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44ft Fountaine Pajot sailing catamaran in Muscat, Oman
Al Mouj Marina, Oman
Max 8 people
, 4 cabins
Min 1 night / Max 14 nights
Check in 9 a.m. / Check out noon
Stay on a boat in Muscat, Oman
This is a 44ft sailing yacht berthed in Al Mouj Marina, Muscat. The yacht has 4 double cabins, all with en-suite bathrooms and full air conditioning through out. Onboard there is plenty of space with inside and outside dining areas and a fully equipped galley. Bedding and towels will be provided for your stay and you can chose whether to stay overnight in the marina or book one of our charters to explore the Omani coastline. The marina hosts a variety of restaurants, coffee shops and a large supermarket and local tourist attractions are less than 30 minutes away.
Our catamaran has 4 double bedrooms, each with a small double bed and en-suite toilet and shower. All rooms are fully air conditioned and equipped with bedding and towels. There are 2 rooms at the bow and 2 rooms aft, and 2 small crew cabins in the forepeak which can be accessed through an outside hatch. There is a large galley area with a fridge and separate freezer, as well as inside and outside dining areas with bench seating. She also boasts plenty of space to lounge outside especially at the bow with a large trampoline, perfect for relaxing on and taking in the view.
Free wifi, snorkelling gear, 2 paddle boards, gas, drinking water, ice, bedding and towels.
Spinneys international supermarket, coffee shops, restaurants, Gym, Salon, Dental surgery, doctors surgery, Pharmacy, beach, 4 & 5 star hotels, sailing school, kids play area, 24hr security, Mosque, laundry, DHL, gift shops
The old, walled city of Muscat, crammed into a bay between jagged brown mountains, was never big. Aside from the two 16th-century Portuguese forts which frame it, most of its older buildings have been demolished to make way for government offices and the Sultan's blue-and-gold waterfront palace (a kind of orientalised Art Deco) built in 1972. One of the survivors is an aristocratic mansion that now houses the Bait al Zubair museum; the displays of Omani crafts and traditional costumes help you know what to look for before you go shopping for akhanjar (the curved, sheathed, silver dagger that many Omani men wear in their belts).
The city's biggest and shiniest sight is: the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque (open to tourists in the morning, but only to those fully covered and, in the case of women, with hair-concealing headscarves) was finished only in 2001.
What's special about this boat
While the desert dunes, the majestic mountains and wadis with their clear fresh waters are all wonderful destinations to explore, Oman also has many great places to visit by boat along its vast coastline. The Daymaniyat Islands are one such place, home to birds, fish, turtles and more.
Located about 18km off the coast of Barka, the Daymaniyat Islands Nature Reserve is a series of nine islands covering 100 hectares, or one square kilometre. The islands feature stunning beaches and rocky cliffs upon which numerous birds come to nest.
The series of islands are also an ideal resting point for migratory birds and are home to sea eagles and osprey. Turtles come on shore to lay their eggs there, too. In the crystalline waters there are endless marine riches, including over 350 varieties of corals, and over a hundred species of fish, including colourful reef fish like the clown fish, moray eels, trumpet fish, stingrays, occasional turtles, Leopard Sharks and occasionally Whale Sharks.
While the Daymaniyat Islands have always been popular with the scuba diving companies in Oman, now they are also catching the attention of those in the marine tourism industry who offer boat trips out to the islands. Almouj Marina works with a number of local companies to facilitate visits to the beautiful nature reserve.
After a relaxing journey out to the islands, which takes about an hour depending on the speed and conditions, it's a pure joy to jump from the boat into the inviting turquoise water.
Whether you are equipped with scuba gear to explore the depths of the dive sites, or wearing a snorkel to admire the corals, fish and other creatures from above, or simply swimming to enjoy the water, the Daymaniyat Islands are the perfect place to wash your cares away.
The yachts themselves are a treat, with bedrooms, a little kitchen, various decks on which to soak up the sun and breathe in the fresh sea air, and a lounge to relax in, so just hanging out aboard the yacht and admiring the islands, the birds and the blue waters is also a very relaxing way to spend some time away from the busy city life.
You may see another boat or two, or encounter some local fishermen in their little crafts, the islands are largely left alone and are quite and calm where you can hear the birds call, the waves lapping on the sides of the boat, the occasional splash as a fish jumps from the water.
The Daymaniyat Islands Nature Reserve is also a place for those in the marine tourism industry to promote responsible tourism and a respect for Oman's rich and beautiful environment. The reserve was recognised internationally in 1984 as part of the Great Barrier Reef project. The islands are under the protection of Unesco.
Al Mouj Marina
P.O. Box 87
About the marina/waterway
Located within Al Mouj Muscat development at the heart of Al Marsa Village, Al Mouj Marina is a premier marina facility and flagship yachting destination accommodating yachts from 10 to 40 metres. Ideal for sailing enthusiasts, the marina is home to Oman Sail and provides an ideal venue for sporting events, creating a social hub for the local community of Oman and Al Mouj Muscat’s residents. Al Mouj Marina features the largest breakwater in the world, with an overall length of 2km, facilitating easy access and offering very safe mooring. The marina is supported by state-of-the-art eco-friendly facilities including extra wide walkways and on-water lounge areas with contemporary shade structures. A resident concierge service and 24-hour dock master assistance complement the waterfront facilities and, together with Mourjan Marinas global experience in creating signature destinations, make it the place to stay in Oman.
- Offers trips/charters (skippered)
- Cooker (cooking allowed)
- Coffee machine
- Smoking allowed
- CO2 alarm
- Smoke alarm
- iPod Dock
- CD Player/Radio
- DVD Player
- Welcome pack
- Electricity 24/7
- Walk-on access
- Crew on board
- Food and drink included
- Hot tub
- Additional Cot Hire
- Dog friendly
- Kid friendly
- Disabled access
- Free car parking
- Walking distance to town
- Swimming Pool
- Disabled access
- Paddlesports hire
- Boat hire
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