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Luxury Yacht Charter in the Red Sea
A Red Sea yacht charter brings the best of yachting to life. From world-class dive spots to secluded desert islands, and from exclusive nightlife to ancient history, the Red Sea offers a new world of adventure to her visitors. Turquoise waters, enchanting culture and rich history: welcome to a luxury Red Sea yacht charter.
Located in North Africa between the Suez Canal and the Gulf of Aden, the Red Sea is an enchanting destination where the desert meets the Indian Ocean. Made up of nine international shorelines and 25 islands, the Red Sea covers an area of more than 430,000 square kilometres and offers travellers a feast of buzzing coastal cities, exclusive resorts, spectacular diving and ancient history. Within easy cruising distance of some of the Red Sea’s best yacht charter destinations, the yachting town of Hurghada in Egypt is a popular starting point for a Red Sea luxury yacht charter.
Selection of Available Charter Yachts in The Red Sea
The Red Sea yacht charter highlights
With year-round warm weather, vibrant coastal resorts, and some of the world’s best dive sites, the Red Sea has long been one of the most popular tourist destinations on the planet. The Ras Mohamed National Park is one of the top Red Sea yacht charter highlights. Overlooking the Gulf of Aqaba to the east and the Gulf of Suez to the west, the Ras Mohamed National Park is home to great dive sites such as the Jolanda and Shark Reefs.
The Red Sea’s Northern Territory
Although vibrant coastal towns and top Red Sea destinations can draw the summer crowds, there are still plenty of isolated spots for luxury cruising in complete privacy in the Red Sea. The Red Sea’s Northern territory is one such place, offering an opportunity to go beyond the well-known areas of the region to find exclusive, secluded scenes to take your breath away. Fish for fresh lobster and eat al fresco on your superyacht as the sun sets to experience the best of the Red Sea yacht life.
Red Sea Scuba Diving
With 2,000 kilometres of reef along the coastline and an astonishing 1,100 different fish species, the Red Sea is world-renowned for its fantastic diving scene. One of the most well-known Red Sea diving destinations to visit on your Red Sea yacht charter itinerary is the small, bohemian town of Dahab. Located in the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt and a former Bedouin outpost, Dahab is one of the Red Sea’s best diving spots, with the famous Blue Hole a particular draw to diving in Dahab. A submarine sinkhole with depths of 100 meters, the Blue Hole is a dive site best suited to experienced divers, though there are plenty of equally beautiful dives in the area for the whole family.
Sharm El Sheik is also one of Egypt’s most famous diving gems and a must on any luxury Red Sea yacht holiday. Spend your days island-hopping from site to site, enjoying plenty of fishing and snorkelling on the way. In addition to incredible Red Sea diving, Sharm El Sheik’s nightlife is world-famous: head ashore and enjoy the best of Middle Eastern hospitality in one of the exclusive beach resorts or restaurants for a night to remember.
Ocean Paradise to Desert Plains
From diving in the vibrant waters of the south to the Eastern Desert’s sandy landscapes: a luxury yacht charter in the Red Sea has just as much to offer on dry land as it does in its vibrant waters. Arrange a unique day trip camel riding or quad biking over the desert plains, or travel back in time to visit ancient history.
Some of the most important historical sites in the world lie in the mountains and the ancient desert towns that line the Red Sea coast. Visit the 16th Century Ottoman Fortress in Al Quseir, and shop in a traditional souk for unique souvenirs. For those looking for a more in-depth insight into the Red Sea’s ancient civilisations, take a day trip to the Valley of the Kings and the Pyramids of Gaza and immerse yourself in the world of the Ancient Egyptians.
What is the Best Time for a Red Sea Yacht Charter?
With year-round warm weather, the Red Sea is a fantastic yacht charter destination any time of the year. The Red Sea waters are warm even in the winter, with an average water temperature of 20 degrees Celsius in the middle of the winter months, and an average water temperature of 25 degrees Celsius in the peak summer months. The best time to charter a yacht in the Red Sea is November to April, with average temperatures of 29 – 35 degrees Celsius. The months of May to October are the hot summer season, with average temperatures reaching up to 40 degrees Celsius.
Looking to contact a Red Sea yacht charter broker?
YACHTZOO prides itself on privacy and trust for our charter clients. Booking a yacht charter in the Red Sea is no exception. With the help of YACHTZOO’s dedicated Red Sea yacht charter broker specialists, you can choose between the highest quality superyachts, a choice of itineraries and the best rates available.
If you would like to book a Red Sea yacht charter, please get in touch with a YACHTZOO Red Sea boat charter broker by filling in the form here. A dedicated yacht charter broker will be in touch with you by phone or by e-mail with the perfect yachts for discovering the best of the Red Sea.