Water Sports

Water Skiing

The sea of Zanzibar is calm for most of the year and it is ideal for waterskiing and wake-boarding. Those companies that are engaged in this kind of sport have powerful speedboats that produces the perfect ride, flexible for all levels. The skis are suitable for beginners and you can also be given you pointers to improve your skills. This activity is available throughout Zanzibar, particularly on the north coast. They can be done through local companies on the island that have all the most recent equipment you will need and this will ensure that it is safe and enjoyable.

Kite Surfing

Zanzibar is a great place for kite surfing. Here we have the perfect conditions for beginners and more experienced kiters. Shallow blue waters, sandy bottoms & constant winds make Zanzibar an idyllic place to kite surf. The reef is far out and here for the first part is flat water, perfect for beginners and freestylers. The reef itself gives you amazing waves for the more experienced kite surfer.

Scuba Diving

Zanzibar is endowed with very attractive diving site; most of the diving schools operate on PADI, or SSI and very few on NUI. These companies may accommodate up to 60 divers at a time and vary from open watercourses, to dive master. The depth of water is in the order of 12metres - 120 meters, drift and deep dives. Octopus, moray eel, can be located during diving. The most attractive spots for scuba diving are …...


The most famous place for snorkeling in Zanzibar is the beautiful Mnemba Marine Reserve. There are about three different places to snorkel. The area is well known for its fish life and you can expect to see lion fish, moray eels, stingrays and turtles swimming around in the shallows. If you venture further out the reef drops away into a big wall where you will see emperor fish hunting, yellow snappers, barracuda and if you are lucky napoleon fish and turtles.

Dhow Sailing

The sunsets in Zanzibar can be stunning and the best way to get an uninterrupted view from the deck of a sailing dhow. The comfortable traditional style boats are used for sailing around and past the fishing fleet, allowing for some great photo opportunities.

The traditional dhow under the power of sail and enjoy the feeling of the wind at your back, just as the old Arab traders have done. Some have board and out board engines. Cruising around the small island is fantastic especially when combined with the sun set watching.


This kind of sport is available in some hotels. The coastline around Zanzibar is very varied and interesting. There many places to be explored and the best way is by kayaks. Those who have this kind of sport they have two man boats so you can enjoy the trip with your partner, or single person kayaks if you fancy a bit of privacy.


Tourists can enjoy the best views in Zanzibar - from the sky! From 300 meters in the air, see the brilliant colors of the coral reef around the Island. Here you will have the chance to fly like a bird and to defy gravity. It's an adventure anyone, from 8 to 80 years old, can enjoy because there is no running or jumping, and no experience is necessary.

Big Game Fishing

In Zanzibar game fishing is based at the northern part of the island. Tourists can clients to enjoy some of Africa’s best deep sea fishing grounds.  The channel between Zanzibar and Pemba in particular, is an internationally renowned site consistently providing first-rate big game fishing opportunities.

Jet Skiing

Feel the wind in your hair and salt spray on your face as you zip across the Gulf. Personal watercraft, usually called “jet ski,” are a longtime favorite for fun in the sun at Zanzibar Beach, whether riding solo or on a 2- seat. Drive your own jet ski, follow the guide, and go on an unforgettable journey of jet-skiing and sightseeing