SURF & SUP Zanzibar

SUP (Stand Up Paddle) boarding tour
is the perfect outdoor activity!

SUP tour in the mangroves

The stand up paddle boarding tour in Zanzibar is the perfect outdoor activity to discover one of the most beautiful environments in Zanzibar. During the tour the guide will explain to you the keystone ecosystems in the mangroves and how a large number of local people are depending on this delicate system. One of these locals will be your tour guide as well. These mangroves have been their backyard since they were born so who can show them better? Nobody in our opinion, they will provide the information in English and are trained to keep you happy and safe. 



3-4 hours (including the transfer)

Drone shot stand up paddling

The complete stand up paddling tour in the mangroves will take approximately 3-4 hours including the transfer from the south-east coast and back. Within these hours you will discover the only species of trees in the world that can tolerate saltwater, have a nice workout and some fresh fruits.


SUP is considered an easy watersport

SUP is considered a easy watersport​

Stand up paddling is considered an easy watersport. However if standing up is too difficult or you don’t feel like standing up just go on your knees and enjoy your surroundings. If there is strong wind it can be more challenging. It’s easier on your knees and if you need help just call the guide.


Depends on the tide of the day

Surfzanzibar stand up paddle storage

The Stand up paddling in the mangroves is an everyday tour and takes place once a day depending on the tides as we need at least 3 meters of water to be able to enter the mangroves. To find out the times at a specific date please check the calendar and select the date you wish to go and see the available time. 

Location and transport

The Stand Up Paddling tour is located in Michamvi Kae. Transport to the tour is included on the South-East coast only (gray area).  We pick you up at your hotel and bring you back. If you are not within our area we can arrange transport against an extra fee.

  • Stonetown =  +/- 50 dollars
  • Nungwi area =  +/- 60 dollars

Contact us for the exact prices.

Where to SUP in the mangroves of Zanzibar


Start to finish

1. Convince yourself, friends and family
Halfway there! 50%
2. Click the book now button and select the date and time
The time depends on the Tide and is a fixt moment 65%
3. Pay and finish the booking
You're booking will be confirmed asap, let's go! 82%
4. SUP-Day, grab your swim clothing, sunblock and good vibes
Be ready 10 minutes before pick-up infront at your hotel, the taxi will come soon 87%
5. Enjoy the Stand Up Paddle tour in the mangroves
After the Tour we will bring you back satisfied to your hotel. 100%

Group Pricelist

What our Clients say


Unique Experience

Unique experience, a different piece of Zanzibar than you will find elsewhere. Beautiful nature, relaxing, nice guides, fun with the group. Nice change between mindful supping - if you want - and fun on the board. The guides can do fun tricks on the board and so did we. Enjoyed fresh fruit and water at the end. If you have the chance to go at sunset, you have an extra plus because at this location, unlike the other places on the east coast, you can see the sun sink into the sea! ​
Lisette Aeneae Venema
The Netherlands

Super Mario!

We arranged the activity through our hotel and the transportation and payment went smoothly. The SUP tour with Super Mario, our guide, was phenomenal. He give us the basic instructions to use the board and even helped a younger member of the group when she was tired. He also gave us a clear and informative explanation about the mangrove ecosystem and its connection to the town of Michamvi. The environment was simply gorgeous. Would definitely recommend!

Labyrinth of channels

Absolutely magical SUP tour through the mangroves near Michamvi. We were being picked up at our hotel and brought to Michamvi. From there it was a short boat trip to the mangrove office where we got our SUP boards. Our tour guide Mario gave our group of 5 a quick Intro on how to SUP and off we went. He led us through a labyrinth of channels and we dived into that green serenity of mangrove trees, totally calm, only us and the forest animals. At the end of the tour the sun started to set and the forest and water changed into magnificent and stunning colors. A trip absolutely worth taking! I can only recommend this tour. ​​
Anja Krusche​

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