Dhow Adventure on wasini Island, snorkeling, Dolphin spotting, sea food lunch
Many years before Kisite and Mpunguti were gazetted as a protected park visitors from all over the world would visit the area as its beauty and underwater wonders had already spread far & wide.
Today it is easy to spend time snorkeling here. The equipment we provide aboard the dhows include comfortable, well fitting silicone masks and easy to use snorkels. The crews, all excellent swimmers, snorkellers and underwater guides accompany you on request into the water.
Dive straight into deep water from the dhow or take a dinghy to the beach and enter gently into the shallow blue sea from a sandy bottom. The fringing reef of Kisite Island within the park is the main snorkeling area & is easily accessible and changes as you snorkel along the reef. Deep crevasses hide giant grouper, giant coral heads standing out from the reef wall are covered with myriads of colorful fish. The sandy bottom is home to many different rays and spotty moray eels look out from their daytime homes within the reef.
On many days now curious dolphins join guests and play both on the surface and under the water. Slow moving turtles saunter over the reef. If you are an experienced snorkeler we’ll drop you off to do a drift snorkel back to the moored dhow. A first time, aging or young snorkeler; have your own underwater guide who will join you, complete with life ring, for that added feeling of safety.
Inner Kisite is the most visited snorkeling site, but there are many other interesting areas to explore. One of the most exciting is to snorkel on a rising tide down the old dhow channels within the mangroves. The exciting colors, breeding grounds and protected coral species which you come across as you weave between giant mangrove roots are spectacular. Take a picnic onto Inner Mpunguti Island or Sii Island. Explore the rock pools and snorkel from the beach or from one of our smaller boats on reefs only visited by traditional fisherman.
Price on request – $135 per person or euro 125 ( valid for 2015 )