Santa Fé Island Tour

Santa Cruz

1 day




5 years old


Tour details

Discover the natural beauty of Santa Fe Island on an exciting exploration journey. Join us on this adventure as we explore this fascinating island and its surroundings, enjoying activities such as snorkeling, birdwatching, and time on its beautiful beaches.

Wildlife that you will have the opportunity to observe

At sea:

  • Reef Sharks
  • Sea Turtles
  • Variety of Tropical Fish
  • Stingrays
  • Sea Lions
  • Marine Iguanas
  • Whitetip Reef Sharks


  • Frigatebirds
  • Blue-Footed Boobies
  • Pelicans
  • Seabirds



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:

Naturalist guide

Snorkel equipment







Life jacket


Meeting at the Agency and Departure

All passengers must gather at our agency at 7:45 a.m., where you will be welcomed by our friendly naturalist guide. At 8:00 a.m., we will head to the pier to board the vessel. Get ready for an exciting day of exploration in the Galápagos Islands.

Sailing to Santa Fe and Bird Watching

You will begin your navigation towards Santa Fe, and along the way, we will pass near Daphne Major Islet, where you can observe sea lions, blue-footed boobies, and a variety of seabirds. Enjoy the surroundings as we head towards our first stop.

First Snorkeling at La Botella

Our first activity in Santa Fe is an exciting snorkeling experience at La Botella. Firstly, we’ll take a panga ride along the coast to observe endemic birds. Then, we’ll head to the snorkeling site where our naturalist guide will provide detailed information about the surrounding marine life. Upon conclusion, hot/cold beverages and snacks will be waiting for you on board.

Second Snorkeling at La Encañada

After the first snorkeling session, we will head to La Encañada for the second approximately 45-minute session. Following the activity, we’ll enjoy a delicious lunch on board as we continue our journey.

Live Fishing Demonstration

Between Santa Fe and Playa Escondida, we will conduct a live fishing demonstration. If we are lucky and catch any fish, we will serve it fresh as part of the activity. A unique experience amidst the beauty of the Galápagos.

Exploration at Hidden Beach

We will arrive at Hidden Beach, where you’ll have the option to take a guided walk with our naturalist guide who will provide information about the fauna and flora of this beautiful beach. You can also choose to do more snorkeling or simply enjoy the paradisiacal beach.

Back to the port

We will conclude our day of adventures in the Galápagos Islands with a safe return to the port around 4:00 p.m. Depending on the ocean conditions, you will have enjoyed a day filled with exploration and discoveries in Santa Fe and its surroundings.




Bring sunscreen, closed-toe shoes, a hat, sunglasses, a water bottle, and personal items for your journey.


If you have your own snorkeling or diving gear, you can bring it one day before and leave it at the agency or on the same 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.


Tour price

Set sail from the boat to Santa Fe and we will arrive at La Botella since here we have the first snorkeling activity.



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