Giftun island, Snorkeling Trip from Hurghada by boat

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Tour Details
Available Every day
Pick up 08:00 AM
Duration 8 Hours
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Pick up from any hotel in Hurghada
Sail by boat to Giftun island
Stop for Snorkeling and Diving
Lunch on board
Back to the Hurghada jetty
Transfer to your hotel

Full Description

Day trip to Giftun island by boat for snorkeling, sunbathing and relaxation, enjoy the beauty of coral reefs, colourful fishes and underwater marine life and spend a calm afternoon sunbathing on the island. Book your tickets online, skip the line and guarantee best price

Distance between Giftun Island and Hurghada

Giftun Island is located just 11 km far from Hurghada Egypt, boats take one hour to reach it. Giftun Islands consist of two islands: the Grand Giftun is 23 km2 and the Little Giftun is 18 km2.

What are Giftun island famous for

Giftun Island is the most famous in terms of tourism and environmental activities of the Red Sea islands, it is the only island among the 39 islands authorized to carry out marine activities on its back and the first natural reserve in the Red Sea for seagulls.The islands are inhabited by 50% of the world's seagulls population in addition to other types of birds and reptiles.

The island is one of the most important places in Egypt that contains sensitive ecosystems, especially coral reefs and seagrass. Also large numbers of birds resident there, some of them are threatened with extinction, such as eagle eagles and white-eyed gulls.

Around the island we find the largest number and most important diving sites in Hurghada. Also in the surrounding waters there are many places that represent important fishing locations .

In the northern and eastern parts it has nesting places for turtles, especially the Hawksbill turtle. The southern part of Giftun Island is a plateau of coral rock.    

Giftun Island includes 14 beautiful diving sites in Hurghada Red Sea, in addition to its natural resources, it contains white sandy beaches, clean water, and wild landscapes.

Snorkeling activity

Giftun Island Snorkeling Trip starts In the morning, we will pick up you from your Hurghada hotel and then a short drive to the jetty where we will catch our boat to Giftun island which is a part of National Protectorate.

The trip includes a boat ride to the island with some stops on the way for snorkeling, a delicious barbecue meal onboard with freshly grilled fish and vegetables and then we will drop our anchor at a private sandy beach with time allowed to swim, snorkel, dive or just relax and walk around. Sail to Hurghada jetty and then transfer back to your hotel.

  • Transfers by air-conditioned vehicle to the jetty and back
  • Snorkeling boat trip with 3 stops
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Lunch on board
  • Mineral water and soft drinks
  • CD or DVD of the trip
  • Hotel in Makadi Bay, Soma Bay, Safaga and El Gouna 5 GBP per person extra will be charged.

What to take with you
  • Passport
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Swimming gear
  • Sun block and towel

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Published: 09 May 2024 Last update: 09 May 2024