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Galapagos Day Trips

Rachel DexCall Rachel, Ecuador, Peru and Galapagos Specialist
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Whilst a Galapagos cruise on one of our handpicked yachts taking you to the most remote and pristine parts of Galapagos is the principal way for our guests to experience the islands, spending a night or two on one of the inhabited islands of Santa Cruz, San Cristobal or Isabella makes a great addition to the cruise. Staying in one of our favourite hotels, we have a team of top local Galapagos National Park guides that take great care of our guests. We can tailor make your day trips to specifically match your interests, but here are our top six Galapagos day trips.

Hike In Search of Giant Tortoises, Santa Cruz IslandHike In Search of Giant Tortoises, Santa Cruz Island

If your cruise starts on Santa Cruz, this is a perfect introduction to your Galapagos trip. In the company of your own private National Park Guide you will explore the remarkable highlands of Santa Cruz and spend some quality time with giant tortoises in the wild with lunch in a hacienda which is regularly visited by giant tortoises. The trip will conclude with a visit to Cerro Messa, a private ecological with an impressive sinkhole crater... Find out more more information

Kayaking at Itabaca Channel, Santa Cruz Island. (Half a day)Kayaking at Itabaca Channel, Santa Cruz Island. (Half a day)

This half day tour will take you driving across the highlands of Santa Cruz Island to Itabaca Channel, located between Santa Cruz and Baltra Islands. The channel is perfect for kayaking with calm waters and very little wind. Small groups of sea lions are often seen along the shorelines of Baltra and Santa Cruz and in shallow areas you may see white-tipped reef sharks from your kayak...
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Scuba Diving, Seymour Island (Starting point Santa Cruz Island)Scuba Diving, Seymour Island (Starting point Santa Cruz Island)

Galapagos is one of the top dive sites in the world. Famed for the wealth of sharks that patrol its waters, the archipelago offers unique and spectacular underwater wildlife. For this trip, we partner up with one of the Galapagos Islands top day dive operators for a day of scuba diving at North Seymour. Seymour Island is located only 30 minutes away from Santa Cruz and offers two excellent diving sites for all levels of divers... Find out more more information

Sierra Negra Volcano Hike, Isabela IslandSierra Negra Volcano Hike, Isabela Island

At around 80 miles in length and covering 1,800 square miles, the seahorse shaped Isabela Island accounts for over half the land surface area in Galapagos. Isabela is formed from six separate volcanoes and has many visitor sites covering a large diversity of ecosystems, from barren lava flows to evergreen lush forests. This hike reaches the caldera of Sierra Negra volcano, giving you incredible views... Find out more more information

Tintoreras Islet & The Tortoise Breeding Centre, Isabela IslandTintoreras Islet & The Tortoise Breeding Centre, Isabela Island

Another great day’s activity on the island of Isabella is to combine a visit to Tintoreras Islet as part of a small group excursion organised by a local partner with an afternoon on your own either hiring a bike or walking through the town to visit the Tortoise Breeding Centre and the wetlands area, which is frequently visited by flamingos and herons...
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Frigate Bird Hill, Tortoise Breeding Centre and Puerto Chino Beach,  San Cristobal IslandFrigate Bird Hill, Tortoise Breeding Centre and Puerto Chino Beach,
San Cristobal Island

Some of the yachts we work with start or end their cruise at San Cristobal Island. This action packed day explores key sites on the island with the opportunity to see a fantastic variety of Galapagos wildlife in the company of one of our team of bilingual Galapagos National Park Guides. Transportation and picnic lunch included... Find out more more information

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