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Old 08-11-2017, 22:13   #1
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Has anyone ever sailed to Jordan?

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I am just curious if anyone has sailed to Aqaba Jordan? The marina looks full of powerboats and I was just curious if it is possible?
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Old 08-11-2017, 23:12   #2
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I am just curious if anyone has sailed to Aqaba Jordan? The marina looks full of powerboats and I was just curious if it is possible?
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Not Sailed there, but I have been there - From memory there are I think 3 possible Marinas - One may be strictly private though - There were a few yachts when I was there but not many.

Jordan is 100% worth a visit - Spectacular sight seeing - Wadi Rum, Petra, Dead Sea, Jaresh and so on. Its a pretty small country so getting around is relatively easy.

I was there at the height of the Syrian war next door and things seemed pretty safe - Quite a few security stops, but Tourists are treated well - We even made it down to the Israeli/Syrian/Jordanian border area and could see the Golan Heights with no issues.
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Thanks UFO, I wonder why hardly anyone has sailed to Jordan? It looks an interesting country and well worth the detour on the way up the Red Sea.
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Thanks UFO, I wonder why hardly anyone has sailed to Jordan? It looks an interesting country and well worth the detour on the way up the Red Sea.
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I think most cruisers will be avoiding the Gulf of Aden - War In Yeman and Pirates in both Yeman and Somalia.

Also the Sinai and large parts of Egypt are not safe, so I think the people are just not going to the whole area.

Have a looks at:

https://www.asket.co.uk/news-intelligence

Its a Great site for such information.
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Re: Has anyone ever sailed to Jordan?

I spent about four months anchored at the top of the Gulf of Aqaba at Eilat (Israeli section)

Fascinating area where one could visit all 3 countries easily
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Thanks UFO, I wonder why hardly anyone has sailed to Jordan? It looks an interesting country and well worth the detour on the way up the Red Sea.
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.. If you are going "up" the Red Sea, you have already passed the hot spots in Somalia and Yemen, or plan to do so soon, assumedly, on your way to the Med.

I also have toured Wadi Rum and the Gulf of Aquaba coast via land (on the Saudi and Jordanian side). I can recommend Jordan, not only for these spots, Petra, etc., but the capital, itself, though a bit of a journey, is also worth a visit. Dammam has a beautiful roman amphitheater still in use, or, at least it was when I was there, back in late 80s.

If you go all the way to Dammam, you might as well hop over to Bethlehem and Jerusalem. Not very far, and, the latter especially, is well worth a visit. Unique in all the world, the old city is one of the few continuously inhabited places on earth where you can walk streets that still look and feel at least marginally close to the way they did 1,000 years ago.

Closer to your route north are the reefs of the Gulf. Friends tell me that their scuba expeditions in the Gulf of Aquaba were exquisite. I have also heard, however, that it depends on who your guide is.

Now that you know that the journey is doable and know of some of the attractions, get on Google and try to get the latest details available.

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I have spent a lot of time Eilat at the top end of the Gulf of Aqaba.

Not sure now, but as a tourist spot it was easy to cross 3 borders
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