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Watamu National Marine Park

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“marine park”(27 reviews)
“lion fish”(3 reviews)
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Watamu 80202, Kenya
+254 702 981935
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Reviewed 7 June 2018

We visited this place as an organised tour with Ebano Safari. I warmly recomend to call Joseph (+254 718 183685) he uses whats app. The BEST guide we ever met. You will not be dissapointed in his profesionality. We will go back again

Thank SunandSeaAlways
Reviewed 1 June 2018

You'll be amazed on how many creatures in soo many different colors live in this protected area.Water is warm, people are friendly. Just walk on the beach and ask for captain Ibrahim. He'll have his boat ready to take you out on the ocan soon...More

1  Thank Mwende-MoNiQue
Reviewed 26 May 2018

it is a good and breath taking experience swimming in the warm waters. One can also have a good view of the ocean.

2  Thank henrikegracious
Reviewed 16 May 2018

It is a wonderful beach and view when the weather is good. Unfortunately they (from the hotel beside Ocean sports) build a wall. But still a nice place to be. Romantic, peaceful

Thank LaetitiaGrave
Reviewed 15 May 2018

Place to visit, cost friendly and magical experience. Beware of the boat "captains" it's always advisable to inquire from the hotel you're staying at. Depending on what time of the year you may get a chance to swim with dolphins, though they are not used...More

Thank MARY M
Reviewed 18 April 2018

Great for swimming and above water sports but poor for snorkeling. Reef is completely dead. Few small fish.

Thank Mat2818
Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

I was looking forward to visit this Marine Park for a long time. Finally did it after the New Year high season and there were not many people as I expected. Great views and did it solo without a guided tour.

1  Thank Tolga_O
Reviewed 22 March 2018

We went snorkelling 8 years ago it was amazing this year there was not nearly as many fish and the coral had no colour!! Please watamu look after your reef!!!

Thank Miranda G
Reviewed 6 March 2018

I have visited Watamu National Marine Park several times a year, for more than a decade. I love the snorkeling and diving. It's my happy place. Warm, clear water. Abundant sea life and really lovely people.

Thank Lisa A
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Made a booking with the Sea Horse crew for a full day excursion and it was worth every penny! From chasing and viewing dolphins, to snorkeling in the beautiful corals viewing the amazing underwater wildlife and some great cultural experience on the remote island. I'd...More

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Omaar C
26 December 2016|
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Response from Gueredagirl | Reviewed this property |
The KWS fee for resident snorkeling is 300 for adults and 170 for children. If you have your own snorkeling gear and can swim out to the reef that is all you need to pay. If you want to go in a boat then negotiate... More
19 December 2014|
Response from Jasper K |
Emmah , this depends on whether you are a resident or non-resident.Non-residents is around 200 Kshs / 2 $ . Go to the KWS Website , watamu marine park reserve , then click park entry fees