Watamu Marine Excursions was formed in 2014. Currently, the community group has 60 members with 15 shared boats. We take visitors on boat excursions generating income for the local community through eco-tourism activities.

Ventures to the nearby coral gardens for snorkelling, swimming and relaxing are popular among visitors to the Watamu area. For people who can’t swim, our glass bottom-boats are the perfect opportunity to experience the marine life of the coral reef.

In addition to countless other fish and sea life, you may see whales, whale sharks, dolphins, manta rays and endangered sea turtles. October to March are the best time to observe the fascinating behaviour of dolphins; humpback whales are best seen August through September.

Sailing trips with traditional boats, or dhows, are also available. We are aware and sensitive to conservation issues and take care to mitigate human-caused damage near the captivating coral gardens or between the channels of Mida Creek. While cruising the waters, ask to stop for a picnic or lunch at Mida Creek, which is known for the abundance of wildlife and birds.

We are committed to conserving the environment and protection of marine wildlife. We are committed to responsible client care. All our members carry a WME identity card that visitors can request to be displayed.

Where are we?

You are welcome to visit our office which operated from Ocean Sports Resort from 8 am to 5 pm everyday. If you would like to make a special booking, please contact us through the following address and telephone numbers.

2 Reviews for Watamu Marine Excursions


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Ones in a holiday, is good to discover the underwater Marine life.

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Disappointment after disappointment

We booked a trip with Captain Fazal as part of a small group of four. When he came to pick us up he explained that the other two passengers weren’t coming but that we could still go out. After taking us to the marina and taking our money, he put us on a crowded boat and left. We sat for an hour as we loaded on more passengers. At our only snorkel stop (45 minutes of the full day trip) the boat sailed away from the site without us until a passenger saw our flailing arms and notified the crew. What kind of operator leaves without checking that all guests are aboard? On the creek tour the crew walked on the coral to pick starfish out of the water and passed them around the boat (not allowed). At the end of the tour we were loaded onto tuk tuk to be driven back to the resort instead of being dropped off at the beach as Captain Fazal stated at the beginning of the tour. At least we didn’t have to pay for the inconvenience.

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Owner Response

Thank you Tom for your review. We are sorry that you had a less than excellent experience in the Marine Park. Watamu Marine Excursions prides ourselves on providing tailored responsible blue safari experiences to suit every guests' needs. on our small fleet of "Marine" vessels. Marine Park guidelines, in place to protect the marine life are strictly adhered to, and health and safety of the guests a priority. It would appear in your case your were transferred to a none WME boat for which we apologize.

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