Tour package Darwin Bay | 03 Days/02 Nights

San Cristobal

3 days

Duration

Low

Difficulty

5 years old

Age

Tour details

Embark on a unique experience with our exclusive tour package, exploring a destination full of wonders that includes the spectacular visit to León Dormido/Kicker Rock. Our itinerary invites you to discover the perfect blend of adventure and natural awe, taking you to iconic places that will immerse you in the unique essence of this destination. Guided by expert guides, this journey will lead you through stunning landscapes, thrilling activities, and encounters with the local fauna.

Day 1 – Chatham Tour

We will explore stunning landscapes, enjoy thrilling activities, and immerse ourselves in the rich local culture. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to visit iconic places such as El Junco, La Galapaguera, and Puerto Chino, discovering the unique biodiversity and fascinating history of the island.

Wildlife you’ll have the opportunity to observe

Birds:

  • Blue-footed Boobies
  • Galapagos Marine Iguanas
  • Finches
  • Pelicans
  • Frigates

Land:

  • Giant Turtles

Itinerary:

Arrival and preparation

Start your day early. All participants must arrive at our agency by 8:00 a.m., where they will meet their naturalist guide. At 8:30 a.m., we will head to our first destination in our land transportation.

El Junco Lagoon

Our first stop is Laguna El Junco, located in an inactive volcano. You will enjoy a guided hike to the summit of the volcano, where you will witness an impressive lagoon formed by constant rains in the high part of the island. From this elevated position at 650 meters above sea level, you will have a panoramic view of the island and the opportunity to spot various birds soaring in the skies, such as finches, frigates, and petrels.

La Galapaguera

Our second point of visit is La Galapaguera, a natural laboratory that is part of the National Park. Here, you will take a guided walk through the area and have the opportunity to witness the majestic Geochelone Chatamensis tortoise species. You will discover how these tortoises are raised and protected from invasive species in this breeding center.

Puerto Chino Beach

Our third and final destination is the beautiful white sand beach of Puerto Chino, located on the east side of the island. Here, you will have time to relax on the beach or take a stroll along the coast, where it’s common to spot blue-footed boobies. You will also have the opportunity to snorkel and explore the crystal-clear waters in search of sea turtles, rays, sea lions, and a variety of fish species.

Back to the port

The day concludes around 1:30 p.m. with our return to the port.

Day 2 – Tour 360

Welcome to the 360 Tour, a unique experience that immerses you in a comprehensive journey through the wonders of San Cristóbal Island in Galápagos! This exceptional itinerary highlights five iconic destinations that provide a comprehensive view of the biodiversity and beauty of this island. From the crystal-clear waters of Rosa Blanca to the fascinating Kicker Rock, our tour will take you to spectacular places, offering you the opportunity to explore, enjoy exciting activities, and immerse yourself in the natural richness of Galápagos.

Wildlife you’ll have the opportunity to observe

At sea:

  • Galápagos Shark
  • Hammerhead Shark
  • Blacktip and Whitetip Reef Sharks
  • Reef Shark
  • Sea Turtles
  • Manta Rays
  • Moonfish
  • Dolphins
  • Sea Lions
  • Starfish
  • Sea Urchins
  • Various species of fish

Birds:

  • Red-footed Boobies
  • Blue-footed Boobies
  • Nazca Boobies
  • Pelicans
  • Finches
  • Frigates

Itinerary:

Arrival and preparation

All passengers must arrive at the agency at 7:00 a.m. on the day of the tour. At 7:15 a.m., we will head to Acuario I Pier, where you will meet your naturalist guide, and the navigation to the various sites will begin.

Destination 1: Rosa Blanca

Navigation and landing at Rosa Blanca. Passengers will be able to snorkel in the Rosa Blanca lagoon, observing turtles, rays, sea lions, reef sharks, and various fish species. Additionally, they will enjoy a relaxing time on the beach.

Destination 2: Punta Pitt

Navigation around Punta Pitt islet, the only place on the island where you can observe the red-footed booby and other endemic birds. There is also the possibility of sport fishing to catch tuna and wahoo, depending on ocean conditions.

Destination 3: Sardine Bay

Sailing to Sardine Bay, lunch on board, and disembarkation for a walk and beach enjoyment. Option to snorkel to observe sea lions, rays, sea turtles, and more.

Destination 4: Cerro Brujo

Sailing to Cerro Brujo, where passengers will observe the cathedral, an impressive geological structure, and have the opportunity to photograph endemic birds around the area.

Destination 5: Kicker Rock

Sailing to Kicker Rock. A snorkeling session will be conducted to observe the Galápagos shark, white and black-tipped sharks, hammerhead shark, turtles, manta rays, sunfish, dolphins, sea lions, starfish, sea urchins, and various types of fish. Additionally, you will enjoy the majestic landscape of Kicker Rock, observing impressive birds such as frigates, blue-footed and Nazca boobies, storm petrels, and lava gulls.

Back to the port

The adventure concludes around 5:00 p.m., at which point you will return to the port. Please note that the exact return time may vary depending on ocean conditions.

Day 3 – Cerro Tijeretas and Punta Carola Tour

From the breathtaking panoramic view of Cerro Tijeretas to the pristine beaches of Punta Carola, this tour offers you the opportunity to explore stunning landscapes, discover local wildlife, and enjoy relaxing moments by the sea.

Wildlife you’ll have the opportunity to observe

At sea:

  • Sea Turtles
  • Stingrays
  • Moonfish
  • Sea Lions
  • Starfish
  • Sea Urchins
  • Various Fish Species

Birds:

  • Blue-footed Boobies
  • Pelicans
  • Frigatebirds
  • Finches
  • Marine Bird
  • Seagulls
  • Tropical Bird

Itinerary:

Presentation and Interpretation Center

All passengers must report to the agency at 8:00 a.m., where they will meet their naturalist guide, marking the beginning of their day’s journey. The transportation will first take them to the Interpretation Center, a landmark site that unfolds the history of the Galápagos Islands and, specifically, San Cristóbal Island. Here, they can delve into the past of these lands through images and maps, with a detailed explanation from their naturalist guide.

Hike to Tijeretas Viewpoint

Subsequently, you will embark on a hike of approximately 20 minutes along a natural trail that will lead you to the Tijeretas Viewpoint. From this vantage point, your senses will be delighted by the presence of birds such as frigates, blue-footed boobies, and seagulls.

Darwin Bay and Snorkeling Activity

The journey will proceed to the iconic Darwin Bay, a location that will provide you with the opportunity to immerse yourself in the crystal-clear waters during an exciting 45-minute snorkeling activity. In the sea, you may encounter sea turtles, playful sea lions, impressive reef sharks, and rays.

Punta Carola and Second Snorkeling Session

Next, the itinerary will take you to Punta Carola, a beach of unique beauty. Here, you will have the opportunity to engage in another snorkeling session, lasting approximately 45 minutes. In this underwater realm, you will encounter curious sea lions, marine iguanas defying conventions, and fish displaying a dazzling range of colors.

Mann Beach and Relaxation Time

Finally, we will head to Mann Beach, where you will have time to relax and another exciting snorkeling session.

Day 4 – Lobería and Las Negritas Tour

Today marks the conclusion of your unforgettable journey through the Galápagos Islands. From the serene “Lobería” to the picturesque “Mirador de las Negritas,” a carefully planned day awaits you under the guidance of our experienced naturalist. The day will culminate with a reflective snorkeling session at “Lobería,” providing a final opportunity to immerse yourself in the underwater wonders of this archipelago.

Wildlife you’ll have the opportunity to observe

At sea:

  • Sea Turtles
  • Stingrays
  • Moonfish
  • Sea Lions
  • Starfish
  • Sea Urchins
  • Various Fish Species

Birds:

  • Blue-footed Boobies
  • Pelicans
  • Frigates
  • Finches
  • Darwin’s Finch
  • Seagulls
  • Tropical Bird

Itinerary:

Presentation and Start of the Day

All passengers must arrive at the agency at 8:00 a.m., at which time you will have the pleasure of meeting your naturalist guide, marking the beginning of your day.

Lobería - Walking Tour

The transportation will take you to the first destination, known as the “Lobería.” Here, you will take a walking tour of approximately 45 minutes along a natural trail that runs along the picturesque coast of San Cristóbal Island. During this journey, you will have the opportunity to observe a varied selection of marine bird species, such as blue-footed boobies, frigates, seagulls, and pelicans.

Negritas Lookout - Panoramic Experience

Next, you will head to the “Mirador de las Negritas,” a panoramic viewpoint of great interest. Here, the naturalist guide will provide a detailed explanation of the flora and fauna that characterizes this environment. After this enriching experience, you will return to the “Lobería,” where you will have the opportunity to participate in a snorkeling activity for approximately 45 minutes. During this immersion, you can closely observe sea lions, sea turtles, iguanas, and a variety of fish, including the striking pufferfish and reef species.

Return to the Hotel and End of the Day

Once the activity is concluded, we will return to the hotel to collect your luggage and head to the airport.

Package includes:

Lunch

Snacks

Drinks

Fruits

Life jacket

Naturalist and diving instructor

Water

Snorkel and diving equipment

The package does not include:

Airfare to/from Galápagos

Entrance to Galápagos National Park

Immigration Control Card

Water taxi between piers and boats

Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages

Tips

Gallery:

Equipment:

Long wetsuit

Fins

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.

Aditional information:

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Referred Hotels: Hotel Emanuel, Hotel León Dormido.
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Referred restaurants: Mockingbird, Rosita’s Restaurant.
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Lunch will be at the restaurant at 1:00 PM.

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At the end of the tour, passengers will have free time in the afternoon to engage in any other activity.

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Snack at the restaurant at 7:30 PM.

Recommendations:

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Bring sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, 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 a day before and leave it at the agency or on the same 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 piece of equipment is thoroughly disinfected between uses, the agency and the boat are cleaned daily. Hand sanitizer is available at all times.

$619

Tour price

Live the best experience with us and learn more about the fauna and flora of the Galapagos Islands, the cradle of evolution!

 

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