Water Activities & Excursions


Kilindi Zanzibar will help arrange special activities that include:

  • Scuba diving and snorkeling
  • Jet skiing, water skiing, banana boats, knee boarding, ringos, fly fish and hobie catting.
  • Deep-sea fishing
  • Spice farm tour
  • Stone Town walking tour
  • Catamaran and exotic sunset dhow cruises
  • Day trips to:
    • Jozani Forest
    • Kizimkazi dolphin spotting

Historical Stone Town Tour

Enjoy a comprehensive view and walk in Stone Town, and attain a deeper insight into the rich cultural heritage and history of the island of Zanzibar.

The tour highlights include:

  • Visit the City Market where tropical fruits, vegetables, spices and fresh fish are sold
  • Visit the old Anglican Church of Christ
  • Visit the Sultan’s Palace Museum built for members of the Sultan’s family
  • House of Wonders built in 1883
  • Africa House formerly the English Club
  • Forodhani Park, a local evening food market
  • The Old Fort built by Arabs for defense against the Portuguese

Safari Blue Dolphin & Snorkeling Tour

Experience the beautiful Minai Bay Conservation Area whilst cruising in one of the traditional Zanzibari dhows.

Get a chance to see the dolphins, as well as swim on one of the pristine sandbanks. Your tour will also visit some of the nearby islets and provide opportinuties to snorkel at the coral reefs.

Your full-day includes snorkeling equipment with guides and instructions and a sea food barbeque with fish, calamari and slipper lobster served hot from the grill.

A Private Sunset Dhow Cruise

Following a short 10-minute transfer arranged by the hotel, you will join the dhow crew who in turn will warmly welcome you aboard a wooden sailing dhow.

This hand-crafted dhow, constructed with the same traditional techniques that have been used for a thousand years, willl then take sail to begin what will be an undeniably memorable 2-3 hour journey along the coastline of north-west Zanzibar.

As part of this exotic and iconic experience, you will have the opportunity to snorkel in the warm and soothing ocean and admire the marine life that can be found along the Kendwa reef. Snacks and a selection be provided ahead of your return to Kilindi and your evening dinner.

Island Spice Tour

Enjoy a unique chance to visit to a local spice farm on Zanzibar and see why traders from afar would travel the oceans to reach this magical isle.

A spectacular opportunity to see, smell and taste a variety of spices such as cloves, cardamom, cinnamon, black pepper, tumeric, nutmeg, and vanilla, as well as tropical fruits and tropical plants.

These excursions are booked with a reputable third party supplier. Every care is made by Kilindi Zanzibar to select all activity suppliers.

Deep Sea Fishing

With its location on Zanzibar’s northern tip, Zanzibar Watersports is situated in close proximity to some of Africa’s best deep sea fishing grounds. The waters between Zanzibar and Pemba are home to some excellent game fishing opportunities.

Three professional deep sea fishing boats are on offer: Haraka, Timimi and Suli Suli. All are equipped to the highest international safety standards. They also have the latest technology, with GPS navigational aids, echo sounders and fishfinders.

A full set of tackle is provided with Shimano, Fenwick, Harnell or KC rods and Shimano or Penn international reels, spooled with 80 1b, 50 1b and 30 1b mono line. Clients who wish to use their own lighter tackle are welcome, and we are conversant with the IGFA fly - fishing regulations. Our experienced skippers can instruct novices and talk fishermen through any procedure in the course of reeling in their catch. Tag and release is generally encouraged for all big fish unless it is the fisherman’s first ever catch, his biggest to date, or if it is likely to be an East African or All Africa record.

August to November provides really good sport for the big Yellowfin Tuna, one of the strongest fish around. Big Blue Marlin and a number of Striped and Black Marlin are also found, as well as Sailfish. During this season, multiple hook ups are normal, when the ocean can come alive with huge schools of Tuna in pursuit of smaller fish. During the billfish season, which is from November to March, Striped Marlin are the most prolific, sometimes showing in packs of up to ten. Large Blue and Black Marlin are also quite common during this period.

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Arriving without a transfer?

Book your chauffeur-driven transfer from Zanzibar Airport to Kilindi, and you have the added assurance of being met at the airport by one of Kilindi's representatives.