The name Red Sea is a direct translation of the Greek Erythra Thalassa (Ερυθρὰ Θάλασσα) and Latin Mare Rubrum which my refer to the direction South, just as the Black Sea's name may refer to North. The basis of this is that some Asiatic languages used colour words to refer to the cardinal directions. Herodotus used Red Sea and Southern Sea interchangeably. Alternatively the name of the sea may signify the seasonal blooms of the red-coloured Trichodesmium erythraeum near the water's surface. Some fisherman however do have their own theory: RED FISH! Many of the Red Sea fish species come in Red: Groupers, Big bye, Snappers (namely Bohar snapper), Breams Wrasses, etc. To anglers the Red Sea is still Terra Incognita. Even though the Red Sea is not a typical Game Fishing destination anglers live breathtaking experience when big fish probably unknown to them appear from crystal waters.
Due to its importance as a trading route to Asia, the Red Sea has been in focus of Europe for thousands of years, only recently, with advent of scuba diving, its extremely rich and renowned biological diversity came into western awareness.
Its ichthyofauna is based on Indo-Pacific and, due to its peculiar ecology, many endemic species. Since the opening of the Suez Channel in 1869 Mediterranean (Antisepsis) species have added on this. Some of them thrive the Red Sea in abundance and sizes which the Mediterranean Sea lost long time ago. Altogether more than 2000 different species of fish inhabit the Red Sea.
Thousands of km shoreline provide a variety of fishing grounds and undiscovered spots which comprise game fish including Barracuda, Groupers, King Mackerel, Giant 4revally, Sailfish and many surprises. With quite a few protected areas around legal fishing hot spots may be a couple of hours away from the harbour. Therefore we do recommend to book overnight safaris but day trips are available too. They are especially prone for those anglers who would like to combine sport fishing with a beach resort holiday. The Red Sea is perfect for those who want to engage into big game popping, jigging, trolling and bottom fishing, with diving, snorkelling, kite surfing and may be even sight seeing of ancient monuments of culture. The Red Sea is a magnificent destination.
In our Fishing Safari we are making best use of both: Local expertise and advanced technology. To plan our trip we evaluate Bathymetric Maps in conjunction with recent Satellite Imagery data on Sea Surface Temperature, Sea Surface Height, Currents, Chlorophyll occurrence and of course we employ sonar technology to spot the game. In a a typical Safari schedule we shall be trolling after breakfast and stop at 13:00 in a nice place for snorkelling, bottom fishing and lunch. After the lunch, trolling until sunset. We stop in evening in a quiet nice place to make bottom fishing, have diner and sleep over night on board. At least till sunrise!