Boat trip

Boat trip in Aqaba: to enjoy the beauty of the sea and its surroundings

Jordan’s coastal coastline is small, but it has a lot to offer. And one of the most interesting activities is undoubtedly a boat trip in Aqaba, which you can perform in several modalities. On this page we tell you what the possibilities are and we give you more details of interest if you plan to add this experience to your travel package to Jordan.

What is a boat trip in Aqaba

In general, you can make two types of boat trips in Aqaba: on the one hand, the ‘classic’ on board small private boats or yachts, and on the other, that of glass-bottom boats.

The boat trip on a yacht is, in general, a service that can be collective (with individual tickets in the company of more travelers) or private (as a rental, with skipper or without skipper, depending on the licenses available to the user). This service can be hired simply to enjoy a walk by the sea, although many of the users who book a boat do so because they are expert divers and want to move to specific dive points.

On the other hand, the glass-bottom boat trip is a different trip: they are special boats with transparent hulls that, sailing at a moderate speed, allow the passenger to observe the seabed, either to contemplate coral reefs, colorful fish or even sunken wrecks. Therefore, it is an ideal option for those who cannot or do not want
to practice diving
. However, these walks can also facilitate a brief dive in the water, with life jackets if necessary, so that the passenger who wishes can make a minimum snorkeling experience.

Where to start the tour and where to sail

Boat trips in Aqaba can be done from any of the marinas in the city or its surroundings: both the marina of the urban area and those located to the north and south, where the holiday resorts and other maritime leisure facilities are located.

Glass-bottom boat trips usually set sail from the city’s marina, located next to the Aqaba Fort, while in the rest of the ports private pleasure boats are usually docked, such as Tala Bay, south of the city.

The duration of the routes is variable and depends on the route that is made. They usually last two or three hours, without straying too far from the Jordanian coast. However, it is also possible to hire a private service of longer duration, being able to reach Egyptian waters or even disembark in some points of its territory, such as Pharaoh’s Island. In that case, it is mandatory to make a special reservation that includes the visa and all the bureaucratic procedures that this country may require.

What the rides include and more details

The services included in a boat trip in Aqaba They depend on the modality chosen: with glass bottom or private yacht. In the first case, the journey usually takes about two hours, and may include a soft drink or drink. On the other hand, private yacht tours offer greater flexibility in terms of the contracted service. In many of them, lunch is included, since the journey can be longer.

In any case, to know more details about the boat trips from Aqaba, we suggest that you contact us: we will inform you of the costs, the services included in each option and we will tell you how to integrate it into your Jordan travel package.



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