1. Morocco
  2. Sahara Desert, Morocco
  3. Dakhla

Dakhla Bay: Catamaran Sailing Adventure to Dragon Island

Product ID: 330156
Set off on a 4-hour catamaran sailing adventure in Dakhla Bay and admire the coastal desert landscapes. Enjoy 1 hour of free time to explore or swim on the stunning Dragon Island. Have the chance to see dolphins, flamingos, and other wading birds.
About this activity
Duration: 4 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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English, French, Arabic

Pickup included

The car will meet you at your hotel or residence 30 minutes before the activity starts. Please wait in the lobby of town hotels or in the car park of out of town hotels 5 minutes before the pickup time. Drivers will wait no longer than 10 minutes after the scheduled pickup time.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Relax onboard the spacious catamaran or choose to be active and try your hand at sailing
  • Marvel at the breathtaking desert landscapes as you sail along the sandbanks
  • Look out for dolphins, flamingos, and other wading birds
  • Discover the magical Dragon Island and swim from the white sand beaches
  • Climb the hill on the island for a panoramic view of the bay
Full description
After pickup at your hotel or residence, you'll be driven to the start point to meet the captain and crew. There, hop in a small service boat to get to the catamaran. Once you've boarded, listen to a short introduction before the crew lifts the anchors and the sailing begins.

Choose to relax and let the crew take the strain, or get actively involved with the sailing by raising sails, steering, and learning how the catamaran uses the wind — all under the supervision of the qualified crew. Snacks and soft drinks will be served by the crew and are available for the whole trip for you to enjoy.

During the tour, sail along the sand banks where you may see flamingos and other wading birds. Keep an eye out for dolphins too. There are two types in the bay: bottlenose dolphins, who love to play and swim by the boat, and the rare and shy humpback dolphins. There's no guarantee you'll see them but they are often there — hopefully, you'll get lucky.

At Dragon Island, the crew will drop anchor and take you by service boat to the island where you will have one hour to explore, swim, or climb the hill for some panoramic views. Later, return by service boat to the catamaran and enjoy the sail back to base, with more opportunities to spot dolphins and seabirds. On returning to base, a car will take you back to your hotel.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Dakhla
  • Life jackets
  • Snacks
  • Soft drinks
What’s Not Included
  • Towels
  • Swimwear
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Sunglasses
Know before you go
• This tour is not recommended for people with severe mobility impairments
• You will need to climb some steps to get onto the catamaran
• You may need to walk in shallow water to get on and off the service boat at the island
• The car will meet you at your hotel or residence 30 minutes before the activity starts