Spend a week swimming with dolphins in the Red Sea in one of the most important dolphin habitats in the world. Located off the south-eastern point of Egypt, Sataya, or “Dolphin Reef”, is home to an incredibly diverse array of animals, including a large number of wild spinner dolphins.
The trip will depart from Marsa Alam, Egypt and venture to Sataya, six miles off the Egyptian coast. Guests will stay on Sharky, a beautiful live-aboard yacht 95 feet in length.
Activities will include:
- Snorkeling and freediving with the dolphins
- Scuba diving the coral reefs
- Film screenings
Evening entertainment will include presentations and film screenings by 6-time Emmy award winning natural history cameraman Tom Fitz.
Guests are encouraged to arrive early or stay on after the excursion to explore the amazing culture of Egypt.
Price is €1065 per person.
DAY 1: Meet
Meet at Marsa Alam airport in the early evening. Guests will take a 2-hour shuttle to Hamata Marina and settle into their first night on the boat.
DAY 2: Traverse and first dolphin encounters
We will begin the 2-hour traverse offshore early in the morning to arrive in the bay of Sataya, where the boat will be anchored for the week. Once the boat is anchored in the calm bay, seasickness is unlikely.
DAY 3-6: Dolphin encounters in the bay
The heart of the trip! Dolphins regularly come into the bay to rest and play, providing guests with the opportunity to swim with them in their natural habitat. The dolphins are incredibly friendly, playful creatures.
Confident freedivers and scuba divers will have the freedom to dive as they please. Guests who are learning to snorkel will be led by the snorkel guide. Scuba lessons and an Open-Water PADI certification course can be offered if planned in advance.
Daily yoga classes will be offered on the sun deck.
In the evenings, Tom will be offering lectures and film screenings on his career working with marine mammals. Gaiane will be offering lectures on the local flora and fauna of the Sataya bay.
The 29 meter long boat offers plenty of space for guests to do as they please -- no activities are compulsary.
DAY 7-8: Return
We will traverse back to the harbour and spend the last night on the boat at the marina. The airport shuttle will be available to bring guests to the airport the following day.
The Sharky is a beautiful 29 meter (95 foot) long motor yacht equipped with nine double guest cabins and two zodiacs. She will be host to fifteen guests, three trip leaders, the captain, and six crew members.