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Cruising in Jordan

Seeing the sunset from a boat as the warm colours spread across the endless sky and sea is truly unforgettable!

Best time: March–May | September–November


A truly nice way to enjoy the Red Sea is cruising. Besides a meal onboard, daily lunch cruises also offer snorkeling opportunities among sunbathing and swimming but nothing can compare to the delightful views of Aqaba's sunset cruises. You can observe the blazing disk of sun rolling down behind the Sinai mountains with a glass of wine or a soft drink. These cruises are available only on Thursdays and Fridays. Both cruis​es are popular during the beach season that runs from March to May and September to November.

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When are the sunset cruises available in Aqaba?

Sunset cruises are available on Thursdays and Fridays in Aqaba. You can enjoy stunning sunset views while having wine or soft drinks. The experience can be booked beforehand due to its popularity during beach season, occurring from March to May and September to November. It is a memorable experience you don’t want to miss. Show more

Where can I go for daily lunch cruises in the Red Sea?

Lunch cruises in the Red Sea are available in Jordan, departing from Aqaba on the coast. It offers lunch and opportunities to swim, sunbathe, and snorkel to its passengers. The cruises are perfect for those looking for a relaxing day to spend on water, gazing at fantastic sea views while having a meal. Show more

What are the best months to book a cruising experience in Jordan?

The best time to book a cruise in Jordan would be from March to May or September to November, which are peak months for beach season, offering better water temperature and weather. Although it is possible to book a cruise any other month, weather conditions like wind and heat may not let you enjoy your day as it would be during the favourable months. Show more

Are there any other water activities available besides snorkeling during the lunch cruises?

Lunch cruises in the Red Sea don’t just offer snorkeling. Passengers may have an opportunity to swim, sunbathe or participate in other water activities, depending on the tour operator. These activities might come at an extra cost and are usually subject to availability. Show more

Can I bring my own alcoholic drinks on board during sunset cruises in Aqaba?

Tour operators in Jordan have strict regulations against bringing along own alcoholic drinks during sunset cruises. However, some tour operators may provide alcoholic drinks for an additional cost. Confirm the ability to bring or be provided alcoholic drinks beforehand to avoid any inconvenience. Show more

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