The Tamarind Evening Dhow Excursion is the most renown of all the coastal dhow cruise trips. An enchanting evening of exotic seafood blended with a romantic cruise aboard an authentic Arab Dhow around the old port of Mombasa Town.
Your evening begins once you are picked up from your hotel and driven to the pier. As soon as you step off the gangplank, you are met by
a traditionally-dressed waiter who shows you to your table, and serves you with a house cocktail made with vodka, lime, honey, sugar and crushed ice. Non-alcoholic drinkers are offered soft drinks or fruit juices.
Once the Tamarind dhow departs from the jetty, the live band starts playing beautiful rhythms, and soon the swing has majority of guests dancing on the main deck.
The Tamarind dhow will cruise round Tudor Creek, offering you great views of Mombasa's Old Town and Fort Jesus.
Finally the Tamarind dhow cruise comes to a stop and the fine aroma of grilled lobster and steak starts to fill the air as the chefs pull out the charcoal grills and prepare a four-course gourmet meal.
As your meal draws to a close, the waiters serve aromatic Arabica coffee from a traditional Arab brass pot. The evening trip on the Tamarind dhow is an excellent romantic spot for newly weds, and those wishing to propose.