Orana Catamaran

Muscat, Oman

At a Glance

  • A completely unique experience where you can enjoy an uninterrupted view of Oman's coastline

  • If you don't fancy staying overnight on the boat, we can arrange a day trip with lunch or dinner included

  • All the Oman Charter trips are personalised to you, whether you want to take the helm or simply let someone else to do the work

  • Dolphins, turtles and even whales are regularly spotted off the coast of Oman

  • Suitable for both families and couples alike

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Best time to Visit

Good time to visit

Average time to visit

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.

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Insider's View

Don't miss out on snorkelling! Oman's coast has plenty of marine life on offer

If you are a keen birdwatcher, make sure you bring your binoculars as there can be some really interesting species on the coast

This can be done as a sunset or day cruise as well as overnight

Call us on 21 95 70 72 to start planning your holiday to Orana Catamaran or take a look at our itineraries to Muscat

Description

Explore the Omani coastline onboard the luxurious four-cabin Orana catamaran. A qualified skipper and crew member will ensure you make the most of the experience. Snorkel amongst coral reefs, keep an eye out for dolphins and enjoy a glorious sunset.

Cruise along the spectacular coastline of the Sultanate in elegance and style on board your very own private luxury catamaran. Occupying the south-east corner of the Arabian peninsula Oman offers crystal clear water, coral reefs and a myriad of marine life including dolphins and turtles.

The 44' Orana has four double en-suite cabins, meaning the boat can accommodate up to eight people for overnight trips. The modern interior is fully air-conditioned and there is a well-equipped galley and saloon. The boat has Wi-Fi and a sundeck as well as snorkelling gear, basic fishing equipment and  two inflatable stand-up paddle boards. The boat has its own tender to take guests to secluded beaches or protected diving and snorkelling sites.     

Your experienced skipper and crew member are able to use their local knowledge to ensure you don't miss out on any of the breathtaking sights that the Oman coast has to offer. Whilst it is possible to just go for an overnight trip, multiple-night adventures are also available. A typical one-night trip will involve setting sail from Muscat to travel to the stunning Damaniyat Islands, where you can swim and snorkel in the calm waters. The area is protected, and home to a number of coral reefs and plenty of marine life. You will anchor for the night in a secluded bay, and either enjoy a meal onboard, or a private BBQ on the beach. The following morning, enjoy another swim before heading back to Muscat, keeping an eye out for the pods of dolphins which usually play along the coast each morning.     

 

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Accommodation

The Orana has four double cabins. Each cabin has an en-suite bathroom and air-conditioning.

Facilities

It is possible to bring your own supplies for meals, or we can organise catering for you. Catering usually includes an Arabic-style buffet or beach BBQ. The boat has a fully equipped kitchen including a fridge/freezer, utensils and crockery. There is room on deck for you to sunbathe and there is also a covered seating area. The boat has some equipment for snorkelling and fishing, and there are two inflatable stand-up paddle boards.

Activities

Depending on how many nights you are on board, usual activities including snorkelling, stand-up paddle boarding, swimming, dolphin watching and visiting secluded beaches.

Experiences

  • Bait Al Baranda

    Built in the 1930s, Bait Al Baranda was converted into a museum in 2006. The museum focuses on the history of Muscat, offering interactive displays and exhibitions.

  • Coffee with The Curator - Bait Adam Museum

    Enjoy a traditional Omani coffee with the Curator of the Bait Adam Museum. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn about the history and culture of Oman, as well as gain a detailed insight into the museum's collections.

  • Day Tour of Wadis and Hajar Mountains

    A driving tour with driver-guide taking in some of the scenic wadis and mountain villages found within a few hours of Muscat.

  • Day trip to Nizwa {with the Friday Market}

    Nizwa was the capital of Oman in the 6th and 7th Centuries and is one of the oldest cities in Oman. There is a lot to see here and in the surrounding area including a bustling Friday market, the restored Nizwa Fort and date farms.

  • Dinner with an Omani Family

    Spend the evening with an Omani family, enjoying a delicious traditional meal and learning about local culture, history, customs and beliefs.

  • Dive or Snorkel at the Daymaniyat Islands

    North of Muscat, off-shore from the town of Barka are the Damaniyat Islands. These are one of Oman's best dive spots but are equally good for a snorkel or swim in beautiful surroundings.

  • Full-Day Trip to Wahiba Sands

    Around three hours to the south of Muscat lie the rolling sand dunes of the Wahiba Sands, a stark and stunning desert with an ever-changing landscape. Dune bashing makes for an exhilarating visit, and contrasts to a swim in the beautiful Wadi Bani Khaled.

  • Market Tour & Cooking Class at Crafty Kitchen

    Accompanied by a chef, spend the morning visiting the city's bustling markets searching for fresh produce which you will then learn how to transform into delicious cuisine at Muscat's Crafty Kitchen.

  • National Museum

    The long-awaited National Museum is in the heart of Old Muscat, close to the Sultan's Palace. The museum aims to preserve and promote the Omani culture by showcasing the country's rich history.

  • Nizwa Friday Market

    Visit the local Friday market in Nizwa.

  • Opera in Muscat

    Take in a performance at the Royal Opera House in Muscat.

  • Sultan's Armed Forces Museum

    One of the most interesting museum's in Muscat, the Sultan's Armed Forces Museum offers much more than just a display of military hardware.

  • Tour of the Muscat Royal Opera House

    Take a tour of the beautiful Royal Opera House in Muscat. Whilst the exterior of the building seems fairly understated, within its walls you will find opulent Arabic design and a wonderful collection of rare instruments.

Location & directions

Muscat, Oman

Chartered routes sail along the South East coastline between Mussanah Marina and Jebel Sifah, anchoring in any of the numerous safe and sheltered bays.

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Call us on 21 95 70 72 to start planning your holiday to Orana Catamaran or take a look at our itineraries to Muscat

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