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Pilli Pipa Dhow Safari

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Diani Beach, Ukunda 80401, Kenya
+254 724 442555
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Full day snorkelling tour to Kisite Marine Park with Wasini Island seafood lunch
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Pilli Pipa has being running dhow safaris since 1989. It is a small family owned company run by Selina and Harm Lutjeboer. Limited numbers and a safe, personal and professional service to its guests. Taking our guests into the pristine and preserved Kisite Marine National Park, aboard our traditional Arab sailing dhows, guests have the chance to interact and observe in small group sizes about 250 recorded fish species, 200 resident dolphins and over 140 catalogued individuals sea turtles. Snorkel with qualified marine guides who will teach and guide you along the reef whether you are a complete beginner or experienced snorkeler. Alternatively we offer world class scuba diving in and around the famous Kisite Marine Park, with PADI and NAUI accredited dive masters and instructors. Diving ranges from introductory "fun dives" in the shallows of the marine park, all the way to advanced drift dives in a number of secret and exclusive with the opportunity to dive with pelagic species.
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Diani Beach, Ukunda 80401, Kenya
Diani Beach, Ukunda 80401, Kenya
+254 724 442555
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The package includes transfers to the reserve, and a pretty full day out on a dhow, in groups of about 20 people, for dolphin viewing, snorkelling at two sites on the reef, and late lunch on Wasini island. Basic snorkelling equipment is provide, and you...More

Thank LGuarino
Valerie S, Owner at Pilli Pipa Dhow Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

So glad you enjoyed the day, thank you for your good comments.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked a family trip to Wasini Island. We were picked up from our hotel at 8.00 on the dot (as promised). The crew at the dhow provided vital information before we embarked on the trip. I liked the diversity of the crew in terms of...More

Thank Daudi254
Valerie S, Owner at Pilli Pipa Dhow Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

So glad you enjoyed your first time snorkelling. Thank you for taking the time to write in.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile


Thank Christoph M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My brother and I did this and it was great! The staff really took care of us well. The food was great and there was no weird village tour which was nice. The instructors in the water with you really watch out for you. The...More

Thank cndboy
Reviewed December 10, 2017


Thank john p
Reviewed December 3, 2017 via mobile

Pillow pipa facilitated my visit to wisite marine national park and accompanying snorkelling A team of experts guided a group of about 12 of us. I enjoyed every moment The sea food late lunch crowned it all

Thank Aydrus D
Valerie S, Owner at Pilli Pipa Dhow Safari, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2017

Dear Aydrus This is what we strive for, a first time snorkeller who had a good experience and enjoyed the day! Thank you for choosing us. Come again if you ever visit our area.

Reviewed December 3, 2017


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Reviewed November 23, 2017 via mobile

We went for a second time in three years. The trip was fun. Crew were friendly and informative. The snorkelling was good highlighted by following a group of dolphins some of which swam within 20 feet of us. The lunch was beautifully served by singing...More

Thank David M
Valerie S, Owner at Pilli Pipa Dhow Safari, responded to this reviewResponded November 25, 2017

Thank you David. Sorry about the road, I guess we have just become used to it. We have been making efforts to encourage the Road Engineer to work on it but unfortunately, or fortunately depending on how you look at it, we are going to...More

Reviewed November 22, 2017

I spent two days scuba diving with this great team a completely different dive experience from the dhow I did share the boat with a lot of snorkellers so dives were shallow 12 metres max but. Saw many turtles morays,and big langustine .But the highlight...More

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Manuella O
October 18, 2017|
Response from Valerie S | Property representative |
0722343431 Raymond matiba highly recomended
May 29, 2017|
Response from Valerie S | Property representative |
We do pick up from Diani Sea Lodge at about 7.15 a.m and you would get back at about 6p.m You can book a trip by email. We are not allowed to put our email address here so maybe you could give me your email address or look... More
Wanjiru M
May 23, 2017|
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Response from Valerie S | Property representative |
K.Shs 7,300/- per adult if you bring your Kenya ID or Rwandan/Ugandan citizens ID, or a foreigner certificate. Half price for children between the ages of 3 years and 12. Free for 2 years and under. Includes an excellent... More