Glass Bottom Boat, Sharm El Sheikh

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    Underwater World without Wetting your Feet

    by SabrinaSummerville Updated Feb 7, 2006

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    The resorts of the Red Sea are famous for their spectacular corals, fish, and underwater life. Therefore the area is incredibly attractive to snorkellers and divers.

    However, for those of us who neither snorkel nor dive, the solution lies in the glass bottomed boat trip.

    Many of the superior hotels have their own boats, and all hotels will arrange trips for you in some boat. It's a wonderful way to spend a couple of hours, or you can organise an all day trip including lunch if you wish. There are day and half day boat trips to the Ras Mohammad National Park.

    Most of the boats will anchor at some point in the trip and allow those who wish to swim off the side of the boat.

    You can choose to sit up on top of the boat enjoying the sunshine and the sea spray, or lower down watching the fish and the corals through the glass bottom of the boat. It's also a great way to see the coastline.

    Very well worthwhile taking this trip.

    On top of the glass bottomed boat Corals throught glass bottomed boat Swimming from the boat side
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    Glass Bottom boat

    by joolssss Written Apr 23, 2004

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    These are just always fun, and here they are cheap too! ask if you can take your snorkel cos some will stop and let you jump in for 20 mins! we were lucky where we stayed and had awesome reef and awesome fish, but if you arestaying elsewhere other than Ras um sid, then I recommend you take one of these out to see the rest of the fish!

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    ~ Glass Bottom Boat Trip ~

    by Heavens-Mirror Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    You can go on some beautiful glass bottom boat trips in Sharm. We went with attraction world (booked through Thomson travel agent) and it was £26 per adult and £12 per child which was prebooked before we went to Sharm.

    You get picked up from your hotel and taken to the jetty where all the boats are located. It lasts around 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes and it includes drinks which i thought was excellent value for money. There are many photos to be taken, there are lots of gorgeous colourful fish to be seen in the waters so make sure you dont forget your camera.

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    Glass Bottomed Boat

    by paradisedreamer Updated Apr 3, 2004

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    The Discovery Glass bottomed boat costs LE55 per person and leaves from the pier in front of the Sun 'n Fun at the Hilton fayrouz hotel. The bost goes around the bay for about an hour or so and its a great way for people who don't dive and snorkel to see what is down there. For me personally i would rather be IN the water but we went so our daughter could see all the fishies.

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    Sharm El- Sheik, glass bottom boat

    by sachara Updated Dec 10, 2007

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    Sharm El-Sheik is one of the worlds best diving destinations, so there are many dive clubs around. The underwater scenery is wonderfull with scenic reefs, colourfull coral and exotic fishes.

    If you don´t want to go into the water for scubadiving or even snorkeling, you can take the glassbottom boat. The first time in Sharm we took one of these boats. The views at the reefs and fishes through the glass bottom were great.

    view from the glass bottom boat Jetty at eastside close to Sonesta Beach Hotel Jetties at westside close to Hernan Marina Hotel
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    Glass bottom trip.

    by northsea Updated May 2, 2006

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    A nice break is to make an excursion with the glass bottom boat. All hotels can make this arrangement and prices are much alike everywhere.
    You have to embark at the beach of the old port in Sharm.
    With coral reef and colourful fish life, the world under water is unbelievable. You don't have to be a diver to enjoy this, a glass bottom boat will give you a very good glimpse of the
    life under water.
    The boat was supposed to leave at 10 o'clock in the morning, but we had to wait until noon before we could embark ( don't get nervous, in Egypt everything is possible)

    Waiting for embarkation This was very close !! Under water life  1 Under water world  2

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    Marine fauna

    by belgrade03 Written Oct 11, 2004

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    Underwater life in the Red sea is absolutely fascinating! Corals and fish of all sizes, shapes and colours amaze tourists since diving places in Sharm are among 5 best diving places in the world. One can go diving, snorkelling to explore this wonderful world of unusual creatures but marine fauna can also be explored on glass bottom boats. Excursions are at 11, 1 pm, 3pm and 5pm and cost only 55 LE/person. For an hour and a half experienced guides will show you several spots near Naama Bay with very big and old corals and guide you thorough species you see/, both fish and corals. You will have a chance to sea a coral 500 yrs old among others. Sea depths will vary from 8 - 15 m and sea bottom will be clear even at 15 m. You will be able to take some great photos.

    Flying fish
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    Glass bottom boat trip

    by mikaerkkila Written Feb 24, 2007

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    If you want to maximize the glass bottom boat trip experience, take the last boat of day. The sun will go down when you start the slow trip back to beach. You have plenty of time to enjoy the unforgottable views, Na'ama Bay is really beautiful.

    What a view !

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    Glass Bottom Boat Tour

    by ukmagicman Written Apr 26, 2005

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    In Sharm el Sheik, they offer numerous glass bottom boat tours, but I think they are truely a waste of money unless you really can't get in the sea to see the reef.

    The boats do not go anywhere special, they all just meander along the coast where all the hotels are. I saw a lot more just jumping in the sea next to the hotel and it was a lot more interesting.

    This tour is a bit of a tourist trap. You spend about 30 min looking through the glass bottom and then they move you to the top of the deck as they float for a while and sell you drinks.

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    Submarine (Aquascope S24)!!!

    by AnnemarieC Written May 1, 2006

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    We booked a trip on a 'submarine' from Sharm el Sheikh. It was £20 (sterling) a head and was a great disappointment. The 'submarine' was actually a glass hulled boat. We were taken out to the middle of the bay and then had to climb down some very steep steps to the hull. It was extremely cramped and very difficult to move about. There were 20 - 30 people in all. We had to sit on tiny stools. The glass was very thick and had a milky tint to it, so the view wasn't that good either.

    Having said the above, it was a good chance for us non-swimmers and divers to see the coral reefs and fish. Would I recommend it? Probably not.

    Fish and coral reef from 'Sub'
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    Nice little trip out

    by clueless83 Written Jul 24, 2010

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    We decided to take a glass bottom boat trip because I had never done one before. We booked it at the sister hotel to ours (i think it was Albatros something, ours was the Aqua Blu) as they offered better prices than our hotel but I think you can do trips like this from many places around Sharm.

    Anyway we hopped on a little speedboat from the beach which took us over to the glass bottom boat. I think the trip lasted about an hour and on the way out to sea we sat downstairs looking at the fish below. The boat then stopped and we could buy ice cream (yum!) then we could watch the waves and the boats on the shore from the top deck on the way back.

    The Red Sea is teeming with beautiful fish and is one of the best places to snorkel. We didn't snorkel as we'd done that in the Great Barrier Reef Australia and decided to spend our money checking out Ancient Egypt with a pricey trip to Cairo.

    Glass bottom boat is worth doing but it won't blow your mind.

    Fishy wishys looking like I travel by speedboat all the time! Glass bottom boat
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    by cynthia81 Written Nov 21, 2007

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    cheap n good tour to do... hop into any tour shops at namma bay n join e tour at USD8/pax.. includes an hr boat ride out to e pretty corals n includes a 10-15 mins snorkelling time.. (do bring ya own).. relaxing n good way to see e underwater world of e red sea! didn't get to see e lionfish though... but we did saw a stingray!

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  • Glass Bottom Boat Trip

    by Tigergambit Written Aug 16, 2005

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    A lot of people may find this a bit tame but i thought it was good value for money and it gives a great flavour of what there is to see underwater. Cost is around E£40 and for this you get an hour trip, with around 10 minutes snorkelling if you fancy it. Be warned that the boat has to anchor in deep water, however, so it's not the greatest snorkelling.

    I'd recommend you do this on your first few days in Sharm as it'll encourage you to get snorkelling! We went with Ocean Club who have a nice new boat (see pic). Please tell them Peter says hi!

    Glass Bottommed Boat
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    glass bottom boat

    by catherineneill Written Jan 1, 2006

    the glass bottom boat was great fun even if i did get sunburn. our rep organised it for us for 10british ounds and off we went. the sea was amazing and we saw lots of fish and things i didnt want to see like crabs and big spiky rocks. definately worth it, if you do it and see my camera that i dropped overboard please let me know.

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    Glass Bottom Boat

    by mike&ade Written Jun 21, 2006

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    Take a trip on a glass bottom boat, find on the beach, feed the fish "pringles" they love them. The Jelly Fish are quite harmless they do not sting, so you can pick them up, very strange

    Where's the pringles mate

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