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North Ghubra Way 3237 Building No.2375, Al Azaiba, Oman
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23° 37' 7.0500" N 58° 33' 48.4900" E23° 37' 7.0500" N 58° 33' 48.4900" E

23° 37' 5.9400" N 58° 35' 11.5600" E23° 37' 5.9400" N 58° 35' 11.5600" E

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Any suggestions for a good dolphin watching tour?

by johnaalex

We are off to Muscat for Christmas and the activity that is top of the list (even above the usual eating, drinking etc) is taking a boat trip to see the dolphins in the wild. We are not interested in diving, just want to watch from the boat. I cannot find any hard and fast details on the web about these trips. Lots of sites refer to them but I cannot find any details on price, duration etc. Note that price is not the prime concern, we want the the best tour not the cheapest (but would be happy if one particular company was both).

TIA

John

Re: Any suggestions for a good dolphin watching tour?

by Avenger1234

two of th best options are bluzone diving, (dont have to dive) or there is a company who run a glass bottomed boat that also does trips and they are gulf liesure, all are on the web.

Re: Any suggestions for a good dolphin watching tour?

by johnaalex

Thanks - I'll do some more web surfing.

Regards

John

Re: Any suggestions for a good dolphin watching tour?

by pirol

Hi, look for town of Khasab, Oman which is the base for all dolfin tours there. They start normally at 10:00 and ending is at 16:00 local time. Price is round about 150 USD. There is something to eat an board, toilet and if its warm engough swimming. Most of the tours getting in contact with wild dolfins. They overrun the animals (which are deep engough) with max speed and the fish plays in the boatwaves at the side of the boat. And you can book a half day trip to the Jebel Haroum which is about 2200 meter msl. Most intl travel agencies have contact to local agencies. Enjoy your trip, its wonderful!

Re: Any suggestions for a good dolphin watching tour?

by xlwestie

I have just logged on to "things to do in muscat" (google) and they have a page on their site (see options at the bottom of the page)regarding dolphin watching, mainly bottle nose. I too am off to MCT for christmas, maybe see you on a boat tour?

Travel Tips for Muscat

The roundabouts in Muscat

by georeiser

The Omanians loves their cars. The roads are highlighted in the landscape with wide streets and big roundabouts. Where are the crosswalks? Al Mina Roundabout and As Samakah Roundabout in Matrah are examples of this. Also the the big Al Wazarat Roaundabout in Al Qurm.

See pictures for GPS coordinates.

Grand Mosque: Chandeliers

by victorwkf

The chandeliers of the male prayer's hall of the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque are simply amazing and could rival others in the world, especially the main chandelier on top of the middle of the hall (see photograph).

Bandar Jissah

by call_me_rhia

Bandar Jissah is a wonderful place outside Muscat to go and enjoy a lazy day by the sea. it's quite popular among locals... you can often see large families spending their day there and having a good time. Apart from swimming, you can also take small boat rides (for about 4 rials) around the large rock in the harbour... this rock has a natural arch in it.

because it's not much of a touristic place, it's best to swim with a t-shirt on (for women) - or else one can go to the Omani diving centre nearby, where regular swimsuits are less shocking and offensive for the population

Traffic roundabouts

by victorwkf

One thing you will soon discover about Oman, including Muscat, is that there are lots of traffic roundabouts instead of traffic lights. This actually does help in the flow of traffic as there are not that many vehicles in Oman. An interesting feature is that some of these roundabouts have interesting statues in their centres, such as the one in this photograph showing a huge frankincense burner in the middle of a roundabout in Muscat.

Perfect breakfast spot

by tamerinho about Bread & Co

Cosy bakery located a few steps from the beach. The excellent choice for a breakfast or a quick snack.

It is a bakery, they bake fresh bread, cakes, croissants, and all other delicious items.

They also prepare tasty sandwiches, jusices, milk shakes, in addition to all hot drinks. Quiche au Fromage.. very tasty.. almost identical to what you get in Paris or Geneva.

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