How to pre-book Galapagos Islands day trips
Replies: 6 - Last Post: Jun 8, 2013 12:27 PM Last Post By: 2digitalnomads
May 26, 2013 3:08 AM
How to pre-book Galapagos Islands day tripsHi folks
First off, thanks heaps for all the advice I've been given so far on the whole South America branch of TT - it's really appreciated.
Now for a question...... We have booked our flights for an eight day trip to the Galapagos Islands and given the short amount of time we'll be there, we'd like to see if we can pre-book some day trips (eg Bartolome and Kicker Rock). I've been trying to find information on the net but there seems to be a real lack of information regarding day trips - I can find heaps of stuff relating to expensive cruises - but that's not what we want.
What we'd like is to find information about how to pre-book a daytrip to Bartolome from Santa Cruz and then one to Kicker Rock preferably from San Cristobal (as we are flying out from there anyway). Does anyone know of a relatively reputable agent who we can contact about this please? We don't want to have to waste time when we get to Puerto Ayora or lose out on doing a trip because we are too late. Any help would, as always, be really appreciated.
May 30, 2013 1:51 PM
1There are tonnes of day trips leaving puerto ayora. We didnt have a problem with booking and going the next day. Im unsure if you can pre book as most if all agents want to be paid in cash when u arrive on the island if you want to speak to someone, i booked 2 land tours and a 8 day cruise with Johnny Gaibort. Mobile 086363167 (local number unsure what code you need) he was very nice everything was amazing with our tours and we had a great price. If your planning on booking more than 2-3 tours negotiate a price. Let me know if you want an idea of prices or anything or more advice thnks jade
May 30, 2013 5:29 PM
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Jun 7, 2013 6:17 AM
6We had the opportunity to spend 2 months in the Galapagos (Feb & Mar 2013) I know that Galapagos is different in the high season, but his could give you an indication on how things are before you leave.
In Santa Cruz there are 11 site and activities that can be done on your own with no need for any guided tours. In San Cristobal, we did the kicker rock day tour ($50 each incl lunch) and it was priceless experience. We swam with sea-lions, sea turtles, sting-rays, sharks and HUMMER-HEAD. Isabela on the other hand was disappointing somehow as we spent more and saw less! We didn't do Bartolome :(
Check our blog for more details.
Galapagos On Budget 11 Sites and Activities
40 Facts You Need to Know About the Galapagos Islands
The Galapagos Islands on a Budget
Will be happy to answer your questions on our blog too.
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