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Sunset Dhow Cruise Tour

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From$40$25
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  • From Central part of Island (Stone Town)
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3 Hours

Experience the magical allure of Zanzibar on our Sunset Dhow Cruise. This captivating adventure elegantly combines the beauty of the Indian Ocean with the stunning hues of the setting sun. This 3-hour voyage presents a unique perspective of the island, showcasing its scenic coastline while indulging guests in tranquility and romance.

As the golden Zanzibar sun begins to dip towards the horizon, you will embark on an authentic wooden dhow from the historic Stone Town. Dhows, traditional Arabian sea vessels, have sailed the Indian Ocean’s azure waters for centuries, silently witnessing the area’s rich history and evolution. Their distinctive triangular sails and sturdy teak bodies provide a serene sailing experience.

Feel the gentle sea breeze in your hair and the warmth of the setting sun on your skin as your dhow glides smoothly over the calm waters. Our experienced and friendly crew members are at your service, ensuring your comfort and safety throughout the journey. The rhythmic lapping of the waves against the hull creates a serene soundtrack, accompanied by occasional calls of the native sea birds flying overhead.

As we traverse the vibrant waters of the Indian Ocean, keep an eye out for playful dolphins, as these waters are their favorite playground. The dhow’s traditional design and steady speed allow for an up-close encounter with the rich marine life of Zanzibar.

One of our Sunset Dhow Cruise highlights is the magical moment when the sun begins its descent, transforming the sky into a canvas of color. Shades of orange, pink, and red blend seamlessly, casting an ethereal glow across the sky and reflecting off the shimmering ocean surface. This spectacle is a photographer’s dream, but no camera can truly capture a Zanzibar sunset’s breathtaking beauty and emotion.

While you’re soaking in this mesmerizing view, our crew will serve a selection of delicious canapés, fresh tropical fruits, and refreshments. Enjoy the delectable flavors of local Zanzibari cuisine, including Local Snacks   (from freshly caught seafood) and exotic fruits, enhancing your sensory experience of this magical island.

As the stars twinkle and nocturnal creatures’ calls add to the enchanting atmosphere, you can relax on the comfortable cushions or chat with our knowledgeable guides about Zanzibar’s rich history and culture. Our guides are always eager to share stories and legends of the island, offering insights that enrich your understanding and appreciation of this unique location.

The Sunset Dhow Cruise is more than just a boat ride; it is an immersive experience that combines nature, culture, and gastronomy. It’s an opportunity to disconnect from the world and connect with the timeless charm of Zanzibar. Whether you’re a solo adventurer seeking peace, a couple searching for a romantic getaway, or a family looking for a unique experience to share, this cruise caters to all.

Our commitment to providing an unforgettable experience extends to every cruise detail. From our expertly maintained dhows and trained crew members to carefully selected refreshments and insightful guides, we strive to exceed your expectations.

The Sunset Dhow Cruise in Zanzibar is not merely a tour; it’s a gateway to a world that transcends time, where the simplicity of nature meets the richness of centuries-old culture. As the dhow docks back at Stone Town and the stars shine brightly above, you’ll carry memories of a sublime journey that will linger in your heart and mind.

Book our Sunset Dhow Cruise today and embark on an enchanting voyage that encapsulates Zanzibar’s captivating beauty and tranquil charm, offering an unforgettable end to a perfect day on Spice Island. Come and sail away with us into the magical Zanzibar sunset!

Tour Details

Experience the magical allure of Zanzibar on our Sunset Dhow Cruise. This captivating adventure elegantly combines the beauty of the Indian Ocean with the stunning hues of the setting sun. This 3-hour voyage presents a unique perspective of the island, showcasing its scenic coastline while indulging guests in tranquility and romance.

As the golden Zanzibar sun begins to dip towards the horizon, you will embark on an authentic wooden dhow from the historic Stone Town. Dhows, traditional Arabian sea vessels, have sailed the Indian Ocean’s azure waters for centuries, silently witnessing the area’s rich history and evolution. Their distinctive triangular sails and sturdy teak bodies provide a serene sailing experience.

Feel the gentle sea breeze in your hair and the warmth of the setting sun on your skin as your dhow glides smoothly over the calm waters. Our experienced and friendly crew members are at your service, ensuring your comfort and safety throughout the journey. The rhythmic lapping of the waves against the hull creates a serene soundtrack, accompanied by occasional calls of the native sea birds flying overhead.

As we traverse the vibrant waters of the Indian Ocean, keep an eye out for playful dolphins, as these waters are their favorite playground. The dhow’s traditional design and steady speed allow for an up-close encounter with the rich marine life of Zanzibar.

One of our Sunset Dhow Cruise highlights is the magical moment when the sun begins its descent, transforming the sky into a canvas of color. Shades of orange, pink, and red blend seamlessly, casting an ethereal glow across the sky and reflecting off the shimmering ocean surface. This spectacle is a photographer’s dream, but no camera can truly capture a Zanzibar sunset’s breathtaking beauty and emotion.

While you’re soaking in this mesmerizing view, our crew will serve a selection of delicious canapés, fresh tropical fruits, and refreshments. Enjoy the delectable flavors of local Zanzibari cuisine, including Local Snacks   (from freshly caught seafood) and exotic fruits, enhancing your sensory experience of this magical island.

As the stars twinkle and nocturnal creatures’ calls add to the enchanting atmosphere, you can relax on the comfortable cushions or chat with our knowledgeable guides about Zanzibar’s rich history and culture. Our guides are always eager to share stories and legends of the island, offering insights that enrich your understanding and appreciation of this unique location.

The Sunset Dhow Cruise is more than just a boat ride; it is an immersive experience that combines nature, culture, and gastronomy. It’s an opportunity to disconnect from the world and connect with the timeless charm of Zanzibar. Whether you’re a solo adventurer seeking peace, a couple searching for a romantic getaway, or a family looking for a unique experience to share, this cruise caters to all.

Our commitment to providing an unforgettable experience extends to every cruise detail. From our expertly maintained dhows and trained crew members to carefully selected refreshments and insightful guides, we strive to exceed your expectations.

The Sunset Dhow Cruise in Zanzibar is not merely a tour; it’s a gateway to a world that transcends time, where the simplicity of nature meets the richness of centuries-old culture. As the dhow docks back at Stone Town and the stars shine brightly above, you’ll carry memories of a sublime journey that will linger in your heart and mind.

Book our Sunset Dhow Cruise today and embark on an enchanting voyage that encapsulates Zanzibar’s captivating beauty and tranquil charm, offering an unforgettable end to a perfect day on Spice Island. Come and sail away with us into the magical Zanzibar sunset!

Departure & Return Location

Рiсk uр frоm thе hоtеl оf yоur stаy in Zаnzibаr, drive you to Nungwi beach

Tour Duration

3 hours (approx.)

Price Includes

  • Transfer from hotel to location and back to your hotel
  • English Speaking Guide
  • Traditional dhow boat ride
  • Local Snacks & Drinks
  • Stunning sunset views of Stone Town and the Indian Ocean
  • Safety Equipment

Price Excludes

  • Any Private Expenses
What to Expect

A Personalized Experience: A private tour is your personal voyage. You can truly relax and take in the breathtaking scenery without having to navigate around other tourists. This exclusivity also allows you to interact more directly with the crew and guide, which can lead to a more personalized and informative experience.

Mesmerizing Views: Your journey across the calm waters of the Indian Ocean will offer awe-inspiring views of Zanzibar’s coastline. As evening falls, you’ll witness the radiant sunset that Zanzibar is famous for, its vibrant hues setting the sky ablaze and reflecting off the ocean’s surface.

Cultural Insights: The dhow is integral to Zanzibari history and culture. Your knowledgeable guide will explain its significance and share stories of Zanzibar’s rich past. Expect to gain fascinating insights into the history of the island, the dhow’s historical importance, and how these elements have shaped modern Zanzibar.

Natural Beauty: The cruise route is well known for its natural beauty and marine wildlife. Be sure to watch for playful dolphins that often grace these waters. As dusk descends, the nocturnal marine life comes to life, adding another level of intrigue to your cruise.

Exquisite Cuisine: On your private cruise, you’ll enjoy a selection of delicious canapés and exotic fruits. This specially curated menu is designed to showcase the unique flavors of Zanzibar.

Comfort and Luxury: With only your party on board, the dhow can be your private oasis. Enjoy the soft cushions and open space of the dhow as you lounge back and enjoy the stunning views.

Memorable Moments: This private tour is perfect for special moments. Whether celebrating an anniversary, planning a romantic evening, or simply wanting a unique experience, a private sunset dhow cruise will provide memories that will last a lifetime.

Your Private Sunset Dhow Cruise in Zanzibar promises an evening of stunning views, enlightening cultural insights, delicious local cuisine, and absolute comfort. It’s an immersive and intimate experience that truly captures the enchanting allure of Zanzibar.

Tour Highlights!
  • Enjoy a peaceful and romantic atmosphere as you sail into the sunset on a traditional Zanzibari dhow.
  • Take in stunning views of the coastline and the Indian Ocean.
  • Savor delicious local snacks and drinks as you relax on board.
  • Swim and snorkel in the warm waters around Zanzibar and discover the colorful marine life.
  • Experience the magic of a bonfire on a secluded island as the stars come out.
Itinerary

3:30 PM: (Usually, depends where you stay):Hotel Pickup

Our guide will pick you up from your hotel in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle. Enjoy the scenic drive as we transport you to Nungwi Beach, known for its beautiful white sands and crystal-clear waters.

4:00 PM: Arrival and Briefing

Upon arrival at Nungwi Beach, our crew will welcome you and provide a brief introduction about the tour and safety instructions. You’ll have a few minutes to capture some beautiful pictures of the dhow before embarking on your journey.

4:15 PM: Boarding and Departure

Board the traditional wooden dhow, find a comfortable spot, and make yourself at home as we set sail into the Indian Ocean.

4:30 PM: Sailing and Dolphin Watching

As the dhow sails along the Zanzibar coast, please keep your eyes peeled for playful dolphins that often accompany our journey. Meanwhile, our guide will share exciting stories about the history and culture of Zanzibar and its significant dhow tradition.

5:30 PM: Sunset Time

 As the sun sets, the sky becomes a mesmerizing canvas of colors. It’s an ideal time for photographs or simply soaking in the enchanting views. A selection of canapés, tropical fruits, and beverages will be served to complement this magical moment.

6:30 PM:Return Journey

 As dusk settles and the stars twinkle, we will start our journey back to Nungwi Beach. The tranquil evening ambiance and the soothing sound of the ocean make for a peaceful end to the cruise.

7:00 PM: Disembarking and Hotel Drop-off

 Once we reach Nungwi Beach, you’ll disembark the dhow. Our driver will be ready to transport you back to your hotel.

Please note: The schedule may vary slightly depending on the time of year and weather conditions. The itinerary ensures plenty of time for viewing the sunset, but the exact time of sunset varies throughout the year.

Join us for an unforgettable Sunset Dhow Cruise from Nungwi Beach, a remarkable experience that blends the island’s natural beauty with its rich maritime heritage.

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IМРОRТАNТ INFО / FAQ

Рriсеs & Аvаilаbility

The total price consists of two parts: the Booking Deposit that you pay at the time of booking and the Remaining Balance that you pay in cash directly to the guide on the day of the Tour/Activity. Please specify all the details and choose the desired date in the booking box on the right-hand side to check the exact pricing and availability.

 

Вооking Dероsit & Rеmаining Ваlаnсе:

To confirm your booking, you must pay the Booking Deposit using a credit, debit card, or PayPal. Once the payment is made, you will receive your Tour Voucher and your booking confirmation.

On the Tour/Activity day, you must pay the Remaining Balance directly to the Tour/Activity guide by presenting your Tour Voucher. It is not mandatory to present the voucher in physical form. Please note that the Tour/Activity provider only accepts cash payments for the Remaining Balance.

Why I need to pay deposit fee?

We require a deposit to secure your booking and ensure the high-quality preparation and personalized experience of your Zanzibar tour. This confirms your commitment to the tour and enables us to arrange necessary logistics, such as transportation, meals, and the engagement of expert local guides, to deliver an exceptional experience tailored to your interests.

Саnсеllаtiоn Роliсy

There is no cancellation fee if you cancel your tour booking at least 14 days before the scheduled departure. If you cancel between 13 and 3 days before the scheduled departure, a 50 percent cancellation fee is charged from the paid deposit.
If you cancel within two days of the scheduled departure or don’t arrive at the meeting point on time, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee from the paid deposit.

Рiсk-Uр Тimе

You set the time with the guide after booking.

Drор-Оff dеtаils

Drор-Оff аlwаys аt thе оriginаl dераrturе Рiсk-Uр Роint, but you can ask our guide to take you to another place if you wish.

How to find what part of Islands is your hotel

Please have a look at our map:

What time does the cruise depart and return?

The Sunset Dhow Cruise usually departs late afternoon and returns after sunset, providing a magical experience.

Is the tour suitable for children?

Yes, the tour is suitable for children, and they will undoubtedly enjoy the unique dhow cruise experience.

What amenities are available on the dhow boat?

The dhow boat has comfortable seating, a spacious deck, and facilities to ensure a pleasant and enjoyable cruise.

Will there be a guide on the dhow cruise?

Yes, a knowledgeable guide will accompany you on the dhow cruise, providing fascinating insights and ensuring your safety.

Is it necessary to bring anything specific for the cruise?

We recommend bringing a light jacket or shawl, as evenings on the water can be cooler. Don’t forget your camera to capture the picturesque sunset!

4 Reviews
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Mark

Couple Traveller

Our Sunset Dhow Cruise in Zanzibar was an experience I’ll never forget. Booking the tour was straightforward, and the communication via WhatsApp was prompt and helpful. The cruise itself was a dream come true. Sailing on the traditional dhow while watching the spectacular sunset was a unique and peaceful experience. The crew was exceptionally hospitable, ensuring our comfort throughout the journey. This cruise is not just a tour, it’s an immersion into the beauty and tranquility of Zanzibar’s seascape. Highly recommended for an unforgettable evening.

January 25, 2024

Sarah Jenkins

Couple Traveller

The Sunset Dhow Cruise in Zanzibar was an absolutely enchanting experience. From the easy online booking process to the friendly operators who confirmed our trip details via WhatsApp, everything was seamless. Watching the sunset from the traditional dhow was breathtaking, and the peaceful ambiance of the ocean was incredibly soothing. The crew’s hospitality and the stunning views of the Zanzibar coast as the sun dipped below the horizon were the highlights of our trip. This cruise is a must for anyone seeking a magical and serene experience in Zanzibar.

January 16, 2024

Andreea

Family Traveller

Croazieră de Vis la Apus!
Croaziera cu dhow la apus în Zanzibar a fost de vis! Procesul de rezervare a fost simplu, iar peisajele și atmosfera au fost absolut minunate. O experiență pe care o recomand cu căldură!

December 18, 2023

Nick

Couple Traveller

The Sunset Dhow Cruise in Zanzibar is an experience of a lifetime. This unique journey exceeded all my expectations, creating an unforgettable evening of beauty and serenity.

Right from the start, the attentive crew made us feel welcome and ensured we were comfortable throughout the cruise. Their knowledge and stories about Zanzibar’s history and culture were captivating and added a rich dimension to the experience.

The cruise offered a unique perspective of Zanzibar, with the dhow gently gliding across the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. We were even fortunate enough to spot playful dolphins along our route, which was an absolute treat.

However, the standout moment has to be witnessing the sunset. The sky transformed into an array of stunning colors, creating a mesmerizing backdrop against the tranquil ocean. This spectacle, accompanied by the delicious local canapés and tropical fruits served, was pure magic.

The blend of natural beauty, fascinating cultural insights, and outstanding service made this cruise an absolute highlight of our Zanzibar trip. If you’re visiting Zanzibar, I can’t recommend the Sunset Dhow Cruise highly enough. It’s a truly magical way to experience the beauty of the island and the Indian Ocean. 5 out of 5 stars!

July 1, 2023
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