About Us

National Ferries Company S.A.O.C is a significant contributor to the maritime transport infrastructure and development in the Sultanate of Oman. The exceptional challenges of the long coastline of the Sultanate,which is about 3,165 km long, makes this ferry service a necessity for the citizens & tourist alike as it provides vital links between ports and save travelling time. On passage between destinations, passengers get to enjoy the picturesque and majestic coastline of the country by relaxing in the high comfortable seats and first class service onboard.

All NFC’s fast ferries serve passenger and vehicle movements between key ports:

  • Muscat - Khasab (Musandam)
  • Khasab - Lima (Musandam) (currently only passengers and cargo)
  • Shinas - Khasab (launched on 9th May 2012)
  • Shannah - Masirah (launched on 14th August 2014)
  • Shinas - Dibba - Khasab (launched on 28th August 2014)

In addition to the scheduled services, exclusive trips are also a key service provided to citizens & tourists cruising the waters of Muscat and surrounding majestic coastline. Since the inauguration in 2008, both locals and tourist have enjoyed the unique & excellent services on board our vessels.

  • Our Vision
  • Our Mission
  • Our Values
  • Fleet & Operations
  • Corporate Objectives
  • Our unified vision: "A renowned world class National Carrier for maritime ferry service of people’s choice contributing to Oman’s sustainable development."
  • Our Mission is to connect people by providing unique ferry operations, that puts customer service experience at the forefront. As a team we aim to create value for our stakeholders by maintaining the highest maritime standards.
  • Team Work
  • Customer Satisfaction
  • Professionalism
  • Partnership
  • Quality
  • Safety
  • Open and Direct Communication
  • initiative
  • Scheduled Services
    • Muscat - Khasab: HSC “Shinas “ & “Hormuz”, a 65 mtr length, 208 pax and 56 cars ferry, currently provides passenger, vehicle and cargo transportation services four times a week.
    • Khasab - Lima: HSC “Sawqrah”, a 52 mtr length, 100 pax and 22 cars ferry, currently provides passenger and cargo transportation services six times a week.
    • Shinas - Khasab: HSC ‘Al Hallaniyat”, a sister vessel of “Sawqrah” provides passengers, vehicle and cargo transportation services four times a week currently.
  • Exclusive & Short Cruises
    • Exclusive trips of short cruise duration are offered on special request for corporate clients, lunch & dinner sailings, private functions, parties, seminars, conferences. These trips can be booked individually and include a multi-cuisine buffet, non-alcoholic beverages and service staff on board during the sailing along the magnificent coast of Oman.
  • Cargo Transfer
    • Landing Craft LC “Halaniyat”, NFC owned landing craft provides cargo transfers in Seas of Oman, Arabian Gulf and inter-Gulf on charter hire.

National Ferries Company looks confidently and positively to the future through the vital development role it plays, in the long term development plan of the country (Oman 2020), especially with the completion of the basic infrastructure development in the ports that the ferries will operate from.

The long term plan for these High Speed Ferries, are to cover and link more than 12 ports nationwide, within the Sea of Oman and Arabian Sea. The near term plans are to develop an international route linking northern Oman ports to regional destination.

  • Corporate objectives of NFC are to:
    • Connect Oman’s coastal towns and regional destinations
    • Contribute to local communities development
    • Create new jobs and opportunities for Omanis
    • Contribute and boost tourism outcomes for the country
    • Commit to preservation of environment