The hottest activities to try in Watamu

Watamu is a small town located approximately 105 km north of Mombasa and about 15 km south of Malindi on the Indian Ocean coast of Kenya. It lies on a small headland, between the Blue Lagoon and Watamu Bay. Its main economic activities are tourism and fishing. The town has a population of around 1,900[1] and it is part of the Kilifi County.

Watamu is known for its nice activities for a perfect holiday, you always have a great time here. Some of the hottest activities in Watamu are:

    1. Watamu Kite surfing\wind surfing and stand up paddle boarding
      Kite surfing in Watamu is the world’s best due to a variety of conditions that the bay provides. These include large sand bars perfect for learning or for flat water freestyle and a reef that spans the length of the bay which creates epic surf for the wave riders amongst you. Stand up paddle boarding in Watamu is also fantastic as the existing conditions allow for beginner progress as well as advanced wave riding. SUP in Watamu is also benefited by the large sheltered inland Mida creek which allows for excursions through the mangrove forest
    2. Scuba diving
      Have you ever dreamed of scuba diving in Watamu in warm tropical waters surrounded by brilliantly coloured tropical fish?
      Have you wished to encounter the oceans huge fish and dolphins close up, or experience the thrill of an encounter with a shark in its natural environment?
      Are you looking to see for yourself the fabulous colours on a coral reef, discover all the fascinating invertebrates and crustacea or even meet a sea turtle face to face?
    3. Snorkeling
      Low tide is the best time to experience the wonders of the world underneath the surface, especially during spring low tide and you have ample sites to choose from as Watamu Marine Park is approximately six square miles (10 square kilometers) with reefs that extend out almost one-quarter mile from the shore. Many of the renowned hotels in Watamu like Hemingways Resort, Ocean Sports Resort and Turtle Bay Beach Club are located in the north portion of the park, making it slightly busy during the higher tourism season and you may find boats taking other visitors out onto the deeper water for diving, sailing and fishing and this is also where you will find Turtle and Larder Reefs and the Pothole. The main Coral Gardens are located in the central portion and buoys have been set up to give boats places to tie up while guests go snorkeling. The marine life is most abundant at neap and low tide and you should venture deep into the underwater hollows during low tide if you want to see some of the more unique fish species, endemic to Kenya.
    4. Yoga
      Yoga at Tree house is an experience and a winner of Trip Advisor’s Certificate of Excellence 2017.A room built for yoga with almost 360 degree views of the sea and forest. Spectacular sunsets, serene atmosphere, Connection to Nature. If you are in Watamu come to our open classes every Wednesday and Saturday evening followed by a sunset smoothie.
    5. Fishing
      Thrilling offshore fishing trips are aboard a 33’ Bertram boat, which is powered by twin 330HP Caterpillar engines, and is equipped with GPS, fish finder, VHF radio, and sonar. It can accommodate up to four anglers, and features a roomy deck and galley with couch, toilet, shower, icebox, radio and CD player. To get the most out of your day, it comes equipped with fly bridge and marlin tower, fighting chair, outriggers, downriggers, center rigger, tuna tubes, and live bait tank, while the first mate will be on hand to assist in tackling whatever exciting species is biting. Fishing Watamu Kenya specializes in a range of techniques including light tackle, bottom fishing, and jigging, popping, and fly fishing. Once onboard, you’ll try out top-of-the-line fishing equipment. They offer half and full day trips, and mostly target Marlin and Sailfish, along with other game species. On all the trips, you’ll be supplied with rods, reels and tackle, lures, live bait, a fishing license, snacks and drinks. If you find another angler you want to share a trip with, that can also be done – the charter is quite flexible and is primarily focused on delivering unforgettable experience. If people agree to share the costs, the captain will gladly take them on. You just need to show up, get onboard and have a blast, while appreciating the big game off the coast. Fishing Watamu Kenya adheres to a strict ‘Catch and Release’ policy in support of Billfish conservation worldwide.

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