A fascinating culture of a desert country which turns out to be surprisingly vibrant and diverse? A one-of-a-kind opportunity to see whales in their natural habitat? A seductive smell of sensual frankincense on every corner? There are million different reasons to visit Oman and we’re sure they will vary depending on one’s personal expectations and interests. Whatever your motivation is, though, the best option to make the most out of your stay in this wonderful place by chartering a yacht. Here’s why you should book it as soon as possible!
Everything begins at the coast
When it comes to the coastal areas, the perspective is all that matters. For many people (especially those living far inland) coastlines can be seen as the end of the world – in Oman, however, the situation is pretty different. It’s the coast where Omani economics, culture and tourism concentrates and blooms – which doesn’t seem surprising after looking at the map. All the country’s biggest cities, from the capital Muscat in the north to Salalah in the south, are sea ports. Reaching them by the sea thus seems not only the most efficient, but also the most picturesque.
In addition, it’s worth remembering that – besides the mainland Oman – other places that deserve to be discovered are the Omani exclave in the north (Musandem Peninsula), as well as the state’s islands: Khuriya Muriya in the proximity of Salalah and Masirah near the central coast. By choosing a yacht charter for your great Omani trip, you’re guaranteed to have as much time to explore these wonderful spots as you need.
Whale watching – an unique Omani experience
If you spend the majority of your time on the land, you probably don’t realize how much more there is to life than this. Even the most dedicated nature lovers tend to forget that the wildlife is definitely not limited to just mountains, forests and rivers. Cruising alongside the Omani coast and observing what’s going on in its paradisiac waters, you’ll understand that the ocean is alive – and mesmerizingly fascinating.
What makes Oman really exceptional? The country’s territorial waters are one of the few places in the world where you can observe a huge variety of whale species in their natural habitat. Killer whales, tropical whales, melon-headed whales, blue whales… and many, many more can be seen in Oman. We have no doubts that you will love this panorama – after spotting some of them in Dhofar, Alwasta or A’Sharqiyah governorates!
Excellent cuisine on the border of two worlds
Last but not least – traveling by yacht from one charming Omani town to another will give you a unique chance to hop on and off to many different spots all over the country. This will allow you to check out their super delicious regional cuisine that changes a lot, especially comparing the north area to the south one. The specialties, since the sea is the main ingredient provider of the coastal zone, are mostly based on the seafood (although meat lovers certainly won’t be disappointed). Every town and every village has, however, its own special way to season it… As a result, the Omani cookbook consists of many astonishing pages!
Just jump on your yacht and see it all for yourself!