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Mangrove Kayaking in Qatar

Posted On: 17 May 2024 12:56 pm Updated On: 19 May 2024 10:05 pm
Categories : Sports
Mangrove Kayaking in Qatar

Events Details

Location: Purple Island Beach, Al Khor, Qatar
Date: 18 May 2024 - 15 June 2024
Time: 04:00 pm - 06:00 pm
Ticket Purchase: Online
Price:
  • Adult - 240 QR
  • Child 12-7 yrs - 120 QR
  • Kids 6-2 yrs - 60 QR
Phone: 33194445
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Nestled along the coast near Al Khor lies a stunning mangrove forest, best explored by kayak. Join us as we navigate through a network of channels carved by tidal action, teeming with bird life – a paradise for nature lovers. Birdwatching during sunset is simply magical, with the sounds of the forest creating a perfect symphony.

Suitable for families and those looking for a relaxed, easy paddle through lush greenery and abundant wildlife.

What you get to experience:

1. Kayaking smoothly through the mangroves

2. Observing Qatar’s fabulous wildlife

3. Birdwatching during the tour

4. A short break at Purple Island

5. Swimming & snorkeling breaks

6. Learning about the Mangroves Ecosystem

Included in this tour:

  • Kayaking fundamentals & safety instructions
  • All kayaking equipment (paddle, life-jacket, single or double kayak)
  • 90 minutes of kayaking fun
  • Free beverages (bottled water & juices) 🥤
  • English/Arabic speaking tour guides 🗣️
  • Certified lifeguard and qualified instructor escort 🚑
  • Access to a Bedouin camp with various amenities

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 meters - mostly shallow
  • Tour Duration: Around 90 minutes, with breaks at the mangrove channel and Purple Island
  • Suitable for children ages 2 years and above

About Purple Island:

  • Just 45 minutes from Doha, near Al Khor
  • Historically a fishing and pearl diving site
  • Named for its historic purple dye production
  • A tranquil escape from city life
  • Lush greenery and exotic wildlife
  • Best visited at high tide

What to bring:

  • Closed shoes or sandals that can get wet
  • Comfortable clothing for kayaking
  • A change of clothes for after the trip
  • A towel, sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat
  • A refillable water bottle (let's reduce plastic waste)

Day Itinerary:

3:30 PM - Meet at AquaSports Camp

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

  • Safety briefing and paddling instruction
  • Explore winding mangrove channels
  • Birdwatching and observing wildlife
  • Brief break for refreshments and a short ecology lesson
  • Second break on Purple Island for pictures, hiking, swimming, and snorkelling
  • Paddle back as the sun sets

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

  • Relax under our Arabian tent with a delicious BBQ Iftar meal for adults & Chicken Shawarma for kids
  • Vegetarian meals available upon request

Pricing:

  • QR 240 for adults
  • QR 120 for kids under 12
  • QR 60 for kids under 7
  • Turkish BBQ Dinner Meals available at extra charges

Tour timings subject to availability, weather conditions, and mangrove tide levels.

Terms & Conditions:

  • Children must be accompanied by parents
  • Fitness Level: Any
  • Swimming Skills: Not required
  • Minimum age: 1 year
  • Maximum weight per person: 140 kg
  • No alcohol allowed
  • Trip may be rescheduled in case of severe weather
  • Guests must arrive 30 minutes before departure

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