About Mombasa Marine National Park and Museum

Mombasa Marine National Park and Reserves consist of the marine park and national reserve, located in Mombasa, Kenya. The place has warm azure blue Indian ocean, white pristine beaches. It is a perfect place to enjoy the rich marine life of the Indian Ocean. The park lies between the Mtwapa and Tudor Creeks and its blue waters are a paradise for snorkeling and diving. The park is home to a number of crab species, starfish, stone fish and a number of a migratory bird. For the tourists, the park organizes guided tours where one can learn about different marine species.  Water is only 4-12 feet deep, so weak swimmers can enjoy assisted swimming with a PFD. you can see a lot of a different kind of fishes and sea animals coral reefs when you go by a glass bottom boat for snorkeling or diving or just sit inside the boat and watch the fishes the underwater world is really beautiful wonderful amazing& awesome. What more you even get a chance to swim/snorkel once you are out in the sea! A good trip out. with underwater nature trip at its best.

Must See

  • Water activities like Snorkelling and Diving done here, other activities include water skiing, windsurfing.
  • Variety of marine flora and fauna.
  • The rich coral garden houses fish species are seen here.
  • Learn  about exotic sea birds, seagrasses and marine algae       
  • Crabs, corals, sea urchins, jellyfish, sea stars, and sea cucumbers.
  • Exquisite varieties of coral species comprise of Acropora, Turbinaria and Porites.
  • Thrilling to watch large nesting colonies of sea birds and internationally significant numbers of crab plover and roseate tern.
  • Glass bottom sea boats.
  • The coral gardens are also one of the major attractions.



How to reach

By Car: Get connected by boat from the various points along the beach which include: Serena Gate on the beach of Serena Hotel, Severin Gate on the beach of Severin Hotel, Travellers Gate on the beach of Travellers Hotel, Nyali Gate at Mombasa Marine Park Headquarters and Voyager Gate at Voyager water sport Area

By Taxi: 7 min (1.5 km) via 1st Ave

By Walking: 16 min (1.3 km) via 1st Ave

By MINI VANS/MATATU:  A matatu ride starts from Ksh 20 just to go 500m

The price for a tuk-tuk ride is Ksh 50-100 and boda-boda around Ksh 50.


  • Footwear to protect you from the reef
  • Camera, hat, sunscreen, insect repellant.
  • Do remember to take plenty of drinking water.
  • There are a number of activities such as diving, water skiing, windsurfing, snorkeling.
  • T-shirts (to protect your body from sunburn)
  • Snorkel, mask, fins, all of which are available for hire
  • Guide books
  • Advisable to visit during the low tide.  Else you can barely see any fish when the tide is high.
  • It is recommended to start earlier in the day otherwise when the tide draws the ocean out the later in the day, one has to walk like 200 yards into the ocean ankle deep to get to the boat. 

Visit Time

Sunday: 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Monday: 6:00 am.. to 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday: 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday: 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Thursday: 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Friday: 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Saturday: 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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Entrance Fee

  • Resident
  • Adult-130 KSH
  • CHILD-125 KSH.
  • ADULT-300 KSH
  • CHILD170 KSH.
  • ADULT-17 USD
  • CHILD- 13 USD.


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6_8 hours.


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