The Musandam region, separated from the rest of Oman by the United Arab Emirates, is the northern most part of the Sultanate. The dramatic Musandam peninsula is perhaps one of the most scenically spectacular area in the Gulf. These spectacular fjords have given the area a second name "The Norway of Arabia”. The peninsula is mainly inhabited by the Shihuh, who are fishermen and herdsmen and are probably descended from the original inhabitants of northern Oman. Fishing is the peninsula's main industry with packing plants at al-Khasab and Bay'ah. Transportation is mostly by sea, since no roads cross the forbidding terrain.
Your day begins at 06:30 with a pick-up at your hotel and transfer to Musandam Khasab, Oman. On the drive you’ll travel via Ras Al Khaimah and cross the border into Oman.
At 10:00 you’ll depart on a full-day cruise to the spectacular fjords of Musandam.
Midway during the cruise, the dhow will anchor at Telegraph Island, where you’ll be able to swim and snorkel in the pleasant, clear waters, amongst the friendly and colourful fish. There’s a possibility that you’ll see dolphins during the cruise.
On board the dhow you’ll enjoy a tasty Oriental buffet lunch with refreshments, including soft drinks and fruits, also available.
After lunch you’ll have more time for swimming, snorkelling, or relaxing and admiring the amazing landscapes.
At 16:00 you’ll head back to the harbour and afterwards will be transferred back to your hotel.
What to bring
Know before you go
Please note the following:
• Your original passport is required for border crossings.
• All reservations must be made 48 hours prior to the trip.
• A minimum of 2 persons is required to arrange a pick-up.
• The tour and transport are on a shared basis.
• All tours are subject to weather conditions and in the case of cancelation, the cost of transport will be charged.
• All European, U.S. and U.K. nationals can obtain a visa upon arrival (on the day of the trip).
• For other nationalities, it’s possible to visit the Musandam peninsula by taking a day trip to the Dibba side. Check out the day trip to Musandam Dibba or contact the operator for more details.
Transfers are not included.
I was excited about this trip. It was a different experience from Dubai. The trip had scenic beauties and water activities. Will recommend to those trying for something different.
This cruise had everything. It was traditional and complete. Must try.
Don't miss this tour. The crew were fantastic and the landscape barren and beautiful. Service was top notch and swimming great. Lots of dolphins performing alongside the boat.
Absolutely fantastic. We are so fortunate to have found this company Insta Tours and Travel.
Very smooth transfer and ride to Musandam.
Very comfy boat, good food, the crew is very sweet and takes very good care of you, cristal waters and dolphins. Very relaxing
We took an authentic looking old boat out into the beautiful fjords of Musandam, and it is truly beautiful. It was easy to spot dolphins, and we managed to get them to ride alongside the boat. I got the impression it's pretty easy to spot dolphins here, we saw them on at least four different occasions. The staff on the boat was extremely friendly and attentive, and there was always tea and coffee, as well as fruits and snacks available. There was also a meal around midday which was also very good.
The trip was well organized and I liked the fact that everything was included.
Fantastic scenery and free flow of drink, fruit and tasty lunch.
Very good boat trip. Lunch was very nice. Twice time snorkeling and swimming possible. Around 4hours in boat. It was a great experience.
Transfer from/to Dubai was efficient and on time. Nice boat, with a lot of space and good services. Friendly staff, and really good food on board. Literally unlimited soft drinks and fruit. Musandam, Khasab is beautiful, and there are dolphins too. Recommended from Insta Tours and Travel.
Our driver was very good. Also the Guide and the captain and crew were helpful and friendly. We enjoyed the food and the drlnks. Everything went very well and was well organized.
Great day out. Glad I did it :-)
The food on board was super good, the guide on board was good at telling along the way.
Lovely food, trip guide and dolphins!
The ride was a great experience, lots of space on the ship, good food, friendly and helpful crew.
Very friendly tour operators on the boat, good food.
Boat ride through the Khasab mountains. A big thank you to our guides (Insta Tours and Travel) who do everything to make us comfortable. 2 sites for snorkeling (masks, snorkel, fins and towels are provided). The meal was very good especially the tea. Thanks to them we have been able to see dolphins several times.
Absolutely worth seeing! Should be aware that it is already a long transfer from Dubai.
A day when everything was right: reliable pick-up at the hotel, transfer to the port, a wonderful boat trip on a traditional wooden boat, very friendly staff, good food and wonderfully clear, warm water, a perfect day. Well organized and fun!
Great trip, highly recommended!
We definitely wanted to see Musandam. The trip was perfectly organized by Insta Tours and Travel and they were all very friendly. However, we have the landscape - rock formations, etc. presented a bit more varied. The sea has offered us a lot for that. In the bathing opportunity, our guide sea urchin showed us, which was totally fascinating. And of course you could watch a lot of colorful fish. All in all, it was a great trip for us.
Great experience in one of the most beautiful landscapes. Promised dolphin sighting 100% fulfilled. Interesting also the snorkeling in the midst of countless shoals of fish.
Definitely a day out worth doing. The team on the boat was great, the food was great and the activities were fun.
Beautiful experience. The staff were incredible, very nice and polite. We relaxed a lot and we had the possibility to meet people from different part of the world. Highly recommended.
Everything is very well organised, the crew are very sociable and they really try to show you the beautiful places around. Any question if you have, they immediately give you an answer.
I would like highly recommend this adventure from Insta Tours and Travel because it was well organised and it was super spend time. Crew was very very polite. We enjoyed this day a lot. Swimming, jumping from boat to sea. We will take part in this trip certainly again during our next visit Dubai in the future. Thanks guys - good job!!!
The trip was wonderful and on the boat. It was full with a wonderful crew. 10/10
Thanku so much Insta tours and Travel. You did a splendid job! The arrangements and everything went smoothly! I have visitors here in Dubai and always go on this trip with them!
It is a great trip as you get to enjoy multiple water sports, tan and eat some great food while admiring the view and listening to good music. We went swimming, banana speedboat, and snorkeling. It was a great time! At the end even went fishing for a bit and saw the fish market at the end of the day.
It was a very interesting trip to make. Very comfortable and relaxing ride with all the activities,also high compliments for the crew who were very friendly and helpfull. Definitely a recommendation from me.
Everything was so good. Great service and the buffet was superb with fresh fried fish. My husband and I really enjoyed this day trip!
I booked this tour through Insta Tours and Travel. We were collected on time. On the boat we were greeted with tea coffee juice water and fresh fruit. We saw the caves and even had the chance to fish on the way back, with one person catching a fish! The food was nice and had a good selection of meat, fish and vegetarian options. The owner if the company was aboard our boat and was a real credit. He spoke to everyone and gave his knowledge of the areas we visited. Definitely a must do.
Well our Dubai trip was going fantastic and one of my friends did come to know about this tour to musandam.
we were amazed by the scenic beauty of this place.The lunch post this was also good and we ended with dances on board and fishing and back !!
Everything was great! The crew was really kind and everything was very good organised. It was a really nice experience!
We enjoyed a lot the trip. The boat was in very good conditions of maintenance and cleaning, snorkeling equipment provided. staff very professional and kind. Good food and drinks were available all time in the boat. pick up service at the hotel very conveviente. Overall a great option and recommending it to everyone.
Great one day vacation. The food was great during lunch. The water is beautiful and clear.
It took a long time to get there but it was totally worth it .It was a unique experience with amazing views.
A day away from bulding very nice. A day of wonder between the beauty of the water and the scenery. Typical and comfortable boat. Flawless food. Activities too. We had a guide who took the time for everyone. Really redo.
Frankly great day at all level pleasant trip, top organization staff listening, intentioned ,, different dishes a real dépéisement, plus I saw a beautiful turtle
The excursion takes you a whole day, it was a fun day we could enjoy snorkeling, banana ride and a ride with the small boat at high speed. The food to be on the boat was very good. Back to the port they made us a route to see some caves.
Everything was very well organized. In time. Everything as described, but little fish and no dolphins. Also a towel was provided. Constantly drinks or fruit were served. Friendly crew. Delicious lunch. Recommended
All supervisors were great. Very obliging. The boat trip was relaxing, the banana boat tour and the speed boat tour were great and fun, food and drink plentiful, even for the return transport.
Everything was well organized and the border crossing was really exciting. All people were very concerned about our well-being. There was enough food and drink. Just great...
Fantastic trip! Good transfer, great friendly attentive crew! Fantastic landscape! Were only about 20 people on board, was optimal. Delicious food, drinks and fruit! Everyone could drive several rounds of banana boat and speedboat. Dolphins would have been the ipunkt, but they did not feel like it. Thanks for the great experience Ista Tours and Travel.
Great trip, nice people, great weather, beautiful fjord, great team, enough food and drinks. A great experience, I can only recommend to anyone!
Truly magical everything! starting from the places the musandam is magnificent and the staff is of an incredible kindness and welcome highly recommended go because it is worth it
Great experience with great crew, the food was great too. We had a lot of fun. We will repeat!
We had a lot of fun on the boat. It was really good service. Highly recommended !!! You get a lot and more for the money you pay. The best we have been to of all the tours we have done. Thank you!
A very nice sea excursion!!!! Pick up at the hotel, accurate appointment, a very nice driver; Arrived at the boat with a super crew, meals and all drinks at will, an excellent atmosphere on board! Boat ride, songs and very good music on board. To do, it's really good.
It was nice the scenery was beautiful but we did not see the dolphins.Otherwise it was fine and the staff very friendly
This was a totally different experience for us. Riding in a boat fully relaxed lying down on the pillows with the sea breeze gently blowing on our face was such a nice experience. The beach were they stopped for snorkeling and swimming was crystal clear. There were unlimited fruits, snacks and drinks with coffee/tea. The food was good too. Overall, it was a fun trip and good value for money through Insta Tours and Travel.