful fish and coral reefs
Full description
The trip begins at the fishing village, Fumba, in the southwest of the island, following hotel pickup and a 35-minute drive from Stone Town. Set sail on a custom, wooden sailing dhow directly to the some of the most fascinating natural sites in the tropical Indian Ocean.  The first stop is for snorkeling at the Kwale coral reef, which promises an overwhelming abundance of corals and colorful fish. Afterwards, relax on a paradisiacal sandbank with a snack of tropical fruits.  The next stop will be on Quail Island, where a beach barbecue seafood buffet awaits, consisting of octopus, lobster, grilled fish, calamari, one soft drink, and more tropical fruit. All the seafood you can imagine will be available to taste. Additional activities on the island include a short jungle walk to see and climb a 500 year-old Baobab tree, and a swim in a mangrove lagoon before sailing back to Fumba Village. Get dropped off at your hotel in Stone Town to conclude the tour.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Seafood lunch with one soft drink
  • Water
  • Snorkeling gear
  • Sailing by private dhow boat
  • Alcoholic drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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We had a lot of fun and the guide went to a lot of trouble to make us feel comfortable.

August 4, 2022

August 26, 2022

Was a nice day but the tour guides were very busy with themselves and the crew… the bbq was very good

September 25, 2022

Product ID: 364350