Mombasa: Dhow Cruise Tour And Dinner Or Lunch Tours.

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Spend romantic time onboard an Arabic Dhow in the Indian Ocean. Admire the twinkling lights of Mombasa and star skies as you savor a delicious seafood meticulously prepared Swahili-style on the deck.


  • ✓Enjoy entertainment on board from a live band and DJ.
  • ✓Get a free welcome cocktail and savor a delicious dinner.
  • ✓Experience a 4 hour dhow cruise in the Indian Ocean.


After being picked up from your resort or hotel, drive to the pier to begin your ultimate romantic evening cruise. Climb aboard a traditional dhow, the Nawalilkher, a 23 m long boat which was built in 1977 for trading. Meet your traditionally dressed waiter who will show you to your table. Be served a delightful welcome cocktail made with vodka, lime, honey, sugar, and crushed ice to savor with the melting sun. Fruit juice or soda is available for those who don't drink alcohol. Watch as a live band on board begins to play as the dhow sets sail. Marvel at the picturesque setting as the dhow cruises into the sunset as you soak up the atmosphere of the music and lively chatter. Cruise around Tudor Creek and admire the panoramic view of Mombasa's Old Town and Fort Jesus. The dhow is then moored in a sheltered bay at the head of the creek. Savor a 4-course gourmet meal of finely grilled lobster and steak onboard. After you finish your delicious meal, a waiter will serve Arabic coffee in an original brass pot. Once the meal is over, you will be returned safely to your hotel. A choice between evening and day trips are available. Dhow Safaris Full Description. Tamarind Dhows 'Nawalilkher' and 'Babulkher' offering you and your guests a magical experience together with the finest of Tamarind cuisine. Nawalilkher, with a capacity for 70 pax for dinner and 100 for cocktails, is the main dhow available for individual bookings. Babulkher, with a capacity of 60 pax for dinner and 80 pax for cocktails, will also be available for exclusive hire. We will, of course, remain flexible to your requirements at all times depending on your numbers - if you have incentive groups that require both dhows please let us know in good time. Schedule for both Dhows is as follows: Lunch consists of a delicious Tamarind seafood platter, or a prime Kenyan fillet steak followed by fresh tropical fruit salad, and rounded off with Kenya coffee and halwa. The dhow returns to the jetty at 3.00 pm. The lunchtime cruise departs from the Tamarind jetty at 1.00 pm. Cruise gently up the Tudor creek to a quiet spot where the dhow moors. The dinner cruise commencing at 6.30 pm, begins with a welcome 'Dawa' cocktail as the dhow sails smoothly towards Fort Jesus. The twinkling lights of Mombasa and the starlit skies provide idyllic surroundings for a delicious seafood dinner. The resident dj offers a wide choice of dance music, from the latest hits to the golden oldies. Dance to the beat as you gently glide back to the Tamarind Jetty by 10.30 pm. Charges. ✓Lunch cruise: Kshs 5,000 (usd 50) per person. ✓Dinner Cruise: Kshs 7,500 (usd 75) per person. Children between 2 - 11 years are entitled to 50% discount. NB: Same rate applies for residents and non residents.


Hotel pickup and drop off. All government taxes. Services of an English speaking guide or driver. Dhow cruise tours with live music performance.

Important Information

  • ✓All visitors must pass through airport-style security. ✓This tour will take place rain or shine.

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund


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