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6 Day Galapagos Diving & Hiking

Duration6 Days
Price From $1573
Highlights
  • checkGalapagos Diving SitesExplore the different diving sites around Galapagos and be amazed by its abundant marine life
  • checkSierra Negra VolcanoStimulate your sense of adventure by hiking in the crater of the huge Volcano crater.
  • checkFlamingo LagoonVisit the largest coastal lagoon found in the Galapagos and spot pink flamingos.
  • checkConcha PerlaThe perfect place to spot several, colorful fish, playful sea lions, sea urchins, starfishes and occasionaly Galapagos penguins.
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Itinerary
  • DAY 1 BALTRA – FREE TIME SANTA CRUZ
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Iguana Charles Darwin Research Station

    Today, your Galapagos Diving tour starts. Upon arrival to Galapagos (Baltra Airport) our transportation will take you to Puerto Ayora. This afternoon you are free to visit the Charles Darwin Station. Here you can get plenty information about the Galapagos Islands. Before dinner, our dive master will meet you in the Hotel to organize everything related to your next two days of diving.

    • ActivityActivityExploring, Sightseeing.
    • TransportTransportBoat, Bus, Car.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsHotel Fernandina or similar.
  • DAY 2 DIVING
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Galapagos Diving Fish

    After breakfast the dive guide will take you to one of the dive sites around Santa Cruz. The place you visit will depend on the day of the week you are visiting. You can check the schedule on the ‘Additional Information’ section. You will reach the dive sites by speedboat. Depending on the dive site, this ride will take you between 30 minutes and 2.5 hours. You will have two immersions here. The dive equipment is included. The maximum depth for this dive site is 30m.

    • ActivityActivityDiving, Exploring, Wildlife Watching.
    • TransportTransportBoat, Car.
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsHotel Fernandina or similar.
  • DAY 3 DIVING
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Galapagos Diving Person

    On the third day of your Galapagos Diving tour, you will have another dive day. You will go to one of the spots by speedboat. Where you go depends on the day of the week you are visiting, as specified before. You will have two immersions.

    • ActivityActivityDiving, Exploring, Wildlife Watching.
    • TransportTransportBoat, Car.
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsHotel Fernandina or similar.
  • DAY 4 FREE TIME SANTA CRUZ – ISABELA – FLAMINGO LAGOON
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Galapagos Flamingo Lagoon

    This day will offer some free time in the morning where it is recommended to spend time in Tortuga Bay. This luxurious white sand beach is a great place to see marine iguanas and have the opportunity to go kayaking along the coast. Many travelers spot Tintoreras sharks while exploring here. In the afternoon, after lunch, you will take a speedboat to Isabela (about 2,5 hours), where you will visit the Flamingo Lagoon and spend the night relaxing.

    • ActivityActivityExploring, Relaxing, Wildlife Watching.
    • TransportTransportBoat, Car.
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsHotel San Vicente or similar.
  • DAY 5 SIERRA NEGRA VOLCANO – CONCHA PERLA SNORKELING
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Galapagos Sierra Negra Volcano

    After breakfast you go to Sierra Negra volcano for a hiking excursion of about 4 hours. This volcano has the second largest volcanic crater in the world, measuring 6 miles in diameter and 300 feet deep. After lunch at the volcano (you will get a lunchbox) you go back to the hotel and in the afternoon you can go snorkeling or swimming at Concha Perla, where there are beautiful colorful fish, sea urchins, starfish, sea lions, or even sea turtles.

    On this day, you can also take a snorkeling tour to Los Túneles instead of hiking to Sierra Negra and snorkeling at Concha Perla. This will have an extra cost of $ 105 p.p.

    • ActivityActivityHiking, Snorkeling, Swimming.
    • TransportTransportBoat, Car.
    • mealMealBreakfast, Box Lunch.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsHotel San Vicente or similar.
  • DAY 6 TRANSFER OUT – BALTRA
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Baltra Airport Transfer

    This is the last day of your Galapagos Diving Tour. After breakfast, you will travel to Baltra Airport with a Spanish speaking driver, where you will depart to Quito or Guayaquil.

    • TransportTransportBoat, Bus, Car.
    • mealMealBreakfast.
Inclusions
  • Meals Meals as described in the itinerary.
  • Accommodation Accommodation in a single, double or triple room.
  • Plane Airport pickup and drop off at Baltra Airport at your arrival/departure time.
  • Bus Transport Transportation on and between the Islands as described in the itinerary.
  • Bus Transport Transportation between Baltra Airport – Itabaca Channel each way.
  • Tour Guide Local naturalist guide (English & Spanish speaking).
  • Activities All activities as described in the itinerary.
  • Gear Equipment Snorkeling equipment: mask, snorkel, fins and life vest.
  • assistance 24/7 assistance in English, Dutch and Spanish.
  • Exclusion Exclusions

    + Round trip flights between mainland Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands.
    + Food & drinks that are not mentioned in the itinerary.
    + Entrance fee for the Galapagos National Park: $ 100 p.p. (cash only).
    + Migratory Control Card / Ingala Transit Card: $ 20 p.p. (cash only).
    + Isabela dock fee: $ 10 p.p. (cash only).
    + Water Taxi (small boat that takes you from the speedboat to the harbor and back).
    + For rent: wetsuit (recommended between May – November).
    + For rent: rain boots (recommended for Sierra Negra hike between June – September).
    + Personal expenses.
    + Personal health & travel insurance.
    + Optional tips for the guide.

Additional information

TOUR SUMMARY

In this Galapagos Diving Tour, you will explore the Galapagos Islands with a combination of organized day tours with an English-speaking guide and time to explore by yourself with our self-guided packages. You will stay in local tourist superior class hotels with a private room and bathroom. All tours include some meals, transportation on and between the islands, and activities mentioned in the tour itinerary. Explore the Enchanted Islands with this Galapagos Diving tour!

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • The minimum age for this tour is 10 years.
  • For children under the age of 12, there is a 10% discount.
  • It is recommended to have DAN Diving insurance.
  • To participate in this Galapagos Diving tour, you need to have a valid PADI certificate. If you are interested in a diving course, please take a look at the 6 day PADI Diving Course.
  • There are different diving areas in the Galapagos where you can go. However, since the Galapagos Islands are very protective, it is not possible to go to the diving spots every day. Below, you can find the general schedule for each diving site in Galapagos.
  • It is important to have valid travel and medical insurance. Please inform us of any known medical conditions you have.
  • Tap water on the Galapagos Islands might contain bacteria and should not be consumed, not even for brushing your teeth. Bottled or purified water is always recommended.
  • Inform yourself about food safety when traveling to tropical countries. Take the necessary precaution to avoid food poisoning (always wash your hands before eating, don’t eat ‘street food’, only eat peeled fruits, etc.).
  • There are no guides on the transportation by public speedboat between islands.
  • Try to only bring small baggage/bags since public transportation on the Galapagos Islands is quite small.
  • This itinerary is fixed. If you are looking for a customized itinerary, please send us an email.
  • Please note that the Galapagos is a National Park and schedules can change all the time due to permissions.
  • Rebecca Adventure Travel reserves the right to change the itinerary without previous notice due to weather conditions,  availabilities, National Park regulations or notifications and unforeseeable circumstances.
  • It is possible that pictures will be taken during your tour, so it is recommended to bring a USB.

Galapagos Diving Sites Schedule

Monday

FLOREANA
Floreana is located in the South part of Santa Cruz Island, 2 dive sites are located 90 minutes from Puerto Ayora.
Site Conditions: This dive site is considered for all level divers. You will do 2 dives, swim along the current, easy dive, although can be strong currents.
What to see? Cleaning station for Green Sea Turtle, White tip Reef Sharks, Galapagos Sharks, Golden Rays, Sting Rays, Galapagos Sea lions.

Tuesday

SANTA FE
Santa Fe is located in the Southeast part of Santa Cruz Island, 2 dive sites are located 40 minutes from Puerto Ayora.
Site Conditions: This dive site is considered for all level divers, because the water is very calm. You will do 2 dives.
What to see? White tip Reef Sharks, Galapagos Sharks, Golden Rays, Sting Rays, Galapagos Sea lions, Green Sea Turtles, Cat Sharks and Reef Fish.

Wednesday

NORTH SEYMOUR
North Seymour is situated in the north part of Santa Cruz Island, there are 2 dives sites located 30 minutes from the Itabaca Channel.
Site Conditions: This dive site is considered for all level divers. You will do 2 dives, swim along the current, easy dive, although can be strong currents. This is the perfect place to start your diving adventure in the Galapagos Marine Reserve.
What to see? Here you can see a lot of wildlife like Hammerhead Sharks, White-tip Reef Sharks, Galapagos Sharks, Black Tip Sharks, Green Sea Turtles, Oceanic Manta Ray, Spotted Eagle Ray, Golden Rays, Mobulas rays, Galapagos garden Eels, tropical fish, etc.

MOSQUERA ISLET
Mosquera is situated in the north part of Baltra Islands, 30 minutes from the Itabaca Canal.
Site Conditions: This dive site is considered for all level divers, easy dive, no strong currents, diving is in a shelving reef with many white tip reef Sharks.
What to see? Green Sea Turtle, White-tip Reef Sharks, Galapagos Sharks, Golden Rays, Sting Rays, Galapagos Sea lions, and variety of invertebrates and mollusks.

Thursday

GORDON ROCKS
Gordon Rocks is considered the best place for diving in the central islands, situated on the east coast of Santa Cruz Island, 2 dives sites located 50 minutes from Itabaca Channel.
Site Conditions: due to the strong currents and surge, this dive site is considered for intermediate or advanced divers with at least 25 logged dives (or had dived before with us in other dive sites).
What to see? Gordon Rocks is a world renowned site, where you can see big schools of Hammerhead Sharks, Black-tip Sharks, White-tip reef Sharks, Green Sea Turtle, Schools of Barracudas, Schools of Spotted Eagle Rays, Mobulas Rays, reef fish, etc.

Friday

BEAGLE
Beagle is situated in the Northwest part of Santa Cruz Island, 2 dives spots located 50 minutes from the Itabaca Canal.
Site Conditions: This dive site is considered for all level divers. It is an easy dive, no strong currents, diving is in a shelving reef with many white-tip reef Sharks.
What to see? Green Sea Turtle, White tip Reef Sharks, Galapagos Sharks, Golden Rays, Sting Rays, Galapagos Sea lions, and variety of invertebrates and mollusks.

DAPHNE ISLET
Daphne is situated in the North part of Santa Cruz Island, 2 dives spots located 30 minutes from the Itabaca Canal.
Site Conditions: This dive site is considered for all level divers. It is an easy dive, no strong currents, diving is in a shelving reef with many white-tip reef Sharks.
What to see? Green Sea Turtle, White tip Reef Sharks, Galapagos Sharks, Golden Rays, Sting Rays, Galapagos Sea lions, and variety of invertebrates and mollusks.

Saturday

NORTH SEYMOUR
North Seymour is situated in the north part of Santa Cruz Island, there are 2 dives sites located 30 minutes from the Itabaca Channel.
Site Conditions: This dive site is considered for all level divers. You will do 2 dives, swim along the current, easy dive, although can be strong currents. This is the perfect place to start your diving adventure in the Galapagos Marine Reserve.
What to see? Here we can see a lot of wildlife like Hammerhead Sharks, White-tip Reef Sharks, Galapagos Sharks, Black Tip Sharks, Green Sea Turtles, Oceanic Manta Ray, Spotted Eagle Ray, Golden Rays, Mobulas rays, Galapagos garden Eels, tropical fish, etc.

MOSQUERA ISLET
Mosquera is situated in the north part of Baltra Islands, 30 minutes from the Itabaca Canal.
Site Conditions: This dive site is considered for all level divers, easy dive, no strong currents, diving is in a shelving reef with many white tip reef Sharks.
What to see? Green Sea Turtle, White-tip Reef Sharks, Galapagos Sharks, Golden Rays, Sting Rays, Galapagos Sea lions, and variety of invertebrates and mollusks.

Sunday

GORDON ROCKS
Gordon Rocks is considered the best place for diving in the central islands, situated on the east coast of Santa Cruz Island, 2 dives sites located 50 minutes from Itabaca Channel.
Site Conditions: due to the strong currents and surge, this dive site is considered for intermediate or advanced divers with at least 20 logged dives (or had dived before with us in other dive sites).
What to see? Gordon Rocks is a world renowned site, where you can see big schools of Hammerhead Sharks, Black-tip Sharks, White-tip reef Sharks, Green Sea Turtle, Schools of Barracudas, Schools of Spotted Eagle Rays, Mobulas Rays, reef fish, etc.

Please note that the Galapagos is a National Park and schedules can change all the time due to permissions.

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1 guest$ 2052 p.p.
2 - 5 guests$ 1710 p.p.
6 or more guests$ 1573 p.p.
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