The Fishermen of Watamu returning to Watamu Beach

Sailing with the fishermen

From November to April, during the monsoon season when the sea is calm and the fishing season is also at its peak, it is the best moment to experience a day of fishing with the fishermen of Watamu.

Sailing on a boat with the local fishermen for a day of fishing.

Sailing with the fishermen of Watamu from November to April, during the monsoon season when the sea is calm and the fishing season is also at its peak, is the best moment to experience a day of fishing with the local fishermen.

Two fishermen sailboats returning to Watamu beach

No engine boats, no deep-sea fishing, only wind, silence and hard work. You simply have to show up at the beach around 4pm, when the fishermen are back, to arrange for the following day. Consider that for a day of fishing you’ll have to be around from 5am to 4pm because the fishermen go out 15-20 kilometers, and it is a 2 or 3 hours travel because of the little wind in the morning. Then they fish for three or so hours, and the moment comes to sail the wind back, for the return trip.

The experience is truly unique, and completely safe. There are always several boats fishing together, always helping each other, and even in case of a broken sail there is always another boat to safely take you back to Watamu. To the Watamu Beach, to sell your catch of the day 🙂 .

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