San Cristóbal, Ecuador

6 reviews
Dec 3, 2022
Group size: 1 - 2
San Cristóbal, Ecuador

6 reviews

Dec 3, 2022
Group size: 1 - 2

About this trip


Española Tour

$250 per passenger

Day trip to Espanola from San Cristobal

  • Pick up from your Hotel in San Cristobal Island.
  • Boarding Time at 07:30 am.
  • Sailing time from San Cristobal to Española Island (2 hour)
  • Arrival to Española Island at 09:30 am. aprpoximately.
  • 2 Hours of hiking in Española Island.
  • Lunch
  • Snorkeling in Garney Bay (45 minutes).
  • Return to San Cristobal at 14:30 pm
  • Arrival to San Cristobal at 16:30 pm approximately.
  • Transfer to your Hotel
  • Briefing for next day activities

Places to Visit:

  • Española Island: Called thus by the first city of America (its name in English honor viscount Samuel Hood). With its 60 km² it is one of the smaller islands that make up the archipelago of the Galapagos, and is the oldest of all, since it has about 3.5 million years of existence. Although it is uninhabited, it is home to several animal species of interest, such as the endemic Spanish mockingbird, the albatross, blue footed boobies, the Galápagos turtledove, the bifurcated gull, the marine iguana and the lava lizard. Among the visitors, the Gardner Bay, which has a beach renowned for its beauty, and Punta Suarez, of interest for bird watching are especially popular.
  • Gardner Bay: is an about 1 km long beach that is among the most magnificent in all Galápagos. It is home to many sea lion colonies and the turquoise colored water makes a beautiful contrast to the white sand that consists of shell dust. On the rocks mingle big marine iguanas and sally light-foot crab. Mocking birds fight for their territory and inspect the backpacks of the tourists. About 50 m of the coast there is a rock where you can encounter tropic fish and rays while snorkeling. But more spectacular is the Gardner Rock that can be reached with a panga. It is home to white-tipped reef sharks and other colorful sea dwellers and very popular among snorkelers

What’s included

  • Snorkeling equipment
  • TIPS

Who’s Going

Your Organizer

6 reviews
Galapagos Natural Life S.A. is a tourist company. We have our expert team in Galapagos and Quito, we offer many options for Galapagos Island, highlands, jungle, and cost. We have years of experience


Great trips and wonderful guidance We enjoyed it very much
By Itamar B for ESPAÑOLA + 360 SAN CRISTOBAL on 13 Oct, 2022
Galapagos Natural Life was very helpful in arranging a last minute booking for this trip. They took their time and looked up several different options for me. from the booking till the time of the trip they have kept contact with whatsapp to give me updates and instructions. I am very satisfied with the personal attention I have recieved from Galapagos natural Life. My trip with Calipso was an experience of once in a life time. The location and dives are special and like nothing else. I cannot think of a better dive experience. the personel was very friendly and professional. They have made me feel at home.
By Munir Baris K for Calipso Yacht 01-08 sep on 12 Sep, 2022
To Whom It May Concern, My wife and I recently completed a cruise on the Monserrat and I wanted to provide some critical feedback to the company. Overall the cruise was really good, but we did have one guide who I strongly feel is not appropriate to be hired for these types of trips and that dampened the trip quite a bit. His name was Samuel and he was onboard from May 22-26. He is generally cheerful and knowledgeable, but is morbidly obese (probably weighs 400-500lbs) and physically unable to complete the activities of the trip. For many of the land or snorkeling excursions he simply never left the boat and if he did, he never was able to keep up with the (slow moving) group. This caused the group of 17-19 passengers to be led by only 1 guide which was not ideal for us or the other guide. In fact, one time Samuel tried walking on a relatively flat loop trail behind the group and at the end of our hike we could not find him and the other guide had to go search for him. Luckily he was okay, just short of breath and unable to walk long distances at a time, but we were all concerned if he had gotten injured how we would be able to rescue him given his body habitus. Additionally he was unable/unwilling to sleep in the tour guide room in the yatch, so he slept in the common area on the couch and snored loudly. Not just at night, but also at times throughout the day. This made a significant portion of the yatch's common area inaccessible to the of the passengers for much of the time he was with us. Please pass this information along to the tour operator as I don't want other guests to have similar experiences as we did Sincerely, Michael Tudeen
By Michael T for MONSERRAT YACHT MAY 19-26 on 29 May, 2022
So much more than I ever expected! Staff on La Pinta were helpful and friendly. Although I know they serve almost 50 guests, week after week, they recognized me with a quick smile and friendly comments - like they were happy I was their guest. The galley and waitstaff were tremendous. Always gracious and accommodating. The cabins on La Pinta are large and comfortably appointed, with a floor to ceiling window. Most of the guides were amazing - very knowledgable and enthusiastic about each of the excursions - at least two and and sometimes four excursions per day! Small groups of 12 or fewer guests per excursion helped to make it feel like a personal experience.
By Julie K for LA PINTA YACHT LUXURY CLASS APRIL 15 - 21 on 06 May, 2022
What a wonderful lifetime experience on the Anahi. All the crew took care of us and Captain Tony was very friendly and approachable. He joined in with many of our snorkels pointing out extraordinary sea creatures such as White tip shark. We had a very roomy suite on the upper deck. Our guide Roberto was the best! He was extremely knowledgeable about everything and with a great sense of humour. Thank you for a most wonderful experience! Everything went smoothly from day to day with a rich array of outings! We will always remember this extraordinary adventure! Irene and Rich Page from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario Canada
By Irene P for ANAHI CATAMARAN YACHT B1+B2 Suite cabin on 07 Nov, 2021
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