Most visitors enjoy a day trip on a local boat to one of a couple of nearby snorkeling spots, often combining this with a beach barbecue or a simple Swahili meal cooked on board by the captain and his crew. Sailing is popular, either in a local dhow for a sunset cruise or in an exhilarating dhow race at one of the festivals. Scuba diving is good – especially up in Kiwayuu if you are lucky enough to be going up there – but very seasonal and only really worth doing during the very calm months of November and from February to April. The seasonal winds and wide beaches are perfect for kite- and windsurfing and from April to August the waves can be awesome. Kayaking in the creeks and channels, water skiing and wake boarding can all be arranged.