Safaga PortSafaga Port is situated on the coast of the Red Sea. It is a working port, serving both the tourist and trade industries. Located on the western flank of the Red Sea, Safaga Port is also a port for ferries to and from Saudi Arabia.
Safaga's claim to fame was due to hosting the 1993 World Windsurfing Championships. With steady thermal winds blowing year-round, it's not surprising. Divers also come here for spots not yet spoiled by crowds. Not far offshore, the Red Sea's world-renowned turquoise waters are home to stunning reefs with an abundance of marine life.
Safaga Port has the most memorable rugged desert cliffs that end at the edge of the sea. Their reddish hue makes for a pretty view and at the same time your ship will be in the same vicinity as other ships that serve the port's primary function of hauling phosphate from the local mines – a rich source of income into the area surrounding the port.
Safaga Port also brings you close to what may be the world's greatest open-air museum: the temples and tombs of Luxor. The journey from the port to Luxor, which is in the Nile Valley in central Egypt, is 3.5 hours away - should you wish to see Luxor and return within the day. We also offer tours to Luxor and the Valley of the Kings as an overnight option from Safaga. Experiencing the fullness of Luxor can easily fill two days or more.
Safaga townSafaga town, about 1.5 miles from Safaga Port is a dusty place with a few shops for general local residential use – it is worth noting that they do have a bank and that it is a charming place – currently unspoilt by the trappings of tourism. North of town is a beach strip, with clean beaches and very affordable hotels that attract tourists to their diving and windsurfing centres.