Overview of Submarine Tour!

The semi-submarine is a remarkable vessel designed for underwater exploration. It has a substantial portion, about 140cm, submerged beneath the water, allowing you to get up close to the marine life and coral reefs. Its impressive stability sets it apart, with 8 out of its 10-ton weight concentrated in the belly, ensuring a smooth and comfortable ride.

The Submarine tours provide a unique opportunity to explore and experience the wonders of Zanzibar’s open oceans, which include its vibrant marine life, coral reefs, and the marine ecosystem, all without the need to get wet.

See the amazing marine life of the Indian Ocean near Bawe Island on our Semi-Submarine. Enjoy the fresh ocean air on the upper deck and the colorful reefs through your window seat underwater. Watch divers interact with fish while listening to our friendly experience  marine guides.



Four Reasons to Choose Submarine Tour

Up-Close Marine Life

Semi-submarines offer close-up views of fish and coral reefs without swimming or snorkeling, making it accessible for everyone.

safety & Comfort

Weight concentrated in the hull ensures a smooth, stable ride, minimizing concerns about seasickness for a comfortable experience on water.

Time efficient

Tours typically last 1-3 hours, allowing ample underwater exploration without consuming excessive time, ideal for busy travelers seeking efficient experiences.

Unique Experiences

Semi-submarines provide a unique view of underwater life, allowing dry and comfortable viewing inside, unlike boat tours or snorkeling.

Facilities On Submarine

The lower deck is equipped with air conditioning. This keeps the submarine cool and comfortable, making your tour more enjoyable.

There are USB charging ports available for your convenience. You can charge your devices during the tour, so you don’t have to worry about your battery running out.

The submarine has large windows for viewing. These windows provide clear underwater views, allowing you to see marine life up close.

The submarine is equipped with fire extinguishers, providing extra safety and peace of mind for all passengers.

Life jackets are provided for all passengers. They ensure safety for everyone on board in case of an emergency.

The submarine has seating for 8 passengers. This ensures comfortable seating for a small group, making the experience more personal.

Free WiFi is available on the submarine. This allows you to stay connected during the tour, so you can share your experience in real-time.

CCTV cameras are installed throughout the submarine, enhancing security and allowing for continuous monitoring of the vessel.

Submarine Tour Highlights


Your journey begins at Forodhani Gardens, where you’ll board a speedy boat waiting to take you away. Enjoy a scenic 30-minute cruise to the coral reef.

On the upper deck, your guide will share stories about Zanzibar’s history, nearby islands, and Stone Town. You can relax on either deck as you approach the reef.

Descend to the lower deck to see marine life through large windows. Your guide will explain fish and coral with charts, making this a memorable and educational experience.

Departure time

  • 9:30 am – 11:30 am, EAT
  • 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, EAT
  • 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm, EAT

Your journey to the coral reef will take approximately 30 minutes. We suggest starting on the upper deck where your guide will share insights about Zanzibar’s history, nearby islands, and Stone Town. During the tour, you can choose to stay on either the upper or lower deck. As you approach the reef, your guide will recommend moving to the lower deck to view marine life through large, unbreakable windows. You’ll also have fish and coral charts and explanations from the guide.

After about 1.5 hours, our speedboat will pick you up for an adventure at a nearby sandbank. Here, you’ll meet our hospitality team and enjoy a picnic under a designated tent.

Departure Time

  • 9:30 am – 12:30 pm, EAT
  • 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm, EAT

Start your cruise on the top deck, where you can enjoy great views of the sunset and Stone Town from the sea. The submarine offers a perfect spot to see the lively Forodhani Gardens and the evening life of locals and tourists in Zanzibar. Your guide will share important historical facts about the buildings that make Stone Town a World Heritage Site.

To make the experience even better, enjoy a glass of sparkling non-alcoholic champagne as the sun sets. After sunset, the captain will turn on underwater lights to let you see fish swimming around the vessel.

Finally, you’ll return to the Floating Platform for your transfer back to the shore, depending on the tide height.

Departure Time

  • 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm, EAT

Submarine Tour Packages

Classic Reef

The Classic Reef Tour provides a deep dive experience in the Indian Ocean near Bawe Island.

Price : $ 90

Reef & Beach

This tour combines underwater reef exploration and beach relaxation with picnic included.

Price : $ 120

Sunset Cruise

Enjoy a romantic ocean experience with our harbor cruise and stunning sunset on the semi-submarine's deck

Price : $ 65

Price Includes

Get fully prepared for your underwater exploration with guidance from our knowledgeable and experienced captain.

 Enjoy a thrilling journey to the semi-submarine aboard our speedboat

 Enjoy a picnic box with Sambusa, a drink, and fresh fruit, included exclusively with our Reef and Beach package.

Capture memorable moments with our dedicated photography team

Relax with a mocktail during your picturesque sunset cruise, included for guests choosing the Sunset Cruise package.

For your comfort, you’ll receive a bottle of water and snacks at the waiting area, Forodhani Gardens.

For your peace of mind, life jackets are included in the price.

Price excludes

The tour price doesn’t cover tips for the submarine crew. Tipping is a nice way to show appreciation for their hard work. If you need guidance on how much to tip, we’re here to help.

Personal preferences for snacks, energy drinks, and alcoholic beverages are not.

Flights, travel insurance, and visas are not included.

Drop-off and pick-up to Abeid Karume International Airport, are not included in the price

zanzibar Submarine Tour

Discover Zanzibar's stunning, vibrant marine life on our new semi-submarines and speedboats

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