Tamarind Dhow

 

Dining on one of the Tamarind Dhows is a really fun and luxurious way to spend an evening.

There are two of these authentic traditional Arab sailing boats, both of which have been completely refurbished as floating restaurants with every modern convenience on board.

  • The Tamarind Dhow Lunch Cruises

These last for 2 hours and consist of gently sailing up the Tudor Creek, to a quiet spot where the dhow moors for about a short while, before returning. On board, a delicious Tamarind seafood platter is served with a selection of Kenya’s wonderful seafood. If you prefer, a prime Kenyan fillet steak is also offered, followed by fresh tropical fruit-salad, rounded off with Kenyan coffee and halwa.

  • The Tamarind Dhow evening sunset cruise

This slightly longer cruise lasts about 4 hours and can be a wonderfully fun and romantic way to spend an evening, with plenty of room for live music and dancing after a delicious meal. The guests are offered a welcome “Dawa” cocktail before sailing towards Fort Jesus. The twinkling lights of Mombasa and the starlit skies provide idyllic surroundings for this enjoyable experience. A delicious, swahili style seafood dinner is meticulously prepared in front of the guests on the deck and the resident band on board offers a wide choice of dance music, from the latest hits to the golden oldies as the Dhow gently glides along.

  • The Tamarind Dhow

There are two Tamarind Dhows (sailing boats). The larger one, the “Nawalilkher” is able to hold up to 70 diners, and with the tables removed this can easily hold a cocktail party for up to 100 people.

The smaller “Babulkher” dhow, has a capacity of 55 guests for dinner and 70 guests for cocktails. Both Dhows are available for exclusive hire for wedding parties and so on.

 Local Tip
The Tamarind Group was voted – EAST AFRICA’S MOST RESPECTED COMPANY : 2005 & 2006
 
Lunch Cruises: Departs from the Mombasa Tamarind jetty at 1pm, returning to the jetty at 3pm
Evening Cruises: Also depart from Mombasa Tamarind jetty, but leave at 6.30pm and returning by 10.30 pm.
Contacts:
Email : dhow@tamarindmsa.co.ke
Telephone : +254 41 471 747 / +254 41 471 257
Address : Mombasa Tamarind Jetty
Website: http://www.tamarind.co.ke
Directions: When and where the Tamarind Dhows operate from:
Both dhows sail twice a day except for Sundays when there are no cruises (except for private charters). 
Lunch Cruises: Departs from the Mombasa Tamarind jetty at 1pm, returning to the jetty at 3.00 p m
Evening Cruises: Also depart from Mombasa Tamarind jetty, but leave at 6.30pm and returning by 10.30 pm.