Nile Felucca Sailing


Felucca Sailing on the Nile River

Felucca's are simple, traditional Egyptian sailboats, that have plied the mighty Nile since ancient times. Our feluccas are proudly owned and crewed by friendly local sailors and they have been adapted to comfortably carry our travellers.

Being a wind-powered craft with no motor, felucca's are dependent upon the wind to propel them forth. The itinerary is not rigidly defined, for this reason. However, during our cruise, we make plenty of stops at points of interest and ideal places for swimming. The felucca sails during the day, taking in the colourful sights of the Nile village life en-route with various stops, planned or impromptu. The peaceful routine of life aboard allows us to escape the stress of everyday life! Prior to sundown, the anchor is dropped and we moor at the riverside for the night. Nothing beats the experience of sleeping under a blanket of stars!

Feluccas carry between 8 - 13 persons comfortably. The boat’s deck is draped with soft colourful cushions that serve as your lounging and meal area during the day and as your sleeping area at night. Relaxing under the shade of the canopy, you can top up your tan in the sun, share evenings with new found friends, after whiling away another leisurely day.

You'll need to bring a sleeping bag/sleep sheet and also a towel with you. The crew, as well as being experienced sailors, are responsible for the preparation of the included meals, though they welcome would-be helpers! The food is simple but there is plenty of it. Water, soft drinks and beer can be purchased aboard at a very reasonable cost, a tally for which is kept. On the last day, everybody pays his or her drinks bill.


Felucca Support Boat

Our offers a support boat which accompanies our sailing feluccas. Our support boat offers two toilets, running hot and cold water and washing facilities. There is also a cosy seating area at the rear of the boat, outfitted with colourful fabrics and cushions and a table offering an alternative location (in addition to the deck on your felucca) to share a meal or cold drink with fellow passengers.

Preserving the natural state and beauty of the Nile basin and in support of reducing environmental damage on board our felucca cruises, we operate a simple yet effective and hygienic waste disposal system. Please ensure that you abide with our request that all toilet paper and sanitary items are deposited in the waste paper baskets provided. Drink cans should be compacted and cigarette ends disposed of responsibly.


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He is working in Egypt Travel industry since more than 22 years ago.

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Great, Low Prices. Guaranteed

We're renowned for our fantastic service at a great price, significantly cheaper than the above.


We're Here When You Need Us

If you need us we're always there for you via phone, email or your online booking account.


VIP Treatment Included

Unlike other tour operators we keep our groups small, so our tour guide has more time for you.


Door-to-Door Service

We'll collect you from your hotel, and drop you back in comfort after every trip


Flexible Amendments

We understand things change, so amend your booking within time and it won't cost you a thing


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The majority of our customers are families, so all of Our trips are especially designed to be family-friendly


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We'll make sure booking is stress free, and your day with us is one you'll always remember

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About Marvelous

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