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  2. Watamu
  3. Mombasa
  4. Watamu Marine National Park

From Mombasa: Watamu Marine Park & Sudi Island Excursion

Product ID: 228568
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Experience a day-trip to one of the finest Kenyan Beach Safari locations, the Watamu Marine Park. Go snorkeling and dolphin spotting amongst the incredible reefs. Head to Sudi Island for lunch and a canoe ride through the lush green mangroves.
About this activity
Duration 7 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Italian

Pick-up included

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

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Experience

Highlights
  • Go dolphin spotting at Watamu Bay and Marine Park
  • Sail over coral reefs in a glass-bottomed boat and sea colorful marine life
  • Snorkel near the coral and hopefully get close to sea turtles
  • Swim in the crystal clear waters and relax on white sandy beaches
  • Take a guided canoe ride deep into the Sudi Island mangroves (optional cost)
Full description
Get picked up from your desired pick-up location along the Mombasa coast. Drive North towards Watamu and arrive at the Marine Park at around 9:30 AM. Board a glass-bottomed boat and begin an incredible tour over the coral reefs with the opportunity to see incredible marine life. Relax in the sun on the top deck and try to spot dolphins as you captain takes you to hot spots for seeing these incredible mammals. Once the dolphins stop moving around, put on your snorkeling equipment and jump into the water so you can get up close to these gentle creatures and perhaps even swim with them.

Climb back onto the boat, and continue towards the Marine Park - one of the best-kept secrets in the world. Only the Great Barrier Reef itself has a bigger range of species list and the marine protected area in Watamu is also recognized internationally as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Stop to snorkel and shallow dive here, where it is virtually impossible to not see a few dozen species of fish inside the main reef. On the fringe, you'll have an excellent chance of viewing the magnificent whale shark or manta rays that are seasonal visitors (November is the best time to spot these animals). The park is also home to 3 species of sea turtles who nest on the beaches.

After snorkeling, head over to the white sandy beaches where you will be allowed to step off the boat for a swim in the crystal clear blue waters for a while. Then set sail for Sudi Island where you can enjoy the views of the lush green mangroves along the creek side. At around 1 PM arrive on the island where you'll receive a warm welcome and little entertainment. Enjoy a seafood lunch then take a guided canoe ride into the mangrove forest. Depart from the island at around 4 PM and return to the marine park, where your driver will be waiting for you to return you back to your pick-up location. 
Includes
  • Round-trip private transportation
  • All fees and taxes
  • Lunch
  • Seafood lunch (chicken available on request)
  • Soda/pop
  • Bottled water
  • Use of Snorkeling equipment
What’s Not Included
  • Snacks
  • Coffee or tea
  • Tips
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Items of personal nature
  • Sudi Island canoe ride
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Kindly note: dolphins can only be spotted during the months of November to April, due to high tides in the other months because they are normally found beyond the reef
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