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Diani Beach: Boat Rides and Swim with Dolphins

Product ID: 12394
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Sail the beautiful waters off the coast of Mombasa in search of giant dolphin pods, humpback whales, and plenty of beautiful scenery. Swim with the dolphins, snorkel in the refreshing waters and enjoy a typical Swahili lunch before returning to Shimoni.
About this activity
Duration 8 hours - 1 day
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Please wait at the reception of your hotel in Mombasa
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Enjoy a fun day out on the coast of the Indian Ocean
  • Keep your eyes peeled for huge groups of dolphins
  • We have a 98% success rate in seeing dolphins and more than 50% chance of swimming with them
  • Dine on a tasty local lunch
Full description
There's more to Mombasa than the city. Out in the water, Mombasa's other citizens live: Dolphins! Take a day to sail the seas around Mombasa, looking for dolphins, and maybe even swim with them! As you motor your way along the Shimoni channel, you will have the chance to snap pictures of the gorgeous landscape and stop in the marine reserve of Kisite. Keep your eyes peeled as you motor along the shores in search of dolphin pods, sometimes numbering up to 150 individuals.

Even if there are no dolphins out today, there is still the chance to enjoy some great snorkeling, which is filled with colorful reefs and plentiful fish. After snorkeling, you head over to Mpunguti Wa Chini, where there is a chance for a Swahili lunch of fish, rice, chapatis, kachumbari, and coconut sauce. After lunch, cool off again in the refreshing waters.

Finally, you will sail back to Shimoni, with many more chances to spot the dolphins or Indo-Pacific Humpbacks. It's an incredible day of natural beauty, and a perfect trip for the whole family.
  • Transportation
What’s Not Included
  • Drinks
  • Tips
  • Professional snorkeling
  • Swimming equipment
  • Lunch, Marine fees, Guide fees, Boat fees (totaling $50 per person, to be paid to customer service on the morning of the tour)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Please note that the local payment of $50 per adult and $25 for children under 12 years of age must be paid to the customer service agent on duty before entering the boat on the day of the tour