Daily boats are yachts that offer trips at see for the day for swimming, snorkeling and diving. The boats take up to 30 guests depending on its size and license. So choosing the right boat for the right prices with not too many guests on board can be challenging. But don’t worry, we here at Red Sea Diving Adventure are here to help you.
WHAT DOES A DAY ON BOARD LOOK LIKE?
In general these day trips start 08:30-09:00 in the morning and return in port between 14:30-16:00 depending on the reefs and their location that are visited for the day.
- Transfer from your hotel to the boat.
- Arrival on board and departure usually between 08:30 and 09:00 o’clock.
- Sailing to the first location of the day, where we will stop for several hours to swim, snorkel or dive.
- Lunch is served on board.
- Sailing to the second location of the day for a second swimming, snorkeling or diving session.
- Sailing back to port and a small snack is served.
- Departure off the boat & transfer back to the hotel.
All boats have a series of rules that they will ask you to abide. These are in place for safety, hygienic and organisational reasons and usually add onto having a great day.
In general the following rules apply, but note that they may vary per boat.
- NO SHOE POLICY direct after arrival everybody is asked to take their shoes and flip-flops off and put them in a dedicated storage.
- BATHROOM USE if the bathroom is in use the door is closed. After use please keep the door open. Don’t throw anything into the toilet, bins are provided. Only flush the toilet as the boat is moving and don’t flush as the boat is parked on the reef or in the marina.
- AS SAILING hold onto railings as you walk around. Always go down the stirs backwards and keep one hand on a railing
- DON’T RUN running is strongly advised against as a fall is easily the consequence.
- DON’T JUMP jumping off the boat is not allowed
- GIVE CREW SPACE these gents need a bit of space to do their jobs and at times they need to move fast. They are working with ropes and those can run at any time. Therefor the crew need space as they are working, especially as ropes or parking of the boat is involved. Keep clear of all ropes.
- WET/DRY AREA usually there is a dedicated wet area and the rest of the boat is kept dry. This means that you need to dry yourself if wet as you enter a dry area. In general anything inside and the upper decks are dry areas.
- TRASH don’t throw anything overboard and get rid of your own trash as soon as possible (this prevents the wind from throwing it into the sea)
- SMOKING there is always a place where smoking is allowed in a dedicated area, however smoking is not allowed inside. Please use the ashtrays, make sure that each cigarette is fully extinguished and don’t throw any cigarette buts overboard.
- DONT LOOSE ANYTHING be careful not to leave your things unattended on the deck as the wind tend to carry loads of stuff into the sea. Make sure that your things are tied on or in a bag. And at the end of the day as you leave the boat please assure that you take all your belongings with you.
WHAT IS INCLUDED?
This all depends on the trip that you book but in general you need to think of the following possible costs:
- Transfer from your hotel to the boat and visa versa within .
- Lunch, water, coffee (Nescafe) and tea.
- The boat trip.
- Additional fees for visiting marine parks or protected areas.
- Tip for the crew.
In case of snorkeling some boats offer dedicated trips with a snorkel guide. Also private guiding is possible at a surcharge and needs to be booked well in advanced.
Any additional gear for snorkeling or diving can be rented on location, however this should be known in advance.
WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING?
Depending on what exactly you booked, you need to bring the following:
- Towels & swimming wear.
- Sunscreen & sunshades.
- As you go into the water to swim or snorkel we advise you wear something to protect you from the sun. This can be a t-shirt or a rash guard.
- The sun while at sea can be extremely hot and sheltering your head from its direct rays is advisable. A cap or hat or shawl are great options to have with you.
- Anything that you need to entertain yourself on the boat.
WHAT DOES A DAILY BOAT TRIP COST?
Good question and not one to have only a single answer to unfortunately. It all depends on what exactly you booked. For instance: a luxury boat or a normal one? Private or joining a big group on board? Going far away to a special location or to the nearby reefs? A single day for one person or a group for the week?
But in general the price for a daily trip is around 40 euro a person a day. and prices get attractive as you book more days or for more people. For example, for 2 days 75 euro and for 3 around 110 euro.
Please contact us for a fitting offer and current pricing.