Private day cruise by traditional boat, dolphin watching & snorkelling to Mnemba Island (lunch included) - Departing from Zanzibar

Private day cruise by traditional boat, dolphin watching & snorkelling to Mnemba Island (lunch included) - Departing from Zanzibar

Cancellation Free cancellation with conditions

You would like

Sail off the coast of Zanzibar in a traditional boat
Discovering Mnemba Island
A snorkelling session to explore the seabed
Seafood lunch

Essential information *

8 hours



Starting time
9:30 AM

* All details will be sent to you upon reservation.


Enjoy a day's cruise to Mnemba Island to discover its lagoon, coral reefs and watch the dolphins!

A real little island paradise, Mnemba Island measures just under 1 mile in circumference. Situated on the edge of the coral reef for which it is famous, its lagoon is well-known by divers from all over the world.

From Kendwa, you will board a dhow, a traditional sailing boat used for centuries in the Zanzibar archipelago.

On the crossing to Mnemba Island, there's a very good chance of seeing dolphins in their natural habitat. You can even jump into the water to swim with them if you want to. If the tide is out, you can also stop off at the island's sandbank for a swim in the atoll's warm turquoise waters.  

You'll climb back aboard the boat to enjoy your lunch: a seafood barbecue with drinks included.

After the lunch break, you'll set off to discover the seabed with a snorkelling session. You can swim at your leisure, admire the reef and observe the marine life and the wide variety of tropical fish. 

Finally, on the way back, you'll travel with the sail raised (weather permitting) and enjoy some fresh seasonal fruit while watching the sunset in a picture perfect setting.

You'll be taken back to the starting point at the end of the day.

Departure place

Good to know

  • Availability: Fridays (except under exceptional circumstances)
  • Start time and departure point: 9.30am on Kendwa beach
  • The animals you will be approaching are wild, being able to watch them in the water will depend solely on them and cannot be guaranteed
  • The boat has a maximum capacity of 10 people
  • This is a private cruise, your group will be alone on board
  • Our partner reserves the right to cancel the activity due to weather conditions. If necessary, the activity can be postponed to a later date, with the agreement of the participants, or cancelled. In the event of cancellation, participants will receive a full refund
  • Tips are not included in the price, but it is customary to tip the people who accompany you.

Price includes

  • Private one-day cruise on a traditional boat to Mnemba, Zanzibar
  • The loan of freediving equipment
  • Barbecue lunch
  • Fresh fruit snack at the end of the day

Price doesn’t include

  • Tips
  • Any other extras



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