Red Sea Crusader Outpost
Pharaoh's Island Travel Blog› entry 19 of 19 › view all entries
Not too many tourists take the cheap boat ride out to one of Egypt's secret wonders. Pharaoh's Island is located just south of Taba along the Egyptian coastline of the Red Sea. We got out there in a boat which was arranged by our group coordinator. They cooked us lunch and anchored off of the shore so we could spend an hour or two in the water snorkeling. The reef just off the Island is beautiful. The coral and the fish are more vibrant than what I've seen in Hawaii. Included was a tour by a lonely young Egyptian guy of the fortress and island. As soon as you step off the boat you know that you're not in Jordan anymore and have returned to Egypt.