Full-Day Floreana Tour

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    7:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Hotels within the urban perimeter of Santa Cruz
    Traveler pickup is offered

    Hotels within the urban perimeter of Santa Cruz

    Hotels within the urban perimeter of Santa Cruz

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  • Return Details :
    Concludes at the dock of Puerto Ayora
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Journey to Floreana Island's more historical sites such as the Scalecias Forest and Galapagos National Park, as well as activity areas such as the Black Beach where you can swim and snorkel. This 8-hour guided tour includes complimentary hotel pickup, and drop-off at the dock of Puerto Ayora.

Highlights

  • Hotel pickup included
  • Snorkel gear included
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Free snacks included

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Itinerary
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Stop At: Asilo de la Paz, Floreana, Galapagos Islands

Be picked up from your hotel 7:45am before transferring approximately 1.75-hours in Floreana. Visit Floreana's historical points of interest such as the pirates cave, a fresh water shed at 450 meters of high. Journey to the Scalecias forest, near the haven of peace, and the Galapagos National Park, where you can find the Galapagos turtle. Later, visit Asilo de la paz, an agricultural hill great for hiking and Black beach where you can relax, swim, and snorkel. Return to the dock of Puerto Ayora for drop-off.

Duration: 8 hours

Inclusions

Lunch box

Local guide

Hotel pickup

Use of Snorkelling equipment

Drop off at the dock of Pto Ayora

Exclusions

Hotel drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Shared Tour

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Dress coder: sporty

Note: This is travel by boat, please plan accordingly (i.e motion sickness medication)

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

Traveler Reviews

  • 21-Oct-2019

    We did this excursion yesterday and can highly recommend it! Our guide was very polite, helpful and well- informed about history, flora and fauna of the Galápagos islands. Thus our excursion got a very interesting, informative and enjoyable day trip! Thank you!

  • 21-Aug-2019

    The ride to Floreana was about one hour and forty five minutes on a fast boat. After being welcomed by marine iguanas and sea lions, we got on a minivan to drive to up on the hill, where we started the walking tour. I didn’t enjoy the guide who took us around Floreana island, Jorge. He didn’t seem to be much knowledgeable about the island because gave vague answers to simple questions, like how and when the Galapagos became part of Ecuador, but what I really disliked was the the cheap way he was trying to be funny when talking about the turtles. He kept making jokes about how and how often they have sex, using inappropriate language which was
    1- not funny
    2- not appropriate since there was a 13 yrs old teenager, my son, and another family with a teenager/ young adult daughter
    3-not interesting
    He didn’t give us any useful and intelligent information about the turtles, the sea lions or the marine iguanas on the island.
    Jorge was also very confusing with dates and events when he was telling the history of Floreana, but at that point I had lost interest in asking questions.
    At the beginning of the tour he told us to stay in group, we were 6 people, and to follow him, which we all did. After lunch we started walking towards the beach, but he was walking so fast ahead of us that we lost track of him and were not sure which way to go. We kept walking and found him on the beach rushing us to get ready for snorkeling. We were able to swim with turtles and it was a great experience, but I wish we had a different guide.
    On the return boat ride more people got on board with us, to fill up the boat to full capacity. We were tight with no space to even switch position for the entire ride. I believe the tour was overpriced, considering that I paid $236 each and the people who got on at Floreana paid $30 just for the transfer to Santa Cruz. At least we should have had a private boat for the tour paying tourists. I wish I could have just paid $60 for a round trip transfer, gone straight to the beach, which was awesome, and avoided the guide, which was useless.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    The two hour trip to/from Floreana was what you would expect for that length of trip in deep, open, calm water. Not rough but you do bob up and down in probably 3-4 ft seas (which means really bobbing up and down probably 6-8ft). Near Floreana we ran across a large pod of Dolphins (50 or more) and the crew let us play/interact with them for at least 15 minutes. An unexpected, yet welcome experience. Once on the island, the trip to the tortoise reserve is nice but while there it poured rain on us for like an hour. I know you can't predict weather but it should have been clear that up in the mountains you could get drenched. Not wet but drenched. It's not so much ourselves but the electronic gear with us like cameras. The meal afterwards was excellent. The snorkeling was a mixed bag. The hike out to it, and back to the dock was longer than expected for wearing just my booties. I would have rather had some better shoes for that. The place where you snorkel is picturesque but the current is very strong and unless you brought your own flippers it was difficult to navigate around. I am not a strong swimmer and felt like the tide could easily suck you out to potential danger. Therefore I opted to stay in fairly shallow water where I could touch the bottom. That said, I did see a sea turtle. During the day we saw a wide variety of wildlife including dolphins, sea lions, iguanas, tortoises, sea turtles and lots of different birds.

  • 01-Oct-2018

    Fantastic tour of the island with a great guide. We saw a school of dolphins while on the boat, and on the island we saw Christmas iguanas, sea lions on the beach and snorkeling was included we did not participate. The tour featured a hike through the highlands, where we encountered Galapagos tortoises and learned a lot about the history of the island - the flora, the fauna, and the early residents. Small group and great guide - I'm sorry I don't remember his name - maybe Paul?

  • 22-Jul-2018

    The boat crew and tour guide were exceptional. Pick up was a little later than we expected, but communication through our hotel gave us helpful information. Lunch was at a restaurant on the island and delicious. Snorkeling was lovely.

  • 21-Apr-2018

    I really liked the tour. My guide Sergio was so nice and full of knowledge. We were the only tourists i saw there which was nice. We went snorkelling after the hike in the forest. We saw sea lions and i even swam next to a turtle.

  • 25-Sep-2016

    Nice to experience rain forest and island area. Very good tour guide.