Marsa Alam: Snorkeling Trip to Satayh Dolphin Reef
- Pickup available
- Duration: 8 hours
Begin your day of adventure with a brief pickup from your hotel in Marsa Alam in an air-conditioned vehicle. Transfer to Marina of Hamata where you'll board the boat. This location is situated 165 km south from Marsa Alam airport. Be received by the crew with a welcome drink and enjoy it as you set sail on the Red Sea for about 2 hours. You will be also served with snacks and drinks during the day. Arrive at the Satayh Dolphin Reef, a protected area where you can snorkel. As you enjoy the underwater marine world observe around 60-80 dolphins who will put on a show for you as you get the opportunity to connect with them. This region is home to many dolphins and sea mammals and you will be mesmerized by the different varieties of corals and fish. Enjoy a delicious lunch prepared freshly on board by the chef. Later on, make another stop to snorkel in a beautiful coral reef and see more f...
You will be picked up from your hotel and will be taken to Hamata Marina to board the boat. The boat will sail for approximately 2 hours to Sataya Reef, where you will have your first snorkeling session. Sataya Reef, also known as Dolphin House, is a huge lagoon that is home to not only spinner dolphins, but also many types of colorful fish. Experience the marine life of the reef, following your guide as you explore one of the best snorkeling spots in Egypt. After this snorkeling stop, you will enjoy a freshly-prepared lunch onboard the boat. After lunch, you will have the chance to explore another scenic snorkeling spot with caves, tunnels and coral gardens. Enjoy drinks all day long and enjoy the fresh fruit of the season. After your second snorkeling location, you will sail back to Hamata Harbor and will be transferred back to your hotel.
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 ...
Enjoy an 8-hour private snorkeling trip to Dolphin house, a coral reef, just 45 minutes away by a private boat ride from Hurghada Marina. Spot dolphins and other exotic marine life in their natural environment. Once at Dolphin House, put on your snorkeling masks and enjoy one of the best experiences in life. Snorkel with free dolphins in the open sea. After spending 2 hours in Sharb el Erg, head to another snorkeling stop in El Fanadir, a beautiful reef near el Gouna, where you can find many kinds of sea life, including exotic fishes, beautiful corals, blue spotted manta rays, morays, and many others. On your way back, admire the coastline of Hurghada. Make a little stop to contemplate the magnificent El Mina Mosque and the fisherman port. We are very respectful to dolphins. The crew follows the rules of HEPCA. It is highly recommended to not go on a tour with lots of people jumping ...
Get picked up from your hotel in Marsa Alam and taken to the boat by zodiac. Head to a beautiful diving site, Mekkey's Room. Spend around an hour snorkeling watching the amazing coral reefs and vibrant fish. Move to another dive site called Shaab Alam, with its diverse coral reefs and good opportunities for watching dolphins. After your second snorkeling stop, break for a delicious lunch prepared specially for you. Continue to the third dive site to see more coral reefs, colorful fish, and a shipwreck. Choose to have an introductory dive at one of the most wonderful dive sites in Marsa Alam. After finishing your third snorkeling stop, sail back by zodiac to the beach where the transfer will be waiting to drive you back to your hotel after an enjoyable day.
The experience begins with pickup from your hotel and transfer to the boat. Hop onboard and meet the friendly crew, then sit back and relax as you sail away from Marsa Alam and onto the Red Sea. As you journey to the first stop of the tour, admire views of the coastline and soak up the tranquil atmosphere that surrounds you. Arrive at a scenic swim stop and make a splash in the water as you go in search of colorful marine life. The Red Sea is home to an array of wildlife including dolphins, turtles, and more, so there is plenty to look out for. Once you’ve worked up a bit of an appetite, head back onboard the boat and dine on a freshly-prepared dinner. After dinner, spend some time taking photos with the help of the crew, then chill out as you watch the sunset transform the colors of the landscape. At the end of an unforgettable experience, enjoy drop-off to your hotel.
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The Royal Tulip Beach Resort bus to the boat is approximately 2.5 hours away, some of which are on bad roads. Then about 2 hours by boat (they have pills for seasickness on board, but it is advisable to take them one hour earlier). In strong winds, the boat can fluctuate a lot. Once at the reef you will be dropped by a smaller boat at the dolphins (if there are, 50-80% chance). You can then swim for around 45 minutes with these approximately 60 dolphins. An experience I will never forget. The dolphins sometimes get very close. Wonderful to be able to swim with! Afterwards you get a delicious buffet on board and you can relax. You can then swim for another 45 minutes. You can also swim along the beautiful colorful coral. Back it is again 2 hours by boat and then 2 hours by bus. We had been on the road from 5.30 am to 7 pm. But this experience is more than worth the long journey and the rate!
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.
Lovely boat trip, with sun deck. Nice reef with wrecks to watch. Many dolphins:)
Beautiful experience, a high quality and well done tour. Well done!
Great trip only to be recommended. Unfortunately mostly overcrowded