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The Zanzibar Ferry in Dar es Salaam Tanzania
Zanzibar, Tanzania 255-222-162-333 Distance from hotel: 62.70 miles Visit Website Category: Attractions
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Zanzibar Ferry: Island Boat Rides to Paradise

Just 28 miles off of the coast of Tanzania, plan an ideal day trip to the tropical island of Zanzibar and visit this top tourist destination. Getting to Zanzibar from Dar es Salaam is a breeze by ferry, which is the least expensive option. The air-conditioned ferry boats take visitors on a 2-hour ride through the blue waters of the Indian Ocean to the bustling port of Stone Town.
After passing through immigration, visitors can explore Zanzibar's stunning white beaches and enjoy a variety of tour opportunities. From snorkeling, diving, and fishing to forest tours, spice markets, and historic sites, there's plenty to see and do on this East African island.


Prices -

$35 USD per person for an Economy ticket, or $50 for VIP. Children (5-11): $25. Children under 5 ride free.

Hours -

Ferries depart daily from 7 am to 4 pm.


  • Ferry rides
  • Ocean Views
  • Wildlife Views


All travelers on the ferry will be required to show a valid passport and yellow fever card when arriving in Zanzibar. Because Zanzibar is a part of the United Republic of Tanzania, it maintains its own immigration service.
All passengers may bring up to 25kg of luggage on the ferry. Anything over will be subject to an extra charge. It is best to travel light to avoid extra fees, packing only the beach essentials including swimming attire, sunblock, towels, sunglasses, a change of clothes, and a passport.

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