Watamu Local Fishing

Are you ready for a fishing adventure in Kenya? Then book a trip with Watamu Local Fishing today to get started! Captain Yunnus and his dedicated crew will make sure you have a great time, heading out to the productive hot spots they’ve spent years discovering. You’ll be fishing like a local in no time.

Hop on board the 23’ sport fishing boat, perfect for groups of 3 to fish comfortably from. It is decked out in safety and navigational gear so you can fish with peace of mind. There’s plenty of space in the ice chest for any extra snacks and drinks you bring along to go into.

Some of the species you can target include Red Emperor Snapper, Black Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Yellowfin Tuna, Yellowtail Amberjack, and plenty more to keep you busy. The catch that can be kept will be split between the crew and yourself.

You’ll be trolling for around 8 miles and can then begin bottom fishing or jigging. This is great fun for everyone!

On board is snorkeling equipment for the whole group, which is accessible on every trip. If you’re an experienced spearo you can use the spearfishing gear during the trip. 

The captain will provide top quality rods and reels from Shimano. You’re welcome to bring along your lucky rod if you wish. There’s also snacks and drinks on board, and you won’t need a fishing license in this area.

You’ll need to bring sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat. If getting into the water, don’t forget swimwear and a towel. Pick up can be arranged with 50 km of the meeting point for an additional cost, just talk to the captain before the day of the trip.

Book a trip today with Watamu Local Fishing for an unforgettable day out!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 27 - Mar 15
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    This trip will use live bait while trolling, as well as bottom fishing and jigging. Let the captain know if you'd like to use the snorkeling equipment or the spearfishing gear. All 3 anglers can snorkel at once and one spearo can be in the water at once – they must have prior experience. Fish to target include Marlin, Snapper, Mahi Mahi, Barracuda, and more. Drinks and snacks are provided but feel free to bring more food along, which can go inside the captain's cooler.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 27 - Mar 15
    $300
    price breakdown
    $300
    This trip will take you out 8 miles to try both bottom fishing and jigging for Mahi Mahi, Yellowtail, Snapper, and more. Let the captain know if you wish to go snorkeling on this trip, there is equipment available for the whole group. One person in your group can spearfish at a time but they must have experience and be overage. Drinks and snacks are provided.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Jul 27 - Mar 15
    $300
    price breakdown
    $300
    On this 6-hour trip, all the rods, reels, snorkeling gear, and one set of spearfishing gear, are provided. Everyone in the group can snorkel at the same time, and one experienced spearo can be in the water at once. Fish to target include Mahi Mahi, Snapper, Barracuda, and more. Snacks and drinks are on board for you.
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About the Captain

Yunnus Shakur
Watamu, Kenya
2 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since August 2019
Captain Yunnus has been a captain for the past 13 years, but he has been fishing in the local waters his entire life. He enjoys fishing with his friends and his favorite technique is trolling. He is very good at bottom fishing, too.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (Black) Marlin (Black)

Snapper (Red Emperor) Snapper (Red Emperor)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Yellowtail Amberjack Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

Dingy (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2012, and restored in 2017. Powered by a 40HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 17 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Bottom Fishing
Jigging
Spearfishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Snorkeling Equipment

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Snacks
Drinks
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the dates of your booking.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Crew Keeps Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.67
out of 5 stars from 2 reviews
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Here they come
Beautiful morning
Yellowfin tuna in the boat
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Steven Y.
Kenya
 4.67
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3/4 day morning charter

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (AM) on December 12, 2019
Captain is very knowledgeable . We had a great time catching 3 larger fish plus 3 smaller bonita and missed a couple more nice...
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Mika J.
Tampere, Pirkanmaa
 4.67
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Full day early Oct

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on October 6, 2019
Tuna is starting to bite in that time I believe. Plenty of fishes to see but were not biting so much yet. Wish to be there...
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