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10 hrs
Availability : Daily
Mombasa Area/ Diani Beach
Min Age : 5
Max People : 25

1 Days Pili Pipa & Wasini Island Dhow Trip


Visit one of the world’s most diverse marine parks. Once there, you can go snorkeling, spot dolphins, and savor local Swahili cuisine. It will also allow you to get a glimpse of the local culture, and learn about the deep history of Wasini Island.

Tour Highlights

  • Snorkel in off the coast of Africa and swim in the crystal clear waters
  • See the native wildlife in its natural habitat
  • Enjoy a dhow cruise while spotting dolphins
  • Get a taste of the Swahili cuisine and savor a local seafood lunch
  • Take a historical tour around Wasini Island and the Shimoni Slave Caves

Departure & Return Location

Mombasa/Diani Beach

Pick Up Area

  • Hotel Lobby/ Reception
  • Moi International Airport/ Mombasa Port

Day 1: Mombasa/Diani Beach - Wasini Island (shimoni)

Pick up at approximately 0710hrs from Diani or Mombasa beach hotel (depending with your beach Hotel) then drive to Shimoni which will take about 1 hour 15 minutes passing through villages, where you can see snapshots of the real Kenya; Coconut plantation, Mango trees, Cashew Nut plantations, mangroves and Sugarcane plantations. On arrival, you will be met by Pilli pipa Team at the harbor wearing their signature uniform with Pili pipa written and with dhow and coral pictures
9.00 am – You will board the Pilli Pipa Dhow where you will be introduced to the staff as you cruise to the marine park Snacks and refreshments will be served on the spacious Pilli pipa dhow. The cruise will take approximately 1hr 30 minutes, as you cruise the chances of spotting dolphins are very high. You will equally spot different species of birds like the sandpiper, African fish eagle, Yellow-billed stork, open billed stock, the kingfishers, the little and large egret and numerous caves.

Kisite Marine Park

10.30 am – We arrive in Kisite Marine Park. The 28km2 Marine park was established to specifically protect the endemic Marine life. It is not allowed to fish nor cruise at the Marine park making the unique colored alive corals prosper.

Here is where you will snorkel for around 2 hours at 2 different Marine spots. While snorkeling you have a high chance of seeing a different type of fishes from the known 250 recorded species including the dolphin and turtles, the 56 types of conserved corals make it ideal for the existence of the fish species. When tide permits there is the option to spend some time on the white sandy bank which is only visible during low tide or you can just relax in the sun on the Dhow.

Wasini island

12.30 pm – It is now time to cruise slowly to Wasini island, If weather permits, the machine will be switched off and have an experience of quietly sailing to the restaurant- The Sailing Dhows were used many centuries ago by the Arabs during the slave trade.
13.30 – Arrive at the Pili Pipa restaurant, with its breathtaking views of the Wasini Channel, for a lunch of Swahili Seafood dishes or alternative options of chicken or vegetarian meals. After lunch relax at the restaurant before embarking cruising back to the mainland at Shimoni. (optional Shimoni slave caves visit USD 4 per person)
16.00 – Leave Shimoni for the return trip to the beach Hotel




Price Includes

  • Lunch(As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • All transportation / Transfers to & From Your respective Hotel(Unless labeled as optional)
  • Professional driver/guide
  • Marine Park Entry Fees
  • Snorkeling gear(Unless labeled as optional)
  • Soda, Beer and White wine
  • All Goverment Taxes/ VAT

Price Excludes

  • Tips
  • Diving (USD 50 for single fun dive or USD 70 for certified double dive or USD 40 for Certified single dive)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  • Personal items (Souvenirs, Suncream, sunglasses etc
  • For Divers Certified divers you can Dive at an extra cost of USD 40 single Dive or USD70 for Double dive.
  • For Fun divers (not Certified) can dive at an Extra cost of USD 50 single dive with an extra not more than 12metres
Price Per Parson In US Dollars($)
High Season  from  15th June to 1st April
  Safari Van  
Adult (Age 12-99) US$ 135
Child (5yrs to 11)
US$ 70
Diving  Fee per Dive USD 50