GCC Tours offers island excursion combined with dolphin watching and snorkeling. The trip starts in a private boat. The number of pax start from 2 person upwards. The trip can be started at 10 am or 12 noon. the boat will first drive towards tracing for dolphins. You have very good chance to see dolphins and if lucky whales also.
After the dolphin watching trip the boat will move towards Bander Al Khayran Island.
You have the chance to snorkel in a bay of Bander Al Khayran island. Snorkeling equipment will be provided in the boat. You will be dropped in fantacy the island of Bander Al Khiran and there you can relax under beach tent. Beach chair, beach table, snorkeling equipment, portable toilet etc. will be provided in the beach.
Softdrinks, water, delicious live BBQ Lunch with chicken, fish, beef kabab, salads, hummus, arabic bread, soft drinks & water, etc. will be served in the island. We have also menu available for vegetarians. The trip duration will be 5 hours.
You have also have the chance for extra fun by renting beach kayak and fun tube ride for this excursion.
Private boat for 5 hours, snorkeling equpment, beach tent, beach chairs, portable toilet, refreshment, BBQ lunch.
R.O. 200/- for 2 to 6 persons. Extra persons R.O. 25/-
Kayaks : R.O. 20/- (all team can use within the time)
Fun Tube ride : R.O. 50/- (all team can use within the time)
Al Khayran is an area of great geological and biological diversity. It features drowned river valleys creating islands and fjord like coastline, several types of rock formations, extensive mangrove woodland, intertidal mudflats, saltmarsh and sabkha (salt flats).
Here three types of sedimentary rocks can be seen. The islands and coast to the north east are mainly tertiary limestones around 50 million years old. South of these are 250 million year old late Permian mudstone and silty limestones bedded with black limestone. In the west the Permian limestones are covered by 240 million year old Triassic dolomite.
The rocks originally formed during different periods as part of the ocean floor. Since then the rocks have been buried by the sea either from movement of the landmass itself over millions of years or by rise and fall of sea levels over the last few hundred thousand years. Additional layers of light-brown limestone have been deposited during each period of inundation by the sea.