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Watamu National Marine Park

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Address: Watamu, Malindi, Kenya
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+254 724 217961
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This marine park, established in 1968, boasts white sand beaches for...

This marine park, established in 1968, boasts white sand beaches for swimming and sunning, excellent reefs for diving and snorkeling, waves for windsurfing and rock pools for exploring.

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US$75.57*
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Tabia Tours and Safaris

We went to the marine park with Tabia Tours and Travel, located next to Watamu Supermarket. She is very helpful, also with other inquires, the tour was perfectly organized, we saw... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Susanokle
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Rwanda
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Rwanda
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the marine park with Tabia Tours and Travel, located next to Watamu Supermarket. She is very helpful, also with other inquires, the tour was perfectly organized, we saw many dolphins and the marine park was wonderful. i can highly recommend Tabia, very nice lady!

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Thank Susanokle
Thika, Kenya
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice coral there is out of the world it looks like it is hand made and the marine life is wonderful felt like staying there it is as if you are in health spa the best way to relax your mind is to visit this place if you miss it you have missed something in life

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Thank Arfanz4444
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited for a day with family. Hired a boat which took us to see the marine life underwater. It was simply awesome and we did not get enough of it! The guides and boat operators were professional and organised - look for Nemo. One day will return and do the half day trip to see dolphins and fish

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Thank Patrick M
Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful experience. I also got the contacts of Captain Fazal from an earlier review below and he was truly very professional. I preferred to pay a little more and make sure that my family was in safe hands. Saw a large group of dolphins only a few minutes after leaving. Then moved on to the coral park for Snorkling where... More 

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Thank masifc
Nice, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A beautiful place to visit while in Malindi. The beaches are gorgeous here. It's well worth the stop!

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Thank Kimberly J
Nairobi
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

My sister and I stayed at Medina palms and they connected to marine park so that we can do the water sports activities. We started with snorkeling, we went by boat with glass bottom to the middle of the ocean. I decided to use floaters to get into the water, scared of deep waters but that didn't stop me. I... More 

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Thank Judy K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

beach enjoyment and dolphin watching and glass bottom boat view , have swimming gears and binoculars also cameras

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Thank Maiyo T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

I've been here twice and I'm already aching for another visit. The beach at Watamu is very scenic and beautiful. I like that unlike other coastal locations where random people approach to sell you coconuts and jewelry, this feels almost private! You can book a diving, kite surfing or dolphin watching and snorkelling adventure for a day. The ride out... More 

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Thank lisette G
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

This beautiful stretch of the Kenyan coast suffers from erosion and pollution, yet is supposed to be a protected national marine park! We were shocked to see the mess on the beach when we holidayed here in August. How can it be in such a state if it is a marine park, we asked ourselves! Now we want to ask... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

This place is a shadow of its former beauty. The beach has litter everywhere and none of the resorts or the local government seem to do anything to pick it up. Coastal erosion, illegal fishing and litter have meant that the marine park itself has been damaged. Coral destroyed and not many fish. Such a shame. One of the resorts... More 

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