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Watamu National Marine Park

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Watamu 80202, Kenya
+254 702 981935
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Snorkelling through the corals viewing a variety of lovely fish in a well reserved area of the beach. Awesome place to be at and kudos to all who reserve the place and keep the fishes safe from the human prey

Thank KiberaK88
Reviewed 4 days ago

I have been coming back to Watamu National Marine Park for years and dive with Wasser Sports which is part of the Turtle Bay Beach resort. The variety of marine life is excellent and on the recent trip I saw dolphins, a whale shark and...More

Thank B G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fantastic natural place, incontaminated and perfect for a holiday! would like to go again, food is also good in terms of fish.

Thank crisbag16
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at Kobe Suite Resort so had the marine park right on our doorstep. It is a stunning location and we took a snorkelling trip to see the coral reef and fish. In a 30 minute swim we saw angel fish, parrot fish, a...More

Thank Travelmonkeys2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Definitely worth a visit to the Marine Park. Use the local boys on the beach as they are friendly, cheaper than the hotels and will help you in the water if you are weak swimmer. We used our hotel and had terrible service, there were...More

Thank belindajlee
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went for snorkeling at the marine park and it was a breathtakingly beautiful. Just Amazing! The variety of fish and the corals are just a sight to behold. Plus it’s pocket friendly, so I would highly recommend :)

Thank PatM3211
Reviewed September 21, 2018

Sadly the reefs are Dying and the beach gets flodded by a lot of small plastic. but still a nice snorkeling place. if you want to avoid the tourist stuff with lunch and boat tour you can just snorkel there yourself from the beach if...More

Thank tim b
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

Beach a bit weedy at this time of year but don't let that deter you We dived with the turtle bay team and they were brilliant well organised and professional. Plenty of other stuff to do SUP boarding windsurfing canoeing etc Bear in mind that...More

Thank larks302
Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

Our hotel (Medina Palms) arranged our snorkeling trip and we met our boat at the ticket counter to the marine park. The boats are like water taxis - not luxurious but get the job done and provide the snorkeling gear. Make sure you go out...More

Thank PhillyGG
Reviewed September 2, 2018

The water is clear and the reefs in good condition. A Vast variety of fish. We went out in a glass bottom boat which was very nice. We just wished they told people not to kick and touch the reef as this damages them. But...More

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Omaar C
December 25, 2016|
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Response from Patrick M | Reviewed this property |
depends with your negotiation skills with the boat owners and guides. plan for between 4-7k for a boat trip taking 3 hours
December 19, 2014|
Response from Jasper K |
Emmah , this depends on whether you are a resident or non-resident.Non-residents is around 200 Kshs / 2 $ . Go to the KWS Website , watamu marine park reserve , then click park entry fees