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Wasini's Blue Whale Boat Operators

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Wasini Island 80100, Kenya
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dolphin tour in boat was bad. Coral snorkeling was wonderfull

Very interesting to do snorkeling to very close Coral - but they are diying :-( But do not pay 100... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Patrick v
Nice tour

Nice snorkling tour and a friendly staff. Swimming with dolphins was an absolute highlight... read more

Reviewed January 15, 2018
Bram415
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Wasini's Blue Whale Boat Operators have seasonal closure from 11.09.-13.10.2017. Blue Whale Boat Operators are island-based boat owners & crews. Proceeds highly benefit the local community instead of being channeled to foreign bank accounts (sustainable tourism). All boats are fully licensed and crews are well trained in safety at sea, rescue swimming, and guiding snorkelers. Weak swimmers or non-swimmers are accompanied and safely introduced to the amazing underwater world. A variety of tours in traditional dhows or fiberglass motor boats are offered. You can join one of our daily tours to Kisite Mpunguti Marine National Park or book individual cruises to various destinations and including a variety of activities (sailing, snorkeling, diving, fishing, transfers to Funzi-Tanga-Pemba-Zanzibar etc).
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Hours Today: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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Wasini Island 80100, Kenya
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting to do snorkeling to very close Coral - but they are diying :-( But do not pay 100 of $ for the boat and restaurant trip: It is rare to see dolphins, and the restaurant + taxi should cost about 20$ all together.More

Thank Patrick v
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WasiniGuide, Public Relations Manager at Wasini's Blue Whale Boat Operators, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello Patrick, please asap shift your review to the boat operator you used!!!! Blue Whale Boat Operators had their seasonal closing from 15.04.-15.06. - and you definitely DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN ANY CRUISE WITH US which, by the way, have been deemed excellent by all...More

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Reviewed January 15, 2018

Nice snorkling tour and a friendly staff. Swimming with dolphins was an absolute highlight. Snorkling equipment was quite poor.More

Thank Bram415
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WasiniGuide, Public Relations Manager at Wasini's Blue Whale Boat Operators, responded to this reviewResponded January 18, 2018

Hello Bram, thank you very much for your positive review. We are very happy to hear again that your group of 8 very much enjoyed your private day tour from/to Tiwi Beach, and - of course - your playing time with our resident bottelnose dolphins....More

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Reviewed January 10, 2018

I came with 4 of my friends to snorkel at Kisite Mpunguni Marine Reserve. Feisal our guide was very professional and informed about the entire experience. He even aids and cares for non swimmers. Payment was easy and the lunch afterwards was delectable. The best...More

Thank 973christine
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WasiniGuide, Public Relations Manager at Wasini's Blue Whale Boat Operators, responded to this reviewResponded January 12, 2018

Hello Christine, thank you very much for taking time to post a review here. We are really passionate about the Ocean and its wildlife, and are especially happy if we can convey our love for the underwater world to a newbie - who in turn...More

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Reviewed January 4, 2018

We had a very nice experience with Faisal and Amina. First, Amina really did her best to organise the trip, answering very quickly to all my emails. Everything was ready on our arrival. We had a small boat just for us (we were just 2...More

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WasiniGuide, Member at Wasini's Blue Whale Boat Operators, responded to this reviewResponded January 6, 2018

Dear Lorène, thank you for having taken your time to write a review about your dolphin & snorkeling cruise to Kisite Mpunguti Marine National Park. We hope that you, your husband, and at least your 3-year old will keep fond memories of this trip. Your...More

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Reviewed January 2, 2018

When I was planning our trip to the Kenyan Coast one of the must on my list was snorkeling. I have never done it before, and I really wanted to try. Before we came to Wasini we spent a few days in Lamu Island. We...More

Thank agatadziubalka
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Reviewed January 1, 2018

My boys (10 and 14) and I wanted to snorkel at Kisite Marine Reserve. Tons of tourists head out each morning for the reserve packed like sardines in boats. They must stay with the group, wear life vests and head out after an hour of...More

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WasiniGuide, Public Relations Manager at Wasini's Blue Whale Boat Operators, responded to this reviewResponded January 3, 2018

Lisa, thank you so much for having taken the time to write such a detailed review. It was our pleasure to introduce you and your children to our magical underwater world and Wasini's resident dolphins. We hope you all will keep fond memories while further...More

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Reviewed December 21, 2017

I honestly cannot express how wonderful our day was. Whilst still in England I booked a private boat trip. This is a big step, and takes some trust but I really needn't have worried. We were collected from our hotel and driven to the harbour....More

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WasiniGuide, Member at Wasini's Blue Whale Boat Operators, responded to this reviewResponded December 21, 2017

Dear Charlotte, we thank you very much for your raving review; it is a pleasure for us to hear that our services have been so highly rated and, above all, that we were able to create a most memorable day for you and your partner....More

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Reviewed September 12, 2017 via mobile

They were very prompt at replying emails and I was so at ease that I paid early upfront. The pickup was almost flawless given that our secluded villa had no signs. Service was good and the diving instructor ,Ali, was great. Feisal and Ali spoke...More

Thank lonemeteorz
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WasiniGuide, Public Relations Manager at Wasini's Blue Whale Boat Operators, responded to this reviewResponded December 6, 2017

Thank you for this awesome review! It means a lot to us that the booking process is simple and smooth, and that our guests fully enjoy the day out with us in Kisite Mpunguti Marine National Park. We were sorry to hear that you were...More

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Reviewed August 12, 2017 via mobile

I was in contact with Amina and Feisal long before we came to Kenya. All emails were answered quickly and with passion. You immediately feel welcomed and appreciated as a client. My wife did the snorkeling and I opted for a double dive with instructor...More

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WasiniGuide, Member at Wasini's Blue Whale Boat Operators, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2017

Hello memory-hunters, thank you so much for this very detailed - and raving! - review. We just wanted to note that it was a humpback whale you saw. The distribution of Southern right whales is between 20 - 60 South, and Wasini and Kisite Mpunguti...More

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Reviewed August 9, 2017

Faisal is so experience and know the water so well. When we saw boats that took on many tourist, we have the full attention from Faisal (lucky us!). We had great fun snorkelling and see so many dolphins! Faisal is also doing a lot of...More

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elena p
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Response from WasiniGuide | Property representative |
Hello Elena, thank you for contacting us over Tripadvisor. We are reachable at 0722 53 22 30. We can arrange tours including transfer from/to Diani. Please let us know the number of interested participants, in case of... More
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