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February 24, 2022

Eilat Red Sea

Red Sea Lionfish

Yuvalr  CC BY-SA 3.0

Eilat Red Sea Tours

When thinking about Eilat, the first thing that usually comes to mind is the Red Sea or Yam Suf in Hebrew. Exploring this inviting surf is easy since there is no shortage of options available – including Red Sea yacht cruises, sailboats, mini-yachts, and everything in between.  A number of boats allow you to combine Eilat Red Sea sightseeing with water sports for an excellent way to experience the region.

A variety of boats are available for hire at the North Beach marina and lagoon, including sail boats, motor boats, kayaks, paddle boats, sail boards, motor sea cycles, fishing boats and boats for water skiing and water parachuting.  Hanania offers motorboats, jet skis, pedal boats, and sailing yachts that cruise off the coast of Eilat. For further information email: or call (08) 631 6348, 050 722-0300.

Red Sea Sailboat Cruises

Red Sea sailboat tours give you breathtaking views of the reddish purple mountains surrounding the Red Sea. The Orionia, a beautiful wooden sailboat built in 1928 in Spain to commemorate Spanish maritime  history and rebuilt in the 1990s, is the subject of a 2004 book. It has elegant wood furniture, shaded decks, and good food. A tour guide is provided by the captain on cruises that last for four hours or longer, and water activities such as snorkeling and diving are available. For further information call: (08) 633-3666, 1-800-23-25-25.

Public Domain Gulf of Eilat

Public Domain
Gulf of Eilat

Red Sea Yachts

The Tarshish is a wooden yacht which provides different ambiance with special Asian décor. It has two sun decks and a bottom deck that drops conveniently into the sea for scuba diving, snorkeling, banana boats, tubing, para-sailing and water skiing. A meal is provided on board and the trip goes to the Gulf of Eilat and Coral Island. For further information: email or call 050-5407536.

The Sea Bell is a new, well-equipped and luxurious yacht in Eilat and the only one in Israel that can accommodate disabled individuals. The Sea Bell can hold up to 120 people and 25 wheelchairs. The ship is equipped with a hydraulic ramp that lowers divers into the water or to one of the three decks. It has 5-star rating and offers accommodations for modified water sports such as snorkeling, diving, swimming, skiing, and sport fishing. There is also gourmet food and it is suitable for groups, families or couples. For further information call 972-52-3834801 (Yael)

The largest fleet of vessels in Eilat, from the Marine Tourism Company, sails daily from the Eilat Marina to the Gulf of Eilat and Coral Island. Cruises include meals, snacks, and water sports. For further information call: (08) 631-6661, 050-531-0503.

Red Sea Yachts are luxurious vessels that can be chartered together with the captain and crew. In the winter they sail around the Red Sea area on daily or weekly trips from the Eilat Marina to Eilat Bay, Coral Island and more. In the summer they cruise to the Mediterranean.

Boats on the Eilat Harbour

צולם על ידי אילן שריף  CC BY 2.5
Boats on the Harbour

Red Sea Sailing Yachts

A classic medium-sized sailing  yacht, the Yamnja, is available for groups of up to 13 people but also offers a unique twist. You can have an “active” vacation where you provide the cooking!  This yacht cruises the Gulf of Eilat Bay and offers trolling fishing and a multitude of water activities including snorkeling.

The Cormoran, a wooden yacht, offers fishing from its deck while viewing the relaxing beauty of Eilat’s shores. For further information about the Cormoran email: or phone: 052-276-9248.

My Boat Luna is a mini-yacht with self-drive. Be a captain for a day on this fun yacht which includes a cabin, shower and music. Besides watching the dolphins and taking in the beauty of the Red Sea, you can also go tubing or anchor the boat for swimming, diving, and snorkeling. For further information call: 052-394-0803.

Eilat Red Sea: Did You Know?

Four countries border the Gulf of Eilat: Israel, Jordan, Egypt and Saudi Arabia.

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