Experience the natural beauty of the Musandam fjords while sailing in a traditional wooden dhow boat along Oman’s rugged coast, plus see native wildlife and enjoy a refreshing swim in the waters off Telegraph Island. From the picturesque port of Khasab you’ll cast away in an open-air dhow boat reminiscent of the ones Bedouins and merchants sailed centuries ago. Relish warm breezes and panoramic views of rocky khor inlets along Musandam, nicknamed "Norway of Arabia" for its fjord-like landscapes. You’ll cruise past tall limestone cliffs forming the Strait of Hormuz and see small fishing villages only accessible by boat. Keep your eyes peeled for soaring seabirds and humpback dolphins splashing alongside the boat. Your captain will anchor the vessel off the coast of Telegraph Island, sharing about how the British built a telegraph-cable repeater station here in 1864. Relax on board, admiring the craggy mountain backdrop, or jump in for a quick swim in the clear-blue waters that surround the island.
• Khasab: Sail in a traditional wooden dhow boat on a route that features views of rugged coastline and fishing villages.
• Musandam: See seabirds and dolphins frolicking among the fjord-like inlets and limestone cliffsides of this "Norway of Arabia".
• Telegraph Island: Anchored offshore this historic isle, you are free to swim in the sea or relax on the boat.
What to Bring:
• SeaPass card and photo identification
• Cash/credit cards
• Sun protection
• Towel (from ship)
What to Wear:
• Hat and sunglasses
• Swimsuit under cover-up or light clothing
• Walking shoes
• Guests must be able to walk approximately .4 miles over flat surfaces, with inclines and about 10 steps and extended periods of standing.
• Consider physical fitness and medical history when selecting tour.
• Pregnant women and guests with back/neck problems should not select this tour.
• Guests in wheelchairs and others with limited mobility should not select this tour.
• Guests prone to motion sickness should take precautions.
• Tour sequence may vary.