Dhow cruise: Description of the Dhow Lunch - Prison & Bawe Islands:
(Open Bar with assorted drinks available)
The Dhow will cruise first to Prison Island to explore the island for one hour - photographic giant Tortoises which came across from Seychelles more than one hundred years ago and the Prison which was used as a hospital.
This historical Island was formerly owned by an Arab and used for the
confinement of refractory slaves. It was bought by General Mathews and the jail (gaol) which still stands was built in 1893 and hence the name "PRISON ISLAND".
Leave for Bawe Island where a powder soft beach awaits you. The crew will prepare a sensational seafood BBQ for you while you snorkel the reef close to the island. Clown Fish, Parrot Fish, Moorish Idols and the occasional Lion Fish all dance to the music of the waves through their majestic ballroom made coral. After a lunch of fresh fish, crabs, cigal, prawns, salads and fruits of the season, there is time to relax on the beach and to swim and snorkel some more. Late afternoon as the sun starts to sink lower in the sky you will depart for seafront of Stone Town where your transportation awaits you. The Coral rag building are their most picturesque from the sea, as the fading sun throws shadows between the buildings and sets a pastel glow to its walls.