We offer two different kayaking tours in the mangroves:
Mangrove Exploration Tour
Nestled along the coast near Al Khor is a vast beautiful mangrove forest, the best ways to access the forest is by kayak. Paddle Qatar 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 favourite destination for nature lovers. Suitable for families and those looking for a relaxed easy paddle taking in the greenery and birdlife of the nature reserve.
Mangrove and Flamingo Beach Tour
AquaSports will take you through the network of channels that have been carved out by tidal action. The area supports a lot of birdlife including flamingos this tour is aimed at spending some time with the flamingos in a beautiful setting next to a mangrove beach island. The tour is up to 3 hours long but less than 2 hours of actual paddling, approx 45 mins will be spent on a beach enjoying the birdlife and flamingos half way through the tour.
We schedule the tours according to the tide so please go to www.aquasportsqatar.com/calendar to see what we have on next. You can also see the tours on our booking page.
What you need to know
We launch from the marina in Al Thakira, near Al Khor. Please see the directions section on the website to view a map.
Look at the calendar to see when we run this tour.
It takes between 2 and 3 hours to complete the tour of which 1.5 to 2 hours is actually paddling time, depending on which tour you book.
What to bring:
We recommend bringing a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen and a towel. You can wear normal clothing but a change of clothing is recommend for after.
*Please be sensitive to local culture when considering your attire for the tour
All equipment (kayak / SUP, lifejacket and paddle), water and juice, a tour guide
(equipped with safety equipment and first aid kit)
Cost: 200 QAR