- Travel Info
TURTLE WATCHING-is one of the much loved activities of tourists in Oman. About thousands of sea turtles migrate annually from the shores of the Arabian Gulf, the Red Sea and Somalia to lay their eggs on the Sultanate’s shores.
Thousands of people come every year to Oman to witness this natural phenomenon of the turtle nesting.
OMAN HAS FIVE OF THE SEVEN SPECIES OF THE SEA TURTLES:
-Olive Ridley Turtle
They are found on most Omani beaches like Ras Al Jinz, Masirah Island and Ad Daymaniyat Islands.
During the months of May through July, the turtles venture closer to shore so as to feed and to procreate. The period of July-October is said as the peak time for turtle watching in Oman. These are some of the few unspoiled places in the world where tourists can observe them in their natural habitats.
TURTLE WATCHING ITINERARY:
Early in the afternoon 4:00 pm you will travel from Muscat to Sur (203 km) and check in at your hotel. You will have time to relax at the hotel and have your dinner in a local restaurant. After that your guide will Assist you, drive to Ras Al Jinz to see the turtles at around 9:00 pm. Whilst we are very successful in sighting turtles, there is no guarantees as it is a natural phenomenon. You will finish the tour at 11: pm and travel back to your hotel for an overnight.