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Marsa Alam: Snorkeling Trip with Dugong and Turtles

Marsa Alam: Snorkeling Trip with Dugong and Turtles

From US$ 48.67 per person

Discover the fabulous Red Sea in Marsa Alam on an unforgettable snorkeling experience in the Abu Dabab Reef. Get up-close views of corals, different types of colorful fish, and friendly turtles and dugong (seacows).

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Live tour guide
Arabic, Italian, English, Spanish
Pickup included
Pickup available from hotels in Marsa Alam, Marsa Alam International Airport, or the port
Wheelchair accessible


  • Swim with friendly dugongs in the bay
  • Spend your time onboard taking in the sun and enjoying delicious snacks
  • Be amazed by the magnificent coral gardens and beautiful green turtles
  • Keep your eyes peeled for dolphins
Full description
Take advantage of a convenient pickup service from your hotel, the airport, or the port and, after a journey of approximately 30 minutes, reach the bay of Marsa Hermes, also known as EL Naaba. Board a luxurious speedboat at the tourist wharf and begin your wonderful journey. Take in the views on the way while snacking on delicious treats and sipping coffee. A toilet is also available onboard. Jump in for an exciting snorkeling adventure in search of the dugong, also referred to as a seacow, a protected mammal who occasionally visits this sheltered bay for grazing. If they don't feel threatened, expect them to stay around the boat for 30 minutes or an hour. Continue by boat to reach Shaab EL Mahalhala, which is considered one of the finest snorkeling and dive sites in the area. Along the way, you may spot colorful fish, turtles, and/or dolphins. Onboard, enjoy hot tea, soft drinks, and snacks before diving back in to explore the next site, the so-called Sharm Abu Dabbab, where the reef will surprise you with its rich colors and curious inhabitants. Totally satisfied at the end of your tour, transfer back to the quay and then to your pickup location.
  • Professional guide
  • Pickup and drop-off from Marsa Alam hotels (within 30 kilometers), airport, or port
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Environmental Management charge (reef tax) and fuel surcharge
  • Snacks
  • First aid kit onboard the boat
  • Gratuities
  • DVD (available to purchase)
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with pre-existing medical conditions
  • People with back problems
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Sunglasses
  • Towel
  • Camera
  • Packed lunch

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  •  This activity is suitable for family and friends, as well as solo travelers
  •  On the tour, do not touch the corals or sea urchins for any reason
  •  The dugong, as well as dolphins and other sea creatures, live freely in nature, so they may not be present at the time of snorkeling
Customer reviews

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The excursion overall went well even if we did not see a turtle or Dungong, the purpose of our reservation ... Small concerns regarding the precise charge at the hotel. Indeed, I received an email signaling our departure at 8:30 am 'while the guide was there at 7:30 am' ... Once on board the vehicle, we are kindly informed that we have to pay an extra because our hotel is out care area. It seems that it was stipulated in the email, after verification, it is not clear at all !!! Too bad for this inconvenience.

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January 6, 2020

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