This intimate boutique style hotel with its contemporary nautical feel overlooks the beautiful Abu Tig Marina. The hotel offers comfortable modern accommodation in pretty surroundings with an enviable marina promenade setting. The Captain's Inn is a great value for money choice for couples and groups wanting to experience the atmosphere of this superb resort in the evenings.
The hotel benefits from a steak house restaurant, whilst El Gouna’s shopping and dining vicinity is just a short stroll away. The Marina Beach Club, nearby, provides complimentary sun beds and umbrellas. The Captain's Inn shares its check in / out with Turtle's Inn.
There are 48 air-conditioned rooms with a courtyard or marina view (marina view rooms can only be booked and paid for in resort). All rooms have en-suite shower & WC, telephone, satellite TV, mini-bar and a safety deposit box. Some rooms have a balcony. Breakfast is buffet style.
The Steak House restaurant at the Captain’s Inn is situated directly on the promenade and is a great spot for people watching. The buffet style breakfast is served here and waiter service lunch and dinner is also available. The hotel also boasts a pretty courtyard area and Tides Lounge and Bar, which has a modern flat screen TV and pool table. There is wireless internet available in reception (charged locally). Pool access is available at the Ali Pasha hotel, a short walk away, and beach access is available nearby at the Marina Beach Club.
The Captain’s Inn is situated right in the centre of Abu Tig Marina with shopping, restaurants, bars and nightlife all around. Emperor Divers and Orca Dive Club are also located at the Marina, just a short walk away. El Gouna is 30 minutes from Hurghada airport.
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El Gouna is situated just a short drive north from Hurghada and offers easy access to the best of the Northern Red Sea and over 40 dive sites. Boat diving is the norm here, with some beautiful, sheltered reefs situated under an hour’s boat ride from resort.
Its proximity to the legendary wreck graveyard of Sha’ab Abu Nuhas makes El Gouna a superb choice for wreck divers. During fine weather, the excellent wrecks of Abu Nuhas can be easily visited and enjoyed by El Gouna guests. There are also some fantastic wall and drift dives on offer plus the chance to dive with dolphins!
Learning to Dive
El Gouna is a superb place to learn to dive with access to many spectacular coral gardens in sheltered waters. Excellent visibility maximises opportunities to enjoy the prolific marine life. Beautiful reef fish and amazing corals abound at many sites but in El Gouna it is common to share your first Open Water dives with turtles and dolphins for a truly memorable experience.
El Gouna shares many sites with its neighbour Hurghada. Many sites boast resident bottlenose dolphins including the labyrinth of ergs that make up Gota Abu Galawa and the beautiful horseshoe-shaped reef of Sha’ab El Erg. These are spectacular corals gardens sitting in sheltered waters with plentiful reef species and everything from the smallest, colourful nudibranch to octopus.
Wreck divers are spoilt by El Gouna and its proximity to the Straits of Gubal and the spectacular Sha’ab Abu Nuhas. This incredible reef patch lies next to a major shipping lane and it is home to four complete wrecks. It is magical to swim into a cloud of glassfish on the Chrisoula K and the Giannis D and see lionfish stalking prey in dark corners of the hold. Day trips are also arranged to the Rosalie Moller.
Wall and drift diving fans will be challenged by a number of dive sites in this area including those situated near the Siyul Islands that boast stingrays, leopard sharks and a myriad of colourful reef fish. Further north, and the northernmost site in this region, is Bluff Point, which is also a favourite with safari boats. The current is especially strong and can be unpredictable but divers are rewarded with a thrilling drift dive. Rich corals abound as well as the chance to see turtles, morays and occasionally whitetip reef sharks, plus the wreck of the British freighter, the Ulysses.
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Regaldive work with two well established dive centres in El Gouna:
Emperor Divers are co-located with Blue Brothers Diving at the Three Corners Ocean View Hotel in Abu Tig Marina. Emperor Divers offer a full range of PADI diver training courses from PADI Open Water to Instructor level. Day boats depart from Abu Tig Marina or occasionally Abydos Marina. FREE Nitrox is available if pre-booked with Regaldive.
Orca Dive Club is based at Turtle's Inn, directly located at Abu Tig Marina. Orca Dive Club offer a full range of PADI diver training courses and day boats depart from Abu Tig Marina. FREE Nitrox is available.
Emperor Divers are a British-managed dive company who have been operating in the Red Sea since 1992.
Based close to the Three Corners Ocean View Hotel, Emperor Divers is a PADI 5* IDC Centre offering a full range of PADI diver training courses and day diving. There is a daily RIB, so dive sites can be reached quickly, or day dive boats depart conveniently from Abu Tig Marina or nearby Abydos Marina. FREE Nitrox (12l tanks) is available for nitrox qualified divers (please advise if required prior to travel).
Varied diving is on offer nearby, from deep walls to shallow reefs and a choice of wrecks at Abu Nuhas. Special trips can be booked to the Rosalie Moeller and the Thistlegorm. Free transfers are provided from all hotels used by Regaldive in El Gouna.
Book your dive pack or course with Regaldive prior to departure. Our prices are lower than those in resort. You can also take advantage of our great value dive pack offers.
For diving only bookings, there is an additional admin fee of £15 per person.
Book 10 dive packs and get one FREE. Offer does not apply if dive pack promotions are available.
Emperor Divers El Gouna Diving Prices - Travel dates up to 31 December 2016
Emperor Divers El Gouna Diving Prices - Travel dates from 01 January 2017
Orca Dive Club
Orca Dive Club El Gouna is situated at the Turtle's Inn hotel in Abu Tig Marina. This well run, professional dive centre, operates two hard boats and offers a range of dive sites from El Gouna, as well as special trips. A range of technical diving courses are also offered.
FREE Nitrox is available (32%) for qualified Nitrox divers. The centre has a drying room and a popular open air terrace bar for a post dive beer. Orca offer all level of instruction with permanent instructors teaching in six languages! All dives are unguided.
Please note that it is compulsory at Orca Dive Club to dive with a dive computer. All divers with fewer than 30 logged dives must be guided. Guide cost is €5 per person per dive.
For diving only bookings, there is an additional admin fee of £15 per person.
Orca Dive Club El Gouna Diving Prices - Travel dates up to 31 December 2016
Orca Dive Club El Gouna Diving Prices - Travel dates from 1 January 2017
Only 22km north of Hurghada, El Gouna is a self-contained deluxe resort built in traditional Arabic style.
The resort rests on clusters of islands surrounded by lagoons and has all the amenities of a modern 5-star resort. The resorts many facilities include a hospital, open-air cinema and a professional 18-hole golf course. The club house offers its own pool, gym, sauna massage and snack bar.
El Gouna also offers a wide range of water sports and other activities:
- Desert safaris
- Bedouin evenings
- Horse riding
- Club House
- Day trip to Luxor
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Shuttle buses and boats operate an efficient taxi service. Bus tickets are 5LE per day or a weekly ticket costing 20LE is available from the bus driver. These make the secluded beaches, hotels and Downtown shops, restaurants and bazaars easily accessible. Tuk Tuk are also available at a cost of 5LE per journey.
The hottest time of the year is July and August with air temperature of over 30 degrees C. The coolest time is January with the temperature at around 20 degrees C. Rainfall is negligable and it is invariably sunny but breezes can be cool.
Egypt is 1 or 2 hours ahead of GMT depending on the season as Egypt does not operate Daylight Saving Time.
Egyptian pounds or LE. Approximately £1 = 11LE
We recommend that you take some money in Cash to Egypt. British Pounds, US Dollas and Euros are all widely accepted as well as Egyptian Pounds. Cash can be drawn from some ATMs in El Gouna, and travellers cheques can be cashed at banks (opening hours 9am-2pm). Please note that Scottish notes and Australian Travellers Cheques are not accepted in Egypt.
Although entirely voluntary, tipping is a recognised part of life in this region of the world. Some local staff will look to travellers for personal recognition of the services offered. We would advise that you allow approx. £10 for gratuities for local staff for the duration of your stay.
Rough Price Guide
- Local beer: 25-35LE
- Snack meal (pizza/sandwich): 30-40LE
- Bottle of mineral water: 10LE
- Soft drink: 12LE
There are flights from London Gatwick and Manchester airports direct to Hurghada every Monday, Tuesday & Friday. Regional departures are also available from Birmingham.
Flight duration: Approx 5 - 5½ hours
Transfer: 30 minutes
Departure tax: n/a
Passengers travelling to Egypt must have six months valid on their passport from the date of departure from Egypt.
A single entry tourist visa for Egypt is required for all nationalities. For British passport holders with British citizenship, Egyptian visas can be obtained conveniently and inexpensively on arrival at Hurghada airport.
Other nationalities should check with consular office.
There are no compulsory vaccinations for travel to Egypt, but we recommend protection against typhoid, tetanus, hepatitis A and polio. Though malaria does exist in Egypt, it is generally not present in the coastal resorts.
Vaccination requirements are subject to change and should be confirmed before departure. For the most up to date advice please consult your travel clinic.
Further information regarding vaccinations for travel to this country can be found at www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk and from your local healthcare provider.
As flight prices vary from day to day, Regaldive will prepare a quote for you based on current flight prices available. This ensures that you receive the most competitive price for your chosen travel dates. Holiday guide price of £518 based on January 2017 departure.
Please call 01353 659999 or e-mail Regaldive, using the link below, for a quote:-
- Room type: Courtyard room
- Board: Bed and Breakfast
- Half Board Supplement: from £91
- Third Person Discount: £21
- Marina View: from £112 per room
- Gala Dinners: Xmas and New Year
- Child Prices: No child reductions available
- Private return car transfer Hurghada Airport (based on 2 passengers - price per car): £28
POA = Price on Application
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