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  1. United Arab Emirates
  2. Ras al-Khaimah

From Khasab: Musandam Dolphin Watching Dhow Cruise

Product ID: 104981
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Climb aboard a traditional dhow boat and look for dolphins in the fjord of Musandam. Keep your camera ready to capture superb photos as the enchanting creatures race the boat through the waterways. Marvel at the scenery of white limestone cliffs and more.
About this activity
Duration: 3 - 10 hours
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Pickup included

Pick-up at your Dubai or Ras Al Khaimah hotel
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Sail through the beautiful fjords of Musandam
  • Get a 95% chance of seeing dolphins in the turquoise waters
  • Swim or snorkel in the Gulf of Oman
Full description
Following pick-up from your hotel in Khasab, climb aboard a motorized dhow boat and experience one of the most traditional modes of transport in Oman.

Cruise towards the longest and most spectacular fjord in Musandam, often referred to as the “Norway of Arabia.” Enjoy the calm, turquoise waters contrasting with the creamy white limestone cliffs as you pass small fishing villages and look for dolphins swimming alongside the boat.

Journey past Telegraph Island in the Elphinstone Inlet. Formerly used as a telegraph-cable repeater station, it is legendary for driving staff mad due to the intense summer heat and hostility of the local tribes. The British laid the first telegraph cable in 1864, running from India to Basra in Iraq until it was abandoned 5 years later. Anchor in the vicinity to swim or just sit back and enjoy some soft drinks, tea or coffee.

Take in the breathtaking views of the mountains rising in the distance to an altitude of over 2,000 feet. Then cruise back to the pier at a leisurely pace, and get dropped off at your hotel in Khasab at the end of the tour services.



  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Soft drinks, fruit and refreshments
  • Snokeling equipment and life jackets
  • Towels
  • Group tour
  • Return shared transfers
  • UAE exit fee and Oman visa
  • Dolphin Watching Dhow Cruise as per itinerary
  • English-speaking driver/guide
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• This tour requires a minimum of 2 adults to operate
• Shorts are permitted
• Please bring sun cream and lotion
• Good quality sunglasses are advised, including photo-chromatic lenses for those who wear spectacles
• A hat or some form of protection for the head is advisable in direct sunlight
• Normal tourist photography is acceptable, but it is considered offensive to photograph Arab women. It is also courteous to ask permission before photographing men. Photographing government buildings, police or military installations is not permitted
• Please note that dolphin sightings cannot be guaranteed
• While you will get the chance to swim off the dhow, caution is advised when getting in and out of the water by ladder
• Shady seating is available aboard the dhow
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.4 / 5
based on 6 reviews
Review summary
Value for money

Organized by

Orient Tours LLC

Product ID: 104981