The Watamu Association of Boat Operators was formed in 1993. Currently the community group has 60 members who among them own 15 boats. We take visitors on boat excursions generating income for the local community through eco-tourism activities.
We take tourists on boat excursions to the nearby coral gardens for snorkelling, swimming and relaxing. 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. From October to March is the best time to see whales and dolphins near the Kenyan coast so this is when we take visitors offshore so they can watch these fascinating animals.
We can also organise sailing trips with traditional sailing boats called dhows. We are aware and sensitive of conservation issues and make sure that our tours to the coral gardens don't damage the plants and animals of the coral reef. We are also involved in organising beach cleanups with our members and other affiliated groups.
We also take out guests for picnics and lunches in Mida Creek which is home for an abundance of wildlife and birds.
We are committed to conserving the environment and protection of marine wildlife. We are committed to responsibe 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 is just by the Kenya Wildlife Service Marine Park Office next to the Blue Bay Village beach front each day 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.
Watamu Marine Excursions - Capt Fazal
tel +254 (0)728-692-030;