Deep Sea Fishing trips are on offer from the coastal village of Watamu. As soon as you get across Watamu’s protective coral reef you are in to some of the best fishing Kenya has to offer.
The most prolific black marlin fishing in Kenya is in the Indian Ocean off the banks of Watamu. A little further out (approx. 17 miles) you will find the Rips where blue marlin, black marlin, striped marlin and sailfish exist in good numbers.
A large number of sailfish swim ten miles north of Malindi and the Sabaki estuary. At the right time of year, bringing some amazing fishing, especially for the fly or light line fisherman.
On the South Coast of Kenya, near Wesa and Kilifi you will find a large number of billfish when conditions are right.
July, August and September is one of the best parts of the season. Within 5 miles of the coast of Watamu there is a good selection of black marlin, sailfish, wahoo, kingfish, and yellowfin tuna.
October, November and December is sailfish season, when the fishing trip will run about 12 miles North off the coast of Malindi.
January, February and March are marlin months with black, blue and striped marlin on the Rips off the coast of Watamu.
February and March is also a good time for broadbill swordfish making the chance of a fantasy catch a real possibility.