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Red Sea Reef Tour in Glass Bottom Boat – Sharm El Sheikh

  • When does it run?
    Daily
  • Start time
    11:00am
  • Duration
    Approximately 90 minutes
Inclusions
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • 90-minute glass-bottom boat ride
  • English-speaking guide
COVID-19 Safety guidelines

Key Highlights

  • View spectacular Red Sea coral reefs without getting wet
  • Don′t leave Sharm el Sheikh without doing this trip!
  • All the family will love this magical tour
  • English speaking guide

Overview

Experience all the color and magic of the Red Sea’s famed coral reefs when you take this popular glass-bottom boat trip from Sharm el Sheikh. Cruise gently across turquoise waters from Naama Bay to the Near Garden and Far Garden. Peer through the glass bottom of the boat to see brilliantly colored fish darting in and out of the multi-hued corals.

Look out for beautiful butterflyfish, striped lionfish, wrasse, sea turtles and many more fantastic creatures of the Red Sea.

You will also see the great brain coral, one of the largest corals in the world.

An English speaking guide will be on hand providing commentary and to answer any questions you may have.

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily

  • Duration

    Approximately 90 minutes

  • Start time

    11:00am

  • Meeting Point

    Pick up from your hotel. (Please mention your hotel name and address at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, our customer service executives will get in touch and confirm the details)

  • Ending Point

    Your hotel in Sharm El Sheikh

Itinerary

  • For your Red Sea Reef Tour in Glass Bottom Boat – Sharm El Sheikh you will be picked up from your hotel and driven to the quay to board your glass-bottomed boat.

    This is the perfect way to view the wonders of the Red Sea coral reefs without getting wet. You will be accompanied by an English-speaking guide who can explain what you are seeing.

    The Red Sea was created more than 30 million years ago, when the Arab peninsula started to part from Africa. Today it is home to a fantastic variety of marine life. More than 1200 species of fish have been recorded in the Red Sea, and around 10 per cent of these are found nowhere else. The rich diversity is in part due to the 2,000 km (1,240 mi) of coral reef along the coastline; these fringing reefs are 5000 –7000 years old.

    Your tour takes you from Naama Bay to the Near Garden and Far Garden. Look through the glass bottom of the boat to see the glorious underwater world beneath.

    Among the most common reef fish of the Red Sea are the stripey sergeant majors, deep-bodied butterfly fish and the parrot fish, named for their beak-like teeth and vibrant colors.

    Other fish you might see are broomtail wrasse, which are parrot green, lemon yellow and turquoise in color, and the the yellowtail surgeonfish, small but brilliantly arrayed in royal blue and golden yellow and one of the most beautiful fish on the reef.

    You should also see the handsome red-striped lionfish, one of the most dangerous fish in the Red Sea. They live in the shallow waters around coral reefs and must be treated with great respect. The red vertical strips are nothing else than warning signals, saying ‘do not touch me’, because their spines are extremely poisonous.

    You may also be lucky enough to see sea turtles, which are born on land but soon enter the sea and are perfectly adapted to underwater life.

    Your guide will also show you the unmistakable brain coral, one of the world’s largest corals. Their round shape and grooved surface resembles an animal brain. They live in shallow warm-water reefs and are important coral reef builders. The life span of the largest brain corals is 900 years. Colonies can grow as large as 6 or more feet (1.8 m) high.

    Your glass-bottomed boat tour lasts around 90 minutes and when it is over you will be taken back to your hotel in Sharm El Sheikh.

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • 90-minute glass-bottom boat ride
  • English-speaking guide
  • Food and drinks

Please note

Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.

There should be minimum 6 passengers for guaranteed departure. Should this number not be met for your chosen date you will be offered an alternative date or a full refund.

Additional info

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have

Customer Reviews

  • Glass Bottom Boat
    Lesley Bulmer, United Kingdom 04/16/2012

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