Paddling on crystal clear blue waters with an endless horizon in front of you and a white sandy beach behind you is something that needs to be experienced to truly appreciate the feeling it gives you. From the beach in the front of Milele you can jump into one of our kayaks and discover this feeling for yourself.

Depending on your level of experience you can either stay close to shore or paddle out to the edge of the reef where you can go kayak surfing, snorkelling or free diving.

As you move through the water you will be able to look down into the ocean below and watch fish swimming underneath your kayak and be able to see coral, sea urchins and if you’re lucky a sting ray!

The best times to head out into the ocean will vary depending on tides, wind and the time of year. Head over to our Zanzibar tides and wind forecast page for more information.

Das kristallklare Wasser in der Nähe des vorgelagerten Riffs, die Weite des Indischen Ozeans und der Strand einer vorgelagerten Sandbank lassen sich am Besten auf einer abenteuerlichen Kayakfahrt erleben.

Kayaking lernen

Wir vermieten vermieten Seekayaks mit Fusssteuerung, mit denen man weite Strecken bequem zurücklegen kann, und sogenannte sit-tops’, von den aus man auch Baden und Schnorcheln gehen kann und die sich auch für Wellenreiten eignen. Das vorgelagerte Riff besitzt eine traumhafte Sandbank, die nur bei Ebbe erscheint und einen wie Robinson Crusoe fühlen lässt! Diese lässt sich am Besten mit dem Kayak erreichen.


Ask us for the best times to go kayaking on the Indian Ocean – depending on your experience level there are a number of different activities you can do. We ask people to be aware that the ocean can be unpredictable and to be honest about your level of competence – if you’re not sure, we can have an assessment session in our swimming pool and then take a short paddle close to the shore.

Some handy tips and points when considering kayaking:

  • Don’t go kayaking by yourself
  • If you’re having any doubts about your ability, don’t go without talking to one of our instructors first
  • Always let someone know that you’re going kayaking, and give an estimated time that you’ll be back
  • Be honest with yourself about your fitness level
  • Always plan ahead for coming back to shore – remember that you have to paddle back the same distance you’ve gone out
  • Wear sensible footwear
  • Use suncream and wear a hat. Ideally you should wear a rash vest as well if you’re going out for longer than an hour – the water reflects the sun so you will be getting twice the dose!
  • Keep hydrated

Please be aware that all kayaking is at your own risk – you will be asked to sign an indemnity form before heading out on the ocean.