On this tour, you will immerse yourself in the spectacular natural beauty of the island and discover its amazing marine and land life. From hikes along trails leading to the stunning Sea Lion Colony to thrilling snorkeling sessions in the crystal-clear waters of Black Turtle Cove, this day promises an unforgettable experience in one of the most iconic places in the world. Our naturalist guides will be by your side to enrich your understanding of this unique environment.
Wildlife you will have the opportunity to observe
- Sea turtles
- Sea lions
- Sea urchins
- Various fish species
- Blue-footed boobies
- Storm petrel
Arrival and Boarding
The day of adventure begins early. All passengers must report to the agency at 8:00 a.m. to start a day that promises to be thrilling. At this time, you will have the pleasure of meeting your naturalist guide. This expert will provide essential information about the day’s itinerary, safety measures, and the incredible wildlife you are expected to encounter.
Discovering The Sea Lion Colony
Your first stop of the day is the “Sea Lion Colony,” a place you will explore on foot for about 45 minutes. This walk will take you along a natural trail that runs along the picturesque coast of San Cristóbal Island. While walking, you will observe a rich variety of seabirds that call this region home. Blue-footed boobies, majestic frigatebirds, elegant seagulls, and graceful pelicans will be present in their natural environment, providing you with the opportunity to closely appreciate the diversity of Galápagos birdlife.
The Negritas Viewpoint
After your exploration at the “Sea Lion Colony,” you will head to the “Negritas Viewpoint,” a point of great interest. Here, your naturalist guide will provide enriching and detailed information about the flora and fauna that characterize this environment. You will learn about the endemic plants and the curiosities of the wildlife that make Galápagos such a special place. From this viewpoint, you will enjoy impressive views of the coast and the surrounding ocean, allowing you to understand the unique relationship between land and sea on these islands.
The excitement continues with a snorkeling activity at the “Sea Lion Colony,” where you can immerse yourself in the waters for about 45 minutes. The crystal-clear waters host an amazing variety of marine life, and this underwater experience will give you the opportunity to observe it up close. During this dive, you can swim alongside playful sea lions, have close encounters with majestic sea turtles, and admire a diversity of fish, from vibrant pufferfish to various reef species. The richness of underwater life in the Galápagos will be revealed as you explore this underwater world.
Return and farewell
Finally, after this exciting day of exploration and adventures, the guide will take you back to the agency around 1:00 p.m., marking the end of a day filled with wonders and discoveries. At this time, you can share your experiences, ask additional questions to your guide, and reflect on the unforgettable moments you’ve had during this day in the Galápagos.
Bring sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, water bottle, personal items for your trip.
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.
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 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.