Elegance on the Nile
Sailing Aboard Felucca and Dahabiya Boats
Sail on the Dahabiya
Experience Egypt's allure on an 8-day Dahabiya Nile cruise. Ancient wonders, serene landscapes, and luxurious comfort await your journey.
Our Dahabiya so named after the Nile Crocodile God, is a newly crafted boat that has managed to maintain the traditional Egyptian theme throughout, while still providing elegant new modern facilities.
The Dahabiya has 6 individual cabins which can accommodate up to 14 people, all with private bathroom ensuites, 2 of the main suites contain a double and a single bed to accommodate families with young children.
The Dahabiya has an enormous flat deck with plenty of shade from our large authentic canvas shelter. There is lots of space to spread out and enjoy yourself while lying in the sun soaking up the magical views of the Nile.
Our cabins are all fitted out in a rich combination of elegant colonial features, with traditional wood furnishings and a touch of authentic Egyptian decor.
While we depend on the wind for our sailing experience we also have access to a motor boat to assist us if the wind drops too much. The Dahabiya also has a generator which we have insulated to keep the noise to a minimum.
The boat is fully staffed, which means we will be available to attend to your every need while still ensuring your privacy is upheld.
Sail on the Felucca
Sail the Nile's charm on an 8-day Felucca journey. Authentic experience, timeless landscapes, and cultural immersion await your voyage.
Our Felucca 'Princess Sarah' was built from the same craftsmen that built our Dahabiya and provides an alternative way of sailing the Nile.
Felucca's are traditional and simple Egyptian sailing boats which have been cruising the Nile since ancient times. Felucca's have one mast at the stern of the boat and are powered by the wind to propel them down the Nile, creating a peaceful ambience while taking in the spectacular scenery. The deck of the boat is covered in soft mattresses and cushions and has a canopy that offers shade from the sun. Beds and meals are provided however the toilet facilities are by way of using the natural surroundings.
We have an experienced and reliable captain and crew who have been sailing the Nile for many years and offer an exceptional wealth of knowledge about Egypt and the Nile to our guests on board.
With flexible itineraries our guests often choose to stay a little longer or see more sights of the Nile along the way. We regularly stop to take in the highlights of the river and also find many ideal swimming stopovers on our travels.
Our Felucca will sail during the day, passing villages and spectacular Egyptian sights and then put down the anchor each night on the riverside. Our guests sleep comfortably under the canopy looking up at the stars.