ESPAÑOLA SNORKELING AND HIKING

ESPAÑOLA ISLAND

GB
2 reviews
Aug 5, 2021
Group size: 1 - 1
ESPAÑOLA SNORKELING AND HIKING
ESPAÑOLA ISLAND

2 reviews

Aug 5, 2021
Group size: 1 - 1

About this trip

   

ESPAÑOLA ISLAND

GENERAL INFORMATION

Ø  Area:    60 km2

Ø  Altitude Maximum            206 meters

Ø  Population:  0

Ø  Geography: Oldest island (3.4 million years old). Because it is arid and has no fresh water source, it is basically inhabitable by humans, though a haven for seabirds.

Ø  Getting there: Tour private daily from San Cristobal, about 2 hours

Ø  Departure time: 07:30 am

Ø  09:30 am approximately arrive at Espanola Island

Ø  10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Walk in Punta suarez

Ø  12:00 p.m. to 2:00 pm snorkeling at Gardner Bay

Ø  2:00 pm departure to San Cristobal

Ø  4:00 pm Approximate arrival in San Cristobal

Ø        Getting around: There is one path to follow, though you need to be with a guide.

Ø        Observations:  Wet landing, snorkeling & swimming

This island is the furthest south and most famous for its waved albatross community. The community is found on the island from late March to early December, one of the most incredible sea birds found on the Galapagos. It's worth planning your trip around the time this bird will be on the islands.

There are two visitor sites on the island: Punta Suarez and Gardner Bay. Getting off on the western side of the island, you're met by a colony of breeding marine iguanas, bright red and ready to go! The 2-km trail leads through colonies of blue-footed boobies and masked-boobies to a blowhole. The waves force the water up through this hole, up to twenty meters in the air. It's best to go in the morning during high tide, because if you go later on, you might not get a chance to see the water blow out so high.

Gardner Bay, on the eastern side of the island, has some great rocks for snorkeling and a beautiful beach for resting and sea lion watching. White-tipped sharks, puffer fish, and colorful tropical fish fill the waters around Gardner Bay.

Visitor Sites: Gardner Bay, Punta Suarez

It should be noted that the conditions are different every day, so the animals that can be seen will vary.

SNORKELING PRICE: $240  PER PERSON

MINIMUM OF 1 PASSENGER IN CONFIRMED TOUR/ MINIMUM OF 7 PASSENGERS TO OPEN DEPARTURE

MAXIMUM 12 PASSENGER

INCLUDES: SNORKEL EQUIPMENT (mask, snorkel, fins and short or long wetsuit), SNACK, LUNCH (normal), DRINKS (non-alcoholic).

Note: Passengers must come to the office the day of the tour from 30 to 45 minutes before departure to bring them to the office to try on equipment and then head to the dock.


TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE

 TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE

Please read these booking conditions carefully, by making a reservation with us you confirm that you have read and agreed to the following policies. If you make a booking after that, it means that you are accepting the terms of our conditions.

RESERVATION POLICIES

1.- For the reservation of our services a full prepayment of the reservation will be requested.

2.- The rates that apply to the services offered by this agency, are valid on the day of your quote. If you quote later there may be variation in prices.

3.- The reservations of the services are subject to availability at the moment of processing your request and can not be guaranteed until you have received the total payment.

4.- We suggest you read the cancellation policies since any change of reservation is subject to availability and re-quotation of rates.

5.- Prices are per person and include the services indicated in the description of each tour.



CANCELLATION POLICY


For any cancellation or modification, the policies and penalties will apply, which will be notified via email to: galapagosblueevolution@gmail.com


GALAPAGOS BLUE EVOLUTION S.A. CONDITIONS OF CONTRACT


1.- The GALAPAGOS BLUE EVOLUTION travel agency undertakes to comply with all the services described in the payment receipt, under normal conditions.

3.- Cancellations by GALAPAGOS BLUE EVOLUTION for any reason will result in a 100% refund.

4.- All dives / snorkel / excursions will begin as scheduled, without prior notice from GALAPAGOS BLUE EVOLUTION.

5.- The rainy or cloudy weather are not valid reasons for cancellation by the client, we strictly follow the recommendations of the Harbor Master of San Cristobal and the Government Council of the Special Regime for Galapagos.

6.- For situations of bad weather that prevent going out to carry out the activity, but that is informed by the Harbor Master of San Cristobal or the Government Council of the Special Regime for Galapagos, exchange products will be offered, other alternatives or will be made the return of 100% of the value paid.

7.- GALAPAGOS BLUE EVOLUTION S.A. accepts NO LIABILITY for loss or damage to personal property including diving or snorkel equipment. Any personal belong, equipment left on the boat or in the dive center overnight or during transport is at the owner's risk. 

8.- The agreed price includes all the services described in the payment receipt.

9.- The agency does not include travel insurance or diving against accidents, so the passenger is asked to have their own insurance.

10.- The agency can change the itinerary of the tour on the agreed date without prior notice, either due to causes such as: boat damage or last minute cancellations of the rest of the passengers, for which they will be located in another boat at all times. when there is availability, otherwise they will be reimbursed 100% of the value paid.



OF REIMBURSEMENTS AND RETURNS


1.- Cancellations from 16 days before the start of the tour, 100% of the money will be reimbursed, but the expenses for commissions that generate the return of the same will be discounted if these are made by WESTERN UNION, MONEY GRAM, BANK TRANSFER or any other means of payment.

2.- Cancellations up to 15 days before the start of the tour, there will be no refund of money considered as "NO PRESENTATION" without any refund.

3.- GALAPAGOS BLUE EVOLUTION will not be responsible for the delays, advances or cancellations of the itineraries of the airlines, maritime, land or carrier companies, being the expenses that originate at your expense. In the case of tours, in case of not presenting the minimum number of passengers expected or for any justified reason, the travel agency will be forced to suspend any of the planned tours and grant them on another date or in case of canceling that tour the amount will be paid to the customer.

4.- The agency does not assume responsibility for last-minute inconveniences on the part of the client such as: illnesses, thefts, accidents, natural disasters, failure to arrive at the time indicated by the agency for the day of the tour, delays by the companies air, sea or land.

5.- If, during the tour, the diver or participant damages or loses any snorkeling equipment, the table below details the replacement cost for the various pieces of equipment that must be paid.

  

Mask $ 45


Snorkel Fins with strap $ 85


Full length suit 3mm $ 240

 

Snorkel (tube) $ 20


Rubber ring  $4


Full length suit 5 mm $ 290

 

Snorkel Fins (whole foot) $60 


Short suit $100


What’s included

  • Lunch
  • Drinks
  • Snack

Your Organizer


GB
GALAPAGOS BLUE EVOLUTION
2 reviews
JOSELO I’m originally from the Galapagos. My family is mostly composed by fishermen. This is the reason why I learned to dive when I was 11 years old. After finishing my studies I started working on the diving fishery industry for five years. Here I had the opportunity to dive in all Galapagos amazing spots. In 2003 I started working with the Galapagos National Park in the Marine Reserve department where I was enrolled as research diver and captain for 10 years. Me lifetime dream was to own and run my proper dive center. Dream

Reviews

RJ
The 360 tour was amazing! We loved the guide and boat crew. Very organized. The food and snacks were delicious. The scenery was great. But best of all was the snorkeling especially at Kicker Rock. A must do especially with Blue Evolution!
By Rhonda J for 360° TOUR SAN CRISTOBAL ISLAND on 22 Jun, 2021
An amazing adventure. Excellent quick and detailed responses from Wendy. Dive instructors Oswaldo and Carlos are top notch. They are both professional and fun. The personalized attention and quality rental gear was much appreciated. Don't shop around - book Blue Evolution for your San Cristobal dives now!
By Loraine R for DIVING ROCA BALLENA/KARAHUA-KICKER ROCK LORAINE LORENZ X 2 on 17 Mar, 2020