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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 Warnings and Dangers in Galápagos Islands

Seasickness?

One of the things that concerned me a little before the trip was whether I would get seasick. We had opted for a cruise that included far-flung Genovesa, as it was reckoned by many to be one of the...
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toonsarah
Dec 06, 2012

Minimising the impact

In 1979, the Galápagos National Park was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This meant that the Park’s management and staff were responsible for performing permanent conservation efforts and...
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toonsarah
Dec 06, 2012

Sending postcards from Puerto Ayora

It is expensive to buy stamps for postcards on Galapagos Islands (same price as in the rest of Ecuador though). For Europe the stamp for one postcard is $2.25 (July 2011), so make sure to bring a lot...
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MalenaN
Dec 10, 2011

Beware the "Thieves"

Well, the thieves of the island will stalk you and pester you for morsels of food or some water ... but the little thieves here were actually Mockingbirds and very much welcome to pester me :-) Still,...
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SanguiniA
Feb 12, 2006

Seasickness

The water can be quite rough on some of the passages your boat will sail. Make sure you are prepared by bringing along seasickness remedies. If you don't like pills, consider getting some ginger...
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Quero
Dec 07, 2004

Seasickness

Before going to the Galapagos Islands I had read many warnings about people getting seasick on the cruise boats, especially on the small ones. I don’t get motion sickness, but had never slept on a...
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MalenaN
Dec 10, 2011
 
 
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You can’t walk everywhere

Outside the populated areas visitors are only allowed to visit certain sites, and then always accompanied by a certified naturalist guide. When visiting these visitor sites you can only walk on the...
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MalenaN
Dec 01, 2011

That's a bunch of bull!

Sea lions are everywhere, and as mentioned in a "must see" tip for La Loberia, bull sea lions patrol a particular stretch of beach and shoo off any rivals they encounter.For some reason, a bull often...
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Quero
Dec 08, 2004

check your snorkel before you leave

Though I generally was happy with my snorkeling equipment I did get burnt twice. Once I got one with a purge valve and it leaked and another time it has been used by a heavy smoker and evidently not...
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richiecdisc
Apr 01, 2008

they are not pets...

As cute as the animals might be and as peaceful and fearless they might look don't come too close. One reason is that they might have different ideas in their mind about your good intentions,...
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elsadran
Jun 28, 2008

Stay on the path

Every island landing and visitor site in the park (which holds 95% of the land in the islands) has defined pathways where visitors are expected to walk. Visitors may *not* go beyond the established...
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Quero
Dec 08, 2004

Windbreakers too

It got awfully windy most days, whenever we were out on the cliff edges (which was fairly often) or on some of the more barren rocks. Be sure to bring a light windbreaker along, if that bothers you...
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catalysta
Dec 11, 2003

Black market souvenirs

When you shop for souvenirs in the Galapagos, beware of vendors who offer items made from coral, shells, sea lion teeth, tortoise or turtle shell. Stick to the t-shirts, pottery, wood carvings, canvas...
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Quero
Dec 08, 2004

Don't Break The Rules!

Please remember how important it is that everyone adhere to the rules, to preserve these islands for future visitors. They are unique in this world!Stay on the paths, don't attempt to touch or feed...
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catalysta
Jan 23, 2004

Popular Cities in Galápagos Islands

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Puerto Ayora

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Isla Santa Cruz

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Isla San Cristóbal

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Isla Isabela

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Puerto Villamil

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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

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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Top 5 Galápagos Islands Writers

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"Galapagos Islands"
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Quero

"Places and faces of the Galapagos"
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richiecdisc

"Independently Galapagos"
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toonsarah

"A world apart"
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"The Enchanted Islands"
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