Ultimate Yachts



15m / 6 – 10 guests / 5 crew

A dhow is a traditional wooden sailing boat originally built for carrying exotic spices and goods along the Indian Ocean trade routes.

Tusitiri was hand crafted as a trading vessel over 50 years ago. She has since been meticulously restored and converted by her current owners, and today she offers dhow safaris in the Lamu archipelago in Kenya.

Tusitiri is ideal for families or a group of friends wanting a unique and private experience amongst the beautiful and historic islands of the north Kenyan coast. She can be chartered on an exclusive use basis for up to 10 guests.

Onboard Experience

Life on-board is relaxed and centered on Tusitiri’s broad deck, with cushioned seating areas and a dining area arranged around the wooden mast.At night, brass lanterns light up the deck and comfortable white linen bedrolls are set up on deck. On Tusitiri, all the beds are star-beds.

Meals are prepared in the open-air galley kitchen at the bow, and served in the shaded dining area. There are beautiful views over the ocean, quiet corners to relax, and the day-cabins below deck provide storage and changing facilities.

Tusitiri Dhow is based in the pristine Lamu archipelago – a rare gem in the Indian Ocean. Although quiet and seemingly forgotten, the archipelago has welcomed travelers for over a thousand years and is steeped in history – Lamu Town is the oldest living town in East Africa, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

What We Love

Tusitiri offers and authentic experience in the beautiful Lamu archipelago. Long white sandy beaches are fringed with palm and acacia trees; turquoise waters teeming with marine life are curved and shaped by mangrove forests. The archipelago is unspoilt and has become known as a world-renowned fishing, cultural and marine ‘Mecca’.


Snorkelling equipment
Fishing equipment
Battery charging facilities
Wifi (where available)
Laundry services
Water skis

Spec Table

Cabins 1
Guest number 6
Crew number 5
Length 15.00 m (49 ft)


  • Crew, including cruise director and chef
  • Use of water sports equipment
  • Islands excursions
  • Laundry services
  • House wines and spirits, soft drinks and beer
  • Wifi (when available)
  • 2 hours per day on the speedboats (21ft 50hp and 23ft 85hp)
  • 1 hour per day on the Express (31ft 400hp deep sea fishing boat), which can be accumulated during your stay
  • Wifi (when available)


  • Alcohol beyond the inclusions
  • Personal travel & diving insurance (mandatory)
  • Crew gratuity

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