Stretching across 40 kilometres of Egypt’s Red Sea coast, you will find the dazzling city of Hurghada. Regarded as one of Egypt’s best beach resort cities, Hurghada is perfect for a yacht charter.
The price of a yacht charter in Hurghada varies on several factors such as boat type, boat size, seasonality, and whether it comes with or without a skipper.
A RIB fit for five people costs an average of €364 per day.
A motorboat for 30 people costs an average of €1000 per day.
A sailboat for six people is around €2,800 per week.
The type of boat you choose is dependent on your preferences. Generally speaking, smaller parties that only require a boat rental for a few days tend to choose RIBs and motorboats. However, if you prefer larger boats or to travel for around a week or more, then it is recommended to rent a sailboat or catamaran. Fortunately, Click&Boat has a wide selection of boats for you to choose from!
The best time to visit Hurghada is during April, October, and November. The climate in this region is subtropical desert, meaning that the winters are very mild and the summers are intensely hot. The reason why spring and autumn are preferable is that the sun is always shining and the sea is typically quite warm, so if the temperature is too high, it can become uncomfortable to be outside on your yacht charter.
Don’t have a boat license? Not comfortable navigating new waters? No need to worry, as you can book a boat rental with or without a skipper on Click&Boat. This option does come at an additional cost, however, it provides many benefits to your experience. Firstly, a professional skipper will handle all of the technical aspects of sailing including docking and anchoring the boat. This way, you can focus on taking it easy on your boating holiday. Furthermore, a skipper can show you new routes that are unknown to tourists, helping you have an unforgettable experience.
What began as a small fishing village is now one of the most famous scuba diving and snorkelling areas in the world. Hurghada offers its visitors natural and cultural attractions whether on land or sea.
For the art lovers, head to the Sand Museum just 12 kilometres away from the centre of Hurghada. This is the only open-air museum in Africa and the Middle East and will shock you with its incredible sand sculptures. If you have young children and that cannot yet take advantage of the snorkelling or scuba diving opportunities, you can also head to the Hurghada Grand Aquarium. Regardless of the season, you will be able to see over 1,200 marine animals here which will leave anyone speechless. For a more cultural visit, you can visit the Mosque El Mina Masjid. This intricately designed mosque is beautiful inside and out, and normally open to the public regardless of religious faith.
The coast of Hurghada is surrounded by stunning resorts that can provide tourists with great accommodation and wonderful restaurants and bars. However, nothing can ever distract from the beautiful Red Sea. The water is so nutrient rich that it is filled with unique marine life unique to this area. If you go during the winter, you should especially keep an eye out for reef sharks and dolphins! Alternatively, you may be able to see turtle breeding season or hammerhead sharks in the summer months. Not to mention, you can enjoy all kinds of water sports such as kitesurfing, windsurfing, and kayaking all year round.
In the north of the Red Sea near The Gulf of Suez, you will find The Strait of Gubal (or Gubal Island). This area is known to be the best spot for scuba diving and snorkelling because of the crystal clear waters. Due to the shallow waters and natural currents, this area is filled with a kaleidoscope of unique and diverse species of marine life such as manta rays, eels, sharks, octopi, and turtles. To make it more interesting, The Strait of Gubal is famous for its shipwrecks such as the SS Thilstlegorm and SS Dunraven. Ideally, you would reach all of these locations by boat so you can search independently within the sites and explore in your own time.
In Hurghada, privately owned yachts are available for charter. See other yachts in the area.