Yachts Destinations, All places in Red Sea
Egypt is a truly unique cruising destination. Sharm el Sheikh, on the Red Sea Riviera, is located at the tip of Sinai and well known for being a paradise for snorkelling and scuba diving. The Red Sea offers a seascape which is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and varied in the world, renowned for its rich sea life and teeming with over 2,000 species. A mystical country bursting with culture and beauty.
Yacht Destination Guide travel vacation places in Red Sea, Ain Sukhna, Aqaba, Bab-el-Mandeb, Berenice, Coral reef, Daedalus Reef, Dahab, Dahlak Kebir, Djibouti, El Gouna
Yacht Destination Guide travel vacation places in Red Sea, Farasan Island, Foul Bay, Gebel Elba, Green Island, Hala'ib, Hanish Islands, Hurghada, Jabal al-Tair, Kamaran
Yacht Destination Guide travel vacation places in Red Sea, Luxor, Makadi Bay, Marsa Alam, Mukawwa Island, Perim, Pharaoh's Island, Quseir, Ras Banas, Ras Gharib
Yacht Destination Guide travel vacation places in Red Sea, Ras Mohammad, Ras Sedr, Safaga, Sahl Hasheesh, Sajid Island, Sanafir Island, Saso Island, Shadwan, Shalateen
Yacht Destination Guide travel vacation places in Red Sea, Sharm el Sheikh, Soma Bay, Straits of Tiran, Stratonis Insula, Suez Canal, Taba, The Brothers, Tihama, Tiran Island, Yemen, Yotvata, Zuqar Island, Zubair Group
Aqaba is a Jordanian coastal city situated at the northeastern tip of the Red Sea. Aqaba is the largest city on the Gulf of Aqaba and Jordan's only coastal city. The city of Aqaba is the capital of Aqaba Governorate. Aqaba is one of the major tourist attractions in Jordan, and famous for its warm water and rich marine life. It is best known today as a seaside and diving resort and also as a home for Jordan's mega projects. However, industrial and commercial activities remain important, due to the strategic location of the city as the country's only seaport.
Coral reefs are diverse underwater ecosystems held together by calcium carbonate structures secreted by corals. Coral reefs are built by colonies of tiny animals found in marine waters that contain few nutrients. Most coral reefs are built from stony corals, which in turn consist of polyps that cluster in groups. The polyps belong to a group of animals known as Cnidaria, which also includes sea anemones and jellyfish. Unlike sea anemones, corals secrete hard carbonate exoskeletons which support and protect the coral polyps. Reefs grow best in warm, shallow, clear, sunny and agitated waters.
Daedalus Reef is a 400-meter-long and 100-meter-wide standalone reef in the Egyptian Red Sea situated about 90 kilometers from Marsa Alam. There is a small artificial island in the center of the reef, which hosts a lighthouse constructed in 1863 and rebuilt in 1931. Daedalus reef is a well-known place for diving because of good chances to see pelagic fish, such as hammerhead sharks, and an abundance of corals. In the high season one can find many dive safari boats staying overnight, anchored to the reef.
Dahab is a small town situated on the southeast coast of the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt. Formerly a Bedouin fishing village, located approximately 80 km (50 mi) northeast of Sharm el-Sheikh, Dahab is considered to be one of the Sinai's most treasured diving destinations. Following the Six Day War, the town was occupied by Israel and was known in Hebrew as Di-Zahav; named after a place mentioned in the Bible as one of the stations for the Israelites during the Exodus from Egypt.
El Gouna is a tourist resort, developed and owned by Sawiris' Family, Samih Sawiris and Orascom Hotels and Development, dating from about 1990. It is located on the Red Sea in the Red Sea Governorate of Egypt, 20 kilometres (12 miles) north of Hurghada. It is part of the Red Sea Riviera.
Farasan Island is the largest island of the Farasan Islands, in the Red Sea. It is located some 50 km offshore from Jizan, the far southwestern part of Saudi Arabia. It is located at around 16°42′21″N 41°59′0″ECoordinates: 16°42′21″N 41°59′0″E. The main town on the island is Farasan.
Hala'ib or Halayeb is a Red Sea port and town, located in the Hala'ib Triangle, a 20,580 km2 (7,950 sq mi) area disputed between Egypt and Sudan. The town lies on the southern tip of the Egyptian Red Sea Riviera and is near the ruins of medieval Aydhab. De facto control of the area is held by the Egyptian government.
The Ḩanīsh Islands are an island group in the Red Sea. Most of them are a part of Yemen, but before 1998–1999 they were claimed by Eritrea as well. After a long trial in an international court under the guidance of Abdul Karim al-Iryani, Yemen was granted full ownership of the larger islands while Eritrea was awarded the peripheral islands to the southwest.
Jabal al-Tair Island is a roughly oval volcanic island northwest of the constricted Bab al-Mandab passage at the mouth of the Red Sea, about half way between Yemen and Eritrea. From 1996 until it erupted in 2007 Yemen maintained two watchtowers and a small military base on the island.
Kamaran Island is the largest Yemen-controlled island in the Red Sea. The 108 km2 (42 sq mi) island is 18 km (11 mi) long and 7 km (4.3 mi) wide and is strategically located at the southern end of the Red Sea. It is a "shelf island" located in the shallow waters of the Arabian peninsula's continental shelf with coral reefs surrounding three sides of the island.
Mukawwa Island is a small shore island in the Red Sea. It is owned by Egypt and can be found at the northern entrance to Foul Bay. It is one of a small group of islands which litter Foul Bay including Rocky Island and St. John's Island. It is believed that it was once part of mainland Egypt and connected through Râs Banas however became separated through either erosion or rising sea levels.
Ras Banas is a peninsula in Egypt extending into the Red Sea. The inlet of water sheltered to the south of it is called Foul Bay, at the head of which sits the ancient port of Berenice. It is believed that Mukawwa Island to the south of the tip of the peninsula, may have been connected to the peninsula at some point in the past however little or no research has been conducted to support this claim.
Ras Gharib is the northernmost of the markazes (municipalities) in the Red Sea Governorate, Egypt, situated on the African side of the Gulf of Suez. It is and one of the leading centers of petroleum production in Egypt, having housed the main operations for first the Anglo-Egyptian Oil Company and then the Egyptian national petroleum company.
Ras Sedr is an Egyptian town located on the Gulf of Suez and the Red Sea coast. It is a part of the South Sinai Governorate, and consists of three areas: Wadi Sidr, Abu Sidr and Soerp. The region has been known since ancient biblical times. Approach to Ras Sidr is by way of the main Suez to Sharm el Sheikh Rd through almost total desert terrain. The road is dotted with farms where olives, tamarinds, and fruits are grown.
Port Safaga, also known as Safaga is a town in Egypt, on the coast of the Red Sea, located 53 km (33 mi) south of Hurghada. This small port is also a tourist area that consists of several bungalows and rest houses, including the Safaga Hotel, with a capacity of 48 rooms (126 beds).
Shadwan is a barren rocky island twenty miles southwest of the Egyptian city of Sharm el-Sheikh on the Sinai Peninsula. It is the largest of a group of islands in the mouth of the Gulf of Suez in the northern Red Sea and measures 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) in length, and between 3–5 kilometres (1.9–3.1 mi) wide.
Sharm el-Sheikh is a city situated on the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula, in South Sinai Governorate, Egypt, on the coastal strip along the Red Sea. Its population is approximately 35,000 (2008). Sharm el-Sheikh is the administrative hub of Egypt's South Sinai Governorate which includes the smaller coastal towns of Dahab and Nuweiba as well as the mountainous interior, Saint Catherine's Monastery and Mount Sinai.
Soma Bay is a coastal resort on the Red Sea in Egypt, 45 km south of Hurghada International Airport. The ten million m², self-contained community of Soma Bay is a peninsula surrounded on all sides by the sea. About 5 km in length and 2 km wide, the peninsula is accessed via a 7 km private road through a single controlled entry gate.
The Straits of Tiran are the narrow sea passages, about 13 km wide, between the Sinai and Arabian peninsulas which separate the Gulf of Aqaba from the Red Sea. It is named after Tiran Island located at its inflow, on which the Multinational Force and Observers has an observation post to monitor the compliance of Egypt in maintaining freedom of navigation of the straits as provided under the Israel-Egypt Peace Treaty.
Stratonis Insula was an island in the Gulf of Aden or the Red Sea between the harbor Elaea and the harbor Saba. There are numerous islands in the southern Red Sea and at its juncture with the Gulf of Aden – it has not been possible to pinpoint which of them corresponds to Stratonis.
The Suez Canal is an artificial sea-level waterway in Egypt, connecting the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea. Opened in November 1869 after 10 years of construction, it allows ships to travel between Europe and eastern Asia without navigating around Africa. The northern terminus is Port Said; the southern terminus is Port Tawfiq at the city of Suez.
The Brothers Islands (also known as Al Akhawein) are two small islands in the Red Sea, situated 67 kilometres (42 mi) from Al-Qusayr. Big Brother Island hosts a lighthouse build by British in 1883. Small Brother lies in one kilometre south from the Big Brother.
Tiran is an Egyptian-administered island that is also claimed by Saudi Arabia. It is located at the entrance of the Straits of Tiran, which separates the Red Sea from the Gulf of Aqaba. It has an area of about 80 km2 (30 sq mi). It is part of the Ras Muhammad National Park. The definite sovereignty over Tiran Island is left unclear by both Egypt and Saudi Arabia, due to geostrategic reasons. The Straits of Tiran is Israel's only access from the Gulf of Aqaba to the Red Sea, and Egypt's blockade of the Straits of Tiran on 22 May 1967 was the casus belli for Israel in the Six Day War.
Yotvata is a kibbutz along the Aravah road in the southern Negev in Israel. It has approximately 310 members and a total of 700 residents. The Aravah valley is an arid desert where the average annual rainfall is less than 30 mm and temperatures often exceed 40 °C (104 °F) in summer, and 21 °C (70 °F) in winter.
Zuqar Island is an island in the Red Sea that belongs to Yemen. It lies between the coasts of mainland Yemen and Eritrea, near the Bab-el-Mandeb straits which connect the Red Sea to the Gulf of Aden. Despite its proximity to the African continent, Zuqar Island is considered a part of Asia because it sits on the Asian continental shelf.
Al Zubair Group or Zubayr Group is a group of 10 major volcanic islands, on top of an underlying shield volcano in the Red Sea, which reach a height of 191 M above sea level. The volcano has continued to erupt in historic times. The islands currently belong to Yemen.