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PRISON ISLAND BOAT TRIP

Time Duration: (09:00 - 12:00 or 14:00 - 17:00)

HIGHLIGHTS

We have to take the boat from stone town to prison Island

You have the opportunity to feed and pet the tortoises

Visit Lloyd Mathew's Architecture

Diving & Snorkeling

OVERVIEW

Prison Island also known as Changuu Island is situated only 20minutes by boat from Stone Town. The Island was originally used as a Prison then later it was turned into a quarantine station for the British Army. Although a newer prison was later built on the island it was never used. The island has sandy beaches and is covered in lush vegetation making it prefect habitat for island and sea birds. The surrounding sea offers some lovely snorkeling opportunities with beautiful coral formations. The island is perfect for nature lovers.

The islands most famous inhabitants are the giant tortoises. These endangered animals are not native to Africa but to the Seychelles and Galapagos Islands. Originally the Prison Island tortoises were brought from Aldabra in the Seychelles to help increase the conservation efforts by starting a new breeding population. Tortoise populations started to decline many years ago when sailors used to collect them to carry on the ships as a fresh protein source as the tortoises could survive many weeks or months without food. These days the tortoise decline is due to habitat destruction and poaching. Tortoises fetch a high price on the black market to private collectors.

Recommend you bring a sun hat, sun cream and beach/reef shoes for getting to and from the boat, swimming costume and a towel.

INCLUDES:

Entrances fees

Pick up and drop off from your Hotel

Snorkeling gear (life jacket, mask & flippers)

Boat charter

Transport waiting charge

Experienced Professional Tour guide

All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included

NB:

"The price of this Tour does not include Tips / Gratuities for the poters guides, as in the rest of the world tips are given only when the Clients are satisfied with service they have been given. It is customary however to tip ones guides and porters, guidelines will be given."

EXCLUDES:

Medical Insurance

Local & International Flights

Visa

Airport Taxes

Expenses of a personal nature


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