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A Special Day Out at Sea

Duration: Half Day

a special day out at sea

The Sultanate of Oman has been a major seafaring nation in the Middle East as early as the 8th century. Since ancient times, sailors have crossed the Arabian Sea by dhow, a traditional Arabian wooden vessel, on ancient trade routes to Africa, India and Southeast Asia. Today the sea is a source of income and a way of life for the local fisherman. As tourism in Oman has developed, holiday makers have been able to venture into these waters and enjoy fishing tours and boat trips around the coast. This special tour will enable you to experience life on the open Arabian seas, where ancient seafarers have sailed before you.

Feel the sun on your face and the fresh ocean breeze in your hair as you sail leisurely across Oman’s beautiful waters, which change from royal blue to clear turquoise depending on the seas you travel through. Oman is surrounded by the Gulf of Oman on the northeast and the Arabian Sea on the south and east. Its waters also occupy a small part of the Indian Ocean. With the Tropic of Cancer passing through Oman just south of the capital Muscat, it means that most of the country’s waters lie within the tropics. These merging seas explain why Oman’s waters host such an abundance and diversity of marine life. Over 20 species of whales and dolphins roam Oman’s waters, including spinner, dolphins, common dolphins, bottlenose dolphins, humpback whales, blue whales, sperm whales, pilot whales, false killer whales and many more. These beautiful, graceful creatures are amazing to watch and you may be lucky enough to spot several species on your trip. Dolphins, in particular, provide wonderful entertainment for their spectators as they playfully spin, somersault and dive in and out of the water.

Relax and enjoy this exhilarating boat ride along Oman’s stunning rugged coastline, marvelling at views of the mountains and ocean on the way. You will also get the chance to swim and snorkel when we stop. Enjoy exploring the unspoilt coral gardens, where you will see a range of hard and soft coral species and tropical reef fish. Their vivid colours are a spectacular sight. You may even spot several species of turtles in the water, as well as manta rays, seahorses, sea cucumbers, octopus, starfish and many other beautiful sea creatures.

We will stop for lunch on a beautiful, secluded sandy beach. With over 1000 miles of coastline, Oman is a beach lover’s paradise. Hundreds of tranquil, golden and white-sand bays line the coast, many of which are lined with swaying palm trees. Holiday makers are certainly spoilt for choice here. This relaxing day on the open seas is an exciting adventure both in and out of the water.

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