A visit to Kasab is made
easier with the introduction of two World-class ferries
"SHINAS" and "HORMUZ." One just needs to carry their
National Resident card. You are allowed to travel to Kasab
with this card, unlike earlier wherein one had to apply for
a road permit and carry the original passport too.
At present HORMUZ is the only ferry that sails up and down between Khasab and Muscat. The journey takes about 6 hours from Muscat to Khasab. The charges are very reliable as you get to travel in a world-class ferry with modernized seating and indoor entertainment.
The fare at present to Khasab and back in a Tourist Class is OR. 44/- (Adult) R.O. 22/- (Child Above 3 years) inclusive of lunch / Dinner. And Business Class - R.O. 85/- for Adults and R.O. 40/- for Child.
The ferry leaves Muscat
from Port Sultan Qaboos at 3pm sharp and reaches Khasab
at 9pm depending on the sea weather. The Return Ferry
leaves Khasab at 11 AM and reaches Muscat at 5 PM.
One can Contact: National Ferry Company, the agents for these cruise liners, on 00968-95332046.
Ferry Schedules are as below:
Muscat - Khasab: Monday , Wednesday , Friday and Saturday Departure Mct - 3pm arrival Khasab at 9pm
Khasab - Muscat: Monday Wednesday saturday Departure Khasab at 11am Arrival Muscat at 5PM. Friday Departure: 3pm arrival Muscat at 9pm.