Embrace Dahabiya

Embrace is our newest addition, her very special maiden voyage was in November 2021 to Qena to visit Dendera and Abydos temples Embrace is a modern style dahabiya but maintains her Egyptian and Bedouin design. Being a larger dahabiya with three decks she is perfect for small groups, extended family and friends to enjoy their trip on the Nile to discover Egypt and what she has to offer, the beautiful people and their culture.

There are 13 luxurious cabins, with 5 very large suites, 1 with a terrace and 4 with balconies, 2 twin bed suites with terraces all the suites also have large windows so you always feel as if you are in an infinity room. There are also 6 large standard cabins with large windows with the same feeling but you are closer to the water of the Nile. All rooms have air/heating conditioning, a mini-fridge and a bathroom.

There is a large salon on the bottom deck available to provide you with a relaxing and divine setting to enjoy reading, relaxation, playing board games, meditation and workshop space for all types of groups.

If things couldn’t get any better the top deck is the spacious sundeck, there you will find sunbeds and seating areas to enjoy the sun or relax in the shade. Buffet dining area with views of the Nile at sunset and sunrise that takes your breath away. The pièce de résistanceis our Aquarium room, this room is fully glassed so you can feel outside but inside this room is set up for meditation, yoga and workshops or the dining area with the weather being cold and windy.

There are also several different Egyptian and Bedouin-style seating areas around the dahabiya to sit back and enjoy the view of Egypt and life on the Nile River.

Sacred-Lotus Dahabiya

Sacred Lotus is based on the design of an original Dahabiya from the late 18th and early 19th century and is built in colonial style. The heart of this traditional two-masted sailing boat is the half-shaded sundeck. It’s the perfect place to lay on a wooden deck chair and lazily watch the Nile landscape floating by.

She has 2 suites with a private terrace and 8 double cabins. Each one of the ten cabins is roomy and individually decorated with local antiques, every cabin has two large antique beds or one king-size bed dressed up with fine Egyptian cotton. Two large windows offer views of ancient sites, riverside villages and breathtaking scenery. The two spacious suites have a private terrace located at the back of the boat, the terrace offers incredible views of the Nile. It’s a lovely spot to relax and unwind after sightseeing ashore.

The salon on the lower deck has a small library with books about the Nile and Egypt. With its comfortable sofas, it’s the perfect setting to end the day. Swap stories, share experiences, read a book or play a game of backgammon while enjoying a Turkish coffee.

The sundeck is a very large area on the top deck that has lots of different Egyptian seating areas, there are floor cushions to lounge around on, and Lounging chairs and sunbeds for you to relax and take in the scenery of Egypt. The deck is also spacious enough to set up for that early morning meditation, yoga or just to watch the magnificent sunrise and sunset while sailing on the tranquillity of the Nile.

Sekhmet Dahabiya

Sekhmet was launched here in Luxor in 2019 originally from Cairo, she offers a larger style dahabiya cruise for small groups, extended family and friends sailing on the Nile to discover Egypt on a private cruise.

There are 14 deluxe cabins, well-furnished with teak interiors and parquet floors.
A comfortable Salon is available to provide you with a relaxing and lovely setting to enjoy reading, relaxation, meditation and workshop space for groups
On the spacious sundeck, you will find an open-air oriental-style Jacuzzi with sunbeds to enjoy the sun and an outdoor buffet dining area with views of the Nile at sunset and sunrise that takes your breath away.

There are also several different Egyptian and Bedouin-style seating areas to sit back and enjoy the view of Egypt and life on the Nile River. If the weather turns a bit cold or windy there is also an indoor restaurant to dine in comfort.

Three Pyramids Dahabiya

Three Pyramids, join us on an authentic sailing experience on the Nile is the classic way to see the Nile, sail into the past and travel the Nile like the pioneering voyagers aboard a traditional Dahabiya. A Dahabiya offers the romance of the past with modern comfort and convenience. It’s a leisurely way to get between Luxor and Aswan and brings together superb sightseeing, sailing, delicious traditional meals and attentive personal service.

Meals are freshly prepared on board and served on the sundeck, there’s nothing better than an evening dining under Egypt’s twinkling starry night sky

Accommodation on board consists of comfortable 6 standard cabins and two spacious suites that can accommodate up to two people. All are individually decorated with oriental furniture, air conditioned and have their ensuite bathrooms.

Three Pyramids’ half-shaded sun deck is the heart of the Dahabiya, with chairs, a divan, sun beds and dining tables. This is the perfect place to enjoy daily life on the riverbanks and watch the landscape of beautiful Egypt.

The deck is also spacious enough to set up for that early morning meditation, yoga or just to watch the magnificent sunrise and sunset while sailing on the tranquillity of the Nile

The salon on the lower deck with its comfortable sofas, it’s the perfect quiet setting to end the day, swap stories, share experiences, read a book or play a game of backgammon while enjoying a Turkish coffee.

Lady Bastet - Sandal

Lady Bastet, is the Egyptian goddess of the home, domesticity, women’s secrets, cats, fertility, and childbirth. She protected

The sandal is a traditional felucca with 2 sails, this sailboat, formerly used for the transport of stones or goods on the Nile, can dock on the banks of the Nile thanks to its shallow draft. These boats are now rehabilitated and used as comfortable sailboats with cabins, rediscover the charm of the past while aboard our beautiful boat

Accommodation on board consists of comfortable 5 standard cabins that can accommodate up to eight people. All are individually decorated with oriental furniture and have their ensuite bathrooms.

Lady Bastet’s half-shaded sun deck is the heart of the Sandal, with chairs, a divan, sun beds and dining tables. This is the perfect place to enjoy daily life on the riverbanks and watch the landscape of beautiful Egypt.

The deck is also spacious enough to set up for that early morning meditation, yoga or just to watch the magnificent sunrise and sunset while sailing on the tranquillity of the Nile

The salon on the lower deck with its comfortable sofas, it’s the perfect quiet setting to end the day, swap stories, share experiences, read a book or play a game of backgammon while enjoying a Turkish coffee.

Queen Sandy Dahabiya

Queen Sandy is a beautiful, hand crafted, elegant traditional Egyptian sailing boat that is 52m long and 8.2 metres and has 10 en-suite cabins and 2 large suites complete with panoramic windows.

Queen Sandy gives guests a more than luxurious stay whilst keeping to the original character and design of a traditional Dahabiya.

On board, the spacious upper deck provides different seating areas to relax, whether it is to sunbathe on the sun beds or sit in the shade you will experience the Nile and her tranquil scenery and the village life of Egypt pass by in perfect peace. Imagine sitting on the deck and enjoying the amazing views in wonderful tranquil silence and seeing the many ancient Egyptian monuments, temples, tombs and scenes beside the Nile that have not changed in thousands of years.

On the lower deck are the air conditioned cabins, suites and our spacious salon for indoor relaxation to enjoy a quiet space to read, play board games or catch up with family and friends at home using the internet provided.

Queen Sandy ensures a very high standard of cuisine and accommodation, exceptional service and a great atmosphere.

Nile Saparo Dahabiya

Nile Sapporo is a beautiful, hand crafted, traditional Egyptian sailing ship is ……m long and ……. metres and has 6 en-suite cabins and 2 suites complete with panoramic windows.

On board, the spacious upper deck provides different seating areas to relax, whether it is to sunbathe on the sun beds or sit in the shade you will experience the Nile and its tranquil scenery and the village life of Egypt pass by in perfect peace. Imagine sitting on the deck and enjoying the amazing views in wonderful tranquil silence and seeing the many ancient Egyptian monuments, temples, tombs and scenes beside the Nile that have not changed in thousands of years.

On the lower deck are the air conditioned cabins, suites and our spacious salon for indoor relaxation toenjoy a quiet space to read, play board games or catch up with family and friends at home using the internet provided.

Nile Sapparo ensures a very high standard of cuisine and accommodation, exceptional service and a great atmosphere.

Gorgonia Dahabiya

Gorgonia Dahabiya is the characteristic river-going sailboats of Egypt: these boats have sailed the Nile for a lot of decades. They were used in Egypt during the period of the monarchy (1920-1940) when aristocrats and sophisticated travellers loved to cruise the Nile in this style. Travelling with these boats permitted one to enjoy the Egyptian landscape with its monuments and villages, leisurely from the riverbanks.

 

We are glad to let you re-experience these sophisticated days of the past with all comfort, we wish to offer. Our boat is equipped with 8 deluxe cabins completely furnished with private services, air conditioning and single beds “that can be joined”. It has also 4  premium King suites with all the comforts. Our Dahabiya allows you to experience the charm of the Nile in an intimate, privileged setting.

 

Make yourself at home in one of the 12 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and flat-screen televisions. Private bathrooms with showers feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include safes and desks, as well as phones with free local calls.

Isadora Dahabiya

Isadora Dahabiya was built-in 2017 in colonial style and beautifully appointed.  It is a replica of old dahabiyahs, adapted to the current requirements of comfort. It is a double-mast ship sailing with the wind, which allows you to better appreciate the Nile in silence. Moreover, the small, maneuverable Dahabiya can sail to less accessible monuments, islands on the river, and villages along the banks.

The Isadora provides a unique blend of authentic architecture and modern luxury. It has its distinct character and atmosphere. The interior and exterior spaces are in harmony with traditional dahabiya. The large, shaded sun deck level is a friendly open space where you will find tranquillity or you can meet with friends at the open-air Jacuzzi or nearby bar.

The rooms are set in a traditional style the 6 double cabins and 2 suites with private balconies. They are built in wood and have large windows giving a view of life on the river. They all have air-conditioning and a parquet floor.

 

The deck with its seating style seating areas with lounge chairs and cushions complete this comfort. The open-air dining area is ideal for enjoying the view while you be relishing your meals. You will enjoy a typical and refined cuisine, made from fresh Egyptian ingredients.

Saray El Nile Dahabiya

Saray El Nil is an original and rare dahabiya built in 1882 and restored in 2019. She is thirty-three metres from stem to stern and six metres across the beam. She is five metres from the keel to the sun deck. As with all traditional dahabiyas, Saray el Nil is a two-master and she also has a small stern sail. She has an original iron hull built in Scotland in 1882 and a hardwood sun deck, quarter deck and stern. Saray el Nil is towed by her tugboat, Saieed, when the wind is low but otherwise sails upstream with the northerly winds.

Below the spacious wooden sun deck, there are three double cabins en suite and a large en-suite grand cabin with a private stern balcony. Guests also have a spacious salon with a large private library, comfortable lounge sofas and a dining table with room for eight guests. Beyond the service entrance to the salon are the captain’s quarters, and a modern fitted stainless steel kitchen. There is also a well-equipped laundry service available to guests on request.

All guest cabins are fully furnished with luxury linens and covers. En-suite bathrooms have traditional showers and baths, mirrors and bespoke soaps, shampoos, towels etc. The construction of the interior is in keeping with the original heritage of the boat dating back to the late nineteenth century, and furnishings, artwork, and decorations (including restored hand-painted panelled rooms) wood and brass fittings have been restored to respect the heritage of the boat. Cabin windows are also original with glass, fly screens and louvred shutters.

The sun deck is about twenty metres in length and six metres wide and has a variety of furnished areas including hand-made rattan tables and lounge chairs in the style of the 1920s. There is a bar area where guests can find fridges with cold soft drinks and where the chef can provide buffets and snacks as requested by guests. There is also a large dining table and seating for eight guests for fine dining, morning breakfasts and lunches with an original buffet lantern. There are traditional hanging lamps in the canopy for evening/ night dining and entertainment.

Hapi Dahabiya

Hapi Egypt is named after the Egyptian God Hapi, who in ancient Egypt was associated with
the annual flooding of the Nile. Because of this, the river left fertile silt on its banks every year,
something necessary for the livelihood of the Egyptians who farmed there. The Nile god Hapi
ensured the balance between flooding and fertility.

Hapi Egypt is a two-masted ship with a length of 45 meters and a width of 8 meters. The main mast
is 10 meters high and the mainsail is 20 m by 12 m or 120 square meters.

On the upper deck, you will often enjoy the beautiful view that Egypt offers. A canvas tent style
hangs over most of this deck, so you can sunbathe and cool off in the shade. Also here is the bar
with delicious and refreshing drinks.

On the lower deck are the salon and the comfortable modern accommodation. There are 8 cabins
with two single beds and 2 suites with a double bed. All accommodations have a private shower
with a WC and also hairdryers.

The suites have slightly more luxury and comfort than the cabins. Each suite has a kettle, hairdryer
and sitting area with a beautiful view over the Nile. Ideal for when you want to retreat for a while
and still enjoy the surroundings.