Coast Province
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Kisite Marine Park and Wasini Island Private Tour

1. Kisite Marine Park and Wasini Island Private Tour

Get ready to board an exclusive private boat and sail for about one hour searching for dolphins, before snorkeling and swimming in the Kisite marine national park. Kisite Marine national park is the second most famous marine park in the world, after the Australian Marine Park. Explore 30 kilometers of turtles, marine tortoise, bearreeffs, coral reefs and different types of marine fishes. Next, sail to Wasisni Island where your lunch of sea food and Swahili dishes will be served. After lunch, you’ll have the option to stroll around the island and experience the local Swahili culture, visiting the beautiful coral garden, mangrove forest and fishing village to learn more about the Swahili people and their history. Your local guide will give you an in-depth explanation and background throughout the tour. Alternatively, you can relax at the restaurant, enjoying the sea view and the breeze.

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From Mombasa: Watamu Marine Park & Sudi Island Excursion

2. From Mombasa: Watamu Marine Park & Sudi Island Excursion

Get picked up from your desired pick-up location along the Mombasa coast. Drive North towards Watamu and arrive at the Marine Park at around 9:30 AM. Board a glass-bottomed boat and begin an incredible tour over the coral reefs with the opportunity to see incredible marine life. Relax in the sun on the top deck and try to spot dolphins as you captain takes you to hot spots for seeing these incredible mammals. Once the dolphins stop moving around, put on your snorkeling equipment and jump into the water so you can get up close to these gentle creatures and perhaps even swim with them. Climb back onto the boat, and continue towards the Marine Park - one of the best-kept secrets in the world. Only the Great Barrier Reef itself has a bigger range of species list and the marine protected area in Watamu is also recognized internationally as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Stop to snorkel and shallow dive here, where it is virtually impossible to not see a few dozen species of fish inside the main reef. On the fringe, you'll have an excellent chance of viewing the magnificent whale shark or manta rays that are seasonal visitors (November is the best time to spot these animals). The park is also home to 3 species of sea turtles who nest on the beaches. After snorkeling, head over to the white sandy beaches where you will be allowed to step off the boat for a swim in the crystal clear blue waters for a while. Then set sail for Sudi Island where you can enjoy the views of the lush green mangroves along the creek side. At around 1 PM arrive on the island where you'll receive a warm welcome and little entertainment. Enjoy a seafood lunch then take a guided canoe ride into the mangrove forest. Depart from the island at around 4 PM and return to the marine park, where your driver will be waiting for you to return you back to your pick-up location. 

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Mombasa: Tamarind Dinner Dhow Cruise

3. Mombasa: Tamarind Dinner Dhow Cruise

After being picked up from your resort or hotel, drive to the pier to begin your ultimate romantic evening cruise. Climb aboard a traditional dhow, the Nawalilkher, a 23 m long boat which was built in 1977 for trading. Meet your traditionally dressed waiter who will show you to your table. Be served a delightful welcome cocktail made with vodka, lime, honey, sugar, and crushed ice to savor with the melting sun. Fruit juice or soda is available for those who don't drink alcohol.  Watch as a live band on board begins to play as the dhow sets sail. Marvel at the picturesque setting as the dhow cruises into the sunset as you soak up the atmosphere of the music and lively chatter. Cruise around Tudor Creek and admire the panoramic view of Mombasa's Old Town and Fort Jesus. The dhow is then moored in a sheltered bay at the head of the creek. Savor a 4-course gourmet meal of finely grilled lobster and steak onboard. After you finish your delicious meal, a waiter will serve Arabic coffee in an original brass pot. Once the meal is over, you will be returned safely to your hotel. A choice between evening and day trips are available.

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What people are saying about Coast Province

There is nothing to complain about on the tour itself. After a private drive in the company vehicle with the very nice driver Mackenzie, we went on the dhow. People who get seasick easily should be careful here. The dolphin tour was extremely successful. However, I have to deduct a star because of the snorkeling. Not because we didn't see anything. On the contrary. The reefs and their inhabitants were breathtaking. However, you had to be very careful not to lose sight of your group, as there were four groups in the water at the same time and no fixed time or meeting point was agreed. But with a little bit of attention it was no longer a problem. You just have to know ... The food on Wasini Island was delicious and the village and slave cave were also very interesting. A little tip: if you want to make the local children happy, take a few sweets with you :)

We spent our second-to-last day in Kenya on this excursion. Unlike our other excursions, this one had other groups on our dhow ride to Kisite. It’s about a 45 minute journey to Kisite. If you’re prone to seasickness, take your meds beforehand. Once there, some of us went snorkeling while others simply swam in the Indian Ocean. It was a relaxing 30 minutes. Afterwards, they took us to Wasini for a local lunch of fish, crab and rice. It was tasty. Note beverages are extra so bring shillings. If you’re looking for some r&r in the sea, I would recommend this excursion.

it was a wonderful day and everything was perfectly organized. the guids on the ship were so friendly and warm that they made my day easier with their presence. the snorkeling was breathtakingly beautiful !!! the food on the island was also very tasty and on the way back the guides sang for us. made my day i can only say with your zest for life and your singing you made an already perfect day even more perfect !!! i can recommend this excursion to everyone! it was definitely worth every cheap one i paid for! well done and thanks for a wonderful day!

Great adventure!

It was an amazing day. The driver Mackenzy is also great. Everything was taking care off. Sudi Island is also beautifull. I recommend this to anyone!