Information about Island
Tiran Island Boat Trip We'll pick you up from your hotel in Sharm at 9am in a comfortable, air-conditioned HI ACE and drive the short distance to the harbour, where we'll board our lovely boat for the day. Setting sail North East of Sharm El Sheikh, your captain will be heading through the 1800 meter deep Gulf of Aqaba to the Blue Lagoon, as you relax on deck with a cold drink and admire the beautiful views on offer. Snorkel at the Blue Lagoon . After the 2 hour boat ride through the beautiful Gulf of Aqaba we'll arrive at the famous Blue Lagoon, a very popular site for tourists all over the world to come and dive, snorkel, swim or simply take in the views. Although the lagoon isn't particularly deep, you'll find an enormous range of tropical fish here along with beautiful coral reefs. Snorkel at Tiran Island . After exploring the waters of the Blue Lagoon we'll continue to Tiran Island for more snorkelling or if you prefer, a swim. If you're lucky you may even see the amazing sight of the wild dolphins that live here as they play, swim and dive - a truly magnificent sight and quite common on this tour! Well Deserved Lunch . All this swimming makes for hungry work, so we'll be serving up a delicious lunch on-board the boat with options to suit all tastes. The Ship Wreck at Tiran Island . After some time on board the boat for lunch we'll head to the famous shipwreck at Tiran Island, a highlight for many of our guests, this huge doomed ship is fascinating to see. The 2,400 ton Loullia bulk carrier was wrecked between the Straits of Tiran whilst travelling from Jordan to Suez in 1981. Attempts to re-float the Loullia failed and were abandoned, but rumours exist of local drug dealers using it whilst it was still in good shape! Sit Back and Sail to Sharm . After a wonderful day at sea relaxing, snorkelling, sunbathing, eating, drinking and generally having a good time, well head back to Sharm El Sheikh where you'll be driven back to your hotel.
All transfers by A/C Van
English speaking guide.
Lunch and Soft drinks
Entrance fees in case of Ras Mohamed
Price Does Not Include:
- Snorkelling Equipment Hire - to hire Snorkel, Mask and Flippers
Timings of the trip As with all our excursions, you will be picked-up from your hotel, and returned back to your hotel after the trip.
Runs On: Every Day
Hotel Pickup: 08:00 AM
Hotel Return: 04:30 PM
We reccomend you bring :-
Please bring your passport
Sun glasses & Hat
Snorkelling equipment (Hire Available)
Towels from hotel
Information about Island
In March 1949, Israeli forces took control of the area around the coastal village of Umm al-Rashrash, later renamed Eilat, as part of Operation Uvda. The uninhabited islands of Tiran and Sanafir gained strategic importance since they controlled all shipping to Eilat, Israel's only access to the Red Sea. In May 1948, Egypt blocked passage through the Suez Canal to Israeli-registered ships and to ships (Israeli or otherwise) carrying cargo to and from all Israeli ports. Since all land trade routes were blocked by other Arab states, Israel's ability to trade with East Africa and Asia, mainly to import oil from the Persian Gulf, was severely hampered
In December 1949 Egypt started to erect military installations on Tiran, Sanafir and the Sinai coast opposite the islands to control the straits. Soon after, the Egyptian Government officially denied an intention to interfere with peaceful navigation, communicating its accord with Saudi Arabia to UK and US on 30 January and 28 February 1950 respectively