Discover the idyllic island oases off the coast of East Africa
The Zanzibar archipelago is a stunning collection of 40 islands sprinkled across the Indian Ocean, each with a dazzling array of coral reefs to snorkel, rainforests to explore and fishing villages to visit. Choose to bliss out on deck on a chartered boat, dive into the crystal waters or cast a line overboard. With most meals served on deck and lazy days by the water, all that needs to be done is to drop anchor and pick up a cocktail.
Go ashore and hike through the Ngezi Rainforest, a gigantic spread of indigenous
Visit a local fishing village for some cultural interaction
Snorkel among a stunning collection of corals and colourful fish
Enjoy a BBQ dinner of freshly caught fish while watching a stunning sunset
As the majority of this trip takes place on a sailing boat, you’ll need to feel comfortable with moving about the vessel, including the use of stairs. With that said, sea legs come naturally to some but not so much for others. Your friendly crew will be able to help with the effects of sea sickness if needed.
A zodiac is used to transport passengers from the boat to the mainland, with landings taking place at piers (dry landings) as well as on beaches (wet landings). Zodiacs can sometimes be awkward to climb in and out of, but a sense of humour and can-do attitude is all you need.
This is an adventure on board a real yacht, which means living spaces, cabins, bathrooms and showers need to be shared with other passengers. Sleeping quarters can be quite compact, but you will be spending the majority of your time above board in the open air.
Time on the water also means time in the sun. Remember to pack sun protection, such as sun screen and a hat, and drink plenty of water to keep hydrated. See ‘Essential Trip Information’ below for a full packing list.
Please note that smooth sailing is dependent on the weather, so itinerary changes may occur at the last minute if the weather becomes unfavourable. If any changes are made, you can trust in your knowledgeable skipper to choose an alternative route or activity.
Due to the size of the yachts, sound carries easily from one side to the other and can wake your fellow travellers. If you’re planning to have a late night, it’s a good idea to head into town and experience the local night life.
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Our Zanzibar Spice Islands Sailing Adventure trips score an average of 4.71 out of 5 based on 17 reviews in the last year.
This is a definite WOW trip and sailing is the best way to explore the exquisite waters of the Zanzibar archipelago. The trip includes a fabulous itinerary - which takes in incredibly beautiful beaches, the crew are super attentive and competent, the food prepared by David is ridiculously delicious. Just take note, all accommodation is onboard, so you need to adaptable and prepared to share fairly confined spaces with strangers and be comfortable in doing so.
Review submitted 09 Oct 2017
A fabulous sailing trip. Expect a couple,of long sailing days with little activity but time to relax on the boat. Highlights include good food including freshly caught fish on the boat, very few tourists in many places, great snorkelling, options to kayak and paddle board and see fab sunsets while on board. Plus visits to islands and meeting locals...be aware that there will be no shops etc on the trip so stock up,in advance on sun cream, snacks, drinks etc if you need (wine, beer and some soft drinks can be bought on board at a reasonable price). Cabins were more spacious than other cats I have been on and had an en suite although showering at the back of the boat at sunset still the best option! Highly recommended.
Review submitted 29 Sep 2017