Dar es salaam port transfers

Once you’ve had your fill of watching Tanzania’s wildlife, it’s time to head for some well-deserved beach time on the magical island of Zanzibar. So grab your mask and snorkel and head for Stone Town because your East African adventure is just getting started — let’s go!

There are a couple of ways to get from Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar. The fastest is to fly. It’s a quick and easy option and saves time on hanging around. There are currently three flight departures per day, but you will have to spend at least an hour at the airport before take-off. 

The Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar flight time usually lasts for no longer than half an hour. It’s a short but very scenic flight, so make sure you make the most of every minute.

An alternative way to get off the mainland is by boat. The ferry is fairly frequent and leaves downtown Dar harbor at regular intervals. It makes the crossing over the Indian Ocean in under three hours.

The ferry from Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar runs throughout the day. Ferries tend to leave at about 7 am and arrive in Stone Town in time for breakfast; the latest departure is approximately 3.30 pm which gets you in just in time for early evening cocktails. 

The luggage allowance is about 25kg — you might have to pay for the excess.

Ferries can get pretty packed with people, particularly in high season. Book a first-class ticket if you want to avoid the crowds congregating on the top deck.

Sea conditions can be notoriously wavy, so take seasickness tablets at least an hour before the ferry departs Dar es Salaam port.

How to get from Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar

It’s very straightforward to take a ferry to Zanzibar. Boats are big and bustling with people. Tickets can be purchased at the main ticket office at the harbor in Stone Town. Numerous boats leave the East African mainland every day. 

Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar ferry prices start from US$35 for economy and US$40 for first-class. Economy passengers are positioned on the upper deck, whereas the first-class passengers are inside and on the lower deck.

First-class passengers have a place to purchase food and drinks and can use the first-class washroom. Economy passengers also get a bathroom, but nowhere to buy provisions. So you’ll see loads of people quite happily tucking into their own supplies.

No alcohol is served on any Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar ferry — please avoid bringing any onboard. Otherwise, keep it safely stowed away in your luggage to ensure you don’t disrespect local customs and laws. 

How it works

Choose the route and a vehicle

Select service type you need, choose the route (or hourly hire duration), indicate number of passengers and luggage, as well as other necessary details if needed. See the price for different vehicle classes, choose one suitable for you and press Next.

Choose the payment method

Complete the booking form, choose the payment method, press Make Booking button, make online prepayment (if needed) and get email confirmation. When a driver will be assigned to your job, his phone number / WhatsApp will be emailed to you.

The driver meet you

Your driver will meet you on-site with a name tag ( Please share group name ); at the right time. He will walk you to the car and safely drive you to your destination. At the end of your ride, if needed, you will pay in cash or by card-to-card transfer to your driver.

Why Choose us?

English-speaking drivers

Not only English-speaking support: almost always we can provide you with an English-speaking driver, too

Always fixed fares

Be it an airport transfer or city ride, we always have fixed fares: you can count us on that, our rates are the best in the Market.

Flight status monitoring

We monitor your flight status, the driver will meet you just in time, even if your flight will be delayed

Free cancellation

Change or cancel your booking free of charge at any time up to 72 hours prior to pickup time

Different payment methods

We are very much flexible when it comes to payment, even cash on arrival is accepted after your confirmation.

Meet-and-greet service

Our driver will wait you at least 60 minutes after the actual landing of your flight. This will guarantee your transfer / transport.