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Diani Beach: Kisite Marine Park Dhow & Snorkeling with Lunch

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Activity provider:Pilli Pipa Dhow Safari
Water activity

Diani Beach: Kisite Marine Park Dhow & Snorkeling with Lunch

Activity provider:Pilli Pipa Dhow Safari

From US$ 120 per person

Experience a full-day tour on a traditional dhow, sailing to Kisite Marine Park, where you will enjoy a special snorkeling experience.

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Duration 8 hours
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Pickup included
Pickup up from Diani Beach area accommodations will be at 7:00 AM.


  • Look out for dolphins and turtles that inhabit the area
  • Learn to snorkel with instructors, if you have not done so before
  • Enjoy an excellent crab and fish lunch
  • Take in the views from a cliff-top restaurant
Full description
You will be collected from your hotel in Diani Beach and drive to Shimoni, a small fishing village. On the way, pass by small villages, sugar cane plantations and fields of cassava.  In Shimoni you will board a traditional Arabian Dhow to cruise to the Kisite Mpunguti Marine Park. Be sure to look out for dolphins as you head out to sea. Tea, coffee, mineral water, soft drinks, biscuits, mandazis and pizza bread will be served on the dhow. You'll go snorkeling at two different sites. There will be plenty of photo opportunities, so bring your camera. If you have an underwater one, even better. Lunch will be served on Wasini Island at a private cliff-top restaurant. Admire the views and enjoy a delicious meal of fish and crab, followed by citronella tea or fresh Kenyan coffee. After lunch, relax for a while and then head back to the mainland to take a bus back to your hotel.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Ticket for the Kisite Mpunguti Marine Park
  • Dhow trip to Kisite
  • Use of snorkeling equipment
  • Services of professionally trained marine escorts
  • Tea, coffee, water or soft drinks on the dhow
  • Lunch
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
  • Non-swimmers

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Towel

Not allowed

  • Alcoholic drinks in the vehicle

Know before you go

  • Depending on the tide at lunchtime, there may be a short bush walk of about 10 minutes. Otherwise there are a few steps to climb to get to the cliff-top restaurant
  • Due to ongoing COVID-19 preventative measures in Kenya, no alcohol will be served
Customer reviews

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4.6 /5

based on 9 reviews

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March 26, 2023

Pick up at hotel was just in time! The driver was good. The journey with the boat was confident. We saw lots of dolphins, many fish and a big turtle. The crew was excellent to all of us and lunch time was an amazing experience for traditional kenyan fish food (for non fish lovers, there were chicken and vegetables as well)

March 24, 2023

An old boat, with strong waves, that is on the move all day. The snorkeling is first 1 hour and then just back on the boat another 45 minutes. Please bring water shoes with you! To get to the island for lunch, you have to transfer from the big boat to a small boat and then you're let out in more than knee-deep water. The bottom is full of sea urchins, so be sure to bring bathing shoes. A lot of people who didn't know that like me lost their flip flops in the water

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February 10, 2023

Product ID: 392769