Best Snorkeling in Zanzibar

Snorkeling in Zanzibar

The experience of snorkeling in Zanzibar is regarded among the best in the world. Our sites will thrill you and give you an unforgettable experience. More than 350 different fish species are recorded here alone.

A rare chance of whale spotting

The deep water around Zanzibar attracts some of the real giants of the Indian Ocean and sometimes we see the amazing Humpback Whale very close to the beaches. Roaming from the Mafia Island betweeen July and November.

Common Marine Animals

Some of the most common species you should expect to see while snorkeling in Zanzibar are butterflyfish, parrotfish, clownfish, boxfish, lionfish, angelfish, stingrays and many more.

Others include turtles, dolphins, lobsters, squids, crabs, nudibranches, starfish cucumbers, sponges, shrimps, sea urchin and the list goes on.

Up close with the Whale Shark

We do get frequent visits from the friendly whale shark that sometimes allows snorkelers to come very close. Despite its name and size it is harmless. Refer to our scuba diving packages for a deeper look.

Snorkeling in Zanzibar

Top 2 Snorkeling Sites

Snorkeling Zanzibar: The Mnemba Island

Mnemba Island

A single small island located about 3km off the Northeast coast. It is surrounded by an oval reef seven by four kilometres in extent. These reefs have been declared a Marine Conservation area. Mnemba Island and its reef are sometimes called Mnemba Atoll which is incorrect because an atoll is an island that encircles a lagoon, which is not the case for Mnemba Island. Mnemba has pproximately 600 species of coral reef fish.

Tumbatu Island

The island is located off the North-West coast of Zanzibar. The wedge-shaped island is surrounded by a reef, making it somewhat isolated from the rest of Zanzibar, even though its southern shore is only 2km from the main Island.

Prices for Snorkeling in Zanzibar

Sites Prices (per person)
Mnemba Island (3hrs)
USD 40
Tumbatu Island (3hrs)
USD 40
Group Rate (5+ pax)
USD 35
  • Single Supplement: USD 5.

Prices Inclusions

Snorkeling gear (mask & flippers)
All taxes
Conservation fees
Snorkeling in Zanzibar: starfish
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