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“A great morning on the ocean blue”

Ocean Blue Oman Day Tours
Reviewed April 4, 2012

I contacted Chidi at Ocean Blue to enquire about a trip to see dolphins as well as the forts and palaces. Chidi was very helpful and our booking was made. He collected us this morning and brought us to the Oman Dive Centre where we were introduced to Ali who was to be our captain.
Just the two of us plus Ali took off out to see in search of dolphins. They were illusive for the first hour and then we spotted a small pod which we followed for the next 90 minutes. A lovely experience and well worth the trip.
Next Ali took us to a bay where we swam and snorkelled. Fish were colourful and plentiful.
Next off to see the palace and forts before returning to the calm and blisteringly hot bay where our adventure had begun.
Great fun and very worthwhile.
I would recommend Chidi to you as someone who will give you honest answers and great service.

6  Thank Shapcabs
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Reviewed March 22, 2012

Chidi, collected us from the port gates at 8am and drove us to the Dive Centre.
We then made our way to the Boat (it was a rigid inflatable with 2 x 250hp engines)
with a comfortable seating area in the middle and seating at the front.
Our captains name was Ali .We set off at a leisurely pace for the first 5mins, then captain Ali put his foot down and made his way out to sea, in the distance we saw 3-4 small boats, when we reached them they were surrounded by 200-300 dolphins all feeding and jumping, we stayed with them for 45mins, it was absolutely amazing!!!!!
We then went sight seeing the forts+palace+beautiful coastline, we came across 2 turtles, again we felt very privilged.
The snorkeling was good, but not spectacular.
This was a private tour for 4 people, it cost £75.00 per person, well worth it.
The weather was Sunny and 85 degrees.

Many thanks to Chidi and Ali

6  Thank brook53
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Reviewed February 17, 2012

We spent the evening on Azzura for my husband's 50th birthday celebrations with a group of 26 friends and had an amazing night! What a great party catamaran!! We cruised around from the Oman Dive Centre and dropped anchor in Muttrah Harbour where we enjoyed the beautiful lights of Muttrah surrounded by a couple of traditional dow boats and the Sultan's yacht. It was such a beautiful and atmospheric experience. Clara was wonderful to deal with, nothing too difficult. The canape menu was delicious and there was never an empty glass in site, the crew did an amazing job. I would highly recommend this to anyone who has a special event they would like to celebrate or even just a great idea for a party!! Clara took care of all of the proceedings including arranging the bus to take all of our guests to and from the ODC. A fabulous experience all round. Can't wait for the next excuse to have a party on Azzura!!!

4  Thank Touringwithtots
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Reviewed February 15, 2012

Whilst visiting Oman on business, we had very little time for sightseeing. However with a spare afternoon in our hectic itinerary, we decided to do a 2.5 hour Forts and Palaces Tour. It was perfect, we learnt so much from the knowledgable crew and it was so special to unwind and relax on the beautiful boat, Azzura. The boat is one of the few allowed access to the Palace Bay so we felt like we saw something you would not normally be able to see. The tour price includes non-alcoholic beverages and some fruit. We paid extra for some catering and I'm glad we did as it was delicious. There is an international menu to choose from and I think it is best to do this when you book, so your choice is available. The boat was pristinely clean, the crew were enthusiastic, efficient and passionate about sharing their knowledge of the history of their country and as I said the food was outstanding. Even though, our work commitments meant we only had an afternoon of free time in Oman, I felt like I saw and learnt so much in a short period of time. And because we were out on the water, we felt utterly relaxed when we returned to shore.

10  Thank Susan S
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