Enjoy Whale Shark Safari and snorkelling at Mafia Island, Tanzania

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About This Snorkeling Experience

Enjoy Whale Shark Safari and snorkelling at Mafia Island, Tanzania!

Mafia has a prominent place in the history of the East Coast of Africa, as it was a safe haven for ships to stop for water and for repairs; Mafia was part of the sultanate of Kilwa and prospered as a settlement during Kilwa’s rise as an economic power. The island lies across the trade routes from the Gulf and has seen Egyptian, Omani, Greco-Roman, Chines, Portuguese, English and German occupation.Mafia is a beach and ocean wonderland.

There is excellent snorkelling and diving within the Bay, especially at the outer islets near Kinasi Pass – the entrance to Chole Bay. It is a short boat ride to reach the coral gardens. All snorkelling and diving activities inside Chole Bay are tide-dependent to avoid strong currents and obtain the best visibility.

You will have the opportunity to swim side to side with the largest fish on earth, the harmless Whale Shark, and sometime see as well Dolphins, Turtles, Melusas, Gelly Fishes, and manta rays.

We provide and promote tours on Mafia Island. Swimming with Whale Sharks is one of the trips we organise for tourists, apart from that we organise other activities. Come and enjoy our experience!

• Whale Shark Safari:

The whale shark is not a whale; it is, rather, the world’s largest fish, growing as long as 60 feet. It is widely distributed, found worldwide in tropical and warm temperate seas, except the Mediterranean. As it swims, it sucks water through its gargantuan mouth, as wide as 5 feet, then filters out plankton and other microscopic organisms through its gills. It is an extremely patient feeder.  Individuals have been observed waiting as long as 14 hours for fish to spawn on reefs in order to eat the eggs. Whale sharks migrate long distances according to food availability and water temperature. One specimen was tracked 8,000 miles across the Pacific.

Snorkeling and relaxing are fun activities to view the marine life without scaring them. You will get the opportunity to see different marine life  which can be reached even by less expert swimmers.


  • $60 USD/person

Price Includes: 

  • Boat trip to the Whale Shark area
  • Lunch
  • Skipper and experienced tour guide
  • An unique experience that you will never forget

• Other activities:

  • Maweni Snorkeling: $20 USD/person for minimum 2 people
  • Blue lagoon: $100 USD 
  • Local fishing: $150 USD
  • Kilindoni: $10 USD
  • Bwejuu island: $170 USD
  • Kisimani & snorkeling: $150 USD


  • $15 USD


If you have any questions, we can answer those through GetMyBoat’s messaging platform before you pay. Just hit, “Request to Book” and send us an inquiry for a custom offer.


  • Type: Snorkeling
  • Capacity: 10 People
  • Rental Minimum: 1 hour
  • Cancellation: Full Refund 1 Day Prior

Rental Requirements

What to bring:

  • Sun cream
  • Extra T-shirt
  • Towel
  • Camera (as well waterproof)
  • Swimming suit


  • Life jackets/required safety gear
  • Diving mask
  • Flippers
  • Snorkel

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