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Watamu National Marine Park

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Address: Watamu 80202, Kenya
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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We stayd at the hotel right on the beach and took some tours on the low tide reef which were fantastic. We saw sea eels, puff fish, starfish, many kinds of crabs. Just do not be... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Vaiva Z
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayd at the hotel right on the beach and took some tours on the low tide reef which were fantastic. We saw sea eels, puff fish, starfish, many kinds of crabs. Just do not be afraid of beach boys who are really nice, polite and will gladly guide You there for a tip.

Thank Vaiva Z
Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The park is really nice. for 800 we had paid entrance fees and a boat ride. maybe it was because it was low season. The boat staff were very helpful and they did not rush as. They explained the types of reefs and fish.

Thank George K
Catania, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some 20 types of fishes in just 30 min of snorkeling, dolphins just beside the boat and lot's of amazing beaches - wonderful coast, I recommend it!

Thank Oksana_Barkhat
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Technically, diving in Watamu is not in the National Park but in the Marine Reserve, however one pays the National Park entry to KWS anyway and the dive boats all go out from the Park to the Reserve which is still within sight of the beach. There are three dive companies in Watamu, all offering both diving and PADI diving... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

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!

2 Thank Susanokle
Thika, Kenya
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

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

Thank Arfanz4444
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

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

Thank Patrick M
Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 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 

Thank masifc
Nice, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

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

Thank Kimberly J
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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 

Thank Judy K

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