Around the Ocean is a Salalah-based company specialising in recreational water-based activities and excursions. Established in 2011 by local owner Yousef Al Shanfari, Around the Ocean has expanded from its original one-boat operation to its current fleet of six. We operate Southern Oman’s only recreational dhow (our 77ft fibreglass vessel ‘Sindbad’) as well as three speedboats (35ft & 38ft Royal Craft & 52ft Sea Master), a catamaran and a 20ft watersport boat.
From our base in Juweira Marina we offer dolphin watching, dhow cruises and sport & leisure fishing. We also offer private charter, with all of our vessels available for private, tailor-made tours. Furthermore, our dhow offers a unique function space to host events. During the khareef (monsoon) season our dhow operates as a floating restaurant, anchored in the Juweira lagoon.
Around the Ocean operates a satellite office from the Anantara Al-Baleed Resort, offering scuba diving and watersports.
We are proud to partner with, and provide our services to, a number of leading companies and incoming tour operators, aswell as to the local market. In our effort to engage more fully with the local community we have launched an annual fishing tournament, with the inaugural event due to take place in January 2017.