LIVE THE DREAM: fish, dive, do the Dolphin tour, and sail across the sunset in
Zanzibar's brilliant soft white beaches lapped by warm turquoise waters provide the perfect place to relax, soak up the sun and take a break on a cruise as the sun settles into the Indian Ocean. The Dolphin tour spot is Kizimkazi, also three miles away from the site of the oldest mosque in East Africa built in 1107.The dolphins of Kizimkazi are bottle nosed dolphins or oceanic dolphins and our tour respects the existing guidelines of putting the dolphins first.
If you are lucky, you'll find a pod and may be able to swim quite close to the dolphins which for most of us, a dream come true.
If you have a short stay in Stone Town and think you will miss out on the beach, think again. The Safari Blue tour is the perfect day out at the beach for those looking to bathe in crystal clear waters and cannot venture out to the popular beachy coasts of Zanzibar. Sail across to the Sandbank in a Traditional Dhow. Sunbathe on the beach or snorkel in the pristine waters. Lunch is a SEAFOOD BARBECUE BUFFET polished off with liquers and coffee. After lunch, relax on the beach, take a nap, go for a stroll, play beachvolley…whatever your pleasure. End the end with a scenic boat ride back to Stone Town.
The price includes sodas, cold beers, mineral water, seafood buffet which includes slipper lobster, grilled fish, calamari, homemade sauces…fruit tasting session and Amarula liqueurs. Safari Blue dhows are well maintained, comfortable and equipped with outboard engine, communication equipment, sunshade, boarding ladder, gas inflatable life jackets, waterproof bags and drinks cooler. They also have public liability and marine insurance.
Please note that due to the popularity of the ORIGINAL SAFARI BLUE CRUISE, many others have attempted to imitate and sell the service to visitors at cheaper prices. For your safety and comfort we recommend that you vet out the cowboys from the genuine service provider. Rickshaw Travels only sells excursion from the legitimate and certified service provider. It is your responsibility to ensure that the excursion you buy is from a legitimate vendor with valid marine insurance.
DEEP SEA & LOCAL FISHING
The waters between ZANZIBAR and Pemba offer some of the best deep sea fishing opportunities in the Indian Ocean. Three professional deep sea fishing boats are on offer:
All are equipped to the highest international safety standards. They also have the latest technology, with GPS navigational aids, echo sounders and fish finders. Experienced skippers can instruct novices and talk to fishermen through any procedure in the course of reeling in their catch. Tag and release is generally encouraged for all big fish unless it is the fisherman’s first ever catch, his biggest to date, or if it is likely to be an East African or All Africa record. Fishing in Zanzibar runs concurrently with the seasons. Between August and October: Tuna; from November to March: Billfish, mainly Marlin and Sailfish. December to March: the Striped Marlin season; September to December: the Blue Marlin. In between seasons the game fish are usually available.
Important to note that January although is very hot, the seas can be rough with strong winds due to the “KASKAZI” northeast monsoon. However, by February the seas are generally calmer and the wind lighter. The strongest winds at sea are during July/August as a result of the “KUSI”, the
The periods between “Kaskazi” and” Kusi” are very calm and are ideal for beginners and amateur fisherwo/men Broadbill fishing is normally done at night and is best left to the experienced or to adrenaline seekers. Close to shore along the west, north and east coast of Zanzibar, regular catches include Rainbow Runners, Bonito, Kingfish, Barracuda, Wahoo, Dorado and Sailfish.
Fun for everyone: PARASAILING from 8-80yrs.
From 300 meters in the air, in the northern tip of Zanzibar see the brilliant colors of the coral reef stretching over 2 kilometers into the ocean. The facility has state of the art parasailing boats and equipment. It is also fully insured.
JET SKI SAFARI fun for the whole family and honeymooners!!
The tour stars from the Nungwi. You head out towards the mysterious island of Tumbatu. You cruise by the island and then head to Tumbatu Reef for some snorkeling and swimming. Then you head to Kendwa for cold refreshments and cruise back to your pick up point.
Equipment: 2011 YAMAHA110 HP 4-STROKE (Jet Skis environmentally top rated for their emission and noise) Simple to learn, safe and exciting.
LIVE THE DREAM: Fish, Dive, do the Dolphin Tour, and Sail Across the Sunset in ZANZIBAR.