Puerto Ayora, Ecuador

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clock-o4 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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commentOffered in: English and 1 more

Overview

Santa Cruz may not be the largest island in the Galapagos, but this petite island still boasts plenty to explore. See its famous beaches, rock formations, and maybe even some of its native wild animals in their natural habitat on this 4-hour tour, which is limited to a small group of 10 people or fewer and includes hotel pickup.
  • 4-hour tour of Santa Cruz Island from Puerto Ayora or Santa Cruz
  • Small-group tour limited to 10 people or fewer
  • Sail past natural attractions with a guide
  • Learn about the wildlife and ecosystem as you go
  • Opportunities to spot wildlife like sea lions and seabirds in their natural habitat
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off at the dock of Puerto Ayora included
Meet your guide at your hotel in Puerto Ayora or Santa Cruz prior to your selected morning or afternoon departure time. Hop on board a boat with your group of 10 people or fewer and begin your tour of Santa Cruz Island.

Sail past a number of natural attractions, including Sharks Canal, Franklin Bay, and the Cracks, where you can get off the boat to walk along lava rocks and swim. Look out for sightings of native wildlife throughout the tour, like sea lions, sea turtles, and golden rays in their natural environment. Pelicans and herons sometimes nest in the mangrove forests near here, too, depending on the season.

End your tour with a walk along the Beach Dogs, named for its large population of dog crabs, and then return to the dock of Puerto Ayora. Return to your hotel or other specific point in the area at your own expense.

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J
, 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.

P
, Sep 2017

This tour was amazing!

T
, 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.

D
, 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.


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