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Watamu National Marine Park

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Watamu 80202, Kenya
+254 702 981935
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went for snorkeling at the marine park and it was a breathtakingly beautiful. Just Amazing! The variety of fish and the corals are just a sight to behold. Plus it’s pocket friendly, so I would highly recommend :)

Thank PatM3211
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sadly the reefs are Dying and the beach gets flodded by a lot of small plastic. but still a nice snorkeling place. if you want to avoid the tourist stuff with lunch and boat tour you can just snorkel there yourself from the beach if...More

Thank _timboel76
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beach a bit weedy at this time of year but don't let that deter you We dived with the turtle bay team and they were brilliant well organised and professional. Plenty of other stuff to do SUP boarding windsurfing canoeing etc Bear in mind that...More

Thank larks302
Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

Our hotel (Medina Palms) arranged our snorkeling trip and we met our boat at the ticket counter to the marine park. The boats are like water taxis - not luxurious but get the job done and provide the snorkeling gear. Make sure you go out...More

Thank PhillyGG
Reviewed September 2, 2018

The water is clear and the reefs in good condition. A Vast variety of fish. We went out in a glass bottom boat which was very nice. We just wished they told people not to kick and touch the reef as this damages them. But...More

Thank JulietandIain
Reviewed August 25, 2018

Waters were crystal clear. Tide was slightly against us so could not go too far. Good to see reduction in plastic bag pollution in the sea since the ban.

Thank fahrin
Reviewed July 25, 2018

Lovely place with such clear beaches and lots of sea animals to see.Had a wonderful time snorkeling and can recommend captain Salim anytime.

Thank ciko_1
Reviewed July 19, 2018 via mobile

Compared to other snorkelling trips we have done in Europe and elsewhere (Egypt, Thailand) and even compared to Kisite/Wasini island in Kenya which we visited a week before, Watamu national park was very disappointing. Very few fish, little variety and mostly dead coral. Poor visibility...More

Thank Mobs1985
Reviewed June 7, 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

1  Thank SunandSeaAlways
Reviewed May 31, 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

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Omaar C
December 25, 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
December 19, 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