Diani Dhow Adventures have arrived in Diani Beach – Finally – Must Try

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Sundowner BBQ on the Ocean with friends – our Favourite

3 Dhows – Young Team – Special Tours – Beach Pick-Up


The primary departure location for the dhows, and where most tours initiate, is at Tredwins Beach, directly across from Airstrip Road. Nevertheless, should you desire, the dhows can collect you from your selected beach spot within Diani upon request.

The Dhows

Embark on a thrilling voyage aboard the Dhow, hailed as the most elegant of all sailing ships. For centuries, these majestic vessels have dominated the Indian Ocean’s western trade routes, their sails unfurled in defiance of time and tide. The Dhow is a testament to adventure, a true conqueror of the endless blue.

Diani Dhow Adventures proudly boasts a fleet of three dhows, each meticulously handcrafted in Lamu and skillfully navigated along Kenya’s coastline to their home in Diani, covering a distance of approximately 300km. The christened Nakupenda, Destiny, and Hodi Hodi trio are in impeccable condition, ready to embark on the next adventure. These splendid vessels offer generous space, comfortably accommodating 8 to 10 passengers, ensuring a personalized and unforgettable experience at sea.

The Dhows are outfitted with plush pillows throughout their interiors, creating a supremely comfortable and cosy atmosphere perfect for relaxing as you glide across the waters fronting Kenya’s most picturesque beach. Enjoy the ride and the breathtaking views in ultimate comfort.

The sole drawback of these Dhows is the absence of onboard toilet facilities, making it essential to plan accordingly before embarking on your journey, particularly for the ladies.

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The Crew

The crew of Diani Dhow Adventures is a vibrant blend, comprising 80% seasoned sailors from Lamu, masters in the art of Dhow operation, alongside 20% local talent from Diani who possess an intimate knowledge of the ocean’s pathways and the skill to navigate the challenging coral reef terrains. This dynamic team not only brings youthful energy and a fun-loving spirit to the journey, making each adventure an absolute delight, but also carries a wealth of experience with them. Their expertise is not merely acquired but has been passed down through generations, ensuring that every voyage is not only enjoyable but steeped in the rich maritime tradition that has defined this region for centuries. This unique combination of youthful exuberance and ancestral knowledge creates an unparalleled experience for all who come aboard.


Diani Dhow Adventures offers diverse tours designed to cater to all interests and ages, ensuring there’s something special for every guest.

The Lost Beach Tour 

Embark on the thrilling “Lost Beach Tour,” an exclusive adventure to a secluded paradise located beyond the familiar shores of Galu and Kindo Beach. This hidden gem in the south offers you and your companions an extraordinary escape into privacy not often found along the bustling tourist haven of Diani Beach. Imagine a day where the beach is yours alone, where towels, sunbathing, and dips in the shimmering crystal-blue waters are just the beginning. And let’s not forget the cherry on top: enjoying a cold beer on this untouched slice of heaven. This isn’t just a tour; it’s your own private beach escapade.

Duration: 4 hours
Cost: 3000 KES or 30 USD (Per Person)

Sundowner Tour

Set sail on the enchanting “Sundowner Tour,” where the magic of dusk transforms your evening into an unforgettable experience. This tour is the jewel in our crown, a voyage we hold dear among all our adventures. Imagine gliding along the Diani beach shoreline as the sun dips below the horizon, casting the sky in a breathtaking palette of red and orange hues. There’s something about the tranquil ambience and the golden glow that envelops everything, creating a perfect backdrop for relaxation and romance. Although it’s a shorter journey, the moments spent on this tour, especially for couples, are magical.

Duration: 2 hours
Cost: 3000 KES or 30 USD (Per Person)

Whale & Dolphin Tour

Dive into the thrilling “Whale & Dolphin Tour,” a spectacular sea safari in search of majestic whales and playful dolphins. This adventure takes you towards the reef and into the deeper waters, where these magnificent creatures are often spotted on their own hunts. It’s an experience tailored for excitement, best shared with family or a group of friends. Kids, in particular, will find this an adventure of a lifetime, their eyes wide with wonder at the sight of these ocean giants.

This journey is bound by the rhythms of nature, with the best times to spot whale sharks from October to March and humpback whales from September to November. Dolphins, those joyful spirits of the sea, grace us with their presence all year round. Remember, the ocean is full of surprises, and while sightings are subject to the whims of wildlife, the adventure itself is guaranteed to be a remarkable one for the whole family.

Duration: 4 to 5 Hours
Cost: 6000 KES or 60 USD (Per Person)

Robison Island Tour

Disembark on the enchanting “Robison Island Tour,” a journey to a magical sandbank that emerges from the sea at low tide near the Boabab Hotel along the Diani Beach reef. This tour is a favourite at Dhow Adventure, beloved for its simplicity and excitement. Spend the first half of the day sailing across the stunning vistas of Diani Beach en route to the elusive Robison Island.

Here, you’ll find yourself in the ultimate snorkelling paradise, exploring the vibrant underwater world. And there’s more – a delicious seafood platter awaits you, freshly prepared on the boat and served right on the island for your culinary delight. What sets this tour apart is its convenience; the boat serves as a cosy shelter from the sun, allowing you to relax and enjoy the island at your leisure, making for a truly unique and personalized experience.

Duration: 5 hours
Cost: 5000 KES or 50 USD (Per Person)

Party Boat Tour

Get ready for the “Party Boat Tour,” undoubtedly the crown jewel of Diani’s excursions and the ultimate party experience at sea. Picture this: you and your closest friends commandeering your very own Dhow, cruising along the stunning coastline, basking in your favourite tunes, and exchanging tales under the open sky. This, dear adventurers, is the essence of the party boat tour, where the sea becomes your dance floor and the stars your disco lights.

What transpires on this floating fiesta remains a cherished secret among its revellers. You’re encouraged to bring your favourite beverages, with the freedom to toast the night’s adventures. The boat comes equipped with a Bluetooth speaker to amp up the vibes. If the tides are in our favour, a bonfire set upon a secluded spot in the ocean will light up your celebration, adding a magical touch to an already unforgettable night.

Duration: All-night (6 people Minimum) 
Cost: 2500 KES or 25 USD (Per Person)

Night Fishing Tour

Set sail into the moonlit waters with the “Night Fishing Tour,” an adventure that promises not just a fishing trip but an unforgettable night under the stars. This is your chance to charter a Dhow exclusively for you and your crew, venturing out to the fertile reefs of Diani Beach. Picture it: you’re aboard a snug dhow, using ancient techniques to catch local fish, and your fishing line disappears into the night waters as you await the thrilling tug of a fish on the other end. The anticipation is part of the magic, making this experience nothing short of epic.

Duration: An entire night 
Cost: 20,000 KES

Personalized Tours 

These are tailor-made experiences that will make your dream tour a reality. Whether you’re looking to celebrate a honeymoon, mark a wedding anniversary or birthday, or commemorate any milestone, The Dhows set the stage for an unforgettable journey. These bespoke tours are crafted to align perfectly with your desires, ensuring your special occasion is celebrated just the way you envisioned.

For a seamless experience, we encourage you to contact Dhow Tours directly. This way, they can discuss your preferences, finalize details on pricing and timings, and ensure that every aspect of your tour is customized to your satisfaction.

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Diani Dhow Adventures presents an unforgettable array of maritime experiences along the stunning Diani Beach. From the tranquil Lost Beach Tour to the lively Party Boat Tour and the captivating Whale & Dolphin Tour, each adventure is uniquely tailored to delight and inspire. Whether you’re exploring secluded gems on the Robison Island Tour, embarking on a nocturnal quest with the Night Fishing Tour, or customizing your own journey with Personalized Tours, Diani Dhow Adventure combines local expertise and a spirit of adventure to ensure every voyage is memorable.

Perfect for those seeking adventure, romance, or a unique way to celebrate, Diani Dhow Adventure offers the ultimate coastal experience.

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Sundowner BBQ on the Ocean with friends - our Favourite 3 Dhows - Young Team - Special Tours - Beach Pick-Up Location  The primary departure location for the dhows, and where most tours initiate, is at Tredwins Beach, directly across from Airstrip Road. Nevertheless, should...Diani Dhow Adventures have arrived in Diani Beach - Finally - Must Try