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Giftun Islands

Giftun Islands

Free admission
Hurghada

The Basics

A vast majority of visitors to the Giftun Islands arrive as part of an organized day trip from Hurghada on Egypt’s mainland. Join a full-day excursion to snorkel above the bright coral reefs, relax and swim at a white sand beach, and do some dolphin watching on the way to and from the islands. Most day trips include lunch and any necessary snorkel equipment. Certified scuba divers can book a guided dive trip for a closer look at coral gardens, sea turtles, skates, and other marine life.

If hiring a boat to travel independently, consider visiting Giftun Kebir, where you’ll find a resort with some facilities needed for a day by the sea.

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Orange and Giftun Islands Snorkeling Trip from Hurghada with Lunch
Orange and Giftun Islands Snorkeling Trip from Hurghada with Lunch
star-4.5
$31.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Enjoy the views
What a nice experience! I was worried at the beginning because our pick-up driver was little bit late, then we were driving around hurghada for about 20-30 minutes(I guess the driver was lost), so I started to have strange feelings about the whole trip, luckily we arrived and we had warm welcoming from our guide - Nemo, super friendly and easy going, he will make sure that you will enjoy the trip! After 2 snorklings the boat crew made us a lunch, trust me it's not a tiny one, very delicious, after the lunch you have 2hrs chilling at the Orange Bay beach, which is really nice. You cannot compare the price to the experience! Do not have doubts just book it!
Jeffrey_N, Oct 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Hurghada

star-4
Beautiful island and a good boat trip
Nikoleta_B, Sep 2021
Orange and Giftun Islands Snorkeling Trip from Hurghada with Lunch
It is our second trip to Giftun and we enjoyed it. The crew was nice taking care of us and taking us to good spots. I recommend Egyptra as this is our 4 trip with them. Always tentative of their clients and communicating before the trip to ensure you are informed of what's next
star-5
What a day!
Ada_R, Jul 2021
Giftun Island from Hurghada
Lovely day ❤️ Good lunch even for vegetarians like my self. The snorkeling was fascinating and very beautiful.
star-5
Amazing trip
Sarah_H, Jul 2021
Giftun Island from Hurghada
Amazing trip. Highly recommend it as everything was really perfect, starting from the pick up ( bus arrived on time and was in a very good condition) then the people responsible for the trip on the boat were beyond friendly and helpful. I have with me 4 children and they were really happy and felt so safe because of the crew. A big thank you for the crew
star-5
Amazing experience, I highly recommend it
DanIonut_C, Oct 2020
Orange and Giftun Islands Snorkeling Trip from Hurghada with Lunch
I had amazing time during this trip, the coral reefs and the fishes were amazing. Very friendly staff and good food onboard, very good value for the money. Thanks!
star-5
Fantastic
Koser, Feb 2020
Royal Giftun Island, Snorkeling sea trip With Water Sports and Lunch - Hurghada
Fantastic trip, water was a little cold for snorkelling but well worth it. The staff is amazing and we had a great day. Would definitely recommend!!
star-5
Island Boat Trip
Emily_S, Dec 2019
Snorkeling Trip to Giftun Island from Hurghada
We had a great trip! The company made it fun and relaxing. The water was beautiful and beaches were nice.
star-5
Very attentive staff
constanceh600, Oct 2019
Royal Giftun Island, Snorkeling sea trip With Water Sports and Lunch - Hurghada
Comfortable boat, very good snorkling equipment and friendly staff/crew. Great reef for snorkling. Fun and enjoyable.
star-5
Good Trip
Niklas_M, Mar 2020
Orange and Giftun Islands Snorkeling Trip from Hurghada with Lunch
Lovely trip with our Tourguide Obama. He knows exactly what he needs to do to make the people happy. Delicious Lunch was included.
star-5
Really good
Nathan_L, Mar 2020
Orange and Giftun Islands Snorkeling Trip from Hurghada with Lunch
Had a fantastic day, the snorkeling was really good in clear water with lots of marine life and coral in good condition. Jumping off the boat was loads of fun too!
star-5
Sunny day out
Iwoodyouwood, Nov 2019
Giftun Island from Hurghada
Great day with lots of fun activities for people of any age. We were looked after by our entertainers well.
star-4
Beautiful snorkling on the sea, interesting Orange Bay
Barbora_U, May 2021
Orange and Giftun Islands Snorkeling Trip from Hurghada with Lunch
Wonderful snorkling stops at the sea on huge coral reefs. Mohamed is a great guide. He helped me to dive deeper even with snorkling equipment. At the first stop there were many ships at one place which made snorkling quite limited. Fortunately, the second stop was longer and better. Orange Bay in Giftun island is very shallow with aquamarine water. There is a shaded place with big pillows to rest, swings and bars offering coctails and fresh juices. Bufet lunch on the boat and fruits in the afternoon were ok.
star-5
Great experience you won’t regret it
Martin, May 2021
Orange and Giftun Islands Snorkeling Trip from Hurghada with Lunch
I want to thank the crew of Peter and Pavel II for the best experience I’ve had in Hurghada!!! The day started when we were picked up at the hotel with new van with AC on (not open windows like most Hurghada transfers) than we were taken to a harbour in the city where we boarded the boat. Manga gave us quick brief and we sailed to the first snorkelling spot. The place was amazing a lot of corals and fish to explore. We’ve spent plenty of time there diving swimming and having fun, than we sailed for the second snorkelling spot, which was even cooler than the previous one. After that we had a great lunch on board and went to Giftun island which is amazing, we spent nearly two hours there and the place is super chill. After that we put anchor at the harbour and had water sports activities like banana and water sofa which were fun. overall it was great experience and i will recommend it to everyone!!! Don’t hasitate to book!!! It’s worth it

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The Giftun Islands are a must-visit for snorkelers, scuba divers, and beach lovers.

  • Don’t forget to bring sun protection, a change of clothes, and anything else you’d want for a day at the beach.

  • Day trips to the islands typically last six to eight hours, depending on the activities included.

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How to Get There

The Giftun Islands are located in the Red Sea, a 45-minute sail by day cruise from Hurghada. The easiest way to get there is by organized tour.

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When to Get There

Warm weather throughout the year means there isn’t really a bad time to visit the Giftun Islands. Particularly hot and humid temperatures in July and August make time spent in the water even more appealing.

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Giftun Islands Orientation

The Giftun Islands comprise two separate islands, the larger Giftun Kebir (“Big” Giftun) and the smaller Giftun Sughayer (“Little” Giftun). Most tours to the islands visit the former. The area popularly known as Paradise Island is, in fact, part of Giftun Kebir, situated on its southern coast.

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