In the early morning we will pick you up from your Holiday Home, this is normally around 6.30 am. The drive takes around 1hr 30 minutes from Diani to Shimoni using the Mombasa to Tanzania highway. On the way you get to see the culture of the people and also sugarcane plantations. Since we don’t take many guests (6-12 Person only although our dhow is licensed for 24) on our tours, you will be most of the time the first guests in the Kisite Marine Nationalpark. That gives us the advantage of spotting dolphins before all other Dhows arrive there.
Upon arrival to Shimoni you go pick your park fee tickets, then you go on our traditional Arabic dhow called “Waswila”. There you meet our captain, 2 crew members and a tour guide who give you the program of the day as you enjoy your refreshing Swahili breakfast which includes coffee/tea, fruits , bhajia and mandazi.
Our Dhow Waswila (which is fitted with a music system) then goes to Kisite Marine Park where you enjoy a personalized and professional snorkeling (or diving for a small extra cost) experience graced by the presence of dolphins, sea turtles, octopus , lobster, grupper fish, trampet fish, moorena fish, stingrays, star fish and many more. Please don’t forget that the Kisite Marine Park isn’t a Zoo – so we can’t guarantee all the fishes, but be sure that our crew is professional trained and they will do their best for a perfect day for you. We have the latest snorkeling equipments inclusive prescription masks and flippers as well as the new full face masks from Tribord , which are especially perfect for beginners, cause you can breath with them through your nose and water wouldn’t enter the mask. You get to snorkel in two different locations of Kisite Marine Park where you get to see the beauty of the coral reefs and much more. From the park you can clearly see Tanzania.
6500kes - per person, resident rate
85euro - per person, non resident rate