The Red Sea is the resting place of many intriguing wrecks included several WWII ships that house countless artifacts.
What makes our Red Sea LiveAboard different:
5 star yacht
5 dives a day (Southern & St. John itinerary and 4 dives a day Brothers itinerary)
Free beer and wine
Aggressor Fleet service
The Red Sea Aggressor operates from the Port Ghalib yacht marina and resort area. It is a beautiful gated upscale resort community that is home to the 120 ft., 20 passenger Red Sea Aggressor. The host hotel, the beautiful Crown Plaza Sahara Sands is only a few minutes to the yacht. This safe waterfront resort community includes an Intercontinental Hotel, Marina Lodge and Crown Plaza Sahara Sands with lots of restaurants and shopping. Guests are able to drive right up to the boat and step onboard. All three hotels are only a few minutes to the yacht with transportation provide by the resorts.
Two 7-Night Itineraries Offered:
If you prefer one itinerary over the other, please view the schedule.
Southern/St. John itinerary – journeys to Ras Banas and St. John’s Reef, Fury Shoal, Sha’ab Mansour, Sha’ab Claude and Sataya sample lush walls and reefs. Guests may fly into nearby Marsa Alam or Hurghada, both have direct international flights available.
Both island locations are in the middle of the Red Sea (9 Hours by motor yacht from the coast.)
They are pinnacle islands, meaning that below the surface, their walls plummet hundreds of feet vertically down, without any sandy beaches or shallow reefs around.
Surrounded by open ocean, chances of spotting big game, such as rays, sharks, and other pelagic predators, are very high around the islands. Grey Reef Sharks, Thresher Sharks, and Hammerhead schools are residents. Oceanic white tip at certain times of the year.
2 x Wrecks on Big Brother (Aida and Numidia)
One night dive is offered on this itinerary as night diving is not offered at the Brothers, regulated by the Egyptian Government, however early dawn dives are offered each morning before breakfast.
Southern/St. John’s Reef Itinerary
Dives along the South of Egypts Red Sea making Red Sea LiveAboard diving the only way to go.
Sites like Sha’ab Claudia offer extensive reefs and coral gardens. Coral tunnels and caverns for divers to explore.
Fury Shoal’s offer more exposed reefs and wall dives that attract the pelagics. Reefs such as Sha’ab Mansour and Sataya, divers go deep on the walls to see schools of barracuda and big-eye trevally and sharks as well as further south to St. John’s Reef which is known as world class diving.
Dolphin Reef at Sataya offers a coral lagoon where divers can spend one or two dives snorkeling with resident Spinner Dolphin pods.
Great sheltered bays for night diving.
10 Night Itineraries:
Dive the best of the Brothers itinerary and Southern itinerary. Throughout the year we have 10 night itineraries scheduled for individuals or groups. Check the unique charters page for dates.
Getting There, Passports & Visa Documentation:
The Hurghada International Airport is approximately 4 hours from Port Ghalib and the Marsa Alam International Airport is 10 minutes from Port Ghalib. Following are the airlines that fly into both airports, there are many other airlines of which have direct flights.
Visitors must have a current passport, adequate funds to support themselves, and a return airline ticket. US citizens require a passport that must be valid for 6 months from date of entry. It is the travelers’ responsibility to ensure they have the proper visa to travel into each country on his or her itinerary as well as for re-entry and return to their country. Since regulations vary by country, contact your consulate or embassy of your country for the requirement.
Hurghada Interational Airport (HRG): Turkish Air, Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa & Condor, Egypt Air, Air Berlin
Marsa Alam International Airport (RMF): Egypt Air (seasonal Jan-Mar, Oct-Dec), Swiss Air – year around service once a week to/from Zurich on Thursday, Air Berlin – seasonal flights
Travel Advisory: We are unable to accept reservations from guests traveling on an Israeli passport due to Egyptian maritime regulations. There is a risk that when the Port Authority is clearing the Red Sea Aggressor to depart Port Ghalib on the charter, travel may be delayed and/or denied by the authorities for these individuals
Airport transfers are included if arriving and departing from the Marsa Alam Airport on the charter start/end dates to and from Port Ghalib Harbor. Guests will be met by a Red Sea Aggressor representative at 5:30 pm and transfered to the yacht. Guests may board the yacht Saturday afternoon anytime between 3 pm – 6 pm and through the evening. The yacht will depart the dock early Sunday morning after the Port Authorities have checked all guests passports. After clearance is given, no one can board the boat.
After a full week of diving, the Red Sea Aggressor returns back to Port Ghalib Friday afternoon between 2 – 4 pm. Friday evening after the sunset cocktail party, guests may go ashore and enjoy of the many restaurants at the Port Ghalib.
Check-out is Saturday morning at 8 am.
There is a USD $39 Port Fee per person, a USD $52 Marine Park Fee for the Brothers itinerary or a USD $105 Marine Park fee for the Brothers/Daedalus itinerary. For the Southern/St. John’s itinerary, there is $30 Park Fee. For the 10 night ‘Best of the Red Sea’ itinerary, the total would be $135 in Park fees.These fees are paid onboard the yacht and may be paid by Visa, Mastercard, cash or travelers checks.
Upon arrival to Egypt, all guests must pay an entry visa of $25. They do not offer a multi-entry visa. (subject to change without notice)
Red Sea Facts:
Official language of Egypt is Arabic but many of the people in the tourist resorts speak English and French.
Local currency is EGP, Egyptian Pound. (Approximately EGP7 = USD $1)
Marsa Alam and Hurghada have a subtropical desert climate with mild warm winters and hot summers.
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Hammerheads, Dolphin, Soft Corals, abundant reef fish life.
All dives from 2 skiffs that carry 10 divers each for quick access.
74 – 84F, 23 – 29C.
5 dives per day, night diving when available.
3mm wetsuit recommended in the summer and 5mm wetsuit in the winter.
Dear Aggressor Team,
“I have just returned from the fam trip on the maiden voyage of the Red Sea Aggressor with Tom Gebhardt.” . . . “Eleven of the group visited Luxor prior to boarding the boat and that is a side trip I would highly recommend. We were told by our tour guide that we were the first American group that had visited Luxor in 3 years. We felt very safe at all times and I will be happy to serve as a reference if any potential visitors have questions about safety for land trip.
The crew on the boat was great and worked hard to accommodate everyone. I had some equipment issues upon arrival with my regulator and David Patterson did a great job or working with me to sort out all the problems so I was comfortable diving with my equipment. He did a wonderful job of working with the guest and crew to make the trip great for all divers. Our charter went to St John’s Reef and this was not originally planned for a 7 day charter. The diving at St John’s was ” as good as it gets”. I would highly recommend making this part of all 7 day charters if possible . This was a great treat I and I so appreciate having the opportunity to dive St John’s as part of this experience. We also had the chance to snorkel with a pod of 17 dolphins on this charter. That was truly a magical experience.
Tom Gebhardt did a great job of organizing our fam and was a pleasure to be with on the boat and the side trip to Luxor. Marc Home was onboard the charter and he brought a lot of fun to the group! All of the dive staff and crew went above and beyond to help us on the dive deck and while on the boat.
I don’t think I have seen such clear water with so much color on the reefs in my 25 year dive career. It was a pleasure to be on the charter and experience a new destination with such style.
I look forward to returning in the future with an ISAM group. Hats off to all for a great maiden charter!”