Santa Cruz Island half-day tour
Excursions & day trips

Santa Cruz Island half-day tour

Free cancellation
Language: English , Spanish
Availability: See calendar
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 4 hours
Do this because
  • Discover Santa Cruz Island, the first most inhabited island in Galapagos
  • Admire the immense and rich flora and fauna
  • See sharks, sea lions, land and water iguanas, shorebirds
  • Explore the Loberia, Las Grietas and la Playa de los Perros
What to expect

Santa Cruz Island is the first most inhabited island in Galapagos. If you are a nature lover this will be your favorite place! This tour takes you to different emblematic sights of the Galapagos Islands. First, you will make a visit to the Loberia, a small island located two miles away from where the sea lions are. In the seabed, there are a lot of invertebrates, fish, and sea lions which can be seen during the tour.

The itinerary continues to Las Grietas, where you are going to make a fifteen-minute walk and you will see Darwin's finches, shorebirds and lagoon, endemic and native vegetation. Cracks are continuing channels sharks and love, just inland, where the water is less salty. Here you can make snorkeling and swimming.

Finally, you will visit La Playa de Los Perros where you'll have the option to take a hike. This beach was named like this for the large number of dog crabs found in the area, along with the biggest marine iguanas of Santa Cruz Island. Once all the activities are done you will back at Puerto Ayora where the tour ends.

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What's included
  • Hotel pick-up
  • Transportation
  • Local guide (English, Spanish)
  • Snorkel equipment
  • Snacks
  • All taxes, fees, and handling charges
What's not included
  • Hotel drop-off

Malecón, Santa Cruz, Puerto Ayora Islas Galápagos, EC

Meeting point:

Please meet the guide in the lobby of your hotel. If you do not want the pick-up service, you should reach the starting point of the tour at Malecón

What to remember
  • Passport required
  • Minimum age required: 3 years old
  • In case of taking the tour on the same day of your arrival at the airport of Baltra, the local tour operator cannot be held responsible for flight delays or passengers that would not arrive on time for the afternoon departure
  • This tour is by boat, please plan accordingly (i.e motion sickness medication)
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not stroller accessible
  • Not suitable for pets
  • Infants must not sit on laps
  • Infant seats unavailable
  • Not recommended for people with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for people with heart conditions
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  • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
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Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the activity begins.

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