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Speed Boat Tanzania Zanzibar Pemba Islands

Ferries to and from Zanzibar and Pemba Islands, Tanzania:

There are several daily high-speed ferries from the port in Dar es Salaam to Stone Town on Zanzibar.

There are ferries that go between Dar es Salaam and Pemba (usually stopping in Zanzibar).

A slow boat can take up to 14 hours to make the journey.

Speed Boat Tanzania Zanzibar Pemba Islands

Speed Boat Tanzania Zanzibar Pemba Islands

Ferries Ferry Fare Bookings Through us Have a service charge included and cost:

Dar to Zanzibar costs $60.- USD one way per seat x 2 for return ticket,

Dar to Zanzibar first class costs $75.- USD per seat one way x 2 for return.

You do not necessarily have to take the luxury option, as the seats are basically the same in both classes.

Movies are offered for your entertainment in both classes whilst in the luxury class, you will be offered tea or coffee.

Speed Boat Tanzania Zanzibar Pemba Islands

Speed Boat Tanzania Zanzibar Pemba Islands

FERRY SCHEDULE DAR ES SALAAM ZANZIBAR PEMBA

Schedules for ferries to Zanzibar (and Pemba please inquire).

Ferries (Daily departures from Dar es Salaam) Time

From DAR ES SALAAM to ZANZIBAR

Kilimanjaro 0730HRS Kilimanjaro 0930HRS  Kilimanjaro 1230HRS  Kilimanjaro and Royal Express at 1530HRS
Flying Horse and Seagull slow boats 1200 approx 4hrs sailing

Ferries (Daily departures from Zanzibar) Time

From ZANZIBAR to DAR ES SALAAM

Kilimanjaro 0730HRS Kilimanjaro 0930HRS  Kilimanjaro 1230HRS  Kilimanjaro and Royal Express at 1530HRS

Night Boats Flying Horse and Seagull at 2200HRS, only docks in Dar es Salaam at 0600HRS.

Speed Boat Tanzania Zanzibar Pemba Islands

Flying Horse, Seagull and Aziza slow boats 2200 These Night Boat crossing dock in dar es salaam at 0600HRS the following morning

Speed Boat sailing duration is approx 2HRS each way.

Be sure to remember your passport when traveling to Zanzibar port from Dar, as the authorities will ask for it.

 The trip Dar/Zanzibar should take about 2 hours whilst the trip Pemba/Zanzibar will take about 70 minutes.

The ferry between Dar and Zanzibar operates daily and goes from Zanzibar to Pemba on Tuesdays to Friday.

Ferries between Pemba and Zanzibar leave regularly and take about 120 minutes.

As Zanzibar is an island, sea travel is also possible.

If you fancy a part scenic sea trip (the view of the Stone Town as you approach Zanzibar), board a speed boat / ferry from Dar-es-salaam seaport to Zanzibar.

These are the boat companies that operate services from Dar-es-salaam seaport to Zanzibar.

The slower boats are much cheaper but as you can see and the journey is considerably longer.

Speed Boat Tanzania Zanzibar Pemba Islands

Speed Boat Tanzania Zanzibar Pemba Islands

There are currently no official passenger-ferry services on Lake Victoria to connect Tanzania with Uganda and Kenya.

To and From Malawi: The only route across the lake from Tanzania is on the Songea ferry from Mbamba Bay (Tanzania) to Nkhata Bay (Malawi) near Mzuzu.

The ferry is meant to run twice a month. The Ilala sometimes travels from Lake Malawi to Tanzania but schedules vary.

To and from Burundi: A Weekly runs between Kigoma and Bujumbura and takes about 14 hours.

To and From Mozambique: You can try and hire a Dhow to get to Mozambique from Tanzania and vice versa.

Find out information locally in Tanzania's dhow ports of Mikindani, Mtwara and Msimbati.

In Mozambique check the ports at Mocimboa da Praia and Palma.

To and from Kenya (Mombasa): A ferry runs about once a week from Mombasa, Kenya and Tanga, Tanzania to Unguja and Pemba. Fares are around $40.

To and From Zambia: A Regular connects Kigoma (Tanzania) with Mpulungu (Zambia) along the shores of Lake Tanganyika.

The ferry was the inspiration for the classic movie, African Queen.

You can get off at smaller stops along the way including Lagosa, to get to Mahale Mountains National Park to enjoy the chimpanzees.

Speed Boat Tanzania Zanzibar Pemba Islands

Zanzibar Dar es Salaam Speed Boat Ticket 1 Way 1st Class VIP $60.- USD
Speed Boat Tanzania Zanzibar Pemba Islands

Zanzibar Dar es Salaam Zanzibar Speed Boat Ticket 2 Way Return 1st Class VIP $120.00
Speed Boat Tanzania Zanzibar Pemba Islands

Zanzibar Dar es Salaam Speed Boat Ticket 1 Way Economy $50.- USD
Speed Boat Tanzania Zanzibar Pemba Islands

Zanzibar Dar es Salaam Zanzibar Speed Boat Ticket 2 Way Return Economy $100.00
       

Speed Boat Tanzania Zanzibar Pemba Islands

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Speed Boat Tanzania Zanzibar Pemba Islands

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