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Boat Cruise
  • 5 hours
  • Hotel pick up

Enjoy a delicious lunch or dinner in the most Kenyan style as you cruise along the coast of Mombasa on board a traditional boat. Not to be missed!

Types of Boat Cruise

When you make your booking, you can choose if you would like to take your boat cruise during the day, with lunch included, or at night, with dinner included.

Boat Cruise with Lunch

We’ll come and pick you up from your hotel at 12 noon and we’ll head straight to the port of Mombasa, where you’ll board a jahazi. This is a wooden, Arabic boat which was originally built to transport goods between the Kenyan coast and the countries that border the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf. Despite this being their original use, they are now used for tourism and are equipped with 21st-century facilities, meaning your journey will be more than comfortable, but they still maintain their seafaring essence from yesteryear.

The route will take you parallel to the Tudor neighbourhood, one of the most historic districts on the island of Mombasa. And, as you enjoy the wonderful view, your tastebuds will also be in for a treat with a delicious Kenyan lunch. Eventually, we’ll sail back to the port and from there we’ll take you back to your hotel.

Boat Cruise with Dinner

When the sun starts to set on the African horizon (at around 6:30 pm), we’ll pick you up from your hotel in Mombasa and head to the port ready for you to enjoy a romantic evening cruise. The night will slowly fall over the city, and the sky will fill with stars: the perfect setting for a boat cruise along the Kenyan coast.

After enjoying a welcome cocktail, we’ll sail towards Fort Jesus. This 16th-century Portuguese bastion has been declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site; from the boat you’ll be able to see it lit up. Half way through the journey, you’ll be able to enjoy a traditional dinner and then the evening will liven up with music from an onboard DJ. Time to get your dancing shoes on!

Finally, we’ll head back to the port and then we’ll take you back to your hotel. 


The meal served on board include a selection of seafood, soup of the day a main course (to choose, out of half a grilled lobster, grilled prawns, Swahili-style seafood, grilled beef steak) and a fruit salad. Drinks are not included.

Hotel Pick Up 

This tour does not include pick up from hotels in the South Coast, Kilifi, Watamu and Malindi. If your hotel is in one of those areas, an additional supplement may be charged when you make your booking. 

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protection and safety, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. Specifically, the provider of this tour will apply the following measures:

  • Tours or activities will not consist of more than 6 people per group.
  • A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.
  • The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.
  • Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.
  • All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.
  • All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear gloves throughout its duration.
  • Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.
  • The temperature and wellness of all those taking part in the service will be monitored daily, excluding and maintaining in quarantine any who display fever or symptoms.
  • The temperature of all attendees will be taken, and admission will be denied to those with a temperature of more than 37 degrees Celsius (99 Fahrenheit), and a full refund applied.
  • The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.
  • Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
  • Alcoholic drinks are not available.
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Per person
Boat Cruise with Lunch
US$ 90
Boat Cruise with Dinner
US$ 90

Boat Cruise with Lunch

  • Per person

    US$ 90

Boat Cruise with Dinner

  • Per person

    US$ 90

More Information


5 hours.


Hotel pick up and drop off.

Boat cruise.

Lunch or dinner.

Welcome cocktail.

Onboard DJ (cruise with dinner).

Not included

Onboard drinks.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

You can book up until the previous day (12:00 am) if there are still places available.

Digital voucher

We will send you a voucher that you can show on your phone to take part in the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.


No (not advisable for people with reduced mobility).

US$ 90
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the service starts

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.