Full-day Dhow Cruise to Mnemba Island reef for Snorkeling with Lunch

Full-day Dhow Cruise to Mnemba Island reef for Snorkeling with Lunch

This is one of our must-do activities that you will not want to miss while you are in Zanzibar. The tiny but exceptional Mnemba reef offers indeed some of the best and most spectacular spots in the whole Archipelago, if not in East Africa.

On this trip, we might (85% chance) see dolphins while cruising from Nungwi to Mnemba, we will stop for a while and you can enjoy seeing dolphins swimming, also you can take photos. Also, there is a Sandbank beside Mnemba Island, we might go there after snorkeling when it is low tides.

Mnemba is well known for the excellent clarity of its waters ( for this area of the Indian Ocean) and the unusually prolific and diverse corals and tropical marine life where you can able to see a lot of colorful fishes while Snorkeling.

Some of the species that you can see at Mnemba reef include; Angel Fish, Blue Spotted Rays, Black Snappers, Groupers, Red Tooth Triggers, Flounder, Octopuses, Leaf Fish, Scorpion Fish, Stone Fish, Frog Fish, and lots of Trevallies.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Nungwi Beach, Nungwi Tanzania

We will start from Nungwi Beach, where you will choose Snorkeling gears (Snorkel Mask and Swimming fins) based on your size and begin the trip.

Stop At: Mnemba, Mnemba, Zanzibar Archipelago

Once you will be ready we will start cruising from Nungwi to Mnemba Island, while on the way there is a high chance (85%) to see the dolphins, we will stop for a while so that you can enjoy seeing dolphins swimming, also you can take photos and videos.

After Dolphins we will go to Mnemba Island reef for snorkeling, In case your not a good swimmer, Our Instructor will help you put on a lifejacket, assist you on how to snorkel, and give you all guidance that you will need.

If the Sandbank is available (it depends on the tides), we might go to the sandbank, the water around the sandbank it's so clear and cleanest, it is the best beautiful beach in Zanzibar. It is the best place to relax.

Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Muyuni Beach, Carretera De Matemwe A Muyuni, Matemwe Tanzania

After Snorkeling at Mnemba Island reef, we will have a Lunch either at Muyuni Beach (North East Coast), at the Sandbank, or at Mnemba reef (Mnemba Atoll)

The lunch includes; Rice, Vegetable soup, Tuna Fish, Chapati, Salads, Fruits (Mango, Pineapple, Bananas, etc), and Bottles of water. We also have an option for Vegetarians. but also as it is a private tour you can customize the lunch based on your request, you can also request a seafood buffet at an Additional Cost.

The food will be prepared fresh during the trip, you will see it being cooked and enjoy the meal while its hot and fresh.

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Nungwi Beach, Nungwi Tanzania

After having lunch we will stay for a while to relax and have some more time on the trip then once you will be ready we will go back to Nungwi beach and drop you back at your Hotel/ Accommodation.

Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Gear/equipment sanitized between use"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"

Duration: 6 To 7 Hours
Start location: Traveler pickup is offered
We pickup from any Hotel/ Accommodation in Zanzibar

Cancellations and refunds: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


  • Bottled water
  • Lunch - Lunch: Rice, Vegetable soup, Chapati, Tuna fish, Salads, Fruit Snacks: Fruit Snacks (Watermelon, Pineapple, Bananas, Mangoes, Coconut, etc) and more.
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Air-conditioned vehicle

Not Included

  • Towel and Sunscreens


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