During this thrilling journey, we invite you to explore some of the most astonishing natural treasures of San Cristóbal Island in the Galápagos. Accompanied by our expert naturalist guides, you’ll delve into a world of biodiversity and spectacular landscapes. From hikes along scenic trails with views of majestic birds to snorkeling adventures in crystal-clear waters teeming with marine life, this day tour is designed to leave you in awe. Get ready for an unforgettable experience in the Galápagos Islands
Wildlife you will have the opportunity to observe
- Sea turtles
- Reef sharks
- Sea lions
- Sea urchins
- Various fish species
- Blue-footed boobies
- Storm petrel
Arrival and Boarding
The adventure day starts at 8:00 a.m., when all passengers must report to the agency. Here, you’ll have the chance to meet your naturalist guide, marking the exciting beginning of the day.
Exploration of the Interpretation Center
The first destination takes you to the Interpretation Center, a landmark shedding light on the history of the Galápagos Islands, with a special focus on San Cristóbal Island. Through images and maps, you’ll delve into the past of these lands while your naturalist guide provides a detailed explanation of the aspects presented at the site.
Trail to Las Tijeretas Viewpoint
A walk of approximately 20 minutes along a natural trail will lead you to the Las Tijeretas viewpoint. From this spot, your senses will be captivated by the presence of majestic birds such as frigatebirds, blue-footed boobies, and elegant seagulls.
Darwin Bay Adventure
The next stop is the iconic Darwin Bay, where you’ll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the crystal-clear waters for an exciting snorkeling activity, spanning about 45 minutes. In the marine depths, you’ll be able to observe sea turtles, playful sea lions, majestic reef sharks, and rays.
Snorkeling at Punta Carola
The adventure continues at Punta Carola, a beach of unique beauty. Here, you’ll enjoy another snorkeling session lasting approximately 45 minutes. In this underwater realm, you’ll encounter curious sea lions, unconventional marine iguanas, and fish displaying a dazzling array of colors.
Rest and Lunch at Mann Beach
The itinerary takes you to Mann Beach, where you can enjoy a satisfying lunch and a rest period before continuing with your explorations.
Return to the port
The culmination of this exciting experience is scheduled with the return to the port, estimated around 1:00 p.m. Here, you can share your experiences, ask additional questions to your guide, and reflect on the unforgettable moments lived during this day in the Galápagos.
Bring sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, water bottle, personal items for your trip.
If you have your own snorkeling or diving equipment, you can bring it either a day before and leave it at the agency or on the day of the tour.
This itinerary is subject to changes at the discretion of the Galapagos National Park and your Naturalist guide, in certain cases, depending on ocean conditions. We take safety seriously and always strive to provide you with the best and safest experience.