July 15-22, 2023
Join us for an adventure in the Red Sea. The Red Sea boasts over 1000 species of fish, 20 percent of which are found nowhere else in the world. With it being one of the sunniest places on the planet, corals and their tiny guests thrive on an overabundance of solar energy. The itineraries offer swimming with pods of up to 60 wild dolphin, up close encounters with Oceanic White Tip Sharks and much more.ore
Dates & Pricing:
Liveaboard: July 15-22, 2023
Master Cabin (1 bed) SOLD OUT $2000.00 USD p/person double occupancy
Deluxe Double Cabins (1 bed) $1800.00 USD p/person double occupancy
Deluxe Twin Cabins (2 twin beds) $1700.00 USD p/person double occupancy
Excursions (Additional Add-On)
3 night/4 day Cairo Starts with a guided tour of the Giza plateau featuring the Great Pyramid, Spinx and Memphis then finish with the Egyptian National Museum with its amazing treasures from King Tut's tomb and finally, an afternoon at Khan El Khalily Bazaars and El Moez Street. Cost TBD. Tentative arrival into Cairo on July 12th, 2023. Sightseeing tentatively begins July 13th, 2023 (Link to Excursion Details)
3 night/4 day Luxor Visit the Temples of Karnak and Luxor then cross the Nile to the West Bank of Luxor to visit the Valley of the Kings and Queens. This will be after the liveaboard trip. Transport to Luxor early morning of July 22, 2023. Sightseeing July 23rd and 24th, departure on July 25th back to Cairo for your international flight home. (Link to Excursion Details)
Nile River Cruise 5 night/6 day Travels from Luxor to Aswan. The Aggressor Nile Queen docks at the East Bank each Saturday morning for a 10:00 am boarding and the start of your Nile Cruise Adventure. At the end of the trip, the Aggressor Nile Queen docks in Aswan on Thursday morning for guests to continue their Aggressor vacation or for a half-day tour of Aswan. Transport to Luxor on July 22, 2023 for boat boarding. Arrives into Aswan Thurs July 27, 2023. Additional details on the itinerary can be found here: https://www.aggressor.com/destination/Nile-River Cost is $999 USD per person. (If you are interested in doing the Nile Cruise first, let me know and I can look into those options).
Liveaboard Pricing Includes:
20-23 dives on 7 night charters (regular air tanks)
snorkeling opportunities for non-divers
Accommodations in a liveaboard deluxe stateroom
All meals, snacks and beverages (non-alcoholic and beer/wine) are provided at no extra charge. Check out a sample menu here. Catering to vegan/plant based/other dietary requirements is not a problem.
3-4 dive professionals on board for small dive groups.
Transportation to/from Marsa Alam (RMF) airport to the yacht.
Private yacht & customized itinerary for our group
Laughs, fun, and a great group of divers from all over organized by trip leader, Kim.
Getting To Egypt:
For most travelers, your international flights will arrive/depart into Cairo (CAI). There are some options from Europe directly into Marsa Alam (RMF) if not joining an excursion. Using a flight search engine is the best option (such as Google Flights) to find the dates/times options. It is best to book directly with whichever airline vs using a third party website to book. Should there be travel disruptions, booking on a third party is harder to make changes and be accommodated on other flights.
Most large international airlines fly into Cairo, including, British Airways, Qatar Airways, Etihad, EgyptAir, Turkish Airlines, Royal Jordanian, Lufthansa, etc. From the US, American, United and Delta should have airline partners that connect to flights to Cairo.
If you are arriving into Cairo and transiting to Hurghada you may have to book separate tickets depeding on the airline. Be sure to allow enough transit time (international arrival into Cairo, customs/immigration, collect bags, change terminals if needed, check-in for the domestic flight, security, and so on. The airport code for Hurghada is HRG. If you are doing the Cairo excursion first, we will fly down to Hurghada on July 15th in the morning to meet the group to transport to Port Ghalib.
Marsa Alam (RMF)
Flights Directly into Marsa Alam (RMF) are mainly from Europe. This map has a good list of direct flights. https://www.flightconnections.com/flights-to-marsa-alam-rmf There are resorts in Port Ghalib if you want to arrive a day before boarding the boat.
Joining the Cairo excursion: Arrive into Cairo by July 12th, 2023
Joining just the liveaboard:
Arrive into Hurghdada July 14th, 2023 (overnight at hotel) or arrive July 15th by 11:30am- Group transits together (cost TBC) July 15, 2023 to boat around 12:30pm.
Departure after the liveaboard back to Hurghada airport, no flights before 12pm, group transfer back to Hurghada (cost TBC)
Arrive into Marsa Alam July 15th, 2023 by mid-day (transfer to boat included).
Departure from Marsa Alam on July 22, 2023 anytime
Joining for Luxor post liveaboard: Depart Luxor on July 25th, 2023
Joining the Nile River Cruise post liveaboard:
Depart Aswan July 27, 2023 no earlier than 2:30pm
Note on Travel:
**If you are arriving into Cairo or Hurghada (and not joining an excursion prior to the liveaboard), it is a good idea to arrive a day or two beforehand in order to acclimate to the time change, the weather, relax in a nice resort, and allow time for luggage to catch up should it not arrive with you.** There are plenty of hotels in Cairo and Hurghada (we can suggest some too).
International and domestic flights.
Rental Gear on board (click here for pricing)
Nitrox ($100/week p/person)
Marine Park/Port Fees/Fuel Surcharge: $105 USD, $45 USD, $50 USD per person
Visa for entry into Egypt $25 USD
Transportation to/from Hurghada (pricing per person TBC)
2-4 ppl $69 USD p/person each way
5-8 ppl $58 USD p/person each way
8-14 ppl $53 USD p/person each way
14-20 ppl $43 USD p/person each way
Hard alcohol/liquor/mixed drinks charged onboard.
There is a 14% Value Added Tax (VAT) required by the Egyptian Federal Law for all onboard billings for any retail or service added to your billing that includes port fees, marine park fees, dive courses, clothing sales, and nitrox.
These fees are paid onboard the yacht and may be paid by Visa, MasterCard, or cash. (USD, EURO, English pounds or EGP - Egyptian pounds) The yacht cannot accept traveler’s checks due to the banks in Egypt not accepting them.
Add-On Excursions are not included in the liveaboard costs. Pricing will be updated as soon as we have it.
Travel Insurance & Dive Insurance
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Current Entry Requirements for Egypt
Current Entry Requirements for Egypt:
Passport valid for at least 6 months & one blank page
Tourist visa, $25 in cash on arrival or apply ahead of time here: https://visa2egypt.gov.eg/eVisa/Home (For US Citizens and 44 other countries)
No vaccination requirements
Less than $10,000 US currency cash on you.