and recommendation: 7 days sailing on the Southern Red
Sea, including round two islands where Red-billed Tropicbird
(Phaethon aethereus) and Sooty Falcon (Falco concolor) breed.
In order to avoid disturbance at the nesting sites, it is
FORBIDDEN to land on the islands!
Destination country: Egypt. Start and finish from Marsa
schedule: TBA Duration:
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Price: ...per person (for non-divers, ...
Euro less).Supplement rate for single room occupancy is at
least 50% as a result of limited places. Children (2-12 years
old) have 40 % discount. Equipment rental for divers: ...
per week. Rooms can be share upon request with other lone
participants. National Park fees: Brothers Island €50.
Rocky and Zabargad or Daedalus reef €70 per passenger.
Price includes: All transfers from airport to airport,
accommodations and meals on boat, drinking water, soft drinks.
The price exclude: bank transfer loss, international
flight, visa, tips, alcoholic beverages, personal travel insurance
and any other activities of personal request e.g. laundry,
satellite phone calls, etc.
The Open Water Diver course can be undertaken en-route on
the boat for an outstanding price: €230! Other courses
like Advanced Open Water Diver, Rescue Diving and speciality
and gas courses can be undertaken upon request as well (prices
subject to individual cases), which would require a technical
diving instructor to join the expedition.
Special charters: For a family or group of friends,
the chartered diving safari boat can be hired for a special
price, which includes food, beverages, supervision by a dive
master, unlimited diving and snorkelling and the attendance
of a birding guide. Price: €12,890. For ANY special requests,
please contact us.
Accommodation: Liveaboard, in separate air-conditioned
cabins (based on double occupancy). Numbers: No limit.
"..7 days sailing on the Southern Red Sea, including
round two islands where Red-billed Tropicbird Phaethon aethereus
and Sooty Falcon Falco concolor breed. In order to avoid disturbance
at the nesting sites, it is FORBIDDEN to land on the islands!..."
Top birds: Red-billed Tropicbird, Goliath Heron, Indian
Reef Egret, Brown Booby, Slender-billed Gull, Grey-hooded
Gull, White-eyed Gull, Sooty Gull, Armenian Gull, Lesser Black-backed
Gull, Heuglin’s Gull, Caspian Tern, Swift Tern, Lesser
Crested Tern, Sandwich Tern, Little Tern, Saunders’s
Tern, Bridled Tern, White-cheeked Tern, Western Osprey, Crab
Plover, Goliath Heron, Lanner and Sooty Falcons.
Marine wildlfie: Spinner dolphin, Indo-Pacific Bottle-nose
Dolphin, Oceanic white-tip Shark, Tiger shark, Scalloped Hammerhead,
Bluespotted Stingray, Spotted Eagle Ray, Dugong, Giant Moray,
Common Lionfish, Stonefish, Indian Ocean Crocodile Fish, Red
Sea (or Twoband) Anemonefish, Napoleon Wrasse, Hawksbill Turtle.
Arrival to Marsa Alam International Airport.
If agreed in advance, meet the guides at the airport and transfer
to the boat or to a hotel. There is an optional trip to a
place where dugongs
can be found within snorkelling depth. In the early evening,
once everyone has arrived, there will be a boat briefing on
board, for discussion of details of the trip and to agree
which islands and National Parks should be visited. The dive
masters and the birding guide will then begin the welcoming,
until we can no longer keep our eyes open.
Day 2-6:Sailing days.
Early morning on Day 2, we set sail from Marsa Alam marina,
heading to the far south. For licensed divers, there are 3
dives daily (on a special charter, dives are unlimited); there
is unlimited snorkelling and pelagic birding from the sundeck.
Because the pattern of a day’s activity on the boat
depends on the weather (eg. wind and waves), we cannot predict
in which order the islands and reefs will be visited. We therefore
do not issue a fixed programme to avoid any possibility of
confusion! Mostly during the days birdwatching is easy even
using a telescope on board, because the Red Sea is far calmer
than the Pacific Ocean! The safari boats, being quite large,
are very stable on the water. Every day, dozens of White-eyed
Gulls will follow our boat, hoping to pick up any discarded
fish offal. Dozens of terns will follow the gulls, making
a quite unforgettable sight, their movements punctuated by
a nonstop influx of pelagic species. Sightings of dolphins
are quite common, and seeing shark underwater is almost guaranteed.
Day 7:Arrive at Marsa
Alam marina is the excuse for a farewell party
before transfers to the airport, or to a hotel for anyone
who has requested an extension for cultural or birding reasons
on the mainland. Note that it sometimes may be possible to
combine the pelagic birding trip with a Nile cruise.