Musandam Khasab Dhow Cruise with Dolphin Watch

Located in the Musandam province of Oman, Khasab is a popular destination for dhow cruises. ​Khasab Dhow Cruise brings you some of the most exciting boat trips, including swimming and snorkeling, dolphin watching, and some of the most beautiful natural landscape tours with on-board refreshments and comfortable seating. Musandam half day tour offers visitors a unique and unforgettable experience. A Dhow is a traditional Arabian sailing vessel that has been used for fishing and transport in the region for centuries. These beautifully designed wooden boats have been specially adapted for tourists and offer a pleasant cruise along the scenic Musandam coast. Our cruise duration varies from shorter trips to a ​half day of 3 hours, depending on your preferences.

Timings: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm.

During the ​Khasab ​dhow cruise, you can enjoy breathtaking views of the rocky coastline, towering cliffs, and fjord-like bays. The landscape is characterized by spectacular mountains, crystal clear water, and secluded beaches. The tranquility of the area creates a calm and relaxed atmosphere. Most Khasab Musandam dhow cruise include various activities and facilities. You can snorkel or swim in crystal clear waters while learning about the vibrant marine life and coral reefs. Some cruises even provide fishing gear so you can try your hand at fishing in Musandam rich fishing area.

Musandam Half Day Tour Fun Facts

  • The highlight of this tour is watching dolphins from your boat. If you are lucky, dolphins run beside your boat as well. There are plenty of activities that you can enjoy during our half-day dhow cruise. This is a shorter tour and includes a stop for swimming at Telegraph Island. Telegraph Island is famous for its crystal-clear waters, colorful fish, and sea corals.
  • Telegraph Island presents the best opportunity for snorkeling in the Fjords of Musandam. Have the dive of your life and see the beautiful, untouched corals in the crystal-clear waters around the whole peninsula. Your Khasab Dhow Cruise package includes all this along with efficient snorkeling gear as well. On board, you can explore the many sheltered fjords as high as you dare.
  • This tour also offers sightseeing at some beaches and fishing villages. The fishermen’s villages to see are Nadifi, Shem, Qanah, and Maqlab. Sightseeing tours of the towering fjords of Musandam Khasab Our friendly staff on the dhow serve you plenty of refreshments on board and take good care of you.
  • While aboard the dhow, you can engage in a variety of activities to make the most of your experience. Snorkeling in the pristine waters offers a glimpse into the mesmerizing underwater world, while swimming in the calm bays provides a refreshing escape from the heat. For those seeking tranquility, simply bask in the sun and take in the serene surroundings.
  • One of the highlights of a Musandam dhow cruise is the warm hospitality extended by the crew. Enjoy traditional Omani refreshments and freshly prepared meals as you soak in the peaceful ambiance of the surroundings. The friendly crew members are always ready to ensure that your journey is as enjoyable as it is memorable.
  • The unparalleled beauty of Musandam provides ample opportunities for capturing stunning photographs. Whether it’s the rugged cliffs rising majestically from the sea or the vibrant marine life, every moment offers a chance to create lasting memories of your dhow cruise adventure.

Half Day Dhow Cruise Inclusions

  • Water, Soft drinks, Apple, Oranges, Banana, Coffee and Tea.
  • Snorkeling gears and life jackets.
  • Shower facility to rinse the salty water.
  • Towels on the boat.
  • Music upon request for private tours.
  • Luxury sitting area decorated with carpets and cushions.

Half Day Khasab Musandam Dhow Cruise Itinerary

This Musandam half day dhow tour is for 3 hours to see the dolphins and other activities. You have plenty of fun activities and enjoy beauty of Musandam Oman. Find below the details itinerary for this trip.

09:00 AM / 01:00 PM – Reporting Time

Reporting time depends on your preferred schedule. It take normally 3 to 3.5 hours from Dubai to Khasab, depends on crowd at the border. 9:00 am reporting time for morning tour and 1:00 pm reporting time for the afternoon tour. We welcome you at our office or directly at the port and our staff will guide to the boat.

09:30 AM and 01:30 PM – Departure time.

We depart 9:30 am morning and 1:30 pm in the afternoon from Khasab port.  As yo join the boat our staff will take care of you and serve you refreshments such as soft drinks, plain water, coffee, and tea.  Now we are heading towards beautiful fjords of Musandam and on the way to natural habitat of dolphins.

10:30 AM and 02:30 PM – Dolphin Watching

The activity is most liked by tourist is the dolphin watching during the boat trip. Be ready and take your cameras outside, now its a time to see the dolphins, our experience staff take you to the best places to enjoy the view of dolphins. There is 90% of chances to the dolphins and this will make your trip memorable one.

11:00 PM and 02:30 PM – Telegraph Island

Following our enjoyment of the breathtaking views of dolphin watching, we are heading to the historical Telegraph Island. This island is regarded as the best for swimming and snorkeling. You will have the opportunity to swim and snorkel for over an hour here. Prepare to have a good time with this enjoyable activity. Swimming snorkeling equipment and life jackets will be given for your safety. However, don’t forget to bring your swimsuits.

12:30 PM and 04:30 PM – Reaching Khasab Port

After wrapping up the swimming and snorkeling activities, it’s time to return to the Khasab dhow port. We are going to leave for the port, as the boat drive from Telegraph Island to Khasab port takes 45 minutes. We hope to see you again to discover the incredible beauty of Khasab Musandam. Now is the time to say goodbye with unforgettable memories.

Tourist across the world

Tourist from all over the world can visit Khasab Musandam if they are eligible for on arrival visa for Oman and UAE.

Visa requirements

Keep your original passports minimum 3 months valid while traveling to Oman. Visa you can obtain at the border or apply online at Oman e-visa website.

UAE Residents

UAE residents must have 3 months valid UAE residents visa and 3 months valid passport. Kindly let us know your visa status before traveling.

Sponsored visa

If you are on sponsored (dependent) visa then your sponsor must be traveling along.

Rental Car

Kindly take NOC (No Object Certificate) from your rental agency to travel Khasab Oman. Border authority not allow you to get in Oman without NOC letter from rental agency.

Personal car

You can travel with your personal car. Your car must have valid registration (mulkya) along with your driving license. You can not travel with family member, company or friends car without NOC letter from court. if you don’t have Oman car insurance, you can buy it from the border for 100 AED.

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