1. Kenya
  2. Coast Province
  3. Mombasa
  4. Kisite-Mpunguti Marine National Park

Dhow Sailing Tour of Kisite Marine Park & Wasini Island

Product ID: 228145
Enjoy a full day at Kisite Marine Park for dhow sailing, dolphin spotting, snorkeling, swimming, sun bathing, and a mouth-watering Swahili seafood lunch on Wasini Island. Get a glimpse of local culture while visiting Wasini Village.
About this activity
Duration: 7 - 8 hours
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Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
English

Pickup included

A driver will be waiting for you at the entrance of your residence or reception area at your hotel.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Snorkel in Kisite Marine Park and swim in the crystal clear waters
  • Take a historical tour around Wasini Fishing Village and the Shimoni Slave Caves, where enslaved people were kept before being shipped to Arabia
  • Enjoy a dhow cruise while searching for dolphins
  • Take your time looking at marine life from a glass-bottomed boat
  • Enjoy an excellent seafood lunch
Full description
Get ready to board an Arabic dhow traditional sailing vessel 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.
Includes
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Dhow cruise
  • Professional guide
  • Seafood lunch
  • Private roundtrip transportion
  • Entrance fees to Kisite (Kenya Wild Service-KWS-Marine Park Fees), the coral garden and the Slave Caves
  • Alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks
  • Visit to shimoni slave caves
What’s Not Included
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Diving equipment
  • Diving instructions
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Breakfast on the morning of the trip
  • Alchohol at the restaurant (can be bought at your own cost)
  • Snacks
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Swimwear
  • Sunscreen
  • Beachwear
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Please be advised that from your collection at hotel or place of residence, there is another 1 hour and 30 minutes drive until reaching the first attraction
• The day's activities start at 8:30 AM
• Bring your swimsuit and sunblock
• Bring a change of clothes so you are comfortable for the day's activities
Customer reviews
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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 :)

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March 1, 2020

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