Water activity

Dhow Sailing Tour of Kisite Marine Park & Wasini Island

4.3 / 5

3 reviews

Dhow Sailing Tour of Kisite Marine Park & Wasini Island

From US$ 122.06 per person

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

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 7 hours
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Instant confirmation
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.
Small group
Limited to 6 participants

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
  • 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
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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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

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 3 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Service
    5/5
  • Organization
    5/5

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it was a wonderful day and everything was perfectly organized. the guids on the ship were so friendly and warm that they made my day easier with their presence. the snorkeling was breathtakingly beautiful !!! the food on the island was also very tasty and on the way back the guides sang for us. made my day i can only say with your zest for life and your singing you made an already perfect day even more perfect !!! i can recommend this excursion to everyone! it was definitely worth every cheap one i paid for! well done and thanks for a wonderful day!

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July 31, 2021

We spent our second-to-last day in Kenya on this excursion. Unlike our other excursions, this one had other groups on our dhow ride to Kisite. It’s about a 45 minute journey to Kisite. If you’re prone to seasickness, take your meds beforehand. Once there, some of us went snorkeling while others simply swam in the Indian Ocean. It was a relaxing 30 minutes. Afterwards, they took us to Wasini for a local lunch of fish, crab and rice. It was tasty. Note beverages are extra so bring shillings. If you’re looking for some r&r in the sea, I would recommend this excursion.

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July 4, 2021

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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