Boat Licence Application In Kenya

Obtain water sports/ boat excursions licence

1 Apply for water sports/boat excursions licence


1.Tourism Licence application form (original)

2.Work permit (copy)
For non- Kenyans involved in the business

3.Identity card (copy)
For the applicant

4.Certificate of incorporation (copy)

5.Memorandum of a company with share capital-CR 2 (copy)

6.Passport (copy)

7.Curriculum vitae (copy)
Of the applicant

8.Insurance cover (copy)

9.Fisheries inspection report (copy)

10.Certificate of sea worthiness (copy)
For the boat

11.Lease agreement (copy)
Of the premises occupied

12.Proof of ownership of premises (copy)

13.Affidavit (copy)
For non-resident directors involved in the business

2 Pay licence fees

KES 8,000 – For issuance of water sports/boat execursions licence

The fees payable to KCB bank; University way branch, Account name; Tourism Regulatory Authority, account number; 1178921034.

KES 1,000 – Application processing fee

Time frame

Waiting time in queue: Min.   5mn – Max.  30mn

Attention at counter: Min.   5mn – Max.   10mn

3 Submit payment receipt

4 Inspection of premises


  1. Inspection and inventory form for regulated tourism enterprises checklist (copy)
    The checklist contains what the inspectors check during the inspections.

Time frame

Attention at counter: Min.   30mn – Max.   1h.

Waiting time until next step: Min.   1 day – Max.   5 days

5 Obtain Water sports / boat excursions licence


1.Stamped deposit slip (original)

Time frame

Waiting time in queue: Min.   5mn – Max.  10mn

Attention at counter: Min.   5mn – Max.   10mn

Vessel Registration

All vessels must be registered with all the necessary details. No vessel will allowed to sail in Kenya waters without proper registration.

A list of registered vessels will be uploaded to the system


Download Registration Forms below:

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