Swimming with Dolphins - Marsa Alam Tour
Duration: Half Day
If you have always dreamt of swimming with dolphins in their natural habitat, this unforgettable trip to the Samadai Reef near Marsa Alam will give you the chance to do just that. Get up close to these beautiful, intelligent creatures and enjoy the experience of a lifetime during your holiday in Egypt.
Located on the Egyptian Red Sea coast, Marsa Alam is a tropical paradise, boasting secluded coves, crystal blue waters and some of the most beautiful beaches in Egypt. You could easily while away the hours here in the glorious sunshine, but if you are looking for something a bit more exciting, why not venture into the ocean and enjoy one of the resort’s most popular excursions – swimming with dolphins.
This exciting trip will take you just a few hundred metres off the shores of Marsa Alam to one of the best known dive sites in the area – Samadai Reef. This crescent-shaped coral reef protects a shallow turquoise lagoon and is otherwise known as the ‘Dolphin House’ because it is permanently inhabited by a pod of over 100 spinner dolphins. These beautiful resident marine mammals are extremely friendly, despite being shyer than their bottlenose counterparts, and are happy to swim and play with visiting snorkelers and scuba divers for hours at a time, having done so for many years now.
Because the dolphins roam wild and free here, sightings are common but not guaranteed. On average, there is an 80% success rate. If you are patient and fortunate enough to get the chance to swim with these fascinating creatures, you will be rewarded with a magical experience that will be well worth the wait.
Marvel at their beauty and grace as they leap out of the water, impressing you with their acrobatic tricks above the waves. You may even get the chance to come face to face with the dolphins as these curious but gentle creatures are likely to approach you. This is a wonderful opportunity to study them more closely as you swim alongside the pods and feel them moving around and underneath you. Fortunately, Dolphin House is protected by the government and an environmental patrol is in place here every day to monitor swimmers and boat traffic.
The coral reefs along the Marsa Alam coast are teeming with marine life, so you may even get the chance to see other creatures besides dolphins during your trip on the Red Sea. Tropical fish, turtles, rays and possibly even the awe-inspiring but endangered Dugong "sea cow," are just some of the species you could spot in these crystal clear warm waters, in addition to an abundance of vibrant corals. Swimming in this majestic natural aquarium will leave you with wonderful memories to treasure long after the holiday ends.
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