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Diani Beach: Kisite Marine Park Dhow & Snorkeling with Lunch

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Activity provider: Pilli Pipa Dhow Safari

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

    Overall rating

    4.7 /5

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    Top Tour Friendly staff, saw a lot of wonderful fish, colorful corals and dolphins. The food was okay, the restaurant was idyllic all around. Highly recommended and really worth the money (if you're unlucky with the weather, there may be no dolphins to be seen and the sea is choppy). Everything was great for me

    November 17, 2021

    Highly recommend. The focus is on snorkeling, you spend roughly 1.5h at two different spots. Lunch is tasty - typical dishes, with crab being the main option, but vegetarian dishes are also possible. They support local communities which is always a plus.

    September 8, 2022

    March 2, 2021

    Product ID: 392769