Ultimate Galapagos Diving with Extras

Galapagos Islands

AB
13 reviews
Duration: 7 days
Group size: 1 - 999
Ultimate Galapagos Diving with Extras
Galapagos Islands

13 reviews

Duration: 7 days
Group size: 1 - 999

About this trip

8 Days / 7  Nights


Immerse yourself in the amazing marine life Galapagos has to offer as well as give you a taste  of the islands themselves. At the sites you will visit you will be diving with the legendary schools of Scalloped Hammerheads, the menacing Black Tipped Reef Sharks, the docile White Tips and the elusive Galapagos Sharks. Of course you can’t go to these sites without bumping into the local  sea lions who always want to meet the newcomers, be surrounded by schools of reef fish, glide by the turtles cleaning stations and be amazed by the schools of Eagle Rays, Golden Rays, Mobula Rays and the majestic Manta.

Accommodation

We have 5 levels of hotel for you to choose. If you are backpacking, honeymooning or can’t stand the thought of a hostel and would like a little more comfort or would like to go all out and have the best, we’ve got you covered!

  1. Hostel – Single, Double or Dorm rooms, cooking facilities, breakfast not included.
  2. Budget – Private rooms, private bathrooms, hot water, TV and WiFi, some have cooking facilities.
  3. Tourist – Private rooms, private bathrooms, hot water, air con, TV, WiFi, breakfast, swimming pool.
  4. Tourist Superior – Private rooms, hot water, WiFi, telephone, TV, air con, breakfast, swimming pool.
  5. First Class – Premier class private rooms, hot water, WiFi, telephone, TV, air con, breakfast, swimming pool.

What’s included

  • Hotel
    Hotel in Santa Cruz (7 nights)
  • Meals
    All meals mentioned in the itinerary
  • Tranfers
    All transfers in Galapagos
  • Equipment
    Snorkel equipment and dive equipment on all tours
  • Tours
    All tours mentioned in the itinerary
  • Flights
    Flights unless organised with Academy Bay Diving
  • Entrance Fee
    National park entrance fee ($100 payable on arrival)
  • TCT Card
    Tourist card ($20 payable in airport in Quito or Guayaquil)
  • Extra Meals
    Meals not stated in tour itinerary

Itinerary

Day 1
Baltra

Transfer from Baltra airport to hotel with Highland Visit - with Guide & lunch


This tour consists of visiting 3 sites: El Chato, Lava tunnels and  Los Gemelos. El Chato Tortoise Reserve is near Santa Rosa, approx 19km from Puerto Ayora. This is one of the only places where you can observe the ancient creatures up close in the wild. They look old, they smell old and they even sound old when they suck in their necks and heads and let out a hiss of air, like an old leather cushion. The reserve is also a  great place to see the short eared owls, Darwin`s finches, yellow warblers and paint billed crakes.

After you return to the current century you will be taken to the lava tubes, where you can walk more than 1km underground. They were formed by the solidifying of the outside skin of molten lava flow. When the lava flow ceased, the molten lava inside the flow kept moving, emptying out of the solidified skin thus leaving tunnels.

Lastly a visit to Las Gemelos, the twin craters that are actually sink holes surrounded by Scalesia forest. Vermillion flycatchers and often seen here, as well as short eared owls on occasion. It is a beautiful place to take in the greenery of Galapagos and walk along the small paths around the craters to spot some of the bird life.

At the conclusion of the tour you will be transported back to Puerto Ayora and your hotel.

Your Organizer


AB
Academy Bay Diving
13 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.

Reviews

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
MF
We have wonderful time the guides and instructors were so helpful, equipment in great condition, great food and an amazing and unforgettable experience. Thank You for helping our dreams come through
By Mauro F for Daily Dive Tours - $186 on 01 Oct, 2021
Thank you Mauro! We are very glad you enjoyed your time diving with us!
By Academy Bay Diving on 01 Oct, 2021
AB
Very bad instructor and agency was not mentioning anything about obvious difficult diving conditions. Absolutely not recommendable!
By Thomas D for Daily Dive Tours - $176 on 27 Sep, 2021
Thomas we are very sorry hear this. We wish you would have mentioned it while you were hear in Galapagos, obviously feedback is much easier to act upon when the events are fresh in our minds. North Seymour generally is not a difficult dive site, but maybe you dove a particularly rough day? I hope you enjoy your next diving experience.
By Academy Bay Diving on 01 Oct, 2021
AB
My husband and I did two day tours with Academy Bay and we were very pleased. The communication was great with the staff at the shop, the dive guides were super helpful and nice, and the food was super too! We will definitely be using them again when we return to the Galapagos and highly recommend them to anyone else. Thanks!
By Christina H for Daily Dive Tours on 09 Sep, 2021
Thank you Christina! We hope to see you out here again one day.
By Academy Bay Diving on 01 Oct, 2021
AB
Alice was fantastic. Professional and responsive. The crew and dive guides were excellent as well. Shoutout to Daniel and Paulo who were friendly, professional, and helpful! Would definitely dive with these awesome people again! Los llaves!
By Jennifer K for Humboldt Explorer Dive Cruise on 13 Aug, 2021
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