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Galapagos Top Excursions Pass
"1. Galapagos History Excursion and Airport to Hotel Private Transfer We will welcome you at the Baltra airport to take you to your hotel on the Santa Cruz island. Your transfer will begin by bus ride to the tip of the Itabaca channel where you will proceed by public ferry service in the Island of Santa Cruz. On the way visit the lava tunnels and a Turtle reserve. Visit to the Scientific Charles Darwin Station where you can learn more about the Galápagos Island and observe Giant Turtles in captivity.Available everyday with airport pick-up.2. Tortuga Beach and Bay Tour (8 hours)In the morning excursion to Tortuga Bay Beach after 40-minute walk (approx.) we will arrive at one of the most beautiful beaches in the Islands with time to swim and enjoy the beach. Free time for lunch (not included). In the afternoon tour around the bay aboard a yacht we start with a visit to “La Lobería” named because for the presence of sea lions. Here you will be able to swim or snorkel.Next
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Scuba Diving at Kicker Rock for Certified Divers
"Your certified-dive adventure begins as you meet your instructor at the dive shop in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. From there you will head to Kicker Rock which is about 45 minutes away. This protected marine reserve holds amazing scenery and marine life which you will encounter as you enjoy the dives. You will first head to Cerro Brujo and Kicker Rock. Here you will check all your equipment and gear and receive a safety briefing. Then you will enjoy snorkeling and practice for a while. Admire the beautiful surroundings and encounter amazing wildlife. You will stay here until noon and then head to Kicker Rock for a wonderful dive experience. Here you will spend around 3 hours diving. The depth ranges from 10 to 40 meters (30 to 130 feet) and it is a great place to spot pelagics schooling fish octopus and invertebrates. The wall dive is usually performed using the light to moderate current to drift. Visibility is often 10 to 15 meters (30 to 50 feet) and surge moderate closer to the wall. You can also encounter Hammerhead sharks and Galapagos
From $220.00
 
Half-Day Santa Cruz Island-Bahia Tour
"This tour is in charge of taking tourists to six different emblematic sights of the Galapagos Islands. First you will make a visit to the ""Loberia"". It is a small island located two miles away where the sea lions are. They are very friendly and like to swim with people. In the seabed there are a lot of invertebrates fish and sea lions which can be seen through the glass bottom boat which has also toured coastal birding marine iguanas and basaltic formations. Then we move to ""Canal de Tiburones"" which is a fissure or crack swellings formed by magmatic chamber where sleeping tintoreras sharks ravine and are completely harmless among the lava rocks are oceanic birds. The third destination to be visited is ""Canal de el Amor"" another fissure fantastic for photography of exceptional scenic beauty. Then head to the ""Bay of Franklin"". In this bay are sea turtles
From $56.00

More What to Pack in Galápagos Islands

Packing list part II

Bring a small daypack for hiking on the islands to carry water, hats, sunscreen, etc. Hats-brought both a baseball cap and a hat that tied under my chin, used both Our ship had a small 1st aid kit but...
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Dabs
Jun 24, 2014

Galapagos packing list

We traveled in late May which is the end of the rainy season, beginning of the cooler drier weather. I wore shorts every day and a short sleeved shirt, bring a couple of extras because you do get...
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Dabs
Jun 24, 2014

Pack light

Just one luggage is fine and one carry-on. But if you're carrying a DSLR camera just use your camera bag as your carry-on and put your documents/travel itinerary etc. The reason I'm saying this is...
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miniexplorer
Jul 06, 2013

What to bring?

There are weight restrictions on flights from the mainland, so check before you travel. Most Quito hotels will let you store baggage there so you can take only what you will need on the islands, but...
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toonsarah
Dec 10, 2012

MAKE SURE YOUR CAMERA BATTERIES ARE FULLY CHARGED

I usually carry a little backpack that carries my camera gear and neccesary daily toilet items .Never be without bottled fresh water. ORA good reliable insect and mosquito repellant A good pair of...
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DennyP
Nov 04, 2011

Don't get seasick

Backpack for day hikes Sun hat, thongs for the boat, lightweight hiking shoes. You really don't need Keens. We were there the end of May and first couple of days in June. Sunny and warm every day....
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ddbleu
Jul 09, 2009
 
 
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Footwear

I brought Keens which I really didn't need. They are heavy and I had to pack them around with me when I went on to Peru. For the wet landings, people took off their shoes and just waded to shore. It...
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ddbleu
Jul 09, 2009

Don't forget the bug spray!!

Although you won't need it for all the islands, some beaches and trails do have annoyinh flies that bite...so bring the DEET!!! Also, remember to bring a high number SPF Sunscreen, since the sun is...
winkd2
Apr 26, 2009

My thoughts on what to take

Soft-sided luggage and as little as possible. There is not a whole lot of storage space in most rooms on the boats and soft-sided is easier to fit into small, odd-shaped places. Check to see if there...
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kathymof
Jul 27, 2008

the sun is hot, the sea is cold...

Average temperatures are 24C between July and November and 28C October to June. So bring the appropriate clothes. A light waterproof jacket might be necessary in the rainy season. The sun is very...
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elsadran
May 29, 2008

go wide, go long

A backpack comes in handy if you want to walk from the dock to town in places like Villamil, Isabella. In general, it frees you up and you don't have to depend on a ride. If you can't carry it on your...
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richiecdisc
Apr 01, 2008

The water here is COOOOOOOLD!

It's worth bringing your own snorkel gear whether you're snorkeling or diving. The gear on the ships (both cruise ships and dive ships) isn't warm enough for the Humboldt current and isn't stocked...
zoechance
Sep 21, 2007

Some boats have electricity some don´t

Medium sized weather proof backpack board shorts, tshirts, waterproof sandals, walking shoes, sunglasses, wind cheater Sea sickness pills, lots of sun cream 30+ Toilet Paper, soap, good water...
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cybergenic
Dec 12, 2006

Take it or do without

Pack as light as possible , back packs are the best for storing in your cabin. Make sure you take good footwear . The terrain is often very rough and you need water sandels for those wet landings. We...
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easterntrekker
Oct 07, 2006

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Top Hotels in Galápagos Islands

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Km 12, via a Baltra, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
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Isla Isabela, , Puerto Villamil, Galapagos
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Callejon 2, Av de La Armada Puerto Baquerizo Moreno 05, 252 0173
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Top Things to Do in Galápagos Islands

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Charles Darwin Research Station

Is big enough inside that you need some time. Our guide explained that they still expanded the place, people works here are all voluntary. So, every house we saw they're doing different research....
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Lava Tunnels

The lava tunnel in Bellavista is the second largest lava tunnel in South America and it is 2250 metres long. Somewhere in the middle it has collapsed and that is where you find the entrance to the...
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Walking around in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

It sounds weird they called this area Malecon. It reminds me a Malecon 2000 in Guayaquil, maybe there is a very little similarity to it except here in San Cristobal is very small. Puerto Baquerizo...
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Wildlife - Animals on Isabela

One of the highlights of Galapagos Islands is to see the amazing Marine Iguanas (Amblyrhynchus cristatus). They are endemic to the islands and they are also the only lizards in the word that swim in...
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Las Tintoreras Tour

I booked the Bay Tour at Hostal La Jungla the evening before going on the tour and it was $25 (July 2011). At 9 o’clock in the morning I was picked up at the hostel and in Puerto Villamil we picked up...
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Snorkeling

The first snorkeling stop at Isla Pinzon was at a small rocky islet on the north/north-western side of the island. As we arrived a few dolphins swam past, but we were not ready to go into the water....
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"Places and faces of the Galapagos"
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"Independently Galapagos"
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"A world apart"
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"The Enchanted Islands"
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