What you’ll likely see
Land turtles, reef sharks, sea turtles, manta rays, dolphins, sea lions, starfish, sea urchins, assorted fish species, blue-footed boobies, nazca boobies, pelicans, and frigatebirds.
All passengers must arrive at the agency at 7:00 in the morning, where we will prepare all snorkel equipment, which includes fins, mask, and a snorkel.
At 7:30 am, we’ll head to the Pier and Zarpe, where you’ll meet your naturalist guide and board the boat.
Once in Puerto Velazco Ibarra, we will go by bus to the upper part where we will visit the natural Galapaguera. Here we will see tortoises in their natural state, finches and several species of birds. Being an island without many people, the flora and fauna lead this natural habitat where you will witness a relaxed atmosphere.
We will hike around natural rock formations at Asilo de la Paz. A hill that shows us a good view of the island. Its main attractions are historical: one is the pirates’ cave and the other is the freshwater spring. The two sites are located at the base of the hill.
We will have lunch in the port and thus continue with our third viewing site called Playa Negra.
We follow a path that leads us to one of the most contrasting beaches on the island. Playa Negra, unlike most, has a very dark type of sand. The same from which we derive the name.
We spend 40 minutes snorkeling with sea lions, sea turtles, rays, reef sharks, varieties of colorful fish, etc.
The return to Puerto Ayora is at approximately 4:30 p.m. depending on ocean conditions.
* This itinerary is subject to change at the discretion of the Galapagos National Park and your naturalist guide in certain cases, depending on ocean conditions. We take security seriously and always strive to provide you with the best and safest experience.
* In light of the pandemic, we will be implementing strict cleaning policies. Each piece of equipment will be fully sanitized between uses, and the agency and boat will be cleaned daily. Hand sanitizer will be available at all times.