Land & Snorkel tours

Galapagos islands

17 reviews
Duration: 1 day
Group size: 1 - 999
Land & Snorkel tours
Galapagos islands

17 reviews

Duration: 1 day
Group size: 1 - 999

About this trip

Land & snorkel tours

Includes: guide, lunch, snorkel equipment

Available Packages

Tour 1
pacakge 2
package 3
4 days Scuba Diving - 2 tanks per day
Deposit: $176
6 days Scuba Diving - 2 tanks per day
Deposit: $211
7 days Scuba Diving - 2 tanks per day
Deposit: $246

Your Organizer

Academy Bay Diving
17 reviews
Academy Bay Diving is a family owned and run business dedicated to providing our customers with an amazing and safe dive experience in the Wonderful Galapagos Marine Reserve.


Best pre dive/safety briefing I have ever seen! Made sure to group divers by skill level, food was delish, boat was nice & comfy w/ a nice bathroom. We were with Byron for our dives & had a great time!
By Sydney A for Daily Dive Tours on 27 Jan, 2022
In December 2021 / January 2022, I used Academy Bay Diving to organize housing, diving, transportation, and tours (I purchased the 14-day “Complete Galapagos” diving package + I stuck around in Santa Cruz for an additional week). Overall, I would say that Academy Bay provided very good service, and I would highly recommend this operation to anyone keen on diving there. THE MARINE LIFE IS AWESOME – I had never seen a hammerhead ‘til my first dive in Galapagos, and then I saw a school of like 20 hammerheads, a school of Golden Eagle Rays, etc. It really was a rich experience, and I am so glad I did it! Oscar and Byron are Academy Bay’s main guides – Oscar is super friendly and personable, while Byron is a silent one (he draws the dive sites quite well). Angel and Leo are also guides; Angel is younger, super friendly, and keen to chat while Leo maintains a professional demeanor. The boat is adequately sized and equipped for a group of up to 10 or 12 divers, and the guides & boat-hand are extremely efficient when it comes to using space on the boat well. Some dive sites are a schlepp whereas others are 40-minutes away, but the guides were great company. Regarding the dive sites: I would encourage only experienced divers to dive at the Gordon Rocks; the currents can be volatile, and the underwater topography lends itself to difficult passages at certain points (I *almost* aborted a dive at The Pinnacle because I had trouble getting around it due to currents). Regarding the tour package: I would recommend a thorough review of the proposed itinerary that Academy Bay sends you in advance of your trip – there were a few things I would have done differently. For example: I would have happily spent the money to fly from Santa Cruz to Isabela, and from Isabela to San Cristobal vs. taking the speed boats (to save time + to avoid the people yakking all over the boats … let’s just say the waters were a bit rough from Santa Cruz to Isabela (Dramamine is a good friend)). This one is on me, though – had I reviewed the itinerary in advance, I would have proposed a change. So, my recommendation is to take responsibility for your experience and review any material that is sent to you in advance + propose changes + ask questions about activities. Another recommendation is to remain calm and clear-headed if something goes awry. For example, when I arrived in Isabela, the hotel did not have my reservation. I did not freak out or go nuts; rather, I called Alice at Academy Bay – she sorted the whole thing out while I had breakfast. It was no big deal, but you have to assume accountability for managing the situation as best you can + engaging Alice if and when needed. I had a wonderful experience in Galapagos; the dive sites were interesting, challenging, and rich with marine life. I would highly recommend Academy Bay for diving and tour needs; I may engage them when I come back!
By Martha S for Complete Galapagos on 11 Jan, 2022
Alice was awesome. We had first time divers and a tight schedule. We dove two days. On our first day Alice coordinated a boat and two great dive masters Jimmy and Anderson - from Albatros. On day two we dove with a bigger group with Ronny - service was excellent, safety protocols were rigorous and equipment was in great shape. One of the guys on our second day of diving had lost their luggage - Alice coordinated everything with the airline to get it back. Those guys were diving 7 days with Academy - getting their advanced cert and loved every day. Thanks to Alice and team Derek
By Derek T for Daily Dive Tours - Discount 2021 on 09 Nov, 2021
Totally surreal experience - the Complete Galapagos package really does feel complete. Words can't express what a great time we had and how happy we are with the trip as a whole. Alice is unbelievably helpful and makes sure that everything goes smoothly start to finish. Thank you so much for such a great trip that we will never forget!
By William P for Complete Galapagos on 09 Nov, 2021
It was a wonderful trip with a lot of new impressions. Therefore the long journey to Galapagos to the End of the World was really worth it. :-) Alice, you had the trip very well organised. Very good hotels, good tours and I had only to enjoy all. Muchas gracias, Alice.
By Claudia K for Discover Galapagos - 3 islands Custom on 19 Oct, 2021
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