Wasini Island dhow and dolphin

One of the most popular coastal sea and land excursion 1 full day wasini dhow safari. A regular excursion that includes snorkeling at the Kisite Mpunguti marine park.

The Wasini dhow excursion  is a fun and discovery land and sea excursion operated as a group excursion safari. It is an ideal beach breaker excursion for all shades and ages of visitors on a Kenyan Beach holiday/vacation.

Book in advance or as a last minute Mombasa Kenya natural world safari excursion.

Departs from Mombasa city, Mombasa port, Bamburi beach, Nyali beach, Shanzu beach, Kikambala beach, Tiwi beach, Diani beach hotels and Cottages Kenya.


  • Coastal country sides
  • Snorkeling
  • Dolphins
  • Seafood and Swahili dishes
  • Local cultures


Departure Times : South Coast hotels Appr. 0645Hrs
: North Coast hotels Appr. 0600Hrs

Group Departure Days   :
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays


Approximately 0600hrs: Depart from your hotel. The early Morning drive takes us across the ferry to the South Coast where we stop briefly at Diani for breakfast at the excursions departure point. We later proceed to the historical small fishing village of Shimoni driving via coastal settlements with views of palm trees, cashew nuts, mango trees, and rice paddies.

On arrival at the Shimoni village, we pay our marine park fees and board the motorized dhows for a cruise in the marine park and the surrounding Kisite, Mpunguti Islands.

We will 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 the dhow and with their gymnastics, beckon us to join them for a swimming duel.

At Wasini Island, we will disembark and take a discovery stroll through the Island and its pure Swahili culture also visiting the giant coral garden and the adjacent mangrove swamp forest. Our guide will give us an in depth oration throughout the tour.

Later, we will settle down for an adventurous barbeque seafood lunch with local Swahili accompaniments. After a short reflective siesta, we board our dhows for the sea trip to the Shimoni jetty. Time permitting; we visit the Shimoni caves where slaves were “stored” during the old slave trading days before shipment to the Zanzibar slave market.

We bid “Kwaheri” to the village folk and start the journey to our respective hotels.

Cost includes:

  • Shared transport in a safari mini-bus or coach
  • Marine park fees
  • Lunch
  • Dhow and Guide
  • Pick up and drop off at respective hotel, residence or ship

Not included:

  • Breakfast
  • Snorkeling equipment included on luxury option.
  • Items of a personal nature


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