The boat trip will take 45 minutes from Wesha port to Misali Island. Misali as a Marine Conservation Area is characterized by unique marine and terrestrial ecosystems of remarkable species diversity. Home to about 350 fish species and 40 genera of hard corals which have been recorded to date.
The 1 km sq. terrestrial area supports the endangered nesting turtles and the dense coastal thickets harbor populations of green monkeys, the endangered and endemic Pemba flying Fox, globally endangered coconut crabs, and various species of birds.
Economically Misali provides direct livelihood support to 11,400 people through fishing. Misali is considered one of the diving paradises of East Africa, if not the world. It was once thought of as a safe haven by the pirates of the olden days and it is still believed that the local treasure of the notorious Captain Kidd might be awaiting discovery somewhere around here.
Possessing beautiful and extensive coral reefs which contain a myriad of fish and other marine life which surround the island, hosting a rich intertidal ecosystem. This is the perfect excursion for all the aspiring divers out there!
Note that Misali has been gazetted as a Marine Conservation Area, landing fees are payable. Since Misali island is a Marine Conservation Area, you can fish and release, you may take about two to three fishes maximum for your own meal.
Snorkeling here is breath-taking! Even close to the beach it’s possible to see bigger fishes. The beach is really steep, the sand changes into a vibrant color.