Guided tour

Muscat: Dolphin Watching and Snorkeling Tour

4.2 / 5

73 reviews

Muscat: Dolphin Watching and Snorkeling Tour

From $93 per person

A unique aquamarine experience in the crystal clear waters off of the coast of Muscat. You will have the opportunity to search for various forms of dolphins and go snorkeling with turtles and other forms of marine life.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pickup is possible from the following locations: • Muscat hotels • Muscat Airport • Muscat harbor (for shore excursions passengers , please take the free shuttle bus in front of your cruise exit door to the port main gate, where your guide will be waiting for you) • From the Al Sieb area (incurs an extra charge of 15 USD per person)

Experience

Highlights
  • Introduce yourself to some of Oman's underwater residents
  • Swim alongside dolphins
  • Snorkel off the coast of Muscat
Full description
Take the opportunity to watch the dolphins and discover the underwater world of Oman, complete with snorkeling masks. Your day will begin by experiencing the power, grace and speed of dolphins in their natural environment, which is a truly amazing and spectacular sight to see. Your captain will help you to identify the different type of dolphins, most often spotted here are the acrobatic spinners dolphin, the powerful bottle-nose dolphin and the common dolphin. After watching the dolphins have the opportunity to go snorkeling for 1 hour around the stunning Bandar Khiran Bay. Oman ranks among some of the best snorkeling destinations in the world, and during this tour you will have no doubt in your mind why this is so. Experience the dazzling underwater world, swimming alongside turtles and other varying and unique forms of marine life. You'll love this new world beneath the water, a truly memorable and authentic snorkeling adventure.
Includes
  • Entrance fees
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Local taxes
  • National park fees
  • Bottled water
  • Admission ticket
  • Driver
  • Hotel/port pick-up and drop off
  • Round-trip private transfer
  • Transport by vehicle (maximum capacity for salon car: 3 seats/4X4 vehicle: 6 seats)
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Lunch
  • Pick-up and drop off from Al Seeb (15 dollars per person)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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What to bring

  • Passport

Know before you go

  • At the time of booking, cruise ship passengers must provide the following information: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time, and re-boarding time
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide for an extra charge
  • This tour requires a minimum of 2 participants in order to operate
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 73 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4/5
  • Transportation
    4.1/5
  • Value for money
    3.6/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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The Tour Operator is very well organized. Where the starting point of the excursion is located there are toilets to change. We had to travel for over an hour before seeing the dolphins but it is not a fault to be attributed to the TO. Very nice snorkeling. We have seen many fish. There are mask, snorkel, fins and vests for children available

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March 2, 2020

Nice trip. Collection was very punctual and well organized. We were a group of 13 people on the boat. There was a captain and a helper on board. Plenty of water and soft drinks as well as snacks such as cakes and apples were distributed. Unfortunately no dolphins were seen, but this was made clear before departure as there is no guarantee. Snorkeling in a bay was nice. Equipment was provided and there was plenty of time. On the way back by boat we drove past a few beautiful buildings, hotels and bays. The employee then said something about it. The return trip by bus was organized very quickly. Maybe a little expensive but otherwise very nice.

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February 25, 2020

Very nice and entertaining experience! Collection at the port worked without any problems. Before the boat casts off, there is again toilet facilities. There were 8 of us on our boat, enough space and bottled water. There were many dolphins, and they are not hunted, as is often the case in other places. Snorkeling is at a spot where several boats are “unloaded” and people jump into the water. A lot going on as soon as you keep your head under water but not bad anymore. Insanely diverse fish world, have even spotted a turtle. Snorkeling, masks and fins were on site.

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December 17, 2019

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