Snorkeling at the Zanzibari

Snorkeling in Zanzibar is an experience of a lifetime. The many varieties of coral around the island provide a home to thousands of colourful and exotic creatures, including blue ribbon tail rays, fire fish and, for the “Finding Nemo” fans, clown fish.

Mnemba Island

Take a dhow to Mnemba Island, fishing as we go. Then swim amongst the fish and other sea life (we provide fins and snorkel!) . Next, we head for the beach and a barbecue and a cold beer or soft drink. And finally, head back to the hotel under the power of the dhow sail (winds permitting!).
Trip starts around 9.00am and lasts for 5 to 6 hours

Snorkeling at the Zanzibari

There is no charge for snorkeling from The Zanzibari but you will need to bring your own equipment.

Talk to one of our managers about the best times and places to see fish and to ask about anything you should be aware of, such as tides, currents and general weather conditions.


Ask us for the best times to go snorkeling in the Indian Ocean – depending on your experience level there are a number of different activities you can do.Some handy tips and points when considering snorkeling:
Don’t go snorkeling by yourself | Check all your equipment is working before heading out | Know your equipment | If you’re having any doubts about your ability, don’t go without talking to one of our managers first | Always let someone know that you’re going snorkeling, and give an estimated time that you’ll be back | Be honest with yourself about your fitness level | Always plan ahead for coming back to shore – remember that you have to swim back the same distance you’ve gone out and you may have to battle against winds and tides | Use sun cream.

Ideally you should wear a rash vest as well if you’re going out for longer than an hour – the water reflects and magnifies the sun so you will be getting twice the dose!Hydrate yourself before heading out – the sea is warm and you will be sweating without noticing.

Please be aware that all snorkeling is at your own risk.