A short boat ride to Bu Maher Fort

Bu Maher Fort

I’ve been patiently waiting for the weather to cool down enough to where I can be outside comfortably during the day, for an extended period of time, without having a river of sweat streaming down my back. Almost there.

Regardless, last weekend I took a short boat ride with a couple of friends to Bu Maher Fort. Built in 1840, Bu Maher Fort is the first stop along the historical pearling path that Bahrain as known for. A path that flows through Muharraq, that one day I’ll follow along.

Bu Maher Fort

Bu Maher Fort

Bu Maher Fort

The boat ride to the fort is a little less than five minutes long. And probably the best part of the trip. It’s interesting getting to see the skyline from afar. A skyline that’s continually changing. Also—boat—nothing beats being in a speed boat for any amount of time in glorious sunshine.

After arriving at the fort you’ve got about 15-20 minutes to explore the little fort and little museum, before the boat leaves. The museum outlines the pearling trail, which Bu Maher Fort is a part of. That is pretty much it.

Bu Maher Fort

Bu Maher Fort

Bu Maher Fort

For just BHD 1, it’s totally worth it. I’d love to go again, perhaps before sunset to catch one of those gorgeous Bahraini sunsets. And as it turns out, I’m a sucker for a five-minute boat ride.