Bahía Tijeretas and Punta Carola Tour

San Cristobal

1 day

Duration

Low

Difficulty

5 years

Age

Tour details

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

At sea:

  • Sea turtles
  • Reef sharks
  • Stingrays
  • Sea lions
  • Starfish
  • Sea urchins
  • Various fish species

Birds:

  • Blue-footed boobies
  • Pelicans
  • Frigatebirds
  • Finches
  • Storm petrel
  • Gulls
  • Tropicbird

Equipment:

Short wetsuit

Fins

mascara snorkel

Snorkel mask

IMPORTANT: All passengers must arrive at the agency one day before the tour for equipment testing, between 3:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Tour includes:

Naturalist guide

Snorkel equipment

Itinerary:

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.

Gallery:

Recommendations:

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Bring sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, water bottle, personal items for your trip.

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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.

Conditions:

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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.

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In light of the pandemic, we have implemented strict cleaning policies. Each piece of equipment is thoroughly disinfected between uses, the agency and the boat are cleaned daily. Hand sanitizer is available at all times.

$95

Tour price

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.

 

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