Española Island

San Cristobal

1 day

Duration

Open Water License

Difficulty

12 years

Age
Requirement: Open Water License (minimum 8 dives)

Tour details

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

Wildlife you’ll have the opportunity to observe

At sea:

  • Galapagos Shark
  • Sea Turtles
  • Stingrays
  • Dolphins
  • Sea Lions
  • Starfish
  • Sea Urchins
  • Various Fish Species

Birds:

  • Albatross
  • Blue-footed Booby
  • Nazca Booby
  • Galapagos Hawk
  • Finch

Equipment:

Long wetsuit

Fins
Boots

mascara snorkel
Snorkel
Mask
mascara snorkel

Regulator BCD (Buoyancy Control Device)

buzo

Weight belt or lead weights

mascara snorkel

Two tanks

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

Nature of the site:

Gardner Bay | 1 inmersion

Visibility: It can range from 15 – 25 meters
Temperature: January to July: 23° to 25° | August to December: 16° to 18°
Depth: 15 – 18 meters
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Dive Duration: 45 minutes

Tour includes:

Lunch

Snacks

Drinks

Fruits

Towels

Life jacket

Naturalist guide

Diving instructor

Water

Diving equipment

Itinerary:

Arrival and Boarding

Your day of exploration begins early. All passengers are required to arrive at our agency at 6:45 a.m. on the day of the tour. At 7:00 a.m., we will head to Dock Aquarium I, where you will meet your naturalist guide, kicking off our thrilling marine adventure.

Discovering Punta Suarez

Our journey to the iconic Española Island takes about two hours. Upon arrival at Punta Suarez, you’ll disembark for a walk that lasts around 2 and a half hours. During this hike, you’ll have the opportunity to marvel at the diversity of wildlife, from albatrosses to blue-footed boobies, finches, the Galapagos Hawk, Nazca boobies, and marine iguanas, among others. Following the hike, you’ll enjoy a well-deserved break at a small beach before returning to the vessel for lunch.

Underwater Exploration at Gardner Bay

We sail to Bahía Gardner, where you will immerse yourself in the waters of the Galápagos for an exciting diving experience. Your diving guide will provide you with a detailed briefing before immersing yourself in this unique experience that lasts approximately 45 minutes. Underwater, you’ll be able to spot reef sharks, sea lions, sea urchins, sea stars, turtles, rays, and a varied range of fish. After this immersion, you’ll return to the boat to sail back home.

Return to the port

Our day comes to an end around 5:00 p.m., although the exact time of return to the port may vary depending on ocean conditions. This experience will provide you with a complete exploration of the natural beauty and wildlife of the Galápagos Islands, leaving you with unforgettable memories of this marine paradise.

Recommendations:

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Bring sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, a water bottle, and 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 bring it 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 the ocean conditions. We take safety seriously and always strive to provide you with the best and safest experience possible.
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Due to 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.

$295

Tour price

The navigation to Espanola island lasts two hours, passengers will disembark in Punta Suarez and take a walk of approximately 2 and a half hours where they can observe the Albatross, blue-footed boobies, finches, Galapagos hawk, Nazca booby, marine iguana, etc.

 

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