Our family of five (parents+3 kids) had the BEST experience with GalapagosOptions customer service. We booked 2 day trips with them in advance over the internet before our visit to the islands on November 2017. Communication with their representatives was always helpful and courteous. When our flight to the islands was cancelled/delayed and we missed our first booked day tour we were devastated … but GalapagosOptions were extremely understanding and gave us another day tour instead and made sure we had a good time. We are extremely grateful.The guides on both day tours were nice, knowledgeable and fluent in English.The boats were luxurious and the crew of both trips was outstanding and accommodating to all our needs. Food and meals on boats were first class.Everything was going smooth and according to schedule.If we ever going to make another trip to the Galapagos Islands GalapagosOptions is the only option for us and we highly recommend them.Thank you GalapagosOptions so very much, Ronit Ziv, USA. TRIP ADVISOR (ronitz
Day 1) Baltra Airport pick up – Speed boat to Isabela island, free time in the beach.
Day 2) AM: day tour to Sierra Negra volcano / PM: Concha Perla Bay, Swimming & Snorkelling
Day 3) AM: day tour to Tintoreras Islet / PM: Bike tour on own to Giant Tortoises Breeding Center & Flamingo lake.
Day 3) Optional: Add a full day tour to LOS TUNELES ($110 more)
Day 4) Speed boat to Sta Cruz, Free time on own.
Day 5) Full day tour to Floreana Island.
Day 6) Gemelos Twin Craters – Transfer Baltra Airport.
Day 1) Baltra – Santa Cruz – Isabela island:
Flight from Quito or Guayaquil to Baltra Island Airport: Our representative will pick you up there, He will be holding a sign with your name. Then you will be tranported to Santa Cruz island – Puerto Ayora town, then at 14:00 PM we travel with our fast Yachts to Isabela island – Puerto Villamil, after check in at our Superior tourist Class – Front beach hotel, later on free to visit to the Flamingo lake, & free time at the beach for swimming or enjoying the sunset at Dolphin’s Beach.
Day 2) Isabela island: AM. Sierra Negra Volcano / PM. Tintoreras (Shark’s Islet)
Tour to the active Sierra Negra Volcano, we will travel in our private bus 45 minutes until we get the “Caseta” or the control point of the Galapagos National Park, then we have an easy hike to the summit (40 minutes / 1,440 m.) we will enjoy a great breathtaking view of the second largest Volcano in the planet.. we are going to be facing the area of the last eruption in oct. 22th 2005.
Return to the town for lunch.
In the afternoon: Navigation to Tintoreras Islet:
Navigable Tour to (Shark’s Islet) We will get on board our small yacht for a great bay tour in front of Isabela island, we will visit the penguin colony, also to see the colonies of the giant marine iguanas, the sea lions beach, then we will disembark for an easy 40 minutes hike on the island visiting the channel of sharks,known as Tintoreras.
To relieve the tiredness because of the hike and the heat, you will enjoy the rest of the afternoon swimming and snorkelling with penguins, sea lions, sea turtles, sharks, rays, etc.
Dinner at 19:30pm.
Night free for looking and visiting the local bars at the beach.
Day 3) Isabela island: Tortoises Breeding Center, Wall of tears, Lava Tube / PM. Concha Perla Bay.
Day 4) Santa Cruz island: AM. Charles Darwin Station / PM. Tortuga Bay beach.
Sea Transfer to Santa Cruz island: Check in Hotel, later on we are going to visit the “Charles Darwin Station” we would have the chance to recognize subspecies of Galapagos tortoise. We will also visit the rearing center of Land Iguanas.
In the afternoon: Tortuga Bay beach
Great swimming, also excellent soft kayak, or Surf (optionals), we will explore the trails of the most beautiful beach of Galapagos: Tortuga Bay, moreover: the marine iguana colonies and the Forest of giant cactus, by the way we may observe coastal birds like the blue footed boobies, pelikans, also the Galapagos finches!
Day 5) Floreana island:
Full navigable Day Tour to Floreana Island, We will explore the highlands, the pirate caves, the fresh water source, great swimming and snorkelling with sea turtles in black beach, return to Puerto Ayora.
Day 6) Bartolome island, full day navigable tour (Info & Video). or the available Island as North Seymour, Plaza Sur, or San Cristobal, Island confirmation under Live request.
BARTOLOME FULL DAY TOUR ITINERARY
06:15 Pick up: from your Hotel Lobby – Transfer from Puerto Ayora to Itabaca Chanel
07:00 Departure from Itabaca to Bartolomé – Breakfast on Board
09:30 Arrival to Bartolomé:
We will disembark and will start an easy hike untill we reach the summit of the volcano 114 meter altitud, from there we will have a great view of the central islands of the archipelago, later on we go back on board to get ready for a great swimming and snorkelling with penguins in the Golden beach, in front of the Pinnacle Rock.
14h30 Return to Itabaca chanel
16h30 Arrival to the channel
17h30 Arrival to Puerto Ayor
Day 7) Santa Cruz – Baltra Airport: We will visit for a brief Photo-stop “Los Gemelos” or the “Twin Craters”, amazing giant volcanic structures.
- Continental Breakfasts.
- English speaking guides.
- All sea and land transfers
- Detailed visitor sites
- Tourist Class Hotels with air conditioned, private bathroom, warm water
Prices do not include:
- Galapagos Airfare Ticket.
- Galapagos Park Fee: $100.
- Ingala Migration Card: $10.
- Water taxis, they must be taken to disembark from the speed boats to the pier, $ 1 each disembark.
- Isabela Dock Fee: $ 5.
- Lunchs and Dinners (prices from $ 5 – $15) , alcoholic beverages,Tips, etc.