Zanzibar CIty

Private Dolphin Watching Experience in Zanzibar

In Co-operation With African Impact NGO

Ethical Dolphin Tour in Zanzibar & Invisible Island Picnic

See the dolphins in Zanzibar and continue the day with an island picnic and snorkeling. This day excursion takes you to the Indian Ocean to meet the dolphins, relax and enjoy the nature. 

We are happy to re-launch the Zanzibar dolphin tour after finding a way to operate it ethically. The boat captains are specially trained to operate sustainably and respectfully towards the dolphins. Since we cannot guarantee that you meet the dolphins (no-one can),  we make sure you enjouy your day by including a picnic opn the Invisible Island and snorkeling in the nearby coral reefs.
Dolphin safari in Zanzibar

See dolphins in their natural environment

Dolphin safari offers you the experience of a lifetime, a chance to see the dolphins and even swim with them, if the environment allows. The seashore of the fishing village Kizimkazi is the home of several pods of humpback and bottlenose dolphins. 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.


The chance to see the dolphins is around 80%. They are free animals, and we respect that. 


You will always have the chance to snorkel the reefs, even if there is no opportunity to swim with dolphins.


To add more to your day, we have included a picnic on the Invisible Island to the tour. You get to enjoy the beauty of Indian Ocean, eat picnic lunch and swim in the beautiful beach and surrounding ocean.

Ethical tour – NO to dolphin chasing

Colors of Zanzibar is Travelife certified and would not operate unethical tours. That’s why we co-operate with African Impact NGO. 

What is an ethical dolphin tour?

Our boatmen observe the dolphins from a safe but engaging distance. They do not participate in any high speed driving around the dolphins. Do not let clients to jump on or splash near the dolphins. They do not cut off the path of the dolphins or force them to change direction or dive down to avoid contact with the boat. 

Together with African Impact

Contact us for booking!

Dolphin tour price

minimum 4 persons: 100 USD per person

What is included

Transfer from Stone Town or east coast, tour guide, trained boat driver, Menai Bay entrance fees, snorkel hire, lunch on the island.

Not included: Transfer from northern Zanzibar (like Kendwa, Nungwi, Matemwe). Adding transfer is 100 USD in total.

Useful information

The tour takes around 6 hours, a bit more if you transfer from Stone Town or further. Tour starts from Kizimkazi village in south-eastern Zanzibar. 

Tour starts early in the morning – your pick up time is 6:00 to reach Kizimkazi around 6:30 or a bit later.

NOTE! To swim with dolphins you need to be a strong swimmer.

Colors of Zanzibar is a liability insured tour company.

Bring with you

Swimming suit, beach wear, sun block and something to cover with from the sun. 

If you have your own snorkeling ghear we recommend taking it with you, but we also offer borrowed gear for those who need.

You will spend the day at the sea. Be prepared that things can get wet!