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Mombasa: Tamarind Dinner Dhow Cruise

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Mombasa: Tamarind Dinner Dhow Cruise

From US$ 79.75 per person

Spend a romantic evening onboard an authentic Arabic dhow boat in the Indian Ocean. Admire the twinkling lights of Mombasa and the starlit skies as you savor a delicious seafood dinner meticulously prepared Swahili-style on the deck.

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Duration 4 hours
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Pickup included
A driver will be waiting for you at the hotel outside the reception or entrance.
Small group available


  • Experience a 4 hour dhow cruise in the Indian Ocean
  • Get a free welcome cocktail and savor a delicious dinner
  • Enjoy entertainment on board from a live band and DJ
  • Take advantage of a round-trip private transfer
Full description
After being picked up from your resort or hotel, drive to the pier to begin your ultimate romantic evening cruise. Climb aboard a traditional dhow, the Nawalilkher, a 23 m long boat which was built in 1977 for trading. Meet your traditionally dressed waiter who will show you to your table. Be served a delightful welcome cocktail made with vodka, lime, honey, sugar, and crushed ice to savor with the melting sun. Fruit juice or soda is available for those who don't drink alcohol.  Watch as a live band on board begins to play as the dhow sets sail. Marvel at the picturesque setting as the dhow cruises into the sunset as you soak up the atmosphere of the music and lively chatter. Cruise around Tudor Creek and admire the panoramic view of Mombasa's Old Town and Fort Jesus. The dhow is then moored in a sheltered bay at the head of the creek. Savor a 4-course gourmet meal of finely grilled lobster and steak onboard. After you finish your delicious meal, a waiter will serve Arabic coffee in an original brass pot. Once the meal is over, you will be returned safely to your hotel. A choice between evening and day trips are available.
  • Round-trip private transportation
  • Welcome drink
  • 4-course meal including seafood
  • Live band entertainment on board
  • All fees and taxes
  • Transfers (if option chosen)
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Snacks
  • Coffee and/or tea
  • Items of a personal nature
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • This tour requires a minimum of 12 participants to run. Your tour will be confirmed 12 hours before the tour start date
  • Should weather conditions not be favorable for a cruise, you will be contacted with an alternative date or an alternative dinner option
Customer reviews

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Une croisière très agréable avec des musiciens à bord et la musique était pas trop forte donc parfait. Le personnel était à nos soins et la nourriture était excellente et très complet (apéritif, soupe, plat, dessert) ! Je recommande cette activité.

January 15, 2022


Product ID: 229246