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Dolphin Cruise from Muscat

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    What to Expect
    Following pickup from your hotel in central Muscat, you’re transferred to Marina Bandar Al-Rowdha. Here, take a seat aboard a fiberglass vessel designed to provide panoramic views over the shimmering Arabian Sea. 

    Although sightings aren’t guaranteed, your morning dolphin-watching quest offers a good chance to observe these playful marine mammals, which often frolic alongside the boat. Glide past the mountainous coastline of Oman and search the waters for spinner, bottlenose and common dolphins that frequently ride the surf around the bow and leap from the water to spin several feet into the air!

    Hear commentary about the dolphins’ feeding habits and about other marine life, including humpback whales and even rare false killer whales that thrive in the pristine waters (depending on the season; best between October and May).

    After your dolphin cruise, you'll head back to the marina for a convenient transfer to your hotel.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Your centrally located Muscat hotel
    For hotels outside the city, you must go directly to 'Marina Bandar Al-Rowdha' for the cruise
    Departure Time
    7:30 AM
    Duration
    3h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point at approximately 10:30am
    Inclusions
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Unlimited bottled water and soda
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Please note that dolphin and whale sightings are not guaranteed
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Was a nice excursion. Unfortunately didn’t see dolphins. Although the captain took us for a tour round the different things to see. We did see many tropical fish. We were told seeing dolphins is not guaranteed so wasn’t too disappointed. Overall really good trip.
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    We completely understand that seeing dolphins is not guaranteed; wildlife don’t always oblige. However, no effort was made to provide any commentary whatsoever during the trip. Zero guiding. Zero pointing out locations. No communication at all after captain Jasim was
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    Great morning out. Saw spinner dolphins swimming about around us and jumping out the water. Fantastic experience! On the way back to the marina saw some amazing rocky coastline too. Don’t forget to bring sun block, hat and glasses and plenty of water. It’s hot out there and the
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    Its all about luck and we were lucky to have an amazing experience to watch dolphins in their natural habitat. Thanks to the excellent team of tour operators.
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    By: Khimji's House of Travel
    16 reviews
    Channadarl123
    10
    Dolphin viewing
    Was a nice excursion. Unfortunately didn’t see dolphins. Although the captain took us for a tour round the
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    MotherOfThreeDogs
    Tulsa, Oklahoma
    88
    Skip this one
    We completely understand that seeing dolphins is not guaranteed; wildlife don’t always oblige. However, no effort
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    Peter H
    21
    2 Hr Dolphin cruise
    Great morning out. Saw spinner dolphins swimming about around us and jumping out the water. Fantastic experience!
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    nataliem7
    London, United Kingdom
    5321
    So many dolphins!!!
    Wow, we quickly found what appeared to be over 100 spinner dolphins that we stayed with for around 30-45 mins,
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    Inkenh2014
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    3510
    Wonderful experience
    This was a great experience in Muscat- our driver, Ghalib, was waiting for us the the gate to the cruise port. All
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    Kalyan74
    Sohar, Oman
    136
    Just Wow! Being so close to nature
    Its all about luck and we were lucky to have an amazing experience to watch dolphins in their natural habitat.
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    gwen68
    Johannesburg, South Africa
    3141
    Half-day private tour of Salalah
    Salalah - Oman Before we docked we spotted the 4x4 with light on top and Muhammad holding the sign. Glad to be
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    rajendra s
    mumbai
    43
    Family Visit to Oman
    Very professional tour organised with an insight to all the attractions as demanded by the travelers. On a family
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    PKN41
    Charlestown, Indiana
    9817
    Nizwa Fort and Market
    This is a long drive from Muscat but we stopped to view an oasis and ancient city. We shopped in the market at
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    Dennis T
    Northwood, New Hampshire
    10240
    Beautiful views in a very peaceful atmosphere
    A van picked us up at our hotel and brought us to the marina. There we joined up with many others and boarded two
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    travelwithtuffin
    London, United Kingdom
    3821
    Great service, incredible dolphin watching tour
    We booked our dolphin watching and snorkelling tour through Khimji’s house of travel. The communication was great,
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