During October to April, the waters of the Kenyan coast are world-renowned for hosting some of the best deep sea fishing! Get your pulse racing as you reel in a mighty marlin, sailfish or kingfish and then do it all again the next day as you aim to catch tuna, dorado, wahoo or the feisty barracuda. This is a popular activity for guests staying within the Lamu Archipelago, Diani Beach or Mombasa.
Draped with idyllic beaches, the 480 km coastline boasts an abundance of little fish and huge fish predators including kingfish, massive tiger sharks and wahoo, which are no less ferocious than the big cats found in the country’s terrestrial wildlife sanctuaries. These pristine waters also house the world’s most elusive member of the billfish – the nocturnal broadbill sword fish, and the gorgeous sail fish.
Game fishing along the Kenya coastline is possible throughout the year; however there are two very distinct seasons for the sport. Yellowfin Tuna Season commences from August through to the end of October, here you can expect to catch heaps of tuna and wahoo. When the north east monsoon blows, the predatory billfish flood the Kenya coastline in big numbers. This triggers Marlin Season, and this second juncture runs from December to mid-March. If you are after sailfish and marlin, this is the ideal time.
Whatever floats your boat, be it a hardened marlin fisherman, a tranquil fly or light line fisherman or drifting for shifty sharks character, the superlative Kenyan Coast has it all