Explore the beautiful Daymaniyat Islands from the comfort of a luxury yacht or catamaran.
The nine Daymaniyat Islands are all protected and uninhabited, situated 18km off the Batinah Coast north of Muscat. The islands, which are home to a number of native birds, are Oman’s only national marine Nature Reserve and act as a breeding sanctuary between April and October.
The journey from Muscat to the islands takes one to three hours, depending on wind speeds. It’s a great opportunity to sit back and watch the coastline disappear as the islands slowly emerge on the horizon whilst looking out for occasional dolphins (known, often, to swim alongside the boat). We can either set up camp on one of the islands or you can choose to sleep on the water. If you opt for the latter, we’ll anchor in a tranquil bay where you can spend time swimming or just relaxing on the catamaran whilst our chef prepares a fantastic beach or on-board dinner.
The next day, after breakfast, we’ll cruise around another island, spend a few hours snorkeling amongst the coral and watching the seabirds from the boat, enjoying the tranquility of the area. Lunch will be served on board – perhaps some fresh fish bought that day from a local fisherman – after which you can relax on the beach or explore the islands further before heading back to Muscat.
A visit to the Daymaniyat Islands can be a stand alone trip or part of a longer itinerary including other stunning locations in Northern Oman.