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5 Must do Water Sports in Zanzibar

Why should you visit Zanzibar?

There's never a dull moment when you visit this beautiful archipelago in the Indian Ocean. With an abundance of breathtaking beaches, Zanzibar is a perfect destination to catch a wave. 

Here are five water sports activities you can do on the island.

Kiteboarding / Kitesurfing

A fun activity to enjoy the wind and the waves. It’s an easy sport to learn and easy to get a hang of it. You can enjoy kiteboarding along the northern Zanzibar coastline due to its shallow waters, warm waters, and different winds, making it ideal for beginners as well as professionals.

Parasailing / Parakiting

Experience Zanzibar from up to 500 feet above the ground. View the island from a different perspective while taking in breathtaking sights. 


Stand-up paddles

Paddling during high or mid tide is an amazing way to relax on an afternoon. Whether you're standing or seated, enjoy the scenery while paddling through beautiful lagoons, mangrove forests, or ocean waves. 

Jet skis

Get your adrenaline pumping on a jet ski. Tours on jet skis allow you to admire Zanzibar's pristine setting while you ride around the island. 

Water skiing

What's more fun than being pulled behind a boat? A water-skiing adventure is a must-do when in Zanzibar if you are looking for adventure. The best part about water skiing in Zanzibar is that, the sea in front of the island is calm for most of the year.