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Giftun Islands

Giftun Islands

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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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Recent reviews from experiences in Hurghada

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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.
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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
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Fantastic
Koser, Feb 2020
Royal Giftun Island & Fishing & Snorkeling sea trip With Water Sports - 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!!
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Island Boat Trip
B7444DCels, 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.
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Very attentive staff
constanceh600, Oct 2019
Royal Giftun Island & Fishing & Snorkeling sea trip With Water Sports - Hurghada
Comfortable boat, very good snorkling equipment and friendly staff/crew. Great reef for snorkling. Fun and enjoyable.
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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.

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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