Mahmaya: Giftun Island Snorkeling Cruise - Hurghada

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 7 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Hurghada hotels
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point at approximately 4:30pm
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Spend a relaxing day soaking up the sun and swimming in the crystal clear waters of the Red Sea. There's nothing to worry about on this leisurely cruise to Giftun Island. Either sit back and enjoy the sunshine, or don the snorkeling gear available and explore life beneath the surface of the Red Sea Coast. A day trip to Giftun Island National Park is hard to skip when you're in Hurghada, so why miss out!

Highlights

  • Snorkel gear included
  • Lunch included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Know More about this tour

You will be collected from your hotel and taken to the port to board your boat bound for Giftun Island. The sailing time is approximately 45 minutes and you will stay at the island until around 11:30am.

Returning to the boats, you will sail between the three islands and stop for around one hour of snorkeling. Returning to Giftun Island at around 1:00pm, lunch will be served at one of the restaurants, then you have free time to further explore the island before returning to the boat at 3:30pm.

Don't worry if you don't have your own snorkeling gear, it is available upon arrival at Giftun Island at the Aquarius center, free of charge.

Inclusions

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Professional diver to guide you

Life jacket if needed

Snorkeling equipment

Private transportation by air-conditioned minivans

Bottled mineral water during the tour

Lunch on board

Soft drinks, coffee and tea

Exclusions

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Infants must sit on laps

Transportation is wheelchair accessible

Traveler Reviews

  • 17-Jul-2016

    Very disappointed, maybe we were spoilt on a different trip from our hotel to Dolphin House, the staff, boat and food were excellent 5 star review, this trip was all but.
    Firstly I would like to say our guide was a nice chap and we were the only 2 booked with him.
    On arrival and equipment sorted, given 1 bottle of water this is important as its the last cold water available until you go for lunch on the island, then it is warm water not explained. The first stop very good loads of fish to see, the second not so good in fact very poor, the reef we were taken to was dead and there was nothing to see. Then Paradise Island, yes beautiful, shallow waters not a lot of fish but relaxing, until lunch. There was our boat and 1 other altogether but on ours an Egyptian family of 16 who proceeded to ignore all formalities and take all the food, arguments occurred at the restaurant between Europeans and the Egyptian family. Lets say we ended up with no salad under cooked fish 1 cup of coke and warm water A lot of unhappy tourists. By this time we just wanted to get back to port.
    The staff of our boat seemed more interested in the females and not interested with the other tourist.
    Do it again absolutely not the boat was poor and the crew poor, my wifes foot sunk in to the floor of the upper decking, boat needs overhaul.
    On chatting with other Europeans they had paid 15.00 per person for this trip which cost us around 55.00 per person, very disappointed. It is not like as advertised !!!

  • 23-Jul-2014

    Excellent boat trip and beautiful sport. The tour operator is by far the best company in Hurghada. It is a bit pricey but it is worth the extra spending : food, security, hygiene, classy boat - different from the cheaper cruises you may found where the crews are usually loud and pushy (for selling unwanted DVDs).

  • 03-Feb-2011

    Positives:

    Excellent on the vegetarian information chain. EVERYONE knew about the requirement which was an achievement given the number of people involved in the communication chain.

    Pick-up and collection. Very good. It was also excellent that the guide did not go with us on the 'cruise' as it was both unnecessary and would have invaded personal space.

    Mahyar.

    A slick organisation ideally partnered for this type of day trip.

    Negatives.

    The sequencing of events gave a rushed and 'tourist processing' feel to the day. For groups wanting to snorkel it would have been better for them to go directly to the area and to be briefed and equipped en route, that way more time snorkelling on the reefs. This was the way they did it in the Caribbean.

    The reef was damaged from tourists standing on it etc. The marine park authorities and tour operators didn't supervise the swimmers so, unsurprisingly, other groups (not Mahyar) were seen standing on the reef.

    On balance I wouldn't pay for a trip like this in Egypt again, but this is not a criticism of Viator organisation.

  • 04-Nov-2010

    A picturesque location,but very crowded I counted 70 boats in the area. Go now before the reef is ruined.The meal on the island is good,but drinks pricey. Watch out for the sand flies as you can end up with a lot of bites.