Watamu National Marine Park

Watamu National Marine Park

Watamu National Marine Park
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  • SHC1309
    Alva, United Kingdom50 contributions
    Lovely day out
    We went with James boat trips. Did a half day for 2500 KS each. Saw dolphins, including a wee baby one, some beautiful fish and stopped off at a sandbank to spot starfish and octopuses. Great value. The beaches are stunning, usual hassle from cafe and bar owners but on the whole a great way to spend the day.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 9, 2023
  • MICHAEL L
    1 contribution
    Great
    We just come back this week from Kenya where we spent 9 days in Watamu. We decided to visit the National Marine Park with Watamu Goggle Boat. Prices were very consistent vs booking via our hotel and quality has been great. Captain Mahammed took care of us in a perfect way organizing the pick-up from our hotel. Everything was perfectly arranged. You can trust him.
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 30, 2023
  • Katheryn C
    11 contributions
    Beautiful, healthy reef teeming with fish.
    Did some snorkeling at the Watamu National Marine Park - the reefs seemed very healthy. I saw lots of tropical reef fish - amazing colors. Huge parrot fish of all colors. Sting rays, moray eels, and huge clams. The coral was incredible - lots of brain coral and other types I don't know the names of. I arranged the snorkeling trip through the Watamu Treehouse. Highly recommend.
    Visited July 2023
    Written August 3, 2023
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Teresa H
Halesworth, UK27 contributions
Jan 2024 • Family
Pristine waters and beach at Turtle Bay Watamu. Great dolphin and snorkeling trip with Discover Watamu Goggle Boats. Reef life is amazing and waters so clear. Also check out Local Ocean Conservation for latest on turtle conservation and maybe get lucky like us and release a turtle back to the ocean.
Written February 3, 2024
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sophie A
Malta7 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
Very nice corals with alot of different beautiful fish.This was the best place we snorkelled in the coastal of kenya compared to other marine parks.The boat ride was short and very safe.Amazing guide omar and super friendly +254 758 292 901.The trip included fruits,snorkelling gears.extremely beautiful photos.
Best experience ever.
Written January 6, 2024
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belinda kambua
Mtito Andei, Kenya11 contributions
Nov 2023 • Family
We spent 11 days in watamu and decided to this high recommended day trip with omar +254 758 292 901.so many fish to see,the corals are live and well protected by the marine.omar was very friendly an helped us enjoy our day.i highly recommend going with him.good price,awesome service
Written December 29, 2023
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Katheryn C
11 contributions
Jul 2023
Did some snorkeling at the Watamu National Marine Park - the reefs seemed very healthy. I saw lots of tropical reef fish - amazing colors. Huge parrot fish of all colors. Sting rays, moray eels, and huge clams. The coral was incredible - lots of brain coral and other types I don't know the names of. I arranged the snorkeling trip through the Watamu Treehouse. Highly recommend.
Written August 3, 2023
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MICHAEL L
1 contribution
Jul 2023
We just come back this week from Kenya where we spent 9 days in Watamu.
We decided to visit the National Marine Park with Watamu Goggle Boat. Prices were very consistent vs booking via our hotel and quality has been great.
Captain Mahammed took care of us in a perfect way organizing the pick-up from our hotel. Everything was perfectly arranged. You can trust him.
Written July 30, 2023
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George Waweru
Nairobi, Kenya2 contributions
Apr 2023 • Family
Very awesome experience

Swimming with the fish is therapeutic and the fishes come so close.

I loved the boat ride as well, though our boat's fuel got over in the deep sea.

Combine this with dolphin watch
Written April 12, 2023
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SHC1309
Alva, UK50 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
We went with James boat trips. Did a half day for 2500 KS each. Saw dolphins, including a wee baby one, some beautiful fish and stopped off at a sandbank to spot starfish and octopuses. Great value. The beaches are stunning, usual hassle from cafe and bar owners but on the whole a great way to spend the day.
Written March 10, 2023
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Isabella221
Kilifi, Kenya4 contributions
Jan 2023
snorkeling here is a sad experience. too many boats and people all getting off in the same place. Tour operators tossing bread into the water even when they are not supposed to. Coral is getting destroyed. This is unnatural and sad for the environment,. KWS should be doing a better job monitoring this situation
Written February 26, 2023
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Larry4Africa
Kitale, Kenya129 contributions
Jun 2022
The park itself is located in the beautiful Indian Ocean, there for even a bad day is good. Regarding snorkeling, the fish are present but need to be coaxed with bread, and the corals are not that colorful. There is a reef running adjacent to the coastline which keeps out the sharks, but also some of the other fish.
Written December 25, 2022
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Brenda
Nairobi Region, Kenya4 contributions
Aug 2022
We went snorkeling as a group and I've never had so much fun, to be honest. The place is just unbelievably amazing!! The only thing we missed were dolphins as we went at a time when they're harder to spot apparently.
Written December 16, 2022
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