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Wasini's Blue Whale Boat Operators

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Wasini Island, Kenya
About Wasini's Blue Whale Boat Operators
Blue Whale Boat Operators are island-based boat owners & crews. Proceeds highly benefit the local community instead of being channeled to foreign bank accounts (sustainable tourism). All boats are fully licensed and crews are well trained in safety at sea, rescue swimming, and guiding snorkelers. Weak swimmers or non-swimmers are accompanied and safely introduced to the amazing underwater world. A variety of tours in traditional dhows or fiberglass motor boats are offered. You can join one of our daily tours to Kisite Mpunguti Marine National Park or book individual cruises to various destinations and including a variety of activities (sailing, snorkeling, diving, fishing, transfers to Funzi-Tanga-Pemba-Zanzibar etc).
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Maureen Munjua wrote a review Feb 2022
nairobi4 contributions
Nothing as good as having someone who has grown up in the island be your guide in the sea. Feisal, Amin and saidi were the best guides anyone can ask for on land and in the sea. We had a very nice driver to and from our hotel Mr Chai... His driving inducts you to the slow and steady relaxed mood of diani. Truely forces your body to disconnect from the hustle that your body is used to in Nairobi. We get to the KWS marine park point and Feisal is there to welcome us with a big smile. He guides us to the blue boat yes ...what you see on the photos is what you get ... Well maintained, clean with an epic captain seat. My biggest worry was my friend and I were non swimmers and all Amin told us was don't worry all you need to do is trust me and trust yourself..... The rest was awesomeness. The story of the mangrove gardens and the project by the women on wasini island oooh noble cause.. It is was just nice being on an island with only 3000 inhabitants... Literally everyone knows everyone. And the food ooooohhh the restaurant owner (I forget his name) such a charismatic soul .. he will feed you and bless you with a big heart and smile ... Definitely a come back soon ... Thank you team blue whale ... You are exceptional at what you do.
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Date of experience: February 2022
Rinju j wrote a review Dec 2021
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This was my awesome trip we ever had.Faisal and his crew had patience to wait and watch out for Dolphins.We saw many. Snorkeling was the best experience I had. I recommend Faisal and his crew they're the best.
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Date of experience: December 2021
Ashish B wrote a review Oct 2021
San Francisco, California167 contributions41 helpful votes
The boat (dhow) was rickety so in the beginning I was skeptical of the experience. But it was an amazing day cruise. - We saw dolphins up and close. - We snorkeled and saw tons of fishes. - The mangrove trees on the island are worth a visit (you won't lose a lot by skipping though). - They served great food for lunch. As a vegetarian, I usually go in with low expectations but was surprised to see how delicious the food (coconut rice, beans, fruits) was. - The crew sang songs in multiple languages afterwards. They were enthusiastic about the entertainment.
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Date of experience: October 2021
Response from WasiniGuide, Public Relations Manager at Wasini's Blue Whale Boat Operators
Responded 5 Nov 2021
Thank you for your positive review Ashish but we don't want to accept praise meant for others. Since April 2020, we have been only carrying out exclusive private tours. As you were alone, you asked us to support you in finding an operator who offers joining group tours, and so we referred you to KAUTHAR BOAT TOURS. We are happy to learn that you enjoyed your tour with them. Wasini's Blue Whale Boat Operators have a fleet of well-maintained traditional Arab dhows (none of them rickety), and we are a bit less keen on entertainment but put more emphasis on wildlife experience. We are glad to hear you keep good memories of Kenya's most beautiful Marine National Park and your Wasini Island visit.
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Luke K wrote a review Jan 2020
London, United Kingdom29 contributions16 helpful votes
Top quality snorkelling on pristine reef. We saw dolphins. Lovely crew - Amini was a great guy! Very much recommended
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Date of experience: January 2020
mlhandrews wrote a review Jan 2020
dubai13 contributions2 helpful votes
We did a snorkelling trip to Kisite Marine Park with Faizal and Wasini Blue Boat Operators. After seeing how loaded the non-private tours were (they take multiple people on one dhow) we promptly changed our minds (and Faizal was very accommodating despite our last-minute change) and asked to do the private tour, with just three of us as guests, one of whom was a diver. Our diving friend had his own dive master to dive with him (he was able to do two dives) and myself,my partner and Faizal went snorkelling along the reef. We could spend much longer snorkelling (both of us and Faizal are seasoned snorkellers and can free dive at different levels!) and loved exploring this stunning reef at our leisure. We could also go far away from everybody else - which meant we had the reef to ourselves. We enjoyed incredible sightings - giant turtles, octopus, leopard shark etc but the real highlight was the fact that we could stay in the water for a much longer time than you can with group tours. I think we snorkelled about 4 hours straight and only came out for water at the end and to relax on the sand bank. It was really special - I highly, highly recommend the private tour.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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