Night Tour

San Cristobal

1 day




5 years


Tour details

In this exciting adventure, we invite you to explore the mysterious waters of the Galápagos Islands after dark. Immerse yourself in Darwin Bay and discover how marine life comes to life under the moonlight and starlight. With the help of underwater torches, you’ll have the unique opportunity to witness the bioluminescent plankton phenomenon while swimming alongside fish, reef sharks, and sea lions that seem to glow in the dark.

Wildlife you’ll have the chance to observe

At sea:

  • Lobsters
  • Prawns
  • Reef Sharks
  • Sea Lions
  • Sea Turtles
  • Starfish
  • Sea Urchins
  • And the best part of this tour is that you’ll be able to observe plankton


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:



Snorkel lanterns


Life jackets

Naturalist guide

Snorkel equipment


Preparation and boarding
All passengers must arrive at the agency at 6:00 p.m. on the day of the tour. At 6:30 p.m., we will head to Acuario I Pier, where you will meet your guide and your journey will commence towards Darwin Bay.
Sailing to Darwin Bay
During the journey along the northwest coast of the island, you will arrive at Darwin Bay, our designated visit site. Here, you will receive an informative talk from the guide about the site and safety protocols. You’ll also be provided with an underwater flashlight and have time to prepare before entering the sea.
Night Exploration at Darwin Bay
You will embark on an exhilarating snorkeling session around the entire bay, exploring the species that inhabit the darkness of the marine night. Following the staff in charge, you’ll observe a variety of marine life, including fish, lobsters, prawns, reef sharks, sea lions, sea turtles, starfish, and sea urchins. The highlight will be the opportunity to witness the astonishing phenomenon of bioluminescent plankton, microscopic organisms that glow in the dark. You’ll also see sea lions that, as they move, activate the plankton’s lights, creating a luminous spectacle in the sea.
Return and conclusion of the tour
After approximately two hours of snorkeling, you’ll return to the boat and enjoy a hot beverage along with a light snack. Then, we’ll start the journey back to the port, with an estimated arrival time around 9:30 p.m., depending on the ocean conditions. This night experience will leave you with unforgettable memories of the beauty and marine life of the Galápagos under the stars.”



Bring a towel, a jacket, a water bottle, and 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 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.


Tour price

We will go along the entire coast towards the northwest of the island. Until we reach our point of visit, where we will do our session of snorkel in Darwin Bay, here passengers will receive a briefing and safety standards.



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