Española Galapagos Day Trip from San Cristobal Island

Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours in Ecuador

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• Catch a sight of the lovely Española Albatross, one of Galapagos most unique birds (breeding season March – Januray) • Go for a 2-hour hike and spot Blue-Footed Boobies, Nazca Boobies and Española Iguanas  • Meet pup sea lions at one of the many colonies inhabiting the island • Take a refreshing dip in the white-sand Garder Bay and snorkel next to sea lions and sea turtles
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Nature Galapagos & Ecuador, Quito, Pichincha ProvinceTake a day trip to lovely Española Island to catch a sight of the Española Albatross, one of Galapagos most unique birds (breeding season March – Januray). Hike and spot Blue-Footed Boobies, Nazca Boobies and Española Iguanas and pup sea lions. Then, snorkel in the white-sand Garder Bay next to sea lions and sea turtlesDuration: 8 hoursStop At: Galapagos Islands The day before your tour, the guide will come to your hotel to give some instructions for your trip and so you may try on your snorkeling suit.  On the day of the tour, meet with your guide at 7:30 am at Pueto Baquerizo Dock and get ready for 2 hour navigation (approx.) towards Espanola Island. Your first stop will be Punta Suarez, the disembarkation spot and the starting point of a 2-hour hike. Along the way you will catch sight of some of Galapagos most Iconic wildlife: Galapaogs Albatross (only during mating season March to January),   Blue-Footed Boobies, Nazca Boobies (which nest there) and colorful Española Iguanas.After this hike and back at the boat you will move towards Gardner Islet and get your snorkel equipment ready (mask and fins) to explore the waters of Gardner Bay. Swim alongside pup sea lions, Galapagos Sharks, colorful fishes and marine iguanas. A box lunch will be served in the boat at 14h00, as these parts of the islands are inhabited. You will return to San Cristobal afterwards, return time to Puerto Baquerizo is scheduled around 16:30 – 17:00.What to Expect:Location: The extreme southeast of the archipelago, considered one of the oldest in the archipelago. It is located at two hours southwest from the port of San Cristóbal.Wildlife: Galapagos (Waved) Albatross, Blue Footed Boobies, Nasca Boobies, Red Billed Tropicbirds, Galapagos Hawks, Sally Light-foot Crab, sea lions. Española Iguana, sea turtles, hammerhead sharks, rays. Difficulty Level: Moderate – A two hour hiking in uneven terrain and open water snorkeling.Activities: hiking, snorkeling, swimming, short beach hikeIMPORTANT NOTE: In order to fulfill this tour, you must be at San Cristobal Island (Puerto Baquerizo) one day prior to departure.Duration: 8 hours

What’s included

  • Bilingual Professional Guide.
  • Transportation from Puerto Baquerizo to Española Island.
  • Snorkeling equipment (mark and fins)
  • Box Lunch.

What’s not included

  • Wetsuit.
  • Other services not specified.
  • Tips & Gratuities (optional)