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DAY TRIPS

GALAPAGOS ISLANDS DAY TOURS


When Charles Darwin visited the archipelago in 1835, he had no choice but to sleep on his boat, the Beagle.  As he was particularly susceptible to seasickness, he would have preferred a bed on dry ground. Today, visitors to the Galapagos have a luxury that Darwin so desired: hotels. There are a variety of hotels and lodges on four of the islands.

Here at Deals galapagos , we offer land-based tours as well as cruises. In a land-based tour, you stay in a hotel and have the option of traveling by boat during the day to various destinations in the archipelago. Most visitors who opt for a bed on dry ground choose a hotel in Puerto Ayora on the island of Santa Cruz. Puerto Ayora is the most populated city in the Galapagos with approximately 26,000 inhabitants. As such, it is home to a variety of hotels, shops and restaurants. Deals galapagos can arrange each aspect of your Galapagos land-tour, from your accommodations to your daily excursions. As a tour operator, we get better rates at the hotels than you would as a tourist. Whether you want a 5-star hotel or trendy hostel, let us make your reservation. 

THE M/C ADRIANA

We are thrilled to introduce our new catamaran yacht, M/C Adriana. She began sailing in the Galapagos in 2015. Below you will find her daily schedule. Each day, our crew, as well as a certified, bilingual naturalist guide, will take you on a journey to a unique Galapagos destination. Onboard, you'll find three private bedrooms and bathrooms, a kitchen, and plenty of space to relax while you cruise through the archipelago. The maximum capacity is 16 passengers, and La Adriana is also available for private excursions. You can buy a single day trip or a package deal.

 

FLOREANA ISLAND 
DAY 1 FLOREANA ISLAND

1 Lunch
A new adventure starts at 7.00 AM from the pier in Puerto Ayora where the boat is ready to depart. 

After a 2 hour cruise, travelers will reach the island of Floreana in the South of Santa Cruz. This was the first populated island of the Galapagos, and it still holds unsolved mysteries, romantic sites, and a vivid history. Your guide will tell point out significant sights and tell stories along the way. 

By bus the group is taken to the Highlands of Floreana. Here, it is possible to feel how the real pirates must have felt in their old, dark caves that they used in the 17th century as hideaways. The “Asilo de la Paz” is a pretty lookout, as well as the only source of fresh water for the island. 

Next visit the finca of the ancient Wittmer family, some of the first settlers on the island. It is the biggest and oldest property of Floreana and also a lovely place to enjoy views of the archipelago. 

On the way back to the village, marvel at the endemic land tortoises. Once the group arrives back at the pier, playful sea lions, green sea turtles, and penguins may greet you. Continue by boat to La Loberia, which is the perfect place to view the baby sea lions. They may curiously join you as you snorkel in the bay – it’s truly an unforgettable and unique experience. 

Return to Santa Cruz around 5:00 PM.

NORTH SEYMOUR 
TUESDAY ISLA SEYMOUR AND PLAYA BACHAS

Departure time will be at 7:50 am. They will be picked up at each of their hotels in Puerto Ayora by a private bus, which will take them to the Itabaca Canal to board the Queen Karen I yacht. Navigation to North Seymour is approximately one hour. On this island we find colonies of blue footed boobies, frigates, sea lions, land iguanas, marine iguanas, swallow-tailed gulls, etc. It is very interesting to hear the singing and courtship of the boobies, and observe the colorful inflated balloon of the characteristic male frigates to attract the female, lunch on board

After we head to the northwestern part of Santa Cruz we will make a wet landing at Bachas beach, one of the best nesting sites for sea turtles, we will have a short hike and we will probably be able to observe flamingos. Then we will snorkel where we can observe: fish, turtles, blue sharks, The bus will be waiting for us in the Itabaca channel to return to Puerto Ayora. Approximate time from 4:00 pm to 4:30 pm

TOURS INCLUDE
PNG GUIDE (SPANISH AND ENGLISH)
LUNCH
SNORKEL EQUIPMENT (FINS, MASKS WITH SNORKEL)
SNACK ON BOARD
TOWELS ON BOARD
TRANSFER IN AND OUT FROM HOTEL

BARTHOLOMEW
WEDNESDAY BARTOLOME BAHIA SULIVAN

Passengers will be picked up at their hotel between 5:50 am and 6:00 am by the private bus of the yacht. Soon they will be transferred immediately to the north of the island Santa Cruz: channel of Itabaca. The journey lasts 45 minutes. The yacht will be waiting for us on the channel. Once there we will board the Queen Karen I Yacht, where we will serve a delicious American breakfast. The navigation to Bartolomé Island has an approximate time of two hours. Upon arrival to the island we will make dry landings. During our walk, along a wooden path, we will be surrounded by a landscape of volcanic lava from Bartolomé, and we will be able to observe the volcanic formations with endemic vegetation. With the help of the stairs we can go to the top of the island. Once at the summit we will observe a magnificent characteristic view of Bartolomé Island, as well as the surrounding islands. The main attraction of the island is the pinnacle, which is an erosion of a tuff-shaped volcanic cone. Then a ride in the small boat around the pinnacle to observe Penguins, sea lions.snak aboard the boat

Sullivan Bay is a very young pahoy lava field today where we can have an idea of ​​the original formation of the islands
After this walk we return to the beach where we will snorkel with aresifes fish, occasionally tintorems, penguins and sea lions, we return to the yacht where lunch will be served. We will return to the Itabaca channel to return to Puerto Ayora. The bus will return them to each of the hotels between 5:00 pm and 5:30 pm approximately.

TOURS INCLUDE
PNG GUIDE (SPANISH AND ENGLISH)
LUNCH
SNORKEL EQUIPMENT (FINS, MASKS WITH SNORKEL)
SNACK ON BOARD
TOWELS ON BOARD
TRANSFER IN AND OUT FROM HOTEL

ISLAND PLAZAS
THURSDAY ISLA PLAZAS PUNTA CARRION

They will be picked up at 7:20 a.m. in each of their hotels in Puerto Ayora, and we will move to the Itabaca Canal to board the Queen Karen I yacht. Navigation time is approximately 1 hour. The island Plazas sur is located in the east of the island Santa Cruz, and next to the Plazas Norte. Squares are two islets separated by a small turquoise water channel. Admire a reddish vegetation (Sesuvium sp.) Cactus forests. Upon arrival at Isla Plazas Sur, we will be greeted by one of the largest colonies of Galapagos sea lions. During the visit we will observe a variety of seabirds, fishing and flying near the cliff. We can also see beautiful terrestrial iguanas characterized by their yellow color, marine iguanas, elegant swallow-tailed gulls, nazca boobies, it should be noted that in south squares is the only island in Galapagos where there are cases of hybridity in the group of marine and terrestrial iguanas, lunch on board.

After a short break we will be ready to snorkel Punta Carrión where we will observe: fish, blankets, and a high percentage of safety to observe white tip sharks.
We will return to Puerto Ayora between 4:00 pm and 4:30 pm approximately.

TOURS INCLUDE
PNG GUIDE (SPANISH AND ENGLISH)
LUNCH
SNORKEL EQUIPMENT (FINS, MASKS WITH SNORKEL)
SNACK ON BOARD
TOWELS ON BOARD
TRANSFER IN AND OUT FROM HOTEL

SANTA FE ISLAND
MONDAY SANTA FE ISLAND

7:20 am They will be picked up from each hotel to transfer them to the dock of tourism in puerto ayora, to board aboard the Queen Karen I Yacht. We will have a navigation of 1 hour and 50 minutes to the island. We will make wet landing on a beautiful white sand beach. There we will find one of the most representative colonies of playful sea lions, endemic terrestrial iguanas of the island, marine iguanas, variety of Darwin finches, mockingbirds, occasionally Hawksbills and a beautiful opuntia forest categorizing it as one of the highest in Galapagos. Then we will return board.

Afterwards, the crew of the yacht will provide them with their Snorkeling equipment: mask and fins, to swim with incredible schools of fish, sea lions, you can often find rays, turtles, and whitetip sharks, a delicious lunch on board.

Finally we will return to the Itabaca channel, with a navigation time of approximately 2:45 minutes. There he waits for a bus to be transferred to Puerto Ayora back to each of his hotels.

TOURS INCLUDE
PNG GUIDE (SPANISH AND ENGLISH)
LUNCH
SNORKEL EQUIPMENT (FINS, MASKS WITH SNORKEL)
SNACK ON BOARD
TOWELS ON BOARD
TRANSFER IN AND OUT FROM HOTEL

CHECK OUR GALAPAGOS LAST MINUTE DEALS FOR FEBRUARY AND MARCH

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BEAGLE YACHT (FIRST CLASS)

FEBRUARY 12 - 19 / 8 DAYS / IT. SE - $2460

TREASURE OF GALAPAGOS (LUXURY CLASS)

FEBRUARY 08 - 12 / 5 DAYS / IT. A - $1946

CATAMARAN SEAMAN (FIRST CLASS)

MARCH 15 - 18 / 4 DAYS / IT. A - $1910 (SUITE)

GOLONDRINA YACHT (TOURIST CLASS)

FEBRUARY 01 - 08 / 8 DAYS / IT. D - $2000

NATURAL PARADISE (LUXURY CLASS)

MARCH 12 - 16 / 5 DAYS / IT. A - $2556**

EDEN YACHT (TOURIST SUP.)

FEBRUARY 28 - 03 MAR / 4 DAYS / IT. A - $940

GALAPAGOS ODYSSEY (FIRST CLASS)

FEBRUARY 05 - 10 / 6 DAYS / IT. A - $2201

ARCHIPELL I (FIRST CLASS)

FEBRUARY 18 - 21 / 4 DAYS / IT. A4 - $1215

ALYA CATAMARAN (LUXURY CLASS)

FEBRUARY 21 - 25 / 5 DAYS / IT. A - $1857 ( 1 PAX)

CORMORANT (LUXURY CLASS)

MARCH 09 - 13 / 5 DAYS / IT. A - $2900**

SEASTAR (LUXURY CLASS)

FEBRUARY 05 - 10 / 6 DAYS / IT. A - $2180

ENDEMIC (LUXURY CLASS)

FEBRUARY 05 - 10 / 6 DAYS / IT. F - $2700

QUEEN BEATRIZ (LUXURY CLASS)

FEBRUARY 10 - 13 / 4 DAYS / IT. B - $1452

Our Address

GALAPAGOS TOURS AND CRUISES
Address: Ulpiano Paez N21-74 y Robles, Valladolid building, Of. 504 
Office Tel: (593-2) 5132657  / Mobile: (593-9) 99256096
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