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Iran has 2410km of coastal boundaries along the Persian Gulf, Gulf of Oman and Caspian Sea, but there are relatively few ways to enter or leave Iran by sea.

Persian Gulf

The main shipping agency for trips across the Persian Gulf is Valfajr-8, which operates car ferries and catamarans between Bandar Abbas and Sharjah once or twice a week (other routes listed on the website no longer run), as well as car ferries between Bandar-e Lengeh and Dubai. As services are infrequent, oft-delayed and more expensive than flying, few people bother.

NFC operates a car ferry from Bandar Abbas to Khasab and Muscat (both Oman), but services are fairly unreliable.