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From Santa Cruz: Galapagos, Excursion to Tortuga & Tour

From Santa Cruz: Galapagos, Excursion to Tortuga & Tour

Activity provider: Gray Line Ecuador

From US$ 169 per person

Explore the sights and wildlife in the Galapagos Islands on this full-day yacht tour from Santa Cruz. Visit Tortuga Bay Beach, La Lobería, Canal del Amor, and Playa de los Perros to see sea lions, marine iguanas, reef sharks, and other marine animals.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • See some of the best sights and wildlife in the Galapagos Islands
  • Visit Tortuga Bay Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches of the Galapagos Islands
  • Enjoy cruising around the islands by yacht
  • See the many sea lions at La Lobería
  • Enjoy swimming and snorkeling in the crystal clear waters
  • Observe the reef sharks from the viewpoint at the end of Canal del Amor
  • See marine iguanas in their natural habitat at Playa de los Perros
Full description
This full-day yacht tour from Santa Cruz takes you on a discovery of the beautiful Galapagos Islands. In the morning you will walk approximately 40 minutes to Tortuga Bay Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches of the islands where you can enjoy swimming and spending some time on the beach. After lunch you tour around the bay on board the yacht. You will then visit La Lobería, a beach which owes its name to the presence of many sea lions. Here you will be able to swim or snorkel. Next you will head to Canal del Amor (Channel of Love). At the end of this channel you can observe reef sharks from the viewpoint. From here you will continue on with a short walk to see the marine iguanas in their natural habitat at Playa de los Perros before visiting Punta Estrada.
  • Tour guide
  • Transportation
  • Gratuity (optional)
  • Admission
  • Food and beverages
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

8:00 AM at Maidith White Cove, Cucuve y Floreana, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat

Know before you go

  • Please note: Shipping used in this excursion is a boat engine with capacity for 16 people.
  • These tours are subject to space availability, changes of itineraries, and departure dates without any notice, according to weather conditions, logistics, and other operation requirements
  • Entrance fees to the National Park are not included: USD 50 (Andean Pact and Mercosur), USD 100 (other countries), or USD 20 (with a TCT Transit Card)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

1 /5

based on 2 reviews

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Yacht tour was indeed a boat ride

Basically this is two separate tour with different operators. The morning tour was good and informative, but the afternoon one was disappointing. The so called yacht tour was just a boat ride, and the tour guide most of the time spoke Spanish. The itinerary was also confusing and at the end of the day, I was not sure which place I have been visited

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June 18, 2016

Very deceived

Tour tomorrow, 8 hrs, the guide (friendly) comes to pick me up with another person, they only take you walking to the Turtle Bay beach, 11hrs ends, and we wanted to return by boat, we had to pay 10S. We could have done it on our own. That the other part of the tour starts Alas 2 pm, I have to eat and drink on my own. Then it was said that the tour was on a yacht, it is a small boat, full of 16 people, who had paid 36 S for this 2 part in local agency. Pay € 152. For full tour. A true deception.

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April 12, 2019

Product ID: 29374