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Our Boats

Pilli Pipa have two traditional Arab dhows, Almasi and Monsoon. Guests are separated between boats for maximum comfort and individual attention. Both our boats have licences and insurance and satisfy British health and safety standards,  checked by leading tour companies. They have flushing toilets, sun shades and rain canopies.


Monsoon was the largest dhow to be built in Shimoni. Dhows like her are normally built in Mombasa,  Lamu or in Tanzania. We are very proud about that. She has a 4 cylinder 65hp inboard Duetch engine. Monsoon is very spacious and has also a unique sun deck where guests can relax and take in the sun.


Our new dhow, Almasi, was built in Shimoni by Fundi Saidi and Harm Lutjeboer and launched in 2014. It has a DEUTZ inboard engine, less noise, so less disturbance to the dolphins.

Watch the launch video below.

Our Crew

Harm, Selina and Leon


Pillipipa Dhow
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