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Dolphin House and Banana Boat Fun from Hurghada

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icon7 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Cruise over the Red Sea to spot and swim with wild dolphins, and ride a banana boat on this full-day trip from Hurghada, El Gouna, or Makadi. Sail to the Dolphin House, an area known for its high density of wild dolphins. Watch for these beautiful mammals in their natural habitat, and take a swim: with luck, dolphins might play alongside you. While you’re here, snorkel around the fish-filled corals or sunbathe on deck—the choice is yours. Cap your adventures with onboard lunch and unforgettable banana boat ride.
  • Full-day Dolphin House boat trip and banana boat fun from Hurghada, El Gouna, or Makadi, with included hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Visit three snorkeling sites to explore the underwater world of corals and reef fish
  • Enjoy a delicious buffet lunch and complimentary drinks on board
  • Finish with a fun-filled banana boat ride
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National Park fees
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Snorkeling guide assistance
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Snorkeling equipment
DVD and Photo (we are not responsible about it and don't recommend to have it )
there is extra $5 USD for Tax marine park to be collect it cash

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Please send your hotel name and room number by whatsapp to +201122227277 or call us for final pickup time from your hotel. There is extra $5 USD for Tax marine park to be collect it cash.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant meals not included
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Ramashka Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Dolphin House and Banana Boat Fun from Hurghada?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
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What is the policy on sanitization during Dolphin House and Banana Boat Fun from Hurghada?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Dolphin House and Banana Boat Fun from Hurghada?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Dolphin House and Banana Boat Fun from Hurghada?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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  • "Dolphins are not guaranteed on every tour, we were unfortunate to not see any at all during our tour." See review
  • "I strongly recommend this tour as we had a lot of fun and saw great things!" See review


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Great day snorkeling with dolphins and on corals
, May 2022
The crew on the boat was great, food was OK and corals were awesome. Definitely our best day in Egypt. Our driver Ahmed (also intermediary) picked us up on time, gave us valuable instructions and helped us with the whole experience.
An incredible experience
, Apr 2022
We had the most amazing day. The weather was windy and the sea choppy but the crew managed to find us some dolphins. Safety is a key priority throughout so only strong swimmers were able to swim with the dolphins in these conditions. By the afternoon the weather had improved so it was safe for everyone to snorkel on the reef. Fantastic experience. A good half hour in the water guided by the professional. Then a second location for free-time snorkelling and finally banana boat fun. A packed programme but an incredible day out. The team were very friendly, helpful and took care of everyone. The sea was cold but bearable. The windy conditions made it a bumpy boat ride out to the dolphins with several feeling seasick. Choose a calm day if you can. Overall, great value for money. Lovely photos and video produced by the professional photographer.
The snorkelling...
, Apr 2022
The snorkelling experience is really amazing, close encounter with dolphins, exotic fish and corals. The tour guides were friendly. Logistically they are not efficient and the tour takes around 10 hours in total. Overall a good experience.
It was a very nice day!
, Apr 2022
Everything was nice. Pick up from hotel in a modern air conditioned minibus, free beverages and water at all times. The boat was clean and nice, the crew was very professional and fun, specially the guide. We spent some time with the dolphins, it was a good day and we spotted several swimming. The only thing is we wished it took longer, there were many boats and people at the same time with the dolphins. It would be better to have turns instead of all the boats at the same time. We had lunch and free beverages at all time, the food was very good. After that we went snorkeling and saw the corals, finally the water sport was a lot of fun. Also very good price! Totally recommended.
Extra Fun! Day
, Mar 2022
Some confusion over pick up which was quickly resolved. Boat (Extra Fun) left from jetty 5 mins drive north of marina., spent about one and a half hours looking for dolphins, first group we found had adults and babies. Several boats at same location. Great boat crew led two reef snorkeling trips and provided a good lunch. Also stopped between snorkeling spots when the captain found another dolphin group, this time we were the only boat there.
Amazing experience through a great tour operator!
, Nov 2021
Fantastic experience from start to finish. Couldn't make the original day we had booked to go as we were ill but Ahmed kindly let us reschedule for the next day. Picked up on time even gave us the money to pay the boat crew for taxes! First stop dolphins House and we saw loads of them and even two playful babies! Amazing!!! The two snorkeling experiences were great too and so was the lunch on board! Then the banana boat/sofa fun just before the end. All in all amazing experience for a great price and with a great company who went above and beyond to makes sure we were looked after! 10/10 BOOK IT!! YOU WONT GET BETTER THAN THIS!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Friendly and chill staff
, Oct 2021
Very cool and chill people. They are very friendly and open minded. Unfortunately we did not see any dolphines. On the boat we could enjoy a delicious meal for lunch and some fruits in the afternoon. The transfer was really great. The driver gave us some snacks and drinks and drove us after the trip around hurghada. He made us feel very safe. Very nice!
2 travelers found this review helpful
Great day on a boat
, May 2021
The trip was super cool, the meal tasty. We soo dolphins, later we snorkel on two diferent spots also. We get also nice video. The team was very profesional. Thx for great memories.
Amazing !
, Jan 2021
Absolutely amazing. We were able to swim around the dolphins, it was incredible. The staff is really friendly, the boat is very confortable and the lunch was good as well. It was absolutely and amazing day I highly recommand it.
Look no further
, Dec 2019
My gf and I were on 3 similiar daytrips, and this one is the best by far! Crew was friendly, and had the trip well organized - I was able to get within 1m of the dolphins, jump from the top of the boat, see the coral reefs, eat a delicious meal and chat and make friends. Definitely try it out.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Very nice experience with a great team
, Nov 2019
We had a great experience with this tour. We were lucky to actually see dolphins (in &out of water) which I didn't believe when I booked the trip! The team was great and made the day entertaining. Everything was enjoyable about this trip. The only thing is that we felt rushed when snorkeling (on free time) even though the boat got back at 3pm (a bit early). I strongly recommend this tour as we had a lot of fun and saw great things!
Our Dolphin House Experience
, Oct 2019
Dolphins are not guaranteed on every tour, we were unfortunate to not see any at all during our tour. The snorkeling was good, however, and very well-worth it. The only downfall was that everyone on board smokes cigarettes, and if you are not a smoker you cannot escape the smoke. Our lunch that was included did not settle very well and we were sick upon returning to our hotel at the end. The 'banana boat' part of the tour we excluded all together after seeing four banana boats go out on the water and everyone on board was flipped over into the water. Being on the Red Sea was fun and the snorkeling was great, just a few logistics made this a less than ideal rating.
Amazing crew
, Oct 2019
The crew was incredibly friendly and informative, snorkeling did not feel rushed though there were a lot of people from other boats. the food was good , but more would have been better. Hats off to all who made it possible for us to swim with dolphins 3 x. they catered to everyone one, even those who were asleep on the first two rounds! I heard them say they wanted to ensure every one , everyone, swam with the dolphins. I would definitely recommend this trip
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great, fun, thrill!
, Sep 2019
We were promptly picked up at our hotel lobby and transported with 6 others to the harbor (10 minutes- depending on where your hotel is located). At the harbor the boat had an additional 20 persons to be included on the adventure. After basic rules and timetable we headed out into the beautiful Red Sea. We quickly approached Dolphin House and within 4 minutes we were swimming with wild Dolphins! We were able to do this 3 additional times. We then proceeded to coral reef area where we had plenty of time to admire the coral and beautiful fish. Lunch was prepared buffet style on the boat (all very casual) - food was fine (don't expect great food in Egypt) - but the staff was super friendly and fun. Finally as we approached back to the harbor we had many opportunities to ride the Banana Boat ....super fun and enabled us to bond a bit more with others on the boat. Great deal and fun experience. Bring a little cash to tip at the end.
2 travelers found this review helpful
A Different Way To Spend Your Day
Philip M
, May 2019
A fun day from beginning to end. We got to see and swim among a large pod of dolphins. Possibly as many as 20. It's difficult to count them. We were told it is not always the case that the dolphins are seen and even more unusual for them to stick around and play as long as they did.They swam through and beneath the group of us, surfacing within feet of us as if they were checking us out as much as we were checking them out. If this is your thing go for it. You wont be disappointed. The staff were great, friendly and attentive. The food was surprisingly good and, hey, you're in beautifully warm, wonderfully clear Red Sea. A memorable day with the banana boat ride as a little icing on the cake.
Pros and Cons
, Jan 2019
Firstly, Great staff, Great boat, Great food, Great price...Secondly, What a disgraceful way to treat dolphins! 8 x boats corralling wild dolphins to be harassed for holiday makers pleasure. People jumping into the water to swim with flipper. Constant noise and the captains repeatedly sounding their horns. far from seeing a wild pod to dolphins swimming freely you may get a glimpse of 3/4 until,they manage to escape the sheer madness that is this part of the trip.Thirdly, health and safety non existent...."Those that can swim...follow me those that can't stay close to the boat" was the briefing. A young italian boy swam to the protected coral reef and broke off a two foot chunk as a memento!Fourthly... The banana boat was great fun and a great end to the disappointing day.Fifth and lastly... Beware the Pikey boat that pulls up and board selling crisps and beer...£2:50 per packet and £3:00 for a small can. Not a happy day all round but now I'm experienced enough not to rebook
1 traveler found this review helpful
, Dec 2018
Good day out Well worth it saw lots of dolphins food was okay tour collection driver was very friendly and helpful
Great way to do some snorkeling and...
Arthur v
, Jul 2018
Great way to do some snorkeling and see the dolphins. Arranging the pick up at the hotel was communicated very well, no problem at all. Great care was taken by the tour operator handing out drinks and snacks before and after the boat trip. Boat trip itself was very nice with friendly and helpfull staff. It was a fun day!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Amazing trip, highly recommend...
Youssef R
, May 2018
Amazing trip, highly recommend - Ramashka Tours was very well organised and helpful to book through
My husband and I had a really nice...
, Oct 2017
My husband and I had a really nice time on this trip, the price is amazing for what you are getting. The boat was nice washrooms were okay, the lunch was really good, my husband got to swim/see a few dolphins in the wild, but it is really difficult to get close to dolphins as there are many people in the area trying to spot and swim with dolphins. At the end they sell you a DVD for an additional 30 USD honestly, its not worth it, the pictures and videos are not that great.

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