Taking a day out fishing at sea is a great way to relax, bond with new friends and to treat yourself to freshly cooked fish. You couldn't imagine a better place for sea fishing. A warm climate, even in winter with beautiful turquoise waters and relatively calm and warm seas that teem with fish all year round, unlike other seas which are more seasonal. There are also some idyllic coral reef lagoons and bays for swimming, snorkeling and relaxing. You will have a great time, and you have a great chance of catching a real sea monster that will give you an incredible memory as well as providing you and your friends with a sumptuous meal. Enjoy your trip but don't relax too much, because the reel will suddenly start singing and you will usually be surprised by what you find at the end !
WHAT YOUR PACKAGE INCLUDES :
✔ - Pick up service from and to your hotel in marsa alam***
✔ - Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle***
✔ - Early pick up from your hotel - usually 6.30 - 7.30 am***
✔ - Private boat trip (max. 4 persons)***
✔ - Professional fisherman during the trip***
✔ - The international Game fish association***
✔ - Fishing techniques: jigging, popping, trolling and handline fishing method***
✔ - Snack, mineral water and soft drinks on board the boat***
✔ - Fishing equipment, fish finder, GPS***
✔ - Service charges and taxes
The Hamata Islands are also known as the Qulan Archipelago and consist of four (not three as stated by some tour operators) islands - Siyal, Shawarit, Umm al-Shaykh and Mahabis - located between 3 and 7 km from the coast.
There is also a small fifth island formed only at high tide but connected at low tide with the Hamata mangrove shoreline.
All the islands fall within the Wadi El Gamal National Park in which you can find over 450 species of coral and over 1200 species of fish.
It is also a great place to come across the enchanting dugong and hawksbill turtles, often found grazing on the sea grass meadows which fringe the islands, as well as the acrobatic and inquisitive spinner dolphin.
Green turtles are also known to nest on Siyal island from May to November.
The islands are also a great birdwatching sanctuary with larges colonies of turns and gulls.
Bird species which inabit the Archipelago include the threatened Sooty falcon, the Bridled Tern (often in large numbers), the Caspian Tern, the Green-backed heron, the Reef heron, the Red Billed tropic bird, the European Spoonbill, the Ruddy Turnstone, the Western Reef Egret, the White-eyed gull, the osprey and Hemphric's gull.
Care has to be taken at all times not to damage this unique and precious environment which harbours many endangered species of coral, sea and bird life. You are kindly requested not to drop any litter and all fishing is done by pole and line and only of permitted species in authorized areas in deep water at some distance from the islands.
A portion of the charge per ticket (very approximately 40 LE or about two euros) Steven makes is paid for the National Park entrance charge - this goes towards a government administered budget which is spent on the Wadi El Gamal reserve, part of which contributes to the protection of the coast and local wildlife and part towards helping to support the local nomadic Ababda population.
What you might catch !
There are over one thousand species of fish to be found including GT, Barracuda, Groupers, Bonitos, Dorado, Giant Coral Trouts, Trevally, Skipjack Tuna, Yellow Fin Tuna, Dog Tooth Tuna, Emperors and many more.