Half-Day Santa Cruz Island Tour Galapagos Islands

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Lowest Price Guaranteed
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:45am, 1:45pm Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    Galapagos Islands, Galapagos Islands
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Your hotel in Puerto Ayora or Santa Cruz; confirm upon booking
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • 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

Enjoy complimentary hotel pick-up before visiting the most beautiful beach areas of Santa Cruz Island by boat. Visit The Loberia, Sharks Canal, The Love Canal, Franklin Bay, The Cracks and The Beach of Dogs.

Highlights

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

Know More about this tour

This tour is in charge of taking tourists to six different emblematic sights of the Galapagos Islands. 

First, you will make a visit to the "Loberia". It is a small island located two miles away where the sea lions are. They are very friendly. In the seabed there are a lot of invertebrates, fish and sea lions which can be seen on the tour, also coastal birding, marine iguanas and basaltic formations. 

Then we move to "Canal de Tiburones" which is a fissure or crack swellings formed by magmatic chamber, where sleeping tintoreras sharks that are completely harmless among the lava rocks are oceanic birds. 

The third destination to be visited is "Canal de el Amor" another fissure, fantastic for photography, of exceptional scenic beauty. 
Then head to the "Bay of Franklin". In this bay are sea turtles, golden rays, eagle rays. Mangrove area where pelicans and herons nest depending on the season. 

Las Grietas is the next place to be visited. Here you are going to make a fifteen minute walk on lava rocks where you can see Darwin 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 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 we will leave you at Puerto Ayora where the tour ends.

Inclusions

All taxes, fees and handling charges

Local guide

Hotel pickup

Snorkel Equipment

Snacks

Transportation

Exclusions

Hotel drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Adult pricing applies to all travelers

Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund

Minimum age is 3 years

A maximum of 10 people per booking

In case of taking the tour at the same day of your arrival to the airport of Baltra, we cannot be held responsible for flight delays or passengers that would not arrive on time for the afternoon departure. 

Traveler Reviews

  • 05-Aug-2019

    My family really enjoyed the half day tour of Santa Cruz. The tour guide offered educational information with a lot of fun. The guide showed us a lot of birds, Marine Iguana, sea lions and sea turtles. Snorkeling was great. Make sure that you call the tour company the day before to find out the exact location and time of where you will meet. We really had a great day with not a huge price tag!

  • 28-Nov-2017

    the snacks lunch box was a package or 2 of crackers and cokes or water. pretty lame. no towels as promised. hotel pick up was a guy on a bicycle. we had to walk from our hotel to the boat dock. not our idea of hotel pick up. the guide spoke to the spanish speakers
    more than english speakers. he had a great time laughing with the boat captain many times during our trip. the boat captain was very nice to us as we had to stay on the boat as my wife couldn't walk far. he took us around and we were able to see sea turtles, iguanas and many birds. the tours should state how much walking is involved. we are seniors. you need tours for us. we enjoyed what we could see from the boat. the walking part we didn't do as stated before.

  • 21-Sep-2017

    This tour was amazing!

  • 11-Aug-2017

    Fantastic. Although, make sure you contact the agency the day before your trip to ensure pick-up instructor are clear. I was under the impression that I was being picked up from my hotel and the vendor thought I was to meet them at the docks. I honestly think it would be easier next time to just book when I get to the Galapagos, its cheaper. Either way it was an amazing tour.

  • 09-Jul-2016

    The tour itself was fine, however, we emailed Viator three times with a question regarding a statement on the voucher that I found baffling, since this was an island tour: Dress code is smart - no casual clothes i.e. jeans, sportswear, joggers or sneakers. We never did receive an answer, so we were unprepared for the snorkeling part of the tour. An unfortunate situation that could have been averted with a simple email.