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Posted On: 12 September 2023 07:30 am
Updated On: 14 September 2023 05:27 pm

Mangrove Kayaking Eco.Adventure - Purple Island

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Event Details:

Location: Purple Island Beach, Al Khor, Qatar
Date: 14 September 2023 - 31 October 2023
Time: 06:00 am - 06:00 pm
Ticket Purchase: Online
  • Adult - 240QR
  • Child 12-7 yrs - 140QR
  • Kids 6yrs and below - 60QR
Phone: +974 3319 4445
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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 channels carved out by tidal action. The area supports many bird life and is a favourite 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 bird life of the nature reserve

What you get to experience:

  1. Kayaking smoothly in the mangroves
  2. Observing Qatar’s fabulous wildlife
  3. Bird Watching during the mangrove tour
  4. Have a short break at the Purple Island
  5. Opportunity to Swimming & Snorkeling Break on Purple Island
  6. 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 and juices)
  • English / Arabic-speaking Tour guides
  • Certified Lifeguard Rescue/ First- and qualified Instructor Escort
  • Bird Watching during the mangrove tour
  • Learning Mangroves Ecosystem's Brief
  • Access to a Bedouin Camp facility with a 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)
  • Marine Insurance

Tour information

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

What’s the Purple Island:

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

We advise you to bring the following:

  • Closed shoes or sandals that can get wet can be rocky in certain places.
  • Comfortable clothes 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 a hat/cap, and a phone waterproof case
  • Refillable water bottle ( we're an eco-friendly company, and kindly help us to eliminate plastic waste)