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“Fantastic Professional Outfit” 5 of 5 stars
Review of 3 Degrees South

3 Degrees South
Kilifi Boatyard, Kilifi 80108, Kenya
+254 714 783915
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: We are a professional watersports company offering rental and instruction in dinghy sailing, yachting, windsurfing, waterskiing, wakeboarding and kayaking. We are open year-round and offer official RYA (Royal Yachting Association) qualifications in dinghy sailing & windsurfing - the only centre in Africa able to do so. We are friendly and love out watersports. We delight in getting our guests involved in the same. We hope to see you on the water!
Nairobi, Kenya
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3 reviews 3 reviews
“Fantastic Professional Outfit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We travel to Kilifi especially to sail with 3 degrees South - the creek is the perfect place to learn to sail or take part in any of the water sports on offer. Our kids sail Laser Picos which they love, plus as a family we take out the Bahia and occasionally the catamaran (if feeling brave!). What gives the place an excellent rating is the staff and level of professionalism. Safety is paramount and everything clearly explained and double checked. Kids can be taken for joy rides or try their hand at wind surfing - all under the watchful eye of 3 degree south crew. We have also taken part in their kids holiday activity school and done a RYA Phase 2 sailing course. They also have good rates at Mnarani Club Hotel which is a bonus.

Visited April 2014
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Stafford, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I went at to 3 degrees south at beginning of 2014 the staff are friendly, funny nice people.
Lovely centre

Visited January 2014
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Gilgil, Kenya
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“Brilliant water sports!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

we have stayed at Mnarani Club in Kilifi twice in the past six months, and the real draw card is the close relationship they have with 3 degrees south.

3 degrees south is a superb water sports business located on Kilifi Creek and run incredibly professionally by Anne and Jo. They offer sailing at all levels - my first trip I opted to sail alone in a Laser, my wife and boys in Pico's. This time we took friends, and their 11 year old daughter spent a week with Ann. I look a few lessons, and really improved my laser sailing, my 15 year old son and friend had wind surfing lessons, and got really pretty good in just a few days. They also offer diving and water skiing.

Kilifi Creek is a really special place, and 3 Degrees South just really brings it to life! Their boat yard is adjacent to Mnarani Club which I have previously reviewed, and you can get some really excellent rates by booking Mnarani Club through 3 Degrees South - the big plus being that all guests staying at Mnarani enjoy unlimited use of the 3 Degrees South facilities (diving, skiing and lessons extra).

Visited July 2014
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Norfolk
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“Great Outfit in a great place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This is a great outfit run by a fantastic crew, in a wonderful place. Not only are Kilifi and Mnarani great places to visit but the weather, especially the winds are just great for water-sports. Visit Kenya, visit Mnarani and use 3Degrees South for your water fun.

Visited February 2014
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Fareham
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“Friendly, fun and professional”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We have been visiting the Mnarani Hotel for several years and have used the sailing facilities run by 3 Degrees South ever since they came into being. Good equipment, very professional owners who provide first class, RYA standard instruction in a fun and friendly atmosphere. They will be flexible and accommodating as much as possible but always within safe margins. They are very happy to help arrange local trips, advise on where to go and what to see and have a thorough knowledge of the area. Their staff are well trained local people, who are all keen and enthusiastic, and very happy to pass on their knowledge and enthusiasm. Highly recommended.

Visited January 2014
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