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About Pilli Pipa Dhow Safari
PLENTY OF AVAILABILITY every day. Pilli Pipa has being running dhow safaris since 1989. It is a small family owned company run by Selina and Harm Lutjeboer. Safe, personal and professional service to guests. Guests taken into the pristine and preserved Kisite Marine National Park, aboard our traditional Arab sailing dhows, have the chance to interact and observe in small group sizes about 250 recorded fish species, 200 resident dolphins and over 140 catalogued individuals sea turtles. Snorkel with qualified marine guides who will teach and guide you along the reef whether you are a complete beginner or experienced snorkeler. Alternatively we offer world class scuba diving in and around the famous Kisite Marine Park, with PADI and NAUI accredited dive masters and instructors. Diving ranges from introductory "fun dives" in the shallows of the marine park, all the way to advanced drift dives in a number of secret and exclusive with the opportunity to dive with pelagic species.
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Diani Beach, Ukunda, Kenya
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I had an amazing experience with this company. Booked from our hotel. Requested for a air conditioned car rid, which they quickly provided. The drive was amazing, would be nice if the drivers say something about the main attractions an cities on the way to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank addishilton
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely trip with great crew! I also did one dive (40$) and it was incredible, the corals there were really beautiful! We got snacks and drinks on the boat several times, and we had lunch on the island. Lunch was tasty, crabs were really nicely...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank TejaJuvancic
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was well organized, right from the hotel pick up to the boat, snorkeling, watching the dolphins and summing it up with the delicious lunch The team on the boat are simply amazing. They are very patient with those of us that are afraid of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Nancy N
Reviewed 10 November 2018 via mobile

Great snorkelling but you are manu boats and many groups at the same time so its a bit crowded but we are all about presevartion so we like thats ir controlled and organised. Dont put your feet down or you risk destroying the coralls,just float...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank E9456PYannr
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Started at 11am in an exceptional dhow which was well stocked with snacks for the journey.We were taken for snorkeling with a school of dolphins in the marine park within the ocean.All this was concluded with a delicious and exotic meal comprosing of fish, crab,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jane K
Valerie P, Owner at Pilli Pipa Dhow Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2018

Thank you Jane for your kind words, we are so happy that you enjoyed the day. We strive to give guests the best time possible and it's always good to hear that somebody appreciates the marine park experience.

Reviewed 16 October 2018

Great day at sea. helpful and service minded staff, Dolphins and snorkeling. Very nice and tasty Seafood lunch.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 14 October 2018

This is not meant as a negative review I walk with a stick and the fact I have mobility issues was obvious to the rep who took my booking as he asked for help for me to get onto and off the boat and up...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lynne B
Valerie S, Owner at Pilli Pipa Dhow Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2018

You are absolutely right Lynne, this trip was not suitable for you. Our office lady remembers your rep phoning in and she checked that there was going to be high tide that day which meant a bush walk of about ten minutes. The possibility of...More

Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

Great snorkelling trip, everything was well arranged and the staff and guides were very friendly. Free tip: arrange this via Oranje Safaris, it's €20 cheaper than with TUI or Polmans

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank paullP7745XS
Reviewed 25 September 2018

I had really been looking forward to this trip as had done something similar 22 years before. Granted it was a long time ago and things have changed dramatically, but was very pleased to find out they were still doing it. The unfortunate thing was...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank tamarpeters
Reviewed 31 August 2018

I thoroughly recommend this excursion for a great day out. The crew were well trained and helpful. I travelled out there last week and thoroughly enjoyed myself so am booking again for Christmas. The weather was brilliant and got to see whales which for me...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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28 February 2018|
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Response from jeffandrenate | Reviewed this property |
I e-mailed them before I traveled then met them at their offices. couldn't have gone easier. Hope you have a great time - we did!
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18 October 2017|
Response from Valerie P | Property representative |
0722343431 Raymond matiba highly recomended
29 May 2017|
Response from Valerie P | Property representative |
We do pick up from Diani Sea Lodge at about 7.15 a.m and you would get back at about 6p.m You can book a trip by email. We are not allowed to put our email address here so maybe you could give me your email address or look... More