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Khasab,Oman Shore Excursions

We provide a variety of tours, including:

Half Day: From 9:30am to 1:00pm (3 and ½ Hours)
Full Day: From 10:00am to 4:00pm (6 Hours)

Enjoy an unforgettable day cruising through the “fjords of Musandam” on board our traditionally decorated Omani dhow, where you can sit comfortably on cushions and carpets while feasting your eyes on the striking scenery. A dhow trip offers an insight into the fantastic landscape. Discover ancient villages and swim and snorkel in the clear waters off Telegraph Island and Seebi Island, visiting Khor Shem, Qanaha and Maqlab along the way. There is a distinct possibility you may see dolphins. Buffet lunch and refreshments are served on board. Snorkeling equipment and towels are provided.

Half Day: From 9:30am to 12:30pm (3 and ½ Hours)
Full Day: From 9:30am to 3:30pm (6 Hours)

A 4-wheel tour through the impressive mountains of Musandam. We visit Jebel Al Harim (highest mountain peak in the region) which is 2087 meters above the sea level; fossils over million years old, village of Sayhe could be visited. Khor Najd, where the mountain and sea meets as well as Al Khaldiya could be visited. Cold drinks would be provided during the trip..

We embark on an adventurous and exciting journey into Khasab City tour, the capital of Musandam. This calm fishing village and oasis overlooks the Gulf of Arabia and the Straits of Hormuz. We visit the restored Portuguese fort, which is now a museum full of Omani handicrafts and fascinating historical documents. Afterwards we move to the neighbouring village of Qadah to view the petroglyphs – prehistoric rock carvings – depicting camels, ships and warriors.

Note:

Tours include free transfer from Khasab port to our dhows; complimentary use of snorkeling gear during the dhow cruise; Arabic music and complimentary non-alcoholic refreshments.

Great Day to See Dolphins

“We booked this by email has we were arriving on a cruise. we were met with a name board at the port and everything worked excellent. Water, Tea, Coffee and soft drinks along with snacks and fruit were freely available. The Dhows were comfortable and staff friendly. we set off and very shortly we slowed in a sheltered bay and within minutes we were surrounded by a pod of around 15 dolphins. we stayed here for approx 20 mins and then moved off through the fjord.to a small Island called Telegraph island. it’s name because the British 1st laid telegraph lines from here to Iraq and India. here the dhow was anchored and we could swim or snorkel. Towels were supplied and although the place to change was just the engine room the staff made sure of privacy.we then headed back with another viewing of dolphins on route back to port.”

Paul H,
United Kingdom

Great Trip from Dubai

“It’s pretty well organized, with several other companies all doing the same trip (we saw many dhows on the water). Nice relaxing day on the boat, with good views, decent food, etc. Very glad we did it, and we did get to see several dolphins, which was a bonus. It was pretty cold, so we didn’t snorkel, but plenty of people did. From what we could tell, the coral and sealife wasn’t really great compared to other places we’ve snorkeled. The only thing I’d caution – we stayed on the west side of Dubai (around the Marina), which meant we were both the first pickup and last drop off. Not much you can do about that, but it ended up being 8 hours in the car, and only 6 on the boat. Still probably worth it, but we were jealous of the folks who spent 90 minutes less in that van than us, simply because they stayed further east.”

Astaplet,

Half Day Dhow Tour - Plenty of Dolphins and Good Service

We did a half day dhow tour in the fjords. It was a nice size group (some 10 people). Good service, including soft drinks and fresh fruit. Plenty of dolphins in sight as close as 1 foot from the boat. We enjoyed it thoroughly and recommend Dolphin Khasab Tours.

Tony H,
London