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$120 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Wasini Island Full-Day Dhow Sailing Tour from Mombasa

Your full-day tour starts with hotel pickup for the transfer to the water, where you'll board an Arabian-style dhow. All equipment is provided on board, including cushions, towels, masks, snorkels, fins, and diving gear (for those who wish to scuba dive, which is available at an additional fee for qualified and non-qualified divers).Your captain and crew welcome you with a fresh fruit cocktail, and then you'll head out to protected waters, where your guide takes you on a snorkeling tour of the variety of fish and coral. If needed, assistance can be given with the use of life rings and/or life jackets. If you don't want to snorkel or only want to snorkel for a short time, there is space on the show to relax or hop on the accompanying dinghy for a glass-bottomed view of the water without getting wet. Keep your eyes open for dolphins, too. Chilled sodas and mineral water are available throughout the tour (does not include alcoholic drinks), and you'll visit a private restaurant on Wasini Island for lunch, featuring choices of seafood, non-seafood, and vegetarian dishes served with traditional coconut rice, chappatis (a type of flatbread), and spicy Swahili sauce. Your meal is followed by a tropical fruit platter, Arabic coffee, and traditional Simsim (sweets). Spend the afternoon at leisure on the island; you can relax around the natural lagoon, visit the island community project run by the Wasini ladies group, or explore the mangroves. You'll return to your hotel in the evening to end your day trip. Please note: Snorkeling and diving may be dependent on tides.

$135.39 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Full-Day Dhow Cruise with Dolphin Sighting

You will be picked up early in the morning at 7:15 am, from your Hotel and driven through the Mombasa Lunga - lunga road to Shimoni. On the way you will see villages, and learn a lot of trees e.g. the mango trees banana trees coconut trees and many others. You will also be amazed by the nice landscape.On arrival at Shimoni, you will pay your Marine park fee then board an Arabic Dhow which will cruise you to kisite Marine Park. But on the way the Captain and his crues, they will pull up their socks to see that you find the Dolphins. If you don’t find them on the way, do not worry Dolphins can also be spotted at the snorkeling area and have a swim with them. Harm back and Whale sharks can also be spotted.When you reach at Kisite Marine Park, you will get ready to do your snorkeling or diving. You will be amazed to see millions of colorful fishes, turtles among other see creatures and the untouched coral garden under water. After snorkeling you will have coffee and fruits served in the Dhow. Then you can have a walk at the sand bank or sunny yourself. Note this depends on the tides.Later you will board again your Dhow which will take you to Wasini Island for appetizing sea food lunch. Which is crabs, fish cocked in heavy coconut sauce, sea weeds, and rice, potatoes, chapatti, pilipili sauce and a desert will be followed.After lunch, you will have a village walk and see how people are living and a story will be told about this island which was dominated by Arabs many years back during the slave trade. Then you will visit the Coral Garden which was abandoned by water many years a go. You will also see and learn different types of mangroves.Later you will board Again your Arabic Dhow to take you to Shimoni jet to catch your bus and drive back and arrive to your hotel at the evening.

$130 Day Trips & Excursions

Full-Day Snorkeling Tour to Kisite Marine Park with Wasini Island Seafood Lunch

Enjoy a complimentary early morning pick up from your accommodation in Diani or Mombasa for the 50km drive to Shimoni, a traditional fishing village which serves as the starting point for our day’s adventure.On arrival in Shimoni at approximately 8.30am, you will be guided down the Kenya Wildlife Service jetty to board your traditional Arab sailing dhow and be greeted by your cheerful crew and captain. Enjoy home brewed Kenya coffee and freshly made tea with morning snacks as we make way for our snorkelling destination: Kisite Marine Park.Once settled on board, it will take you approximately 40 minutes to reach our first snorkelling site. You will receive a safety briefing and boat orientation, as well interesting commentary on local history, marine life and snorkelling advice. We will also use this time to keep an eye out for some of the resident population of bottlenose dolphins, as well as the humpback dolphins, whalesharks and even humpback whales!Before arriving at Kisite Marine Park, you will be fitted out with snorkelling masks and snorkels, fins and if you require one: a life jacket. Your marine guides for the day will gauge your snorkelling ability and comfort and provide you with tips and tutelage. Any beginners requiring one on one assistance will be paired up with their own snorkelling guide who will help them in the water.Upon arrival in Kisite Marine Park, you will snorkel twice, each time for approximately 45 minutes. Your experienced marine guides will point out hard to find fish and marine life, and we will take our time to explore this pristine coral reef teaming with incredible sights like turtles, moray eels, stingrays, large shoals of colourful fish and plenty more.With snorkelling and dolphin spotting finished for the day you will make the short journey to our Pilli Pipa restaurant in the middle of Wasini Island, a genuine hidden gem of the area where you will be served an authentic and fresh Swahili seafood lunch by smiling and singing Swahili ladies. Feast upon freshly caught crab and fish cooked in various ways, along with an abundance of other local delicacies. We cater to different dietary requirements if notified in advance. Included with lunch are alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.After your lunch in our island paradise restaurant, help yourself to some Kenyan coffee or try our special home brewed citronella tea made from lemongrass grown in our backyard garden. Lay back in our day dreamer’s lounge by the beachside and reflect on your day’s adventures, you’ve earned it.By approximately 4pm we will make the 5 minute boat ride back to the village of Shimoni, where you will be chauffeured back to your hotel. For those interested, you can visit the local infamous slave cave to learn more about the history of the slave trade that was prolific here up until the 19th century.

$215 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Wasini Dhow & Dolphin Excursion

Early pick up from your beach resort   Departure Times :South Coast resorts Appr. 0700Hrs.                             :Mombasa North Coast resorts Appr. 0600Hrs The morning drive is across the ferry to the South Coast where we stop briefly at Diani beach for other pick ups Later proceed to the historical small fishing village of Shimoni on a drive via coastal settlements with views of palm trees, cashew nuts, mango tree plantations At the Shimoni village jetty we board the motorized dhows for a cruise in the marine park and the surrounding Kisite, Mpunguti Islands. Snorkel and marvel at the rich marine life where corals, exotic fish and sea plants are protected. As we sail in the calm waters, we will be on the lookout for the resident dolphins that approach our dhow and beckon us to join them for a swimming duel. At Wasini Island, disembark and take a discovery stroll through the Island and its pure Swahili culture also visiting the giant coral garden and adjacent mangrove swamp forest. Our guide shall give us an in depth oration throughout the tour. Later, settle down for an adventurous barbeque seafood lunch with local Swahili accompaniments. After a short reflective siesta, board your dhows for the sail to the mainland jetty at Shimoni. Time permitting visit the Shimoni caves where slaves were “stored” during the old slave trading days before shipment to the Zanzibar slave market. Bid “Kwaheri” to the village folk and return to your beach resorts of Diani beach or north Coast hotel

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