There are two main activities accessible from Khasab: dhow cruising around the khors (rocky inlets) and 4WD mountain safaris to the top of Jebel Samhan. All the tour companies in Khasab offer both if you're looking for a 'one-stop' service. Book online, through your hotel or at the agencies in Khasab.

Dhow Trips

A key activity from Khasab is to explore the coastline, with its rugged inlets, on board a traditional wooden fishing vessel known locally as a dhow. A boat ride via a company such as Khasab Sea Tours is easy to arrange, either through your hotel or through one of the many agencies in town. The trips (around OR15 for a half-day and OR20 for a full day per person) include snorkelling (and some offer diving) and are a great way not just to enjoy the spectacular fjord-like scenery, but also to watch the great flocks of Socotra cormorants and bridled terns that inhabit the khors' vertical cliffs. Equally rewarding are the antics of humpback dolphins that invariably accompany boats around the neck of each inlet. Deep-sea fishing is popular off the most northern tip of the peninsula, especially around Musandam Island.

Mountain Safaris

The most cost-effective and easiest way to explore the peninsula is to take a tour on what is locally called a 'mountain safari'. About 10 different operators offer similar trips that include a half-day 4WD to Khor Al Najd and Jebel Harim (around OR30 per person) and a full-day drive to Rawdah Bowl (OR35 per person for a minimum of four).