Arabian Fjords by Dhow

This excursion will have great appeal for those who look for a more unusual outing. Board your traditional Omani dhow pier side and cruise toward Musandam’s longest and most spectacular fjord, which is often referred to as “Norway of Arabia”.

Here, calm, turquoise waters contrast with the creamy white limestone cliffs. Along the way you will pass small fishing villages.

Dolphins are often spotted swimming alongside the dhows while you are cruising the fjords.

The dhow passes by Telegraph Island well known for the staff succumbing to madness when they were posted to this remote station. Here the British laid the first telegraph cable in 1864; it ran from India to Basra in Iraq and the island was manned for some 5 years.

The dhow will anchor in the vicinity off Seebi Island, allowing you to take a swim or just sit back and enjoy soft drinks, tea or coffee while admiring breathtaking views of mountains rising in the distance to over 2,000 feet.

Leaving anchorage, conclude this outing with a leisurely cruise back to the pier

 

Special Notes:
Tour suitable for elderly people who can navigate getting on and off the dhow’s staircase.

Dhows are motorized and very basic.

There is a possibility to swim off the dhow, but caution is advised when getting in and out of the water via the dhow’s ladder.

Wear your swimwear under your clothes and bring a towel with.

Comfortable non slippery walking shoes, a hat and sunglasses recommended.

Shady seating is available on the dhow.

Towels and snorkeling equipment not included.

Life jackets on the dhow.

Every dhow has a toilet on board.

Some dhows are large enough to carry 80 persons.

 

Tour Timings:

Tours begin at times suitable for the ship's arrival in port. The breakdown of the excursions is as follows:

00hr00 -> Excursion departs from Khasab Port

00hr00 -> 00hr15 Sailing from pier side
00hr15 -> 01hr15 Sightseeing sailing
01hr15 -> 02hr00 Anchoring for a swim
02hr00 -> 04hr00 Sailing back to the pier

 

 

Tour Details

Tour Name:
Arabian Fjords by Dhow

sightseeing tour

Tour ID:
KHS-02

Duration:
Approximately 04hr00

easy excursion

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