Full Day Snorkeling Trip to Misali island

A little patch of paradise surrounded by crystal waters and some of the most stunning coral reefs in the archipelago: a trip to Misali never disappoints. There are underwater and terrestrial nature trails, and you can arrange guides at the visitor centre. On the northeast of the island is Mbuyuni Beach, with fine, white sand and a small visitor centre. About a 10-minute walk south of the visitor centre is Bendera Cave, believed to be inhabited by the spirits of ancestors and used by some Pembans for traditional rituals. To the west are the larger Mpapaini Caves. Nesting turtles and breeding seabirds favour the beaches on its western side, which have been set aside just for them. There are no permanent settlements, though the island is in active use by local fishermen. Camping is not permitted for tourists.

per adult from

$216

NZD

Duration

8 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

Select Date and Travellers

No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • Experienced Professional Tour guide
    • Pick up and drop off from your hotel in private car
    • All Entrances Fees
    • Delicious Swahili Seafood Lunch
    • Snorkeling gear (life jacket, mask & flippers)
    • Boat charter
    • Transport waiting charge
    • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
    What's excluded :
    • Medical Insurance if needed
    • Gratuities for tour guide
    • International & Domestic Flights
    • Visa
    • Airport/Departure Tax
    • Expenses of a personal Nature
  • This is a full-day snorkeling trip to Misali island. The tour will drive you toward the Wesha seaport. The boat is taken from Wesha seaport, an hour boat drive to reach the Misali island. Misali as a Marine Conservation Area is characterized by unique marine and terrestrial ecosystems of remarkable species diversity. about 350 fish species and 40 genera of hard corals have been recorded. The 1 Km sq. of the terrestrial area supports the endangered nesting turtles and the dense coastal thickets harbor populations of green monkeys, the endangered and endemic Pemba Flying Fox, globally endangered coconut crabs and various species of birds. Economically Misali provides direct livelihood supports to 11,400 people through fishing at Misali.

    Misali is considered one of the diving paradises of East Africa, if not the world. It was once thought of as a safe haven by the pirates of the olden days and it is still believed that the local treasure of the notorious Captain Kidd might be awaiting discovery somewhere around here. Beautiful and extensive coral reefs, containing myriad fish and other marine life, surround the island, which hosts a rich inter-tidal ecosystem. Note that, on Misali, which has been gazetted as a Marine Conservation Area, landing fees are payable.
  • Departure Point :
    1: Chake Chake, Tanzania
    2: Micheweni, Tanzania
    3: Mkoani, Tanzania
    4: Wete, Tanzania
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Hotel pickups commence approximately 7 - 75 minutes prior to this time and it depends on the location of the hotel, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation. Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.Airports
    • Pemba Airport, Tanzania
    Ports
    • Wete Port, pemba, Wete, Tanzania
    • Mkoani Sea Port, Mkoani, Tanzania
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Safanta Tours & Travel

Activity ID: V-104999P24

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