Kenya’s Marine Big 5!
Dolphin watching in Watamu is a fun activity! Dolphin’s have lived in Watamus protected park for a long time. Boat Operators have been taking guests to visit our residential dolphins in the Watamu Marine Park and Reserve.
Watamu Marine Association have been studying these highly intelligent marine mammals since 2010, and have so far found that over 100 different animals inhabit this area, many of them mothers and young calves. Dolphin watching in Watamu is a famous activity for families looking to explore the sea while swimming.
There are three species of dolphin that you can see in Watamu; the Indo Pacific Bottlenose dolphin, the rare Indo Pacific Humpback dolphin and the off shore acrobats the Spinner dolphins. Whoever you see please enjoy them naturally but do remain in the boat.
Here are some guidelines that will help you enjoy your experience and help protect the dolphins while Dolphin watching in Watamu
- Do not touch dolphins.
- Do not feed dolphins or throw objects in the water to attract them.
- Do not make sudden or loud noises like banging on the boat or shouting. This can damage their hearing and interfere with their communication, navigation and prey location.
- Do not jump in and swim with dolphins unless they come to you first, and you are already in the water.
- Chasing dolphins to swim with them may place both you and the dolphins at risk. Especially if they have young.
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