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Watamu National Marine Park

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Beautiful snorkeling

This is one of the most beautiful marine parks that we have in Kenya. A real shame about the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nairobi, Kenya
Mind blowing

Life beneath the waters is so beautiful. If you go at around mid day, the water is warm and the sun... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ken J M
Nairobi, Kenya
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Watamu 80202, Kenya
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the most beautiful marine parks that we have in Kenya. A real shame about the tourism aspects that are spilling over and creating a mess of it - e.g., hemingway's disgusting sea wall and too many boat operators.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank kenyansalsa
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a nice boat trip, which was fine enough, but the captain decided not to go outside where the waves break, so we did not get to see any dolphins, even though this had essentially been promised. The corals were totally overcrowded by literally...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank adrivdal2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Life beneath the waters is so beautiful. If you go at around mid day, the water is warm and the sun rays make the views mind blowing. Kenya Wildlife Service charges Kes 130 for citizens, while the boat ride will cost you anything from Kes...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank Ken J M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The marine parc is just amazing you can see all kind of fishes and marine life. The view is amazing and you will feel you stepped back in time especially for kids this is incredible educative place. We stayed in turtle bay and just outside...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying in Malindi and decided to spend half a day in the Watamu Marine National Park. Booked a tour with Paul (+254 746 044 091) whose details we obtained from other reviewers on TripAdvisor. He collected us from our hotel and proceeded to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank kifaru4
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tembea Kenya! Lots of marine life to be spotted including the friendly dolphins. You should definitely take the time to snorkel and see the coral too.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TanuNzau
Reviewed 3 December 2018

We took a half trip with Ebano Safari and had an incredible time! Our guide, Paul, really made the trip what it was- contact him on +254 746 044 091 to get the best boat trip/ experience in Watamu. We were lucky enough to be...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank AmberLouiseHaley
Reviewed 1 December 2018 via mobile

Watamu Marine park is an amazing sight. We visited the park on a half-day boat tour. We saw playful bottle-nose dolphins in the Indian ocean. Snorkeling in the coral reef was a wonderful experience, where we saw many types of fish up-close. The highlight was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank chrisKigen
Reviewed 22 November 2018

We had the BEST experience on the blue safari with our tour guide Joseph Ebano from Ebano Safari Kenya. HE took us with a boat for snorkeling, we saw many beautiful corals and all sorts of fishes, and we saw the amazing dolphins :) We...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank xhese
Reviewed 13 November 2018 via mobile

Snorkelling through the corals viewing a variety of lovely fish in a well reserved area of the beach. Awesome place to be at and kudos to all who reserve the place and keep the fishes safe from the human prey

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank KiberaK88
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Omaar C
25 December 2016|
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Response from Patrick M | Reviewed this property |
depends with your negotiation skills with the boat owners and guides. plan for between 4-7k for a boat trip taking 3 hours
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