Frequently Asked Questions - Mangrove Kayak Nature Tours
What is the difference between kayak hire and a Mangrove Kayak Nature Tour?
Kayak hire is the use of one of our kayaks within our marina area immediately in front our location. Mangrove Kayak Nature Tours are 2 hours in duration and you explore the Al Zorah Nature Reserve and mangrove area.
What is the difference between a Mangrove Kayak Nature Tour and a Private Mangrove Kayak Nature Tour?
Mangrove Kayak Nature Tours are group tours with a maximum of 24 people offered at scheduled tour times. A Private Mangrove Kayak Nature Tour is a tour with only you and your family or friends. Your group will not be sharing a boat with others, will have your own personal guide, and this option is available outside of our normal scheduled times. Note the latest tour time available will be 2 hours before sunset.
What duration is a Mangrove Kayak Nature Tour?
A Mangrove Kayak Nature Tour is for approximately 2 hours.
Do I kayak for the whole 2 hours on a Mangrove Kayak Nature Tour?
You will not be kayaking the whole time. We will travel from our location to the mangroves and back again by electric boat. You will spend approximately 1 hour kayaking in the mangroves.
Do I need to paddle my own kayak?
Yes. You will be given a paddling demo before you get onto your kayak and you will be accompanied by a guide, in their own kayak, for the duration of the tour.
Can I go to the mangroves alone?
The Al Zorah Nature Reserve is a protected area. You must be accompanied by a guide for the entire experience.
Can my child come with me to the mangroves?
Yes. Our Mangrove Kayak Nature Tours are suitable from aged 4 and your child will be placed in a kayak with you.
Do you use single, double or triple kayaks?
We use double kayaks normally. If you are a group of two adults and one child we may recommend a triple kayak to place you all together.
Is the price per person or per boat?
Prices are per person.
Will we see flamingos when we are in the mangroves?
We cannot guarantee you will see flamingos as they are birds and the lagoon is a tidal area, however your chances are good on a higher tide. Please feel free to check with us before you make your booking and we can tell you which tour time is the higher tide.
Will I fall in to the water from my kayak?
Our sit on top kayaks are very stable however there is still a small risk you may fall out. Remain in the centre of the kayak and do not lean very far to one side and you should be fine.
Can I take my mobile phone with me to the mangroves?
We do not recommend taking your mobile phone with you to the mangroves unless it is safely inside a waterproof case that you can wear around your neck. We offer waterproof phone cases for rent that you can use while on tour.
What do I need to take with me for a Mangrove Kayak Nature Tour?
We recommend you bring a towel and change of clothes for afterwards, sunscreen and a sun hat.
Do you provide water?
Yes, we provide filtered water in clean sterile reusable water bottles for you to enjoy while on tour. We do not allow single use plastic into the Al Zorah Nature Reserve.
I am pregnant, can I still go on a Mangrove Kayak Nature Tour?
Yes you can still join on a Mangrove Tour. You must be comfortable to sit on a kayak for at least one hour and be confident that you can climb back into the kayak in case you do fall out.
Do I have to wear a buoyancy aid?
Yes. It is compulsory to wear a buoyancy aid for the entire experience.
Is there a minimum or maximum weight or size limit for kayaking?
Yes. You must be able to fit into our buoyancy aids to participate in the Mangrove Kayak Nature Tour. Minimum age for children is from age 4, and maximum weight/size is approximately 120 - 130Kgs.
Can my children go alone on a Mangrove Kayak Nature Tour?
All minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by at least one adult.