Galapagos Path 5 Days trip, land-based experience trip allows you to explore some of its most iconic species and astonishing landscapes. Visiting smaller and biggest islands surrounding the Santa Cruz island you are going to create your own wildlife adventure. Each island is home to some of the archipelago’s most sought-after you site. The program combines private and shared excursions and wildlife tours on Bartolome, North Seymour, South Plazas, Santa Fe, Isabela, and San Cristobal islands with boat tours to beautiful, uninhabited neighbouring islands.
Santa Fe Island -or “Barrington Island” in English- is an ideal place in order to enjoy the last paradise wildlife, its location is southeast of Santa Cruz island, approximately 2 hours ride by comfortable yacht. The island shows white sand beaches surrounded by sea lion colonies thought the island path. A short trekking takes to our guests to one of the teeming forest of opuntia cactus in the island to look out for land iguanas. This island is habitat for number of species, including the Galápagos hawk, Galápagos snakes, rice rats (one of the few endemic Galápagos rodents), a variety of finches and one of the four mockingbird species of the archipelago, and of course it is also home of the blue footed boobies, frigate birds, Galápagos gulls and home of the Santa Fe land or marine iguanas (the largest in the islands). Ending the pleasant trail adventurers will plunge into the salty sea and snorkel in the company of sealions, lion fish and green turtles. Travelers will enjoy their hot lunch aboard and they will return to Puerto Ayora pier approximately 4:30pm.
It is recommended to wear a wetsuit in order to neutralize the sea temperature because it falls under 20ºC from September to December and it is up of 27ºC from January to August.
Departure: at 7:40 from Puerto Ayora Pier
Returning time: approximately at 4:30 pm
Travel Time: around 2 hours ride by comfortable yacht to Santa Fe Island
Difficulty Level: intermediate
Highlight activity: walking and snorkeling
Transportation: comfortable yacht