The Treasure Island

Explore the treasures of the magical Daymaniyat Islands where you can snorkel with turtles among the coral reef, spot leopard sharks and spend the night under the stars.

Spot incredible nature such as dolphins, turtles and sharks.

Classic Omani beach BBQ

Enjoy water activities like snorkeling, kayaking and fishing

Overview

This exciting trip brings you into a protected nature reserve where you will witness incredible animals in their natural habitat whilst enjoying all water activities.

 

Our boat will ride alongside frolicking dolphins before we move on to the world renowned nature reserve of the Damaniyat Islands, known for their extensive nesting bird species and unique marine life which thrive among the coral reefs.

 

Snorkel or scuba diving in this underwater paradise is a unique experience as you can spot a whole array of sea creatures including sting rays and leopard sharks.

 

Camping overnight on the islands gives us an extended time in nature which many don’t take the time to experience. As the sun sets it is a magical moment which can only be topped by the glistening stars in the sky above as we enjoy a traditional Omani BBQ on the beach.

Key points:
2 days
1 night
Offered in English
Medium Difficulty
Good for Avoiding Crowds
Sustainability:
Guides are from local Omani communities
We provide reusable meal bags
Food provided will be locally and responsibly sourced
We leave areas cleaner than we found them
With each trip we donate directly to the Environmental Society of Oman
Itinerary:

Day 1

Depart Muscat 8am

Stop at - Bandar Khayran for dolphin watching 10am

Arrive at - Damaniyat Islands 11am

Day 2

Depart Damaniyat Islands 4pm

Stop at - Damaniyat Islands 4pm

Arrive at - Muscat 6pm

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DAY 1

We will meet at Al Mouj Marina with our bags packed ready to step onboard the vessel at 8am and meet with Said, our Captain for this trip. After the introductions and safety briefings we depart the marina in search of excitable dolphins who usually swim alongside the boat providing entertainment for those onboard.

 

After witnessing these creatures in their natural habitat we travel to the world famous Damaniyat Islands nature reserve, the home of a rich and diverse marine life. Lunch will be provided in our reusable snack bags and enjoyed on the white sand beach. After lunch it’s time to look out our snorkels and flippers and dive into the inviting azure blue water and experience the underwater world swimming alongside majestic turtles and colorful fish who make their home among the coral reefs. Once you have seen this level of beauty you will understand why we are so passionate to preserve it! Stand-up Paddle (SUP) boards are also available for those who want to head off and explore the bays and rocky coves away from the group.

 

As the sun sets we gather on the white sand beach to enjoy beach games before watching the glorious sun set. As darkness falls our guides will prepare a delicious BBQ dinner on the beach, Omani style! Using fresh and local produce they will cook up a feast including grilled fish, marinated meats, fresh breads, tasty salads, hummus and more with the delightful sound of the traditional music from the Oud instrument playing by the campfire.

 

On this evening you can decide whether you wish to sleep inside the tent or underneath the stars, like a real adventurer.

DAY 2

After watching the golden sun rise in the sky you can choose how to spend your morning. You
can either enjoy snorkeling and beach games, or select one of the below options:

 

Option One - Early morning fishing experience with Omani fishermen (additional charge)

Option Two - Scuba diving (additional charge)

Sea creatures you can spot:

  • Various sharks such as Black tip reef shark and Leopard sharks

  • Loggerhead and Green Turtles

  • Whale Sharks

  • Dolphins

  • Eels

  • Sting rays

  • Array of colorful fish such as Clown fish and parrot fish

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MAIN QUESTIONS

What to bring?


- Comfortable & dry outfits x 2 - Swimming clothes & cover up - Towel - Sun cream - Sunglasses - Hat - Sleeping clothes - Sleeping bag & pillow - Jacket/Jumper for the evening incase it gets chilly - GoPro/waterproof phone case to capture your adventure - Suitable adventure shoes to wear on the beach




What is included?


- All transport from the meeting place & returning to the marina again - Snorkel equipment - Main meals, drinks and refreshment - All excursions & expert guides - Lifejackets & necessary PPE - Tents for camping




What is not included?


- Adventure insurance - Sleeping bags and pillows - Mosquito/bug repellent




Cancellation policy


For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.