Hurghada

Hurghada: Orange Bay Snorkeling Boat Trip w/ Lunch & Water Sports

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Hurghada Giftun Island Snorkeling Trip with Lunch
  • 8 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Snorkel the spectacular coral reefs of Giftun Island, including Orange Bay, on this door-to-door day trip to the Giftun Island National Park. Spend your day swimming and snorkeling in the tropical waters, keeping an eye out for dolphins along the way, and have time to sunbathe and relax on the beach. Your day includes a delicious buffet lunch on board the boat, guide assistance, a breakfast sandwich, and free-flow soft drinks and water.
  • Snorkel coral reef and keep your eyes peeled for wild dolphins
  • Stay fueled with a boxed breakfast, lunch and free-flow soft drinks
  • Guide can point out marine life and assist beginner snorkelers
  • Take it easy with 2-way door-to-door hotel transfers, including Wi-Fi

What's Included

  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Snorkeling Guide Assistance
  • Mineral water and Soft drinks all-day
  • Two hours at the Orange Island
  • Complimentary rescheduling if you're late or your plans change
  • Wi-Fi
  • Orange Island Beach Use
  • Pick-up from Makadi, Sahl Hasheesh, El Gouna, 5$ per person and Safaga, Soma Bay, 10$ per person

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

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Pickup details

Pick-up time and meeting points from your accommodation will be updated via mail or whats app after receiving the booking,

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Available for any age who can swim
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 28 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Rikki_M
Would 100% recommend this, best day we had on our trip. The guides were great and the snorkelling was 10/10. Amazing views and orange bay was paradise

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Great day out
Mags_K, Feb 2024
This was a great day trip. The boat trip was great, food was nice and we stopped twice to go scuba diving/swimming. The water was surprising warm. (February). Orange Bay Island was nice, but very expensive for drinks.€12 for 1 beer and 1 lemonade. We only had 1 hour 50 mins on the island so I couldn’t relax (in case I fell asleep and missed the boat back, haha). It was still a lovely experience from start to finish
Loved every second
Rikki_M, Feb 2024
Would 100% recommend this, best day we had on our trip. The guides were great and the snorkelling was 10/10. Amazing views and orange bay was paradise
Nice day at the sea
Jonathan_B, Feb 2024
Very nice experience snorkling in the corals and seeing all the fishes. Eventhough it was a rare cold day we enjoyed it a lot. The food was very basic and could be better.
Great trip/full day !
Deborah_K, Feb 2024
The crew were brilliant.helping the 'oldies' walk the gangplank onto the boat! 2 X stops for snorkelling tho only for the young and hardy as the wind was up and rather fresh in the sea ..lunch was great .how on earth did they manage that in such a confined space! ?Guests all gelled and communicated well ...stop at Orange Bay was beautiful with 2 hours to do our own thing ..the banana ride was out at the end for those who were hardy enough to brave the cold sea ! .all in all a great day with memories to treasure 😀 thanks for a lovely day guys ..perhaps we'll try again when it's warmer !
Best day out in Hurghada
Lisa_M, Jan 2024
Me and my friend had an amazing day out. We had to reschedule at the last minute and they were very accommodating. Salah was very professional and supported my friend who was very anxious to snorkel for the first time. Everyone was very nice and friendly. The food was nice and Orange Bay was a little bit of paradise in an already beautiful place. 5 stars ⭐️🌟⭐️🌟⭐️ we had a good laugh with all the crew members on the boat and our transfer, they made our day complete. Safety first
Great day out, Orange Bay quite dissappointing
Peter_C, Jan 2024
Well organised trip, the team on board the Maria Gon were excellent, very clear in the communication and instructions, very helpful and put on a very nice lunch. Orange Bay is a stunning spot but needs a lot of improvements. 1st, only 1 toilet on the bay, and it was very far from our spot. 2nd, the prices are scandalous, €20 for a coconut or €7 for a bottle of beer. 3rd the beach is sadly very dirty, cigarette butts absolutely everywhere.
Would def do again
Mark_s, Jan 2024
Very good trip, guides very good, food good, Locations great, Communication excellent, Picked up & dropped off at hotel on time, Would 100% do again
Time consuming
Emma_S, Jan 2024
We switched both 3 times before they decided which boat we would be on. I was picked up from 8:10am and we were a 10 minute walk from the boat. The boat didn't leave until gone 9:30. We were told this time would be made up. We got to orange bay island at 11:05 and was told we need to leave at 12:30... so 1 hour 25 instead of 2 hours? This was not nearly enough time on the island! The sea was extremely choppy, I'm surprised they didn't cancel. Couldn't take advantage of lunch or drinks because they were all downstairs but if you moved you were flung around and couldn't get to the stairs. Hats off to those who did, but I ended up with a lot of rice in my hair from food flying everywhere. We were also told there would be 2 snorkeling stops, but they only did one. They also cancelled the banana boat because of the wind but did not tell us this until the end of the excursion then hovered around us wanting a tip, which we felt obliged to give when we didn't want to as we was not given the experience we were offered. I would do this tour again, but with a different group (no music upstairs, very boring). There's groups a lot cheaper offering the exact same thing. It also says group size max 28 but I counted 42 excluding the crew!
Mixed - a few fixes would make perfect
Robert_L, Dec 2023
The boat was nice and the crew very helpful. Thought the food was also good. You got a lot in on the tour and sights are worth seeing. The water for the snorkelling was quite rough. I’m An experienced swimmer and most on boat found it hard going. One thing I’d do to improve. Part of the group went paragliding/sailing. Those that didn’t (90% of the group) had to wait on boat /taxi for them to return. Meant there was easily 60-90 minutes dead time at end of tour. I think if they coordinated so that there were staggered drop offs from boat it would be better. It just annoyed a lot of people on boat needlessly.
The crew were great, Alex...
Bisola_A, Dec 2023
The crew were great, Alex was a great lead, took safety very seriously and gave briefings before every activity. The food was just alright, nothing special, not a lot of choice. It was quite a large group the day I went, I personally would prefer a much smaller group but all in all, very good experience of orange bay and sailing the Red Sea.
Wonderfull crew
Monica_O, Dec 2023
Most attentive and friendly staff. Very nice atmosphere, detailed instructions for snorkelling, good food, all perfect. Paid 25usd pe pax - next time when I will need any tours - i will use getyourguide instead of viator - this same tour from same company Egyptra has a discounted price there.
Great Day
LEE_N, Dec 2023
Great day from start to finish, the team/staff on the boat were excellent, there were 2 young children on boat with there parents and the members of staff went above and beyond with them the making the children also have a fantastic day. would highly recommended for a day out.
Great fun and beautiful scenery
Paul_S, Dec 2023
Snorkeling in the red sea on the coral reefs was amazing. Orange Bay is beautiful and so peaceful. Another great trip here in hurghada. An 8 hour trip for 20 quid!!! Just excellent all round. Would definitely do it again. Would recommend everytime. Pick up was 8am and we sat and watched the sunset before coming back in
Snorkelling with matata crews
Choochart_A, Dec 2023
Friendly and funny crews, with details instruction on how to use the equipments. They also provide delicious lunch and unlimited water, tea and coffee
Beautiful island
Klaudia_W, Nov 2023
excellent tour, the guides were great and it was very quiet only maybe 8-10 of us on the whole boat! I only wish we had more time on the island it was soooo beautiful. we did go in winter so it was too cold to snorkel or swim but we had a great time anyway
Great as a boat trip. but not much else.... !
sultan4swing, Nov 2023
Always enjoy a boat trip and/or snorkelling.... but first time in Hurghada, with the rough seas, not as good or enjoyable as Sharm or Marsa Alam.... and for coral quality and numbers and varieties of fish.. so did not enjoy swims off the boat, and Orange Island, plus a lovely lunch.. As for the island resort - too comercialised for us mid 70's..... If you are into snorkelling, Sharm and Marsa Alam are much better, and suspet the former is so because it is on the Sinai Peninsula, and more sheltered from the wind - that's my experience form having done some 12 boat trips from there over the last 15 years ..!!
Amazing tour and snorkeling
Jairo_M, Nov 2023
What a dope experience . We had such a great time snorkeling and exploring the red sea. I been to many countries to snorkel and by far I have never such a beautiful coral and 1000s of fish. Our tour guides and everyone on the boat were lovely and very thorough on what to do to keep up safe in the sea. The lunch was great and just such a memorable experience overall . I highly recommend this tour to anyone wanting to visit the red sea. Thank you to all the team and crew for this beautiful experience.
A fab day!
Bethan_K, Nov 2023
We had an amazing day at Orange Bay! The boat was large and comfortable- the crew were helpful and friendly and always happy to assist. The snorkelling was very good and we felt we had ample time in the water and at Orange Bay to enjoy ourselves. Overall, a great day and would fully recommend!
Good one day tour
Hugo_O, Nov 2023
Recommended. They followed the program as it was written in the description. The crew was very friendly and helpful.
Nice day at the sea
Marjo_V, Nov 2023
A full-day experiment offshores. Everything went just smoothly: pickup and return, included all mentioned stops for snorkeling and Orange Bay. Good lunch served on a boat and some fruits also in the afternoon. Not included morning sandwich, but those fruits were not mentioned beforehand. Stuff was really friendly and helpful. Easygoing atmosphere. The boat was clean enough and equipment for those who needed were easily available. At the Giftun island we got own place from shadow. We can easily recommend with my friend this trip, if you wish to see something else than hotel are. Few hints: Even though there are available soft drinks and water, you can take your own water bottle with you ie. to Orange Bay. Also some snacks may be good idea. The day is long. Snorkeling spots were not very special and places were overcrowded. Many tourists cannot swim well and with wins they are disturbing only your possibilities to see something (if you are more advanced in swimming and snorkeling). Stuff requires you to stay in a group, but if you don’t mind so much of this, it is still lovely to stay in warm water and sense surroundings. Sea is absolutely gorgeous anyways! There is a photographer in a boat also. He takes photos and videos during the trip. You can buy a link to your own material if you wish to do so. We didn’t feel, we were forced to buy anything. Material was anyways overpriced, but the trip is cheap. I gave 3 stars only for that reason, the snorkeling spots were quite modest, because that was the reason why we took the trip. We stayed in Makadi Bay, where you can find excellent reef and marine life from your hotel beach. But, if you don’t have that possibility, we can recommend this trip.
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