Lava Volcanoes Tour

San Cristobal

1 day

Duration

Low

Difficulty

5 years

Age

Tour details

This experience will take you to the crystalline waters surrounding the unique volcanic formations of the Galápagos. From the moment you dive into these waters, you’ll find yourself surrounded by underwater landscapes that defy the imagination. Sail towards the striking lava volcanoes and get ready to immerse yourself in an underwater world that seems otherworldly. With a mask and snorkel, you’ll explore the astonishing underwater habitat that thrives around these volcanic formations.

Wildlife you will have the opportunity to observe

At sea:

  • Galapagos Shark
  • Hammerhead Shark
  • Blacktip and Whitetip Sharks
  • Sea Turtles
  • Manta Rays
  • Sunfish
  • Dolphins
  • Sea Lions
  • Starfish
  • Sea Urchins
  • Various Fish Species

Birds:

  • Blue-footed Boobies
  • Nazca Boobies
  • Pelicans
  • Frigatebirds

Equipment:

Short wetsuit

Fins

mascara snorkel

Snorkel mask

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

Tour includes:

Lunch

Snacks

Drinks

Fruits

Towels

Life jacket

Naturalist guide

Snorkel equipment

Water

Itinerary:

Preparations and Boarding

All passengers must arrive at the agency at 7:00 a.m. on the day of the tour. At 7:30 a.m., we will head to Aquarium Dock I, where you’ll meet your naturalist guide and begin the navigation to the various scheduled visiting sites.

Exploration at Punta Pucuna
We’ll sail to Punta Pucuna, where you’ll make your first landing. You’ll enjoy a guided walk through volcanic rocks and explore caves formed by volcanic lava, where you can spot various endemic species of the area.
Cerro Brujo: Photography and Endemic Birds

We will continue our journey to Cerro Brujo, where you can admire the majestic Cathedral, a stunning natural geological arch. You’ll have the chance to take photos and observe the endemic bird species in the vicinity.

León Dormido: Snorkeling and Majestic Scenery
We will navigate to Kicker Rock, where you’ll receive a briefing from your naturalist guide before preparing for an exciting snorkeling session. Here, you can observe a wide variety of marine life, including sharks, turtles, manta rays, dolphins, and more. You’ll also enjoy the views of the majestic Kicker Rock and spot amazing birds like the tropicbird, frigatebirds, blue-footed and Nazca boobies, storm petrels, and lava gulls.
Last Stop at Manglesito Beach
Our last stop is Manglesito Beach, where you’ll enjoy lunch on board. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to take a guided walk on the beach and engage in snorkeling activities. Witness baby sharks, sea lions, rays, starfish, octopuses, turtles, and various fish.
Return to the port
The return is scheduled for approximately 4:00 p.m., depending on the ocean conditions. It concludes your day full of exploration and wonder, taking with you unforgettable memories of your trip to these wonderful destinations in Galápagos.

Gallery:

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 one 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 equipment is thoroughly disinfected between uses, the agency and the boat are cleaned daily. Hand sanitizer is available at all times.

$185

Tour price

We will take the boat to Punta Pucuna, here we will have our first landing. Passengers will have a guided walk through volcanic rocks, in this place we will enter some caves formed of volcanic lava.

 

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