A truly special way to explore the spectacular Omani coastline, the MY Ibra is a luxury converted dhow boat perfect for day trips or longer overnight stays. Three cabins make it ideal for both couples and families.
At a Glance
An incredible way to explore the rugged Omani coastline
The boat is taken as a private charter, meaning you can set your own pace and decide your own activities
Enjoy a picnic on a deserted beach, or go snorkeling where you can encounter marine life such as turtles and parrot fish
Your captain will be able to take you to the best locations to spot dolphins
Overnight trips mean you can explore further afield, such as up to the Musandam Peninsula, or down to Sur, famous for its dhow yards
Snorkelling equipment is provided on board meaning you can make the most of the wonderful marine life off the coastLucy Bailey
Photos cannot do justice to how luxurious and spacious this wonderful boat is!Lucy Bailey
The Ibra might come with a fairly large price-tag, but for such an unforgettable experience it is worth every penny!Lucy Bailey
This 85' wooden dhow boat has been lovingly transformed into a sleek and contemporary yacht, offering all of the modern conveniences required for a comfortable and luxurious sailing experience, whilst maintaining all of her original charm and style.
There are three air-conditioned cabins. The Master Cabin is spacious with large twin double beds and an en-suite bathroom. The other two cabins are more compact, with twin beds and a shared bathroom. On the main deck there are two large and very comfortable seating areas - the perfect locations to enjoy a cool drink as you drift over the waves.
There is a kitchen and dining area with a table and chairs. On the upper deck there is another dining area and bar, as well as a BBQ. Meals are all included, with three courses for lunch and dinner including delicious dishes such as Cumin Roasted Spatchcock with Red Onion Salad, Scampi with Papardelle, Saffron and Tomato and Apricot Bread & Butter Pudding.
The Omani coastline offers breathtaking views, with steep mountains rising straight out of the Arabian Gulf and dramatic fjords that carve their way inland from the shore. Extensive coral reefs play home to a variety of marine life including turtles and parrot fish. There are 11 different species of dolphin believed to inhabit the waters off the coast and watching these playful creatures leap through the waves and swim under the boat really is a magical experience.
MY Ibra can be taken as a day charter, and your captain will be able to take you to the best snorkeling sites, with equipment included, or perhaps stop off at a deserted beach to enjoy a picnic lunch. But we would also recommend having a night or two on board to make the most of the adventure.
Explore the historical and natural highlights of the coast, visiting the Damaniyat Islands for world-class scuba diving, Bandar al Khiran for snorkeling, the famous dhow yard of Sur - there are a huge range of exciting possibilities. Whilst guests can stay on-board overnight, it is also possible to head to shore for the evening for a 'glamping' experience.
There are three comfortable air-conditioned cabins. The Master Cabin has twin double beds and an en-suite bathroom whilst the other two cabins have twin single and are more compact with a shared bathroom.
Snorkelling equipment is provided on board and diving can also be arranged. The captain knows the best spots for dolphin watching and you can also venture onto the shore for some relaxing beach time in private locations.
Location & Directions
Chartered routes sail along the South East coastline anchoring in any of the numerous safe and sheltered bays. It is also possible to sail from Muscat to Zighy Bay in the Musandam Peninsula to the North.
When to go
The best time to visit Oman is between November and mid-March, when the cooler air brings the mountain scenery sharply into focus and daytime temperatures average at 25°C. For the rest of the year, much of Oman is oppressively hot and hazy, particularly between May and August.