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Kisite-Mpunguti Marine National Park: Our most recommended tours and activities

Wasini: Scenic Boat Trip with Breakfast, Lunch, & Snorkeling

1. Wasini: Scenic Boat Trip with Breakfast, Lunch, & Snorkeling

All tours include hotel transfer (from Diani beach), boat trip, if lucky dolphin watching, snorkelling în the Marine park, lunch, quick tour of the village on the island and back. Some say: “It’s all the same”, but that’s Not true! You can book this tours either with your touroperator, in most local Travel Agencies or Safari Offices, on the beach or with “Diani Dhow”. Each tour is quitdifferent in their package or quality of service. Please compare proper before you book - Our Motto is: “Price is an issue only in the absence of value.”

Mombasa: Kisite Park Private Boat Tour with Diving and Lunch

2. Mombasa: Kisite Park Private Boat Tour with Diving and Lunch

Get ready to board an exclusive private boat and sail for about one hour searching for dolphins, before snorkeling and diving (for these who choose the diving option) 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 do a guided tour of the Wasini 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. Once you are done with the island tour, board the boat and back to the mainland where you will take a guided tour of the Shimoni Slave Caves. Then, start the journey back to your accommodation.

Wasini Island: Dolphin Spotting & Snorkel at Kisite Mpunguti

3. Wasini Island: Dolphin Spotting & Snorkel at Kisite Mpunguti

Embark on an adventurous day trip with a dhow cruise along the Kenyan coast. Benefit from hotel transfers from Diani Beach, Tiwi, Mombasa, Shanzu, or Mtwapa. Enjoy a blend of natural beauty, marine life encounters, seafood flavors, cultural experiences, and historical insights. Begin your day with a dhow cruise, a traditional Arabian sailing vessel, to the waters of the Kisite Mpunguti Marine Park. As you glide through the azure waters, keep your eyes peeled for playful dolphins leaping alongside the boat, providing an exhilarating display of their aquatic prowess. Upon arrival at the marine park, be greeted by a vibrant underwater world teeming with marine life and coral formations. Snorkel in the crystal-clear waters, experiencing the wonders beneath the surface. Swim among tropical fish and turtles, and encounter rays or reef sharks if you’re lucky. After your aquatic adventures, sail to Wasini Island. Savor a seafood lunch featuring the fresh catch of the day. Relish in the flavors of succulent seafood delicacies, prepared with local spices and culinary expertise, while enjoying the island’s tranquil ambiance and scenic views. Following lunch, take a stroll through the village on Wasini Island, interacting with the friendly residents and gaining insight into the local culture and way of life. You can also choose to take a tour of the Shimoni slave caves, a historical site offering a glimpse into the region's dark past. As the day draws to a close, board the dhow once again. On the cruise back to the mainland, relish the picturesque coastal scenery one last time, cherishing the beauty of the Kenyan coastline as the sun sets. Finally, get dropped off at your hotel.

Wasini Island: Dolphin spotting & Snorkel at Kisite Marine

4. Wasini Island: Dolphin spotting & Snorkel at Kisite Marine

Pick up from Mombasa hotels is usually between 5.30 am and 06:00 am. Pick up from Diani hotels is usually between 07:00 am and 07:30 am Drive to Wasini Island along Mombasa – Lunga Lunga highway, a distance of 45 km to the south of Diani, arriving at around 8.30 am at the Shimoni KWS for ticketing then we start the boat ride for one hour searching for dolphins. We have a light breakfast, fruit, and some soft drinks onboard. Sail to Kisite Marine National Park where you will snorkel and swim for 1 to 2 hrs. Afterward, we sail back to Wasini Island for lunch mainly seafood and Swahili dishes (we have an option for the non-seafood that is vegetarian/ chicken). After lunch, you can have a village walk for about 30 Minutes on the Island, and then sail back to Shimoni jetty arriving at around 1530 hrs. We then proceed to Shimoni Slave caves just 200m from Shimoni jetty. Here, you will have all history of slavery. The slave cave visit takes between 20 and 30 minutes. Then you drive back to your hotel arriving at around 1700 hrs.

Wasini Excursion: Dolphin Trip & Snorkel at Kisite Mpunguti

5. Wasini Excursion: Dolphin Trip & Snorkel at Kisite Mpunguti

Get picked up from your Mombasa hotel between 5.30 am and 06:00 am. Drive to Kisite Mpunguti Marine park and arrive at around 8.30 am at the Shimoni KWS for ticketing then start the boat ride. Keep your eyes peeled for playful dolphins leaping alongside the boat, providing an exhilarating display of their aquatic prowess. Have a light breakfast, fruit, and some soft drinks onboard. After your marine adventures, sail to Wasini Island. Enjoy a seafood lunch(we have an option for the non-seafood that is vegetarian/ chicken) featuring the fresh catch of the day. Relish in the flavors of succulent seafood delicacies, prepared with local spices and culinary expertise, while enjoying the island’s tranquil ambiance and scenic views. After lunch, you can have a village walk to Wasini Island, interacting with the friendly residents and gaining insight into the local culture and way of life. You also have an option to take a tour of the Shimoni slave caves. Here, you will have all history of slavery. Then you drive back and get dropped off at your hotel at around 1700 hrs.

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What people are saying about Kisite-Mpunguti Marine National Park

Overall rating

4.3
(39 reviews)

We enjoyed a full day of our Kisite tour. We were collected from our hotel at 6am in Nyali, after some confusion with our driver about where we were staying. On the boat we enjoyed watching bottlenose dolphins jump and play at arms reach for over an hour!! We then enjoyed a good hour of snorkelling (make sure you put on enough suncream in advance - which I failed to do) where we saw groupers, drummer fish, squid and lots of coral. We were then taken to the sandbank where we were given lots of fruit to eat. We then went to Wasini island (watching the dolphins on the way) for possibly the best seafood I have ever eaten! Incredible crab, seaweed, coconut rice, tiger fish, cassava and lobster (the latter was at an added cost - but well worth it), all cooked in incredible coconut marinades. We were then shown around Wasini island, the mangroves and replanting scheme and then Shimoni slave caves. Such amazing wildlife, history and food - an amazing day, we highly recommend it.

It was a wonderful experience. The snorkeling was fantastic and not too busy or too touristy. We saw dolphins and had a delicious lunch in a beautiful location. Fresh fruit and water in between. The guides were great, pleasant and also informative. In short, highly recommended.

The experience exceeded our expectations it was just incredible. The entire team worked hard to ensure that the experience was adapted to our desires and that we could fully enjoy it. I recommend x10000, it was the best day of my entire trip to Kenya.

Nice trip for such a price 😉 the guide is very nice and funny, he even speaks Polish, so if someone has problems with English, he can communicate without any problems 😉 you can see fish, turtles and dolphins

Ok, snorkeling ok but not much going on underwater.