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Bartolome Day Tour

Bartolome Day Tour

Description Bartolome will welcome our guests to the incredible natural wealth of teeming Galapagos wildlife where they will be amazed with the dramatic views of the luscious landscape. It is a fantastic spot to take personal and group pictures and it is a jewel-toned setting for charismatic penguins, skittering crabs and marine iguanas. At the sandy cove the adventurers will start to snorkel with the speedy Galapagos penguins. Also, hundreds of colorful reef fish, sea turtles and rays are surrounding the island. At the shade of the Pinnacle Rock our excursionist will have the best place to snorkel and to take photograph of the endemic penguins and the rock looks out across pale beaches and blue-green water, their colors offset by the coal-black lava flow at Sullivan Bay. A hot lunch and refreshments are provided on the boat. At the end of the journey the boat will come back to Santa Cruz, after that a bus will take you to the most comfortable and environmentally friendly lodge. It is recommended to wear a wetsuit in order to neutralize the sea temperature, because it falls below 20ºC from June to November and it is up to 27ºC from December to May. Departure: 6:45 am bus pick up at the Puerto Ayora Pier Returning time: approximately at 5:00 pm and it will drop you off at Puerto Ayora Pier Journey Time: 40 minutes ride by bus until Itabaca Channel then comfortable yacht will travel around 2 hours to Bartolome Island. Difficulty Level: Intermediate Highlight activity: walking and snorkeling Transportation: shared bus and yacht Important: A day before to the tour all passengers must be at 6:00 pm in the Galapagos Path for wetsuit fitting.

Half Day Bay Tour in Santa Cruz Island

Half Day Bay Tour in Santa Cruz Island

The guide will pick up you in the lobby of the hotel ( Hotel pick up inside the Urban perimeter puerto ayora) We have 2 departures 09H00 AM or 14H00 PM, , the tour lasts between 3 hours. The pick up starts between 08:30 AM to 08:45 AM in the morning and 1:30 PM to 1:45 PM in the afternoon depending on the hotel where the pax is located. We will go to La Lobería (small islet located 10 minutes away from the port), site where we carry out the snorkeling activity in which there is the possibility of swimming with sea lions. Then we moved to Punta Estrada to watch birds such as: blue-footed boobies, seagulls and pelicans. Our third activity consists of an excursion to the Playa de los dogs where we can find iguanas in quantity around an area of volcanic rocks and sesuvium. Likewise, we continue towards the Channel of Love and the Shark Channel (in the latter we can make sightings of blue sharks). The tour end in Puerto Ayora's dock, there no drop off in the hotel . You have to go to your accommodation by yourself.

Day Trip to Isabela Island and Tintoreras in Galápagos

Day Trip to Isabela Island and Tintoreras in Galápagos

We begin the tour at 06H10 AM at the port of Puerto Ayora to board the ferry that will take us to Isabela. (Transfer in boat has a duration of 2 hours approximately until arrive to Isabela) We start the activity at 09:00 from Isabela Island, from the bay we go by means of a boat to a group of islets called Tintoreras. Well known for being the habitat of penguins and white tip sharks! Other animals that we can observe while we surround the islets are: rays, sea turtles, bay sharks, colorful fish, etc. Tintorera sharks. Along a channel with fences on one of its edges, we can find a large number of individuals of the species. Likewise, we enjoyed a snorkeling time near the site. At the end of our activity in the complex, we headed to the port to enjoy lunch. Our next stop is the flamingo lagoon. We have time to take pictures. To finish, we headed to the Arnaldo Tupiza Breeding Center. We can see the turtles in the conservation area. We finish the tour at 14:00 p.m. then we have to come back to Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz - 2 Hours of Ferry

Full Day Bartolome Island & Sullivan Bay

Full Day Bartolome Island & Sullivan Bay

We will pick you up at the lobby of the hotel in order to take you to the Itabaca Channel The tour starts between 05:30 – 06:00 or 06:30 – 07:00 depending on the dates forecast. A bus picks up passenger at their respective hotels to transfer them ti the Itabaca channel (40 minutes of travel), point from which, we go to Bartolome islet on a journey that can last 2-3 hours depending on the currents. We disembarked and walked around a volcanic cone until you reach its summit to appreciate the beautiful landscape next to the pinnacle. Focused mostly on hiking and landscaping, it takes us to enjoy the view panoramic view and unique formations. After the previous activity, we will have lunch on board the yacht and then go to our next point of visit, located southeast of Santiago Island, we disembark at the Sullivan Bay. A site of great geological interest. We snorkel with a duration of 45 minutes on the site where there may be the possibility of sighting sea and land birds, colonies of double-haired wolves and marine iguanas that have adapted to the terrain. we will get back to the Itabaca Channel in order to get you to Puerto Ayora End of the Excursion

Full Day Pinzon Island, Finishing in la Fe with Snorkeling

Full Day Pinzon Island, Finishing in la Fe with Snorkeling

The guide will pick you up in the lobby of the hotel, (Hotel pick up inside the urban perimeter of Puerto Ayora) or we can give you a good meeting point to join with us. We headed to the passenger boarding area that is located in the port of Santa Cruz and then board a boat that will take us to a point known as Playa la Fe, which we hike around trails to watch iguanas. marine and then, if the currents are suitable, a snorkeling in its bay. Among the animals that we can find there are two types of bay sharks such as: white tip shark and black tip shark. We board the boat and travel to Pinzón Island in a journey of approximately an hour and a half. On site we can do a snorkeling time or two depending on the situation. At the previous point of visit, we have lunch on board between snorkeling times in the area. The panorama of the place offers us a beautiful landscape and we can recognize the area as the home of sea lions, marine iguanas, turtles, eels, eagle rays and bay sharks (white tip). Penguins may be warned in the area. Arrival at port is at 4:00 p.m. End of our service, the boat drop off you in the dock, the you have to go to your hotel by yourself

Puerto Ayora: South Plazas & Punta Carrion Wildlife Day Tour

Puerto Ayora: South Plazas & Punta Carrion Wildlife Day Tour

Join us on an exciting adventure to explore the enchanting South Plazas and Punta Carrion Islands off the east coast of Santa Cruz Island. Your tour begins with a convenient pickup from your hotel on Santa Cruz Island, followed by a short transfer to the port where you will board a boat. Once aboard, you'll cruise to the Plaza Islands, where you'll be greeted by a variety of fascinating creatures. The visit to South Plazas includes an hour-and-a-half walking tour, during which you'll see land iguanas, marine iguanas, swallow-tailed gulls, and a range of tropical birds. The landscape is filled with plants, and you'll encounter various cacti along the path. With a bit of luck, you may also spot blue-footed boobies and sea lions. The main attraction of South Plazas is the land iguanas, sea lions, and swallow-tailed gulls. The island is also home to yellow-tailed mullets, Audubon's shearwaters, red-billed tropicbirds, and brown pelicans that soar over the cliffs. After your visit to South Plazas, we will head to Punta Carrion for an exciting snorkeling experience. Here, you'll have the chance to see a wide range of marine life, including whitetip sharks, starfish, green sea turtles, and colorful fish such as damselfish, parrotfish, and rays. You may also encounter sea lions in the water, making for an unforgettable experience. While on board, you'll enjoy a delicious lunch as you take in the stunning views. At the end of the tour, we will return to Puerto Ayora, where you'll be dropped off at your hotel.

From Puerto Ayora: Santa Fe Island Snorkeling Day Tour

From Puerto Ayora: Santa Fe Island Snorkeling Day Tour

Embark on an unforgettable boat trip to the enchanting Santa Fe Island, a heaven for snorkeling enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. After a brief 45-55 minute navigation from Puerto Ayora (it is the island that is closes to Santa Cruz), you'll be greeted by the island's stunningly beautiful landscape, with crystal-clear, turquoise waters in contrast to the nearby white sand beach and the ancient cactus on the dark lava rocks - also the perfect place to spot some blue-footed boobies, pelicans and if very lucky, maybe even the Galapagos hawk - a real photographer's paradise! This bay offers a unique and abundant marine ecosystem, and even before jumping into the water, you might spot schools of tropical fish, sea lions, sea turtles, schools of rays and sharks swimming around the boat as this is one of the places with the clearest water in all of Galapagos. At the same time, this tour is perfect for snorkel beginners, children or insecure swimmers, as the first snorkel part takes place in this proteced, shallow and very calm bay. Post-snorkeling, a freshly prepared lunch (either grilled fish/chicken or ceviche) awaits you, followed by another short navigation and a visit to the remote Hidden Beach. Here, you can unwind, swim, or join the exploration walk together with your naturalist guide to spot some of the biggest marine iguanas, different species of mangroves as well as pelicans, finches and if lucky, some sea turtles in the second bay. On the way back to Puerto Ayora (or in between, the order of the activities might change depending on the conditions), you can give it a try with some fishing, as all our boats have a special fishing license. The most common catch is the yellowfin tuna or the wahoo - if fishing takes place before lunch, you might even get fresh sashimi or the freshest ceviche you ever had! ;-) Please note that this is not a fishing trip though, the fishing activity only takes place if there is someone interested in it and it will not be more than 15-30 minutes.

Full-Day Tour to Floreana Island & Cave of Pirates

Full-Day Tour to Floreana Island & Cave of Pirates

The guide will pick you up in the lobby of the hotel, (Hotel pick up inside the urban perimeter of Puerto Ayora) or we can give you a good meeting point to join with us. This islet is our first place to visit in which we will make a bypass around to observe different types of birds where we will be able to observe blue-footed boobies, seagulls and frigates. Also if the sea conditions are favorable we can do our first snorkel considering the swimming experience of our visitors. Our second place to visit is the cave of the pirates where we have a great historical interest since many legends are told about the visits of pirates to the island, we will take a walk and swim on the beach. We will have lunch in local restaurant in Floreana around 1:00 PM Our third point to visit offers us large sandy beaches of different colors and one of the largest flamingo lagoons in the Galapagos Islands. This volcanic formation has craters that host reefs that provide some of the best places to swim and snorkel. In this destination we can observe blue footed boobies, sea turtles and white-finned sharks End of our service, the boat drop off you in the dock, the you have to go to your hotel by yourself

From Puerto Ayora: Pinzon Island & Las Palmitas Beach Tour

From Puerto Ayora: Pinzon Island & Las Palmitas Beach Tour

Your guide will pick you up from your hotel. During the 45-minute navigation, we will take you to two incredible destinations that will leave you in awe. Our first stop is Penguin Bay, where you can observe a school of whitetip sharks and baby and adult sea lions. While swimming in crystal-clear waters, you can watch the wolves playfully interact with the passengers. As you explore the underwater world, you'll be mesmerized by the vibrant colors of the damsel fish, sergeant fish, parrot fish, and green sea turtles. We also offer a sport fishing activity with fishing rods that lasts around 45 minutes at the stone with no name. Here, you can spot blue-footed boobies, frigates, and sea lions relaxing on the rocks. And at the end of the tour, we'll take you to the picturesque Las Palmitas beach, where you can stroll and observe the iguanas. Keep your eyes peeled for frigate birds resting in the mangroves and sea lions basking in the sun. You'll even get to see some of the unique plant life native to the islands. We'll return you safely to the port at the end of the tour.

Full Day Seymour North Island & Las Bachas

Full Day Seymour North Island & Las Bachas

We will pick you up at the lobby of the hotel in order to take you to the Itabaca Channel You will pick up from your hotel and then we will go to the Itabaca channel located 35 minutes by bus. There we will board the yacht that will be waiting for us, then we will sail to the North Seymour Island (45 Mnt) of navigation. Visit Seymour Island here we will make a walk of (50 minutes to 1H) to observe the Red-breasted Frigates nesting, Boobies of Blue-legged nesting and majestic land Iguanas in their natural state. Lunch on the yacht In the afternoon we disembark at Playa Bachas, a small beach to snorkel and relax on the beach, here we can swim with sea lions and sea turtles, which in the nesting season (Nov to Feb) we can observe them on the beach. We take a walk to a small lagoon where we can see flamingos and some endemic birds of the islands.

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