Sataya - Dolphin Reef 45$
Sataya - Dolphin Reef in Marsa Alam
Sataya – Dolphin Reef: Best Diving Site
Diving in Sataya
Sataya, also known as the Dolphin Reef, is one of the best diving spots in the world. It is located in the Red Sea , south of Egypt , and attracts divers from all over the world for its rich flora and fauna, and in particular for its coral reefs and numerous species of fish.
Why is Sataya so popular with divers?
Diving in Sataya is an unforgettable experience, as it offers not only stunning underwater views, but also the opportunity to observe dolphins in their natural habitat. The dolphins in Sataya are resident and diver-friendly, which makes this area unique.
Dolphin Reef is one of the few places in the world where you can see dolphins in their natural habitat, without the harmful influence of tourists. This is a place where dolphins decide for themselves whether they want to swim with us or not.
In addition, diving in Sataya is also an opportunity to see other interesting sea creatures, such as whale shark, sea turtles , stingrays and moray eels.
Sataya – A Safe Place for Divers
Sataya is a safe place for divers. The weather conditions are favorable all year round and the water temperature is between 24°C and 30°C. The water is crystal clear, which allows excellent visibility underwater.
Diving in Sataya is available for people of all skill levels. There are numerous diving schools where you can become PADI certified and take advantage of the services of professional instructors.
Sataya – Sustainable Tourism
Sataya is an example of successful sustainable tourism. Boat owners and people involved in tourism care about the protection of the natural environment and the sustainable development of tourism. All this thanks to the fact that they care about making the reef accessible to future generations.
Sataya Marsa Alam Tour
The Sataya Marsa Alam tour is one of the most beautiful experiences you can have while on holiday in Egypt. Sataya is a dolphin reef that is located about 50 kilometers from Marsa Alam, in the Red Sea. This unique reef offers visitors the opportunity to see wild dolphins in their natural habitat, as well as other fascinating species of sea creatures.
Sataya – a paradise for diving enthusiasts
Sataya is a paradise for lovers of diving and snorkeling. Underwater, you can admire a variety of colorful corals and fish, as well as many other interesting sea creatures such as sharks, sea turtles and many more. However, the dolphins are the biggest attraction of this place. These are unique animals that can only be seen in a few places in the world.
Meeting with wild dolphins
For many tourists, a trip to Sataya is mainly an opportunity to see wild dolphins in their natural habitat. These dolphins live in freedom and attract tourists with their behavior and curiosity. They are very friendly and enjoy the company of people. Meeting them is an amazing experience that stays in your memory for a long time.
The best way to reach Sataya is to rent a charter boat. It is also the most convenient and safe way to explore the reef and meet wild dolphins. There are usually guides on board the boat who will help tourists with diving and show them around the reef. Typically, the trip lasts several hours and includes many interesting places on the reef.
Sataya is an extraordinary place that is worth visiting during your holiday in Egypt. For lovers of diving and snorkeling, it is a paradise where you can admire the beauty of the underwater world, and for lovers of wild animals, it is an opportunity to meet dolphins in their natural habitat. Hiring a charter boat is the best way to reach the reef and experience this unforgettable experience.
Sataya Dolphin Reef tour program from Marsa Alam offers an exciting opportunity to explore the pristine waters of the Red Sea and observe wild dolphins in their natural habitat. Here is a full description of the tour program, starting from the moment of pick-up from your hotel until the return:
1- Pick-up from Hotel:
The tour typically begins with a convenient pick-up from your hotel in Marsa Alam. The exact pick-up time may vary, but it is usually early in the morning to make the most of the day.
2- Transfer to Port:
Once you are picked up, you will be transferred to the nearby port, where you will board a comfortable boat specifically designed for dolphin-watching excursions. The transfer to the port may take around 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the location of your hotel.
3- Boat Departure:
After arriving at the port, you will board the boat, and the friendly crew will provide you with a warm welcome and brief you on the day’s activities. The boat is equipped with all the necessary amenities for your comfort during the journey.
4- Sail to Sataya Reef:
The boat will set sail from the port and head towards Sataya Reef, which is located in the Fury Shoals area. The journey to Sataya Reef takes approximately two to three hours, providing you with an opportunity to relax on board, soak in the scenic views of the Red Sea, and maybe even spot some marine life along the way.
5- Snorkeling Briefing:
Once the boat reaches Sataya Reef, the crew will provide a snorkeling briefing to ensure everyone is familiar with the safety guidelines and techniques for observing marine life responsibly. They will also provide you with the necessary snorkeling equipment, including masks, snorkels, and fins.
6- Dolphin Watching:
The highlight of the tour is the opportunity to encounter wild dolphins in the Sataya Reef area. The boat will anchor in a suitable spot, known for its dolphin activity. You will have the chance to snorkel in the crystal-clear waters and observe the dolphins swimming and playing in their natural habitat. Please remember to maintain a respectful distance and avoid touching or disturbing the dolphins.
7- Snorkeling at the Reef:
Apart from dolphin watching, you will also have the opportunity to explore the vibrant coral reefs surrounding Sataya Reef. The area is teeming with colorful fish and other fascinating marine life. Snorkeling at the reef allows you to immerse yourself in the underwater world and witness the beauty of the Red Sea firsthand.
During the tour, a delicious lunch will be served on board the boat. The exact menu may vary, but it typically includes a variety of freshly prepared dishes, including salads, grilled seafood, rice, and fruits. Vegetarian options are usually available upon prior request.
9- Relaxation and Enjoyment:
After lunch, you can relax on the boat’s spacious sundeck, soak up the sun, or simply enjoy the breathtaking views of the Red Sea. The boat offers comfortable seating areas, and there may be opportunities for additional snorkeling or swimming throughout the day, depending on the tour operator and the time available.
10- Return to Port:
As the day comes to an end, the boat will start its journey back to the port. The return journey from Sataya Reef to the port usually takes a few hours.
11- Transfer to Hotel:
Upon arrival at the port, you will disembark from the boat and be transferred back to your hotel in Marsa Alam. The transfer time will depend on the location of your hotel, and you can expect to arrive in the late afternoon or early evening.
12- Drop-off at Hotel:
Finally, you will be dropped off at your hotel, marking the end of the Sataya Dolphin Reef tour program. You can reminisce about the incredible experience you had observing dolphins in their natural habitat and exploring the vibrant underwater world of the Red Sea.
Please note that the itinerary may vary slightly depending on the tour operator and weather conditions. It’s always a good idea to check with your tour provider for specific details about the tour program and any additional inclusions or activities.
Throughout the tour, it is important to prioritize the well-being and conservation of the marine life. The crew will provide guidelines for responsible snorkeling and interacting with the dolphins, emphasizing the need to maintain a safe distance and avoid any disruptive behavior.
Remember to bring essential items such as sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, a towel, and a waterproof camera to capture the mesmerizing moments of your Sataya Dolphin Reef tour. It is also advisable to wear comfortable swimwear and carry a change of clothes for your comfort during the journey back to the hotel.
Sataya Dolphin Reef tour program from Marsa Alam offers an unforgettable experience, allowing you to connect with nature, witness the beauty of the Red Sea, and create cherished memories of encountering wild dolphins.
The reef depth is between 5-40 meters which means everybody will enjoy according to his/her own level. beginners and advanced snorkelers
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✓ Transfer from and to the hotel in Marsa Alam
✓ Air-conditioned vehicle
✓ 2 stops for snorkeling With Dolphins
✓ lunch on board
✓ water, soft drinks on board
✓ snorkeling equipment (mask, snorkel, fins)
✓ Tips - baksheesh
✓ Photos/videos bought from the photographer on board
✓ for sea cruises from Marsa Alam you always need to have photocopies of passports
✓ towels (necessarily)
✓ own snorkeling equipment
✓ seasickness tablets
✓ in winter (November to March) it is worth taking a warm sweatshirt, preferably hooded
✓ in winter you can bring your own snorkeling wetsuit
Questions and Answers about Sataya - Dolphin Reef Tour
What is the price of the Sataya Dolphin Reef tour for kids?
Children up to 6 years old pay nothing, children 6-12 years old pay half price.
Sataya - Dolphin Reef in Marsa Alam - what is worth remembering?
The most important thing to remember is that when snorkeling, we take care not to injure ourselves on the reef. Very important: we are not allowed to take pieces of reef or shells from the beach.
Can I take a baby stroller on board the ship?
Of course. However, please let us know if you plan to bring a stroller.
What time is the departure/return from the hotel?
We pick up from hotels in Marsa Alam between 8:30 AM and 9:30 AM. Return from the cruise to Marsa Alam around 18-19. We will confirm the exact time of departure on an ongoing basis.
Are there any hidden costs on the tour?
Apart from the items included in the "Additionally paid" list, there are no additional costs on the trip.
Is it possible to snorkel at Sataya - Dolphin Reef in Marsa Alam
Yes of course. Don't expect a huge reef and a thousand colorful fish, but you can see some interesting species underwater.
How do I know the bus/coach that will pick me up?
The person coming for you has your room number and should give it to you. If you have trouble understanding the room number, we will show you the number over the phone.
Can I pay for the trip with a different currency / card / bank transfer?
We accept payments in US Dollars, Euros, British Pounds, Egyptian Pounds. We convert the tour price at the current exchange rate and round to the nearest Euro, British Pound or Five Egyptian Pounds. We do not accept card payments.
What days does the tour take place?
Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
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