Tideland & Village Explorer (Full Day Tour)
This special day will bring you close to the real life in a Zanzibari fishing village. Its rhythms are still perfectly aligned with those of the sea and the seasons, and the small treasures of its beautiful beach provide a livelihood for many families. At low tide, you will walk out to the reef that shelters Zanzibar’s East Coast. You will learn about seaweed farming, how coconut rope is made, how fishermen catch octopus and shellfish and how the village children collect snails and bait. Strolling through the village, your guide will talk about life in this traditional community. If you are interested, you can visit the school and/ or a local NGO. A tasty lunch at a family home rounds off this authentic experience.
Starting time depend on the tide. Option : You can combine this tour with snorkeling at the blue lagoon, close to the Rock restaurant and sailing with a local Ngalawa outrigger canoe.
Stand Up Paddling (Full Day Tour)
Our guided SUP tour is a low-key and fun way to explore Zanzibar’s mangrove forests and backwaters, habitat of 8 (!) species of mangroves, as well as a variety of birds and other animals. No engines, no crowds, just the sounds of the lapping water and birdsong, as you weave your way through the natural waterways and learn about this unique and sensitive eco-system. The SUP adventure will leave you both exhilarated and at peace. It is suitable for anyone with an average level of fitness, and whether you are a beginner or a seasoned pro, our guides will ensure you enjoy the experience. It is suitable for anyone with an average level of fitness, and whether you are a beginner or a seasoned pro, our guides will ensure you enjoy the experience. This tour is possible in two locations: either in the Chukwani (Mangrove) Bay near Stone Town or in the Chwaka (Mangrove) Bay on the South East Coast.
The timing depends on the tides and therefore varies each day, please check with us. Included: equipment (SUP, life-jacket and paddle), tour guide, SUP demo and lesson to begin the tour, drinks, refreshments of fresh fruit and homemade snacks. The total duration of the tour is 2-3 hours, of which 1.5 - 2 hours is actual paddling time, depending on participants' experience, fitness levels and weather/tidal conditions. The minimum tour size is 4 pax, the maximum is 8 pax If you would like a family tour, romantic private tour for 2 or even a group tour for more than 8 pax, please feel free to contact us
Please note: This tour depends on ocean/weather conditions and your safety is our primary concern. Participants must be able to swim and have a reasonable level of fitness; this is an active adventure and can be tiring. If the conditions are too rough or if we feel participants are not suitable for the activity, we will change the tour specifications to suit. In extreme cases, we may cancel/reschedule the tour.