A Dhow is a sailing vessel that is common in the area of the Indian Ocean. There is a lot of debate as to whether the ship was the invention of Indian or Arabic people. The boat has a thin hull and is used for many different things.
Dhows are traditional to the area and they are perfect for a dinner cruise. They are the best way to allow you to laze and enjoy the beauty of the palms as well as to view the African islands. When you step onto the Dhow, they are lovely, they are gleaming and typically made of mahogany in the hull and have teak decks. The boats are around 12 meters long and they have triangular sails.
This is one of the most famous experiences of being in the region. There are many sunset cruises that leave Stone Town in the late afternoon and then go up the entire coast. Most of the cruises kick off from the Forodhani Garden that is on the seaside of Stone Town. From there it is possible to sail off the shores and to take in the sun and the amazing colors of the sunset.
The cruise itself is one of the most peaceful experiences out there and ensures that you can enjoy a drink and Zanzibari snacks. The ship is befitted with Persian style cushions as well as flowing chiffons to ensure a comfortable journey. In addition to that, most of the tours return to Stone Town under the amazing stars and moon. This is a must in order to have a complete Zanzibar experience. Most of the tours are available in English, German and French. Most of the cruises are about 30.00 USD per person and are all inclusive minus the gratuity for the guide.