Port Ghalib International Marina, Marsa Alam

Port Ghalib International Marina, Marsa Alam

Port Ghalib International Marina providing a unique time and travel saving departure point for diving safari "live-aboard" yachts taking divers to the Red Sea's world famous marine parks at Daedalus Reef, Brothers Island, Zabargad Island and Rocky Island. The marina is now classed as an official new Port of Entry to Egypt and has accordingly become the first gateway to Egypt for yachtsmen sailing from the south Red Sea to the Mediterranean.

Marsa Alam International Airport (MAIA) is located only five minutes drive away from Port Ghaltb International Manna, opening the door to a whole new world of opportunities for holiday makers, divers, sailors, yacht owners, sports fishing enthusiasts, leisure travelers, developers and investors, Port Ghalib's International Manna offers unlimited options for yachtsmen sailing the Red Sea, either north-bound or south-bound, to plan their own itineraries for international trips, local tnps to Cairo and to various touristic sites found in Upper Egypt.

Advantages of entering Egypt through Port Ghalib marina

New regulations by the Authorities were recently adopted to reduce time consuming routine and formalities with the aim of encouraging foreign yachtsmen to visit Egypt. Port Ghalib International marina is so far the first and only private marina in Egypt to be classed and licensed as an official Port of Entry by the Egyptian Authorities operating under these new regulations (and the fees payable are much cheaper than the fees payable in commercial ports such as Safaga, Hurghada Port (NOT the Marina) and Suez. Ed.)

All formalities (Entry visas, customs clearance, permits, etc.), either for arrival or departure, can now be completed at Port Ghalib. You will pay a governmental fee covering all formalities costs only once at the Port of Entry upon arrival. The fee is US dollar 30 per yacht for yachts up to 18 meters LOA and US dollar 50 for longer yachts for each month or part of a month stay in Egypt. (In return you will be granted a “Sailing Permission” Ed.)

With the receipt issued by the marina management (and your Sailing permission Ed.) you can visit other marinas in Egypt without additional payments. Just do not lose your receipt! Because all formalities are completed at Port Ghalib Marina (i.e. in the same place) you do not have to pay an agent for checking into Egypt (consider the cost saving), this is of course unless you decide you really need one.

Increasingly popular with windsurfers and divers, it boasts the Sha'ab Samadi Reef, also known as Dolphin House, just a few hundred metres offshore, a stunning lagoon home to over 100 spinner dolphins, and Elphinstone Reef, considered to be a premier dive and snorkelling site with sea turtles, angel fish and sharks including hammerhead and grey reef varieties.
Port Ghalib International Marina, Marsa Alam - an official Port of Entry by the Egyptian Authorities
The small harbour in the town is home to bars, shops and some restaurants, where seafood is the speciality. Desert safaris in the Wadi El Gemal National Park are offered from this resort by jeep, quad bike or camel, and inland sights include the Emerald Mines; a site of great historical value, located in the desert between Marsa Alam and the Nile Valley.

At the Marina complex you have TGI Fridays, Pizza Hut, Lebanese restaurant, Fish restaurant and a Japanese, but you'll be paying the same as a meal out in London for them. So it depends on your budget.

Marina services at the Berths

  • Fresh water
  • Electricity (220V & 380V)
  • Diesel and petrol fuel at the fuel berth operated by Caltex. (Diesel pumps discharge at 80, 200 and 500 liters/minute). Diesel price US dollar 0.55/liter
  • Communications (telephone, e-mail, Internet, facsimile)
  • Laundry Service
  • Slipway
  • Showers / Toilets
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Car Parking
  • Medical Attendance
  • Solid waste disposal
  • Shuttle/Transportation Service available subject to prior arrangement with Marina Management

Port Ghalib International Marina Development

The marina will be both a yachting base and a destination, as well as serving the large fleet of safari boats which carry divers offshore to the fabulous reefs. The first purpose-built Diving Hotel, now under construction, will have its own quayside and special training pools.Due to its wide range of quality facilities, Port Ghalib will attract tourists and long-term residents, and also business travellers seeking a short leisure break or a conference venue. As well as benefiting from the on-site facilities, they will be able to travel inland to enjoy a desert oasis, the mountains with their fauna, flora and Bedouin inhabitants, and the ancient monuments richly scattered in Nile Valley.These factors, in addition to the controlling influence of a single visionary master developer, will make Port Ghalib a resort like no others. A Whole New World.

Port Ghalib International Marina
South Red Sea 75 Km El Qusier Marsa Alam Road
4 Km South Marsa Alam International Air Port
N 25°32'.001 - E 34°38'.707
VHF CH 10 / CH 16
Land Line: +2 0065 3700 240
Fax: +2 0065 3700 241
Mob: +2 010 3434708 & +2 012 2128242

Agency Contacts in case you have to use them:
Suez / Port Said - Felix Maritime Agency -
Suez - Prince of the Red Sea -
Hurghada - Fantasia Shipping -
Safaga / Hurghada - Ibramar Shipping Co. -

For further details, including property and investment opportunities, please visit and Port Ghalib International Marina website:

Last Updated on Saturday 25th December 2010