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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

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Flying to the Galapagos Islands

Our boat trip departed from the airport in Baltra, it appeared that there are two airlines that fly into Baltra from Quito or Guayquil, TAME and Aerogal which is soon to be called Avianca. The travel...
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Selecting a boat cruise

Unlike most travelers to the Galapagos, we didn't spend hours pouring over the different options for cruises in the Galapagos. We were booking rather late, mid April for a late May cruise and some of...
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Nemo II

The Nemo II is a 12 passenger catamaran with 6 cabins, the two on the main deck were double beds and the four below deck had bunk beds. It was billed as a ship in the comfort class (better than...
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From the boat back to the airport

The trip back to the airport was similar to arrival, they packed us on a bus, our luggage on a cart and then we all went to stand in line at Aerogal. Because of my leg they gave me priority although...
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Baltra airport to the cruise ship dock

The Galapagos cruise industry is highly organized, most of the ships meet you at the airport in Quito, walk you through the process there and then another representative meets you at the Baltra...
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Flying to Galapagos Islands

There are no international flight to Galapagos Islands, but you have to fly from Quito or Guayaquil. From Quito to Galapagos it takes almost 2.5 hours, and that includes a stop in Guayaquil (when I...
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From Baltra Airport to Puerto Ayora

When you fly to Galapagos Islands from mainland Ecuador you will either arrive at the airport near Puerto Baquerizo Moreno on San Cristóbal, or to the main airport on Isla Baltra. Isla Baltra is a...
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Speedboat between Puerto Ayora and Puerto Villamil

Before coming to Galapagos I had read that it is good to buy the ticket for the speedboat a day in advance during high season. As I visited in July and was going to be aboard a boat the day before my...
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Zodiacs

Since pretty much the entire Archipeligo is a National Park with limited access and next to nothing in landing areas, you need to be able to land up against a rock, or on a beach. The zodiac boats,...
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Flying to Baltra

There are two airports on the Galápagos Islands, on Baltra and San Christobel, and we, like most tourists, flew to the former, on one of the several airlines serving the route, Tame (other...
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Transfer to your boat

The airport at Baltra is just a five minute drive away from the small port where the cruise boats moor, and the journey is undertaken on a fleet of elderly buses whose comings and goings are...
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Our itinerary

Regulations have been introduced quite recently that prohibit any boat from revisiting any island within a fortnight, so all the boats these days have two one-week itineraries, which they alternate....
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Cruising on the Letty

WE travelled around the Galapogos on the Letty . We booked the trip directly with Ecoventura which is the company that owns the Letty and her two sister ships. It was less exoensive than an outside...
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Transportes Aereos Militares Ecuatorianos (TAME)

You will travel from Quito or Guayaquil to the Galapagos. TAME schedules daily flights and operates principally out of the Baltra Island airport. A second airline, AeroGal, operates mainly out of the...
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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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Puerto Villamil

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Isla Isabela

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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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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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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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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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