Your holiday in Zanzibar is not complete without exploring the Indian Ocean with dhow cruises. Treat yourself to a different experience as you sail on a dhow and go snorkelling with experienced crew.
A cruise on a traditional wooden dhow is unforgettable, and an essential part of your Zanzibar holiday experience.
All the scheduled cruises leave from the beach adjacent to Zanzibar Serena Inn and the pre-departure meeting point is the Serena Inn reception. The catering for all our regular scheduled trips is done by the Zanzibar Serena Inn and their five-star chefs prepare our cuisine using the best produce available so that you can enjoy fine dining in style.
The dhow will glide silently across the Indian Ocean to the sound of clean white sails being beaten by the wind.
Onboard, we have a butler to see to your every need while sailing with us. Enjoy lunch on the dhow and get a new experience of Zanzibar while out at sea.
Your dhow slice through the clear turquoise water as you relax and enjoy music. And the butler serves canapés and keeps your glass topped up with your choice of beers, wine, cocktails or sodas, encouraging you to sink back into the cushions and enjoy the romance of Africa while watching the scenery drift by.
The butler and your personal guide will answer any questions that you may have. The sun sets, changing the sky from shades of pinks and blues to magnificent golden colours as you sail back towards the glimmering lights of Stone Town in the distance with the wind gently blowing you back to shore.