Dolphins in Hurghada
The natural habitat of dolphins in Egypt is the Red Sea. Their home is on coral reefs along the coast. Separate areas where dolphins live are called Dolfin House. The temperature, water quality and high salinity of the Red Sea are ideal conditions for the animals. The most famous are Dolfin House in Hurghada and Dofin House in Marsa Alam. Dolphins are not fish. They are mammals and belong to the genus of whales, more precisely to toothed whales. Dolphins are sociable, intelligent and curious. We humans can sometimes observe these characteristics when animals playfully approach us while snorkeling or swimming in the Red Sea. Their streamlined bodies make them perfect swimmers. Dolphins have a triangular dorsal fin, a fin, two front fins, flippers, and a typical shaped tail fin, the fluke. While swimming, you can reach a maximum speed of up to 55 km/h. The Red Sea is the natural habitat of numerous species of wild dolphins.
Dolphins in Hurghada
Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins live at Dolphin House in Hurghada, Shaab El Erg, near the coast of this city. This species of dolphin can grow up to 2.60 m in height and weigh 230 kg, with males being larger on average. A relatively short muzzle is also characteristic. The total life expectancy is 40 years. The color of these Hurghada dolphins is gray to blue-grey above with a whitish underside. They live near the coast in large and small groups, also called flocks, have a very social behavior and are used to dealing with people. Dolphins communicate with each other using clicking sounds. With clear views of the Red Sea, your playing on the waves can be seen from a great distance at Dolphin House Hurghada. On daily hikes, you often cover distances of 50 to 100 km. Dolphins are nocturnal and feed on fish and squid. The mating season occurs from March to May. After a one-year gestation period, a calf is born, which usually remains in the mother’s care for three years.
For every taste and for every age group, we have a wide variety of excursion options on our website to see dolphins in the Red Sea. Watch and get inspired: