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Snorkelling

Diving and snorkeling on a coral reef is an amazing underworld experience, and Lamu Island has one of the top coral reefs in Kenya. The eerie and graceful shapes of the coral are complimented by the vivid stripes and patterns of reef fish. Larger marine animals are also found on the reefs, with dolphin and sea turtle being the most frequently sighted. We can assist to suit your aquatic ocean-life exploration needs and soon you will be sailing aboard a traditional dhow or motorized boat headed to the surrounding tropical reefs. The benefit of not having many snorkelers and divers visit the area, though, is that the reef and its vibrant life are pristine and untouched, so you will experience an aquatic environment that few people get to see.

Dhow Trips

The ocean is an important part of life on the Kenyan coastline, and dhows have been sailing the Indian Ocean since the advent of the great trade routes that brought goods from faraway destinations. During your adventurous coastal trip to Lamu Island with Tuko Lamu, you can board one of these majestic vessels and sail along the same island trade routes. The gentle waters of the ocean are perfectly suited for sailing so you will have a pleasant and relaxing experience. A dhow safari takes you to nearby islands to visit pristine beaches, isolated villages and historical ruins that tell of the cultural and natural treasures that are nestled within the region. You can spend only a few hours on the water or request a day-long to multi-day sailing trip to uncover every secret that is hidden in the Lamu Archipelago. The magic of the dhow, though, is truly revealed when you sail and dine under a moonlit sky.

Deep Sea Fishing

Diving and snorkeling on a coral reef is an amazing underworld experience, and Lamu Island has one of the top coral reefs in Kenya. The eerie and graceful shapes of the coral are complimented by the vivid stripes and patterns of reef fish. Larger marine animals are also found on the reefs, with dolphin and sea turtle being the most frequently sighted. We can assist to suit your aquatic ocean-life exploration needs and soon you will be sailing aboard a traditional dhow or motorized boat headed to the surrounding tropical reefs. The benefit of not having many snorkelers and divers visit the area, though, is that the reef and its vibrant life are pristine and untouched, so you will experience an aquatic environment that few people get to see.

Water Ski

With deep blue water and beautiful sand beaches at your front door, it is hard to resist the chance to enjoy all that the Indian Ocean offers you. Lamu Island is an activity-rich destination for those who love the thrill of skimming across the water. Two of the most popular water sports that can be arranged are kitesurfing and windsurfing, both of which are available for all experience levels. Beginners are given lessons by local instructors who happily and patiently explain how to maximize your fun and safety. We can also arrange kayaking, kitesurfing, sailing, waterskiing and wakeboarding when the winds and tides are appropriate.Equipment is available for children and adults, and the boat crew helps you set up your equipment and ensures that you safely have an exceptional time.
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