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From Mombasa: Watamu Marine Park & Sudi Island Excursion

From Mombasa: Watamu Marine Park & Sudi Island Excursion

From US$ 89.02 per person

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.

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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian
Pickup included
A driver will be waiting for you at the entrance of your residence or reception area at your hotel.
Small group
Limited to 7 participants

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. Board a double decker 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, within the seasons between May and October. Climb back onto the boat, and continue towards the Marine Park. 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. The park is also home to 3 species of sea turtles that 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. A

t 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
  • Snacks
  • Coffee or tea
  • Tips
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Items of personal nature
  • Sudi Island canoe ride
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Dolphins can only be spotted during the months of November to April due to high tides in the other months
  • Snacks, hot drinks, and alcoholic beverages are not included
  • Tips are not included
  • Sudi Island canoe ride is not included
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 6 reviews

Review summary

  • Value for money
    4/5
  • Safety
    5/5
  • Service
    5/5
  • Organization
    5/5

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A great day tour, our driver Ismail was super friendly. Breakfast can definitely be skipped that day, lunch doesn't seem to end at all! The canoe tour through the mangroves is also great. Apart from dolphins and lots of small fish we also saw baby reef sharks in the morning

January 16, 2023

We were picked up incredibly early and travelled 2 hours north to Watamu, we arrived there at 0845am ready to leave at 0930am. Unfortunately, we only started boarding the boat at 1000am. As we boarded the boat, comments were made (in Swahili) about us being white. The boat then spent an hour waiting for other passengers from another beach. This led to us leaving an hour and a half late. This resulted in us being rushed at the different locations. On the island that hosted the meal, the chicken option was not comparable to the seafood option (i.e. there were only two pieces of chicken compared to three or four seafood servings). Overall, this was a disappointing trip considering the cost. I cannot realistically recommend anyone to opt to do it.

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May 20, 2022

Francis was the best picked us up on time at Jumeirah Beachfront apartments was professional curtious and caring we are definitely going back to get more of his services he is the man!

January 7, 2022

Product ID: 228568