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Giftun Islands

Giftun Islands

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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
$30.00 per adult
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Recent reviews from experiences in Hurghada

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A nice trip but nothing...
Eduard_O, Jul 2022
Orange and Giftun Islands Snorkeling Trip from Hurghada with Lunch
A nice trip but nothing extraordinary. 4/5 agreement for the delay of one hour compared to the scheduled departure time
star-5
Amazing day
ks1197, Jun 2022
Orange and Giftun Islands Snorkeling Trip from Hurghada with Lunch
From the moment we were picked up at the hotel until the moment we left, we experienced 5 star service. While the snorkelling spots were fantastic, the real highlight is Giftun Island - a must if you are in Hurghada.
star-4
Great trip
Angharad_W, Jun 2022
Orange and Giftun Islands Snorkeling Trip from Hurghada with Lunch
The boat and Snorkelling and diving from the boat was such good fun. Staff were very fun and helpful. Lunch was delicious. Orange and giftun island wasn’t our cup of tea, great for Instagram photos etc but give it a miss and maybe just book a snorkelling trip. Would definitely book again but minus the islands. Communication and pickup and drop off from the hotel was excellent.
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
One day under the sea
Fatima_M, Sep 2021
Giftun Island Snorkeling Sea Trip By Catamaran & Water Sports Banana - Hurghada
The guide on the boat was wonderful !! he was really nice and always smiling and talking with everyone and joking which I liked a lot. The food on the boat was delicious ! like for real I was staying in an all-inclusive resort 4* and I swear the food on this boat was 100time tasting better than the one in my resort ! Diving was a little bit difficult because of the wind but they helped us a lot in the water to enjoy the corals. the staff was helpful The stay on orange bay was ok I would say because theres not much to do over there you just enjoy the beach but it is crowdy The only "bad" point that I will give to this experience is the Water sports Banana and Quadra they're too short Banana is like 3mn and same for Quadra. I understand that sometimes the boat get's crowdy and everyone needs time to do it so they make it short but you really just start enjoying it when it's already over that's the thing I will suggest the team to improve. other than that everything's was nice and I recommend it. Btw the guy on whatsapp is always aware so you can reach to him before and after the trip he's helpful
star-5
Excellent!
Antoaneta_D, May 2022
Orange and Giftun Islands Snorkeling Trip from Hurghada with Lunch
We had the best time on the boat! The servis was excellent, the personal were amazing and everything. Thank you so much! Highly recommended!
star-5
A beautiful island and a...
Sherrie_C, May 2022
Orange and Giftun Islands Snorkeling Trip from Hurghada with Lunch
A beautiful island and a lovely day out, the whole family enjoyed this activity, would highly recommend
star-5
Amazing day out
Elaine_S, May 2022
Orange and Giftun Islands Snorkeling Trip from Hurghada with Lunch
A must do trip. It was an amazing trip from start to finish. The crew were fantastic and very attentive. I can't swim but I wore a life jacket and the guide pulled me around the the reef pointing out loads of beautiful fish. The island itself is simple stunning and well worth a visit.
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A wonderful relaxing day
Jennifer_S, Jun 2022
Orange and Giftun Islands Snorkeling Trip from Hurghada with Lunch
This experience was exactly what I needed. It was overall a very relaxing day enjoying the wind in my hair and the sun! I didn’t get on well with snorkelling but it was my first time trying it and I think for me it was just too many people, too many boats and too many waves in one go. I think I would have done better if it was just one or two boats in the area as the more boats there were the more waves were created. However despite that it was a lovely day, the islands were amazing and I met some wonderful people. If you are in a couple then this experience was probably perfect but as a solo traveller I did feel almost cast aside. I don’t mean in any dangerous way, my safety was just as important to the crew as everyone else’s. It was more that the crew seemed a whole lot more interested in the couples. There were 3 solo traveler's on this experience and neither one of us got the offer of the photoshoot that the couples got and neither one of us was approached on the return to see how we found it and asked to complete a review using a qr code the crew had on their phones yet the couples were. I had a great time and I would absolutely do it again but I do wish I’d been able to get the photos of me as a souvenir the same as the couples did.
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
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
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.
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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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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What are the nearest attractions to Giftun Islands?
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Attractions near Giftun Islands:
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What else should I know about attractions in Hurghada?
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As well as visiting the Giftun Islands, check out these trip ideas to make the most of your visit: