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Bottlenose dolphin in the Watamu Reserve

Dolphin Watching, Kenya's Marine Big Five, Watamu

Common Bottlenose dolphin

Dolphin families have lived in Watamu's Protected Park and Reserve in Kenya for as long as people can remember. Come visit them in their Indian ocean home.

Welcome to the Watamu world of dolphins. 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.

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. Our dolphins are wild and have over 100 teeth!

Here are some guidelines that will help you enjoy your experience and help protect our Watamu dolphins 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.

If you would like to watch our wild dolphins please contact our experienced Captain Fazal who heads up the Watamu Marine Excursions below

For more information on the protection of dolphins in the Kenya, please see the Kenya Marine Mammal Network. You can help as a visitor too by reporting all sightings of dolphins or whales to us at WMA

CONTACTS
Fazal Omar
email excursionmarine@gmail.com
web www.watamu.biz
tel +254 (0)728 692030

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