Chale Island Private Island in Kenya
Chale Island Mombasa 1 day excursion is an affordable full-day tour to a private romantic island called Chale Island situated about 600 meters from the mainland on the south coast of Kenya, 50 km south of Mombasa, and about 10 kilometers south of Diani Beach. The island can be reached within a half-hour drive from Diani, 1.5 hours from Mombasa and it is only bare 70 kilometers from the border of Tanzania. Chale Island is a headland rather than an island, located at the northern end of Msambweni Bay in Kwale County in southeastern Kenya.
You arrive by boat and explore the island’s mystical mangrove forest either on the women’s community boardwalk or by Kayak, take a low-tide stroll, relax on a secluded beach, swim, snorkel, bird-watch, and feast on a delicious seafood barbecue lunch, freshly prepared using locally sourced ingredients. The day tour also includes transfers from Diani Beach to Chale Island and back to your hotel in Diani or Mombasa, and a Marine Park fee, a boat ride.
The Sands at Chale Island Beach Resort & Spa is the only hotel located on Chale Island and offers a variety of activities such as beach snorkeling, boat snorkeling, kayaking, game fishing, and local catamaran sailing, mangrove tours, deep sea fishing, Scuba diving, spa, massages, and wellness & fitness Center.
This Chale Island tour starts and ends in Mombasa. Early this morning you are collected from your hotel residence. At about 0800 hours we set off for Chale Island, located about 30 minutes drive from Diani Beach, and 1.5 hours from Mombasa. The transfer takes you to the departure point then begin your boat ride to Chale Island. We will have a short stopover for snorkeling along the way, as you explore the ocean, and with luck, you might see the dolphins along the way.
Our day tour also visits Gazi; a local fishing village located 12 km to the west which is bordered by mangrove swamps to one side and a coconut plantation to the other. Our visit to Gazi allows one a glimpse of traditional Kenyan life, an inspection of the mangroves either on the women’s community boardwalk or by Kayak, or a stunning sunset trip in the bay. The boat will drop you off on the island for lunch. Then you have a chance to sunbathe and swim in the hotel pool. At 1600 Hours after your afternoon tea, you will leave the island and drive back to your hotel bringing your Mombasa one-day tour adventure to an end.
Chale Island day trip explores the fine sandy beaches of Chale Island located 10 km south of Diani in Mombasa South Coast (30 minutes drive). Diani Beach is ranked as the fifth-best beach in the world. Chale Island is less than one mile long and one-half mile wide, Chale Island is an isolated stretch of wide sandy beach and mangrove forest surrounded by the gorgeous azure waters of the Indian Ocean.
Chale Island is a 1.5-hour drive from Mombasa and it is only bare 70 km from the border of Tanzania. With the ideal geographical location of Chale Island, a huge variety of boat excursions are offered weekly. Chale Island has a natural attraction where one can view animals, birds, and springs.
There are monkeys, baboons, bush babies, wonderful exotic birdlife attracted by the gorgeous tropical flora, small antelopes, and colorful butterflies. It is a perfect choice for walking safaris. For only an hour or two, one can explore the whole island to see its beautiful nature. The beach gives home to a number of water sports for example deep-sea fishery.
Guests can also take a scuba diving course since there is a PADI and SSI diving center on the island.
Chale Island Mombasa 1 Day Excursion Itinerary
0700 Hours: Guests are transferred to Diani Beach for the start of their tour. Chale Island Mombasa 1 Day Excursion departs daily and travels to Chale Island. We depart with a glass boat and sail to Chale Island.
We will have a short stopover for snorkeling along the way, as you explore the ocean, and with luck, you might see the dolphins along the way. Enjoy snorkeling or quiet swimming in the lagoon. Chale Island is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Africa for beach weddings, honeymoons, large family holidays, special events, exclusive business meetings, and celebrations.
The island is a 1.2 km long and 0.8 km wide tropical paradise surrounded by stunning turquoise Indian Ocean and inland mangrove forest lakes subjected to the natural changes of the tides, considered to be one of the most unique treasures.
The picturesque shoreline is included among the best beaches in Kenya. The views of inland mangrove lakes to the West and the open Indian Ocean to the East are breathtaking! It has a fine sandy beach with much seaweed witnessed every morning due to the high tide.
We also drive by boat to Gazi Beach for an amazing sand bath and local women’s boardwalk. Gazi Women Boardwalk is a project aimed at enhancing the productivity, stability, and functional integrity of mangrove ecosystems and fisheries production in Kenya.
You will meet friendly women from the village who are able managers and will explain the history of Gazi and the project itself. The walk will take 30 minutes through the mangroves on a wooden boardwalk. The highlight of the tour is the viewpoint over the ocean.
1300 Hours: The boat will drop you off on the island for lunch. Then you have a chance to sunbathe and swim in the hotel pool.
1600 Hours: After tea/coffee/hot chocolate, we return back to Diani Beach and transfer you to your hotel.
Chale Island Mombasa 1 Day Excursion Prices
Chale Island Mombasa 1-Day Excursion Includes:
Lunch at the Island + Services of our professional local guide + Visit Chale Island to enjoy snorkeling or quiet swimming + Visits Gazi; a local fishing village located 12 km to the west & Return road transport by boat from Diani to Chale Island and back to Diani
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* All our trips include (on request) pick-up from Mombasa resorts and Diani beach hotels and villas
* Activities available include beach snorkeling, boat snorkeling, glass bottom boat, kayaking, game fishing, and local catamaran sailing
Chale Island Mombasa 1-Day Excursion Excludes:
* Tips or gratuities
* Drinks, Extra Meals
* Visa and any related fees
* Medical cover & travel personal insurance
* Any other item not mentioned in the inclusive