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Watamu National Marine Park

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Address: Watamu 80202, Kenya
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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$76.94*
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Sea Safari to Watamu Marine Park Beach
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Still beautiful

We were last here 20 years ago and we're saddened by the increased litter! Bins were overflowing and we saw a number of plastic bags. HOWEVER it was still not as bad a Cocos... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The snorkeling was a lovely expérience. Swimming with the fish was awesome. Later on, we went to see the dolphins and it was amazing

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Thank Crystal O
Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were last here 20 years ago and we're saddened by the increased litter! Bins were overflowing and we saw a number of plastic bags. HOWEVER it was still not as bad a Cocos Island. The reef fish we lovely but not very plentiful.

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Thank travelhagPerth
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful beach with a lot of sea animals to observe at low tide. However, be aware of "beach boys" selling tours near the Watamu Marine National Park ticket booth at the Turtle Bay, especially one that goes by the name of Thomas Chai (or Thomas Baya) selling misleading safari tours. He has "sold" us a one-day safari tour to Tsavo... More 

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Thank avanyan2017
Nairobi, Kenya
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

superb experience a must try if you are in watamu, we got to see dolphins before heading to the marine park and seeing the fish from that underwater view is a sight to behold

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Thank bob3o3
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

i went here on a fishing holiday and stayed in WATAMU well the glossy brochures do not prepare you for what you will see. i was moved by the beauty and at the same time by the way the town is they dont show you in the brochures so dont go there with rose tinted glasses on. the cost of... More 

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Thank Tim W
Nairobi, Kenya
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This must be on your backet list because its an experience like no other. All the beautiful coral and coulourful fish. Its worth every single coin you pay for to snockle here. Its a MUST do when in watamu or at the kenyan coast

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Thank japhethwellness
Frankfurt, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You should book a tour full day with a chance to see the dolphins and ask for the boat Holiday Vuvuzela great and friendly captain

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Thank Oliverblank88
Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2017

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.

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Thank Vaiva Z
Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2017

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.

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Thank George K
Catania, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2017

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!

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