Musandam Boat Trip – All You Need to Know

Musandam boat trip or /best Musandam boat trip

Musandam is the most northern city Oman. The city has become known for celebrity vacations and its Six Senses by Zighy Bay hotel.

However, other than the celebrity appeal and high end luxury, Musandam is also known to be home of an authentic boat ride: the dhow cruise.

This guide goes over the best Best Musandam Boat Trips and will shed light on what you should expect on this tour.

Musandam Boat Trip:

  • Dhow Cruise Overnight
  • Half day boat trip with camping
  • Half day dhow cruise
  • Private dhow cruise

Musandam Dhow Cruise Overnight

On this cruise you will be able to spend 2 days traveling on the traditional dhow just like the Omanis did in the past. Not only will you be living a cultural adventure but you will also be indulging in dolphin watching and snorkeling.

After being picked up by your tour organizers you will be escorted to the Dhow Boat where the tour will take off from.

Form there you will be ushered across the Khourshem Fjords where you will enjoy the calming ocean waves.

Boat trip Musandam fjords
The fjords of Musandam

You will have an opportunity to stop by islands where you you will be welcomed by a traditional Omani lunch and pristine white sands.

Best part is, the islands are as a empty as could be!

The two islands you will stop by are the famous Telegraph Island and Seebi Island.

The highlight of this trip is being able to enjoy a night on the Dhow boat within the safety of shore.

Taking into account the prices of hotels in Musandam and the beauty of its waters, you will soon find that sleeping on the boat is more than worth it.


  • Driver
  • Entrance fees
  • Fuel surcharge
  • National park fees
  • Tickets
  • Breakfast
  • Traditional Omani lunch
  • BBQ dinner
  • Refreshments

Pick up: Khasab Hotels

Duration: 2 days

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Musandam Half Day Boat Trip with Camping

Essentially, this is the overnight tour with a night on an island instead of the dhow boat.

If you choose to include camping as part of your tour you will be escorted by speed boat from the dhow ship to the island where you will spend the night.

You can request time adjustments when deciding on your return the following day.

Musandam boat trip camp
Musandam boat trip – overnight camp

It is worth noting that this option is $60 cheaper than the overnight tour.

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Musandam Boat Trip – Full Day Cruise

The half day cruise is the most popular cruise option for Musandam travelers.

If you plan on staying in a hotel in Musandam, like the Six Senses, then this tour is for you.

Musandam boat trip snorkeling

The trip starts with a boat ride from you hotel and on to the new highway that crosses through the Hajjar moutnians. Your morning views will consist of desert dunes, Dibba Bay and the fishing port.

As you board the dhow boat you will be seated on traditional Omani furniture used widely up until the early 90’s

From there you will pass by salty white mountains like the Zighy Bay and and Haffa beaches.

Halfway through the cruise you will be able to enjoy swimming and snorkeling in the pristine blue oceans of Musandam.


  • Driver
  • Entrance fees
  • Fuel surcharge
  • National park fees
  • Tickets
  • Oriental lunch buffet
  • Shower faciliites
  • Music system on board
  • Unlimited refreshments and fruits

Pick up: Dubai, Sharjah, Ras al-Khaimah, and Fujairah hotels

Duration: 1 day

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For transfers from Musandam book here.

Private Dhow Cruise Musandam

A private Dhow cruise can be arranged only if contacted 14 days in advance. The private tour is subject to season and availability.

If you would need a private tour in English or German please contact us.

*A private tour in other language can be arranged but is not guaranteed.

For an in depth guide on Musandam check out my Musandam Travel Guide.

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