Española Island Day Tour

San Cristobal

1 day




5 years


Tour Details

Embark on a unique experience on Española Island in the Galápagos, where nature reveals its splendor at its fullest. Our tour takes you through this iconic island, home to unique species and stunning landscapes. Discover the magic of marine and terrestrial life in a day filled with exploration and natural wonders you’ll never forget.

Wildlife you’ll have the opportunity to observe

At sea:

  • Reef Shark
  • Sea Turtles
  • Rays
  • Sea Lions
  • Starfish
  • Sea Urchins
  • Various species of fish


  • Blue-footed Boobies
  • Nazca Boobies
  • Galapagos Hawks
  • Albatrosses
  • and more


Short wetsuit


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:






Life jackets

Natural guide

Snorkel equipment



Preparations and boarding

All passengers must arrive at the agency at 6:45 a.m. on the day of the tour. At 7:00 a.m., we will head to Acuario I Pier, where you will meet your naturalist guide and the navigation towards the stunning Española Island will commence.

Trip to the Española Island

The journey to Española takes approximately two hours, depending on ocean conditions. Upon arrival, you’ll disembark at Punta Suárez and embark on a roughly 2-hour walk. During this hike, you’ll have the opportunity to observe various species, from albatrosses to blue-footed boobies, finches, Galapagos Hawks, Nazca boobies, and marine iguanas, among others.

Rest on the Beach and Lunch
At the end of the hike, you will arrive at a picturesque beach where you’ll have time to relax. Later, you’ll return to the boat to enjoy a delicious lunch.
Underwater Exploration at Gardner Bay

We sail to Gardner Bay, where an exciting snorkeling session awaits you. Your naturalist guide will provide detailed information about the place and the fascinating creatures that inhabit it before you dive into the sea. This snorkeling activity lasts approximately 45 minutes and is an opportunity to observe reef sharks, sea lions, sea urchins, starfish, turtles, rays, and a variety of fish.

Return to the port

After the sea immersion, you’ll return to the boat to set sail back. The return to the port is scheduled around 5:00 p.m., although the schedule may vary depending on ocean conditions.




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


If you have your own snorkeling or diving equipment, you can bring it either one 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.

In light of the pandemic, we have implemented strict cleanliness 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.


Tour price

At 7h30, we will head to the Muelle Acuario I and Zarpe, where you will meet your naturalist guide and we will embark.



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