Charter Tusitiri Gullet in Lamu, Kenya

10 Guests

About This Sleep Aboard Boat

Enjoy Lamu, Kenya by boat!

Charter a "Tusitiri" Gullet for up to 1 people. Rates as low as $3,000 USD per day.

Dhows are traditional wooden sailing vessels originally built for carrying exotic spices and goods along the Indian Ocean trade routes. Our Dhow, ‘Tusitiri’, has been carefully restored and is today a majestic and comfortable vessel.

Tusitiri has ventured as far south as the Quirimbas archipelago in northern Mozambique, but is usually based in Lamu, where the archipelago is ideal for sailing and adventure.

Tusitiri offers guests an unusual and enchanting combination of simplicity and indulgence, customized for Western guests while remaining traditional in design and spirit. Nights are spent on white linen bedrolls under the stars and meals, usually fresh seafood and local produce, accompanied by excellent house wines, are taken al fresco on the deck.

Tusitiri is available for multi day safaris as well as one or half day excursions from Lamu.

Equipment & Facilities:

Life on board is laid back and centered on Tusitiri’s wide deck, sumptuous cushioned seating areas line the deck and a dining area is centered around the solid wooden mast.

For overnight safaris guests sleep on comfortable bedding which is laid out on deck after dinner. Bathrobes and ‘kikoi’ towels are supplied and below deck there are bathroom facilities and cabin space for luggage and dressing. There is an open air (hot) shower, a traditional dhow toilet and a flushing toilet below.

Tusitiri has three tenders for guests' enjoyment and convenience – a Yamaha 31′ rigged for deep sea fishing and diving and two Yamaha 23’s for activities and exploring.

While remaining traditional in style, Tusitiri has been carefully customized for live-aboard guests and facilities include:

  • A comfortable shaded sitting area on the aft deck
  • A large dining area covered by sun-shade during the day
  • Spacious cushion lounging area on deck
  • An alfresco kitchen at the bow
  • Guests sleep on white-linen bedrolls rolled out on deck after dinner
  • A warm water open air shower
  • A dressing room with drawers, mirrors and wash basin (below deck)
  • A changing room with shelves and hanging space (below deck)
  • One traditional dhow W.C. and one flush W.C. (below deck)
  • An open Yamaha 31 ft deep sea fishing boat with 2 x 200 HP outboard engines
  • A 21 ft Yamaha speed boat for water skiing and wake-boarding
  • A tender for transfers and short excursions
  • Snorkeling equipment for adults and children
  • Limited laundry service available
  • A small library of topical reference books
  • Wifi internet signal


  • $3,000 USD per day
  • $4,140 USD per night for up to 6 persons
  • $690 USD for every additional adult per night 
  • $520 USD for every additional child per night

Prices Includes:

  • Exclusive use of Tusitiri Dhow and its tenders. Full board accommodation, house wines and spirits, beers and soft drinks. Local boat transfers, sailing on Tusitiri, snorkeling, water skiing, wake boarding, kayaking, creek fishing, guided walks, cultural visits, wi-fi on board (where there is signal) and laundry. Use of Tusitiri’s deep sea fishing boat for up to 2 hours per day, which can be accumulated.


  • $1,035 USD


  • Type: Gulet
  • Capacity: 10 People
  • Rental Minimum: 1 day
  • Cancellation: 50% Refund 30 Days Prior

Rental Requirements

Cancellation Policy:

  • If cancelled in 46 to 120 days prior to departure, 75% will be refunded.
  • If cancelled more than 120 days prior to departure, 75% will be refunded.
  • If cancelled in 30 to 45 days prior to departure, 50% will be refunded.
  • If cancelled in less than 30 days prior to departure, no refund.


  • Tusitiri Dhow will not accept guests who do not have full travel and medical insurance. Guests should arrange insurance to include cancellation cover when the booking is made. If a guest does not have full travel and medical insurance we reserve the right to cancel the booking, with cancellation fees applying accordingly.


  • Life jackets/required safety gear
  • Cabin
  • Wheel steering
  • Bimini
  • Bow Thrusters
  • Autopilot
  • CD Player
  • Chart Plotter
  • Dinghy
  • Galley Stove & Oven
  • Berth
  • Furling Headsail
  • Furling Mainsail
  • Head

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