The coastal waters around Kizimkazi provide a natural habitat and breeding ground for humpback and bottlenose dolphins. Tourists hoping to experience the thrill of a close encounter with the dolphins can organise a day trip with one of the tour companies in Stone Town, or make their own way there and charter a local boat. However, the growing number of boats all competing to give their passengers the best chance of spotting, or swimming with the dolphins has resulted in a decreased number of sightings.
While watching dolphins in their natural habitats can be an exciting and rewarding experience, care must be taken to avoid disturbing the animals, particularly those with young calves. Guidelines have been drawn up to help minimise the impact of dolphin watching trips. By following the guidelines, and encouraging your boat driver to do the same, you can help to ensure dolphins are not driven away from Kizimkazi altogether.