We do not sell Zanzibar Dolphin Tour anymore.
Due to growing numbers of tourists, what used to be a calm excursion with snorkeling in the dolphin area, is now turned into boats chasing the dolphins. This is against our ethics. Until this issue has been solved – by maybe limiting the amount of visitors or the amount of boats in Menai Bay – we cannot operate this tour anymore. You can choose our Full Day Cruise as an option to enjoy the ocean.
We keep the page available, so anyone who is looking for dolphin tour in Zanzibar can read about the issues around it.
Colors of Zanzibar is a Travelife certified sustainable tour operator.
Swim with dolphins in their natural environment
Dolphin safari offers you the experience of a lifetime, a chance to swim with dolphins in their natural habitat. The seashore of the fishing village Kizimkazi is the home of several pods of humpback and bottlenose dolphins.
- See the dolphins with approx. 80 % chance
- Swim with the dolphins
- Snorkel at a beautiful coral reef
- Enjoy the Indian Ocean
Full information about Dolphin Tour
The dolphins are officially protected by the 420 km2 Menai Bay Conservation Area, which was set up in 1997 to stop the rapid depletion of fish stocks.
We will depart from the shores of Kizimkazi fishing village in search of dolphins. Snorkeling gear is available for you. The boat will take you out into the clear turqoise blue Indian Ocean where the odds of meetings dolphins are about 80%.
Colors of Zanzibar gives contribution to the protection of dolphins in the waters of Kizimkazi. We encourage our skippers not to chase the dolphins and we advise visitors to enter the water away from the dolphins with as little disturbance as possible, staying close to the boat, avoiding sudden movement and allowing the dolphins to come to you. On busy days with many tourists this however is not possible.
After the exhilarating experience of swimming with the dolphins, you can also do snorkeling for a while before we will head back to shore. The trip takes about 4 hours starting very early in the morning.
Note! Read about dolphin tour ethics from our Swahili Culture Blog: Should I swim with dolphins in Zanzibar?