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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
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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
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Snorkeling

While I'm sure the amount of snorkeling varies from boat to boat, we went snorkeling twice a day on several of the days, I think it was 7 or 8 times in total. If you've never been snorkeling before,...
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Snorkelling in the Galápagos

If you have never snorkelled before, the Galápagos Islands just might be a good place to start! You won’t just see another part of this special environment, its undersea worlds, but you may also get...
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Rent a bike

One afternoon I rented a bike in Puerto Villamil on Isla Isabela. To rent a bike was $2.50 per hour (July 2011), and the bike was okay to use on the bumpy dirt road to Muro de Las Lagrimas. There are...
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by all means get in the water!

No trip to the Galapagos Islands is complete without getting below the water's surface. There is so much to see under water and it's one place to escape the crowds. Well, to be honest, it's not all...
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Put the lead on and roll in

If you are a scuba diver, the Galapagos represents one of those "holy grail" kind of places. You want to go, you hope you will be able to some day, but you don't really expect to make it all the way...
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Snorkelling and Diving

The Galapagos's underwater world is just as interesting as the islands themselves, so do yourselves a favour and don't miss out .... there is plenty to be seen and experienced: like sharks, rays,...
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Snorkelling and Scuba equipment

We were on the cheaper tours which are about US$80 per day on boats that hold about 9 people.The people who went on "organised" scuba dives were constantly frustrated by the disorganisation of the...
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Diving the Galapagos on a non-live-aboard

Part of the reason we selected the Seaman was because it offered diving but wasn't a 5-6 dives/day diving enthusiast cruise. The boat had a good set-up for diving - nice large platform on the back,...
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SCUBA Diving with Scuba Iguana

We went on three dives with SCUBA Iguana, and it was honestly the best diving we have ever done. Our first two dives were at North Seymore. We say white tip sharks, tons of sea lions, morays, green...
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Diving With The Hammerheads and Whale Sharks

Although it's not my thing to seek out extra adrenaline rushes (I feel my life has offered me plenty for free), those of you who wish to can dive with the hammerheads can go to a submerged volcanic...
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That Water's Colder Than It Looks...

Be sure you bring a wetsuit along. Despite the equatorial position these islands occupy, the water can be quite cool for swimming, snorkeling and diving. Those on our trip who had wetsuits to wear...
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Scuba diving isn't the only game in town

If you do the boat trip down to the southern islands, you are likely to stop at Floreana where there is a football pitch marked out in the sand. We had a match where the crew played the passengers -...
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Popular Cities in Galápagos Islands

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Puerto Ayora

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Isla Santa Cruz

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Isla Isabela

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Puerto Villamil

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Isla San Cristóbal

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Isla Pinzón

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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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Puerto Villamil, 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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Avenue Quito y Tulcan, , Ecuador
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Via a la Loberia, Puerto Velasco Ibarra , Ecuador
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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

When I was on my way back to Puerto Ayora after one of the daytrips on bicycle I noticed a signboard along the road, not far from the town. It was a signboard for El Mirador de los Tuúneles and the...
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Wildlife - Animals on Isabela

The Galapagos Sea Lion (Zalophus californianus wollebaeki) is an endemic subspecies. It is common, and there is a population of about 50 000 Sea Lions in the Galapagos Islands. They can be seen in...
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Centro de Crianza Arnaldo Tupiza - Tortoise Breeding Center

Long ago whalers and pirates hunted tortoises to keep on board their ships as the tortoises could survive a long time without food and water. In this way the sailors had access to fresh meat while...
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Cerro Brujo

Is not easy to get here on your own you need to book a tour or join on a cruise, it will be expensive but well worth every penny. This was included in our route during cruise to San Cristobal Is such...
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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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