This is a great sailing and snorkeling excursion for early risers or travelers on the run! While you watch the local fisherman setting off for the day’s catch in the quiet morning tide, our guides will give you the history of the dhow in Zanzibar and the UNESCO world heritage site Stone Town, including the House of Wonders, the Old Fort and the many other architectural jewels decorating its shoreline.
Depending on the tides, you will visit one of the many remote sandbanks surrounding the small islets of Zanzibar Town, to plunge into the blue and explore the coral reefs. The sandbanks are exposed only at low tides, so the powder-white sands are always pristine and untouched when you arrive. After leaving the dhow, the crew will provide equipment including flippers and masks, and take you on a guided snorkel of the reef.
In the still morning tide, you can see creatures like Emperor Angelfish, brilliantly colored sea anemones, playful clown fish, zebra fish, slippers,
soft and hard corals and a host of other tropical reef creatures. After working up an appetite under the turquoise water, you will return to the dhow and set sail again for Stone Town. After returning to the Zanzibar Serena Inn, your appetite will be greeted by the chefs and a delightful breakfast of fresh pastries, tropical fruits, juices, Swahili chai and coffee and many other sumptuous delights.
• Swimming gear
• Sun hat, sunscreen
• Comfortable shoes
• Suitable for couples and groups