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Explore natural gem by kayaking at Purple Island

Posted On: 27 October 2021 07:00 am Updated On: 1 November 2021 08:27 am
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Nestled along the coast near Al Khor is a vast and beautiful mangrove forest, the best way to access the forest is by kayak. We will take you through the network of channels that have been carved out by tidal action. The area supports a lot of birdlife and is a favorite destination for nature lovers. Sunset is a perfect time to see the birds and listen to the sounds of the forest.

Suitable for families and those looking for a relaxed easy paddle taking in the greenery and birdlife of the nature reserve

Fitness Level: anyone can join

Swimming Skills: not required as its mostly shallow water

All equipment is provided.

What you get to experience:

  • Kayaking smoothly in the mangroves
  • Observing Qatar’s fabulous wildlife
  • Bird Watching during the mangrove tour
  • Have a short break at the Purple Island
  • Opportunity to Swimming & Snorkeling Break on Purple Island
  • Learning about Mangroves Ecosystem's Brief and conservation

What is included in this tour:

  • Kayaking Fundamentals & Safety instructions
  • Kayaking Equipment (Paddle , Life-jacket , Single Or Double Kayak )
  • 90 minutes Kayaking
  • Free Beverages (Bottled water & Juices )
  • English / Arabic speaking Tour guides
  • Certified Lifeguard Rescue/ First- Aider & qualified Instructor Escort
  • Bird Watching during the mangrove tour
  • Learning Mangroves Ecosystem's Brief
  • Access to a Bedouin Camp facility with Mangrove View (Praying area attached with ablution, Shower, toilet, changing room, Arabian Tent, Carpeted area with floor seating, relaxing mattress, Solar Lights, Bonfire, volleyball , Soccer, First Aid station)

Tour information

  • Location: Purple Island Al Thakira – 55 km from Doha
  • Fitness Level: Any - No prior experience needed
  • Swimming Skills: Not required
  • Water Depth: Max 1.5 meter - mostly shallow
  • Tour duration: Around 90 minutes - 1st Break inside Mangrove channel & 2nd break at Purple Island
  • Children ages 2 years and above can join with Parents

What’s the Purple Island:

  • A mere 45-minutes' drive from Doha, located near Al Khor.
  • In the past, the Purple Island in Qatar was used as a fishing & pearl diving site by the local people of Qatar.
  • The name of the island is due to the fact that it was used as a dye production site which was purple in color. from shells of murex snails on the island.
  • The history of Purple Island dates back to second millennium BC
  • A gateway to tranquility where one can unwind and relax away from the city’s liveliness. Amidst a natural serene setting
  • Offers utmost satisfaction to all the nature lovers for seclusion & to spend some time away from noisy city life.
  • Green in color which is quite contrary to its name & surrounded by stunning greenery and exotic wildlife including fossils.
  • A blissful ambience with abundant mangroves make this place, nature’s delight and perfect to spend a day in the lap of nature.
  • The best time to visit is at high-tide.

We advise you to bring the following: -

  • Closed shoes or sandals that can get wet, it can be rocky in certain places.
  • Comfortable clothes to wear for kayaking (light, loose fitting clothing is best), shorts and t-shirt work well. (Please try to be dressed following the rules of the country)
  • Change of clothes for after the trip
  • A towel, Sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat/cap, phone waterproof case
  • Refillable water bottle ( we're an eco-friendly company and kindly help us to eliminate the plastic waste)

To book simply visit our booking system here https://paddleq.checkfront.com/reserve/

Any questions call/WhatsApp +974 3319 4445 or email [email protected]

Pricing: QAR200 adults, QAR100 kids under 12, QAR 50 kids under 7 - payment cash on arrival

Turkish BBQ Dinner Meals available with extra charges

Tours timing subjected to booking availability/weather conditions / Mangrove tide level

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