This 4-day cruise is ideal for a first encounter with the Mousandam Peninsula. Located in the north of the United Arab Emirates, this 3000 m² region dominated by the Hajar mountain range is the smallest in Oman. Its numerous fjords, creeks and villages have earned it the nickname "Little Norway of Arabia". The local crew is at your disposal at any time of the day. You will also enjoy the local cuisine packed full of flavours.
Take a seat aboard the Rubba, a magnificent 29-metre-long luxury yacht. This boat, which looks like a floating hotel, has all the comforts you need for a magical stay, with a local crew to look after you. The main deck has a terrace with cushions, ideal for sunbathing at any time of the day. You will also find a lounge area sheltered from the sun. The crew offers you international cuisine, made with local produce. Finally, the sun deck opens onto the cockpit and is perfect for enjoying the mountainous landscape. At the stern, the swimming platform will allow you to go down into the water in complete safety.
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Bar (softs only)
Important:No alcohol will be served on board. However, you can bring some with you (e.g. by buying it at the duty free in Oman or the Emirates).
This boat has 6 double cabins (4 standard cabins and 2 suits). All cabins are air-conditioned and equipped with portholes, storage space (cupboard and drawers), a mirror, a smoke detector and a bathroom with private toilet.
During your cruise, you will sail (maximum 6 hours per day) through the famous Strait of Hormuz, which separates the Persian Gulf from the Gulf of Oman. Although isolated, the Musandam peninsula offers breathtaking scenery and small charming villages with friendly inhabitants. Your swims will be the occasion to make wonderful underwater discoveries in the middle of hundreds of fish. On a clear day, you will even be able to see the Iranian coast.
DAY 1: Khasab - Sham Fjord - Telegraph Island - Seebi Island
The Rubba and her crew will be waiting for you at 12:00 noon in Khasab harbour. After a quick intinerary briefing and safety briefing, you will set sail and set course for Sham Fjord. During the crossing, you may have the chance to see dolphins. Upon arrival (around 1:30 pm), you will taste delicious local specialties in front of this impressive fjord. You leave in the direction of Telegraph Island and enjoy another stop for swimming and snorkeling. The captain will then take you to Seebi Island. You will land on the island in a dinghy. Admire the sunset from a little higher up. Dinner and overnight on board.
DAY 2: Seebi Island - Kumzar - Shabus Fjord
This morning, enjoy your breakfast in the beautiful and peaceful Seebi Bay. Your boat will sail on the Arabian Sea and anchor near the village of Kumzar. The location is ideal for exploring the seabed and swimming. After lunch, you will discover the village of Kumzar accompanied by a guide (about 30 min). You will then head back out to sea to head towards the Shabus Fjord. During this stopover, we propose you to visit the village of Al Balad. Dinner and night on board.
DAY 3 : Shabus Fjord - Khor Najd - Lima village
You weigh anchor early and head for a small creek. The place is ideal to have breakfast while contemplating the sunrise. Your journey continues to Khor Najd, where you will start your safari in the mountains of Khasab. In a 4x4, your driver guide will take you to discover the impressive Jabel Al Harim mountain. With its 2087 meters, it is the highest of the Musandam Peninsula. Come back on board to taste the tasty dishes prepared by the crew. After lunch, you will be able to swim or kayak. In order to fully continue your immersion in Omani culture and traditions, the captain will cast off to Lima. The local drivers will be delighted to share with you the history and secrets of their village. Dinner and overnight on board.
DAY 4: Lima Village - Khasab
After your breakfast, it will be time to return to Khasab. You will have lunch during the crossing in the middle of the Gulf of Oman and enjoy this moment of calm. Your disembarkation at Khasab port is scheduled at 1pm.
Khasab > Sham Fjord > Telegraph Island > Seebi Island > Kumzar > Shabus Fjord > Khor Najd > Village of Lima > Khasab
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