Sea Lion Island Day Tour

San Cristobal

1 day




5 years


Tour details

This experience takes you to the crystal-clear waters surrounding the charming Lobos Island, a paradise for snorkel enthusiasts. From the moment you embark on our adventure, you’ll be surrounded by marine beauty and the rich biodiversity of the Galápagos. Explore the mysterious treasures beneath the surface as you mingle with playful sea lions, graceful sea turtles, and a surprising variety of marine life.

Wildlife you’ll have the opportunity to observe

At sea:

  • Reef Shark
  • Sea Turtles
  • Stingrays
  • Sea Lions
  • Starfish
  • Sea Urchins
  • Various species of fish


  • Finches
  • Pelicans
  • Blue-footed Boobies
  • Frigatebirds


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:






Life jacket

Naturalist Guide

Snorkel equipment



Preparations and boarding
All passengers must arrive at the agency at 7:45 a.m. on the day of the tour. At 8:00 a.m., we will head to Acuario I Pier, where you will meet your naturalist guide and begin your navigation to Lobos Island.
Exploration at Lobos Island
Upon arrival at Lobos Island, you’ll disembark at one of its ends and begin a walk across the site. Your naturalist guide will provide information about the island and the various species in the area, including finches, pelicans, blue-footed boobies, marine iguanas, frigatebirds, and sea lions, among others. After the walk, you’ll return to the boat to head to the second site, known as Ochoa Beach.
Lunch at Ochoa Beach
At Ochoa Beach, you will enjoy lunch on board. Here, you’ll have the chance to rest and, if you wish, snorkel to observe the marine life in the area, which includes sea lions, sea turtles, starfish, octopuses, rays, and a variety of fish.
Return to the port
The return is scheduled around 12:30 p.m., depending on ocean conditions. Conclude your day of exploration and discovery at Lobos Island and Ochoa Beach, carrying unforgettable memories of this fascinating journey with you.



Bring sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, a water bottle, 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.


The tour can take place in the afternoon, starting at 1:00 p.m. and concluding at 5:30 p.m.
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, and hand sanitizer is available at all times.


Tour price

We will take the boat to Isla Lobos, where we will disembark at one end of the small island and hiking across  to the other side.



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