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Tortuga Bay Day Trip

Enormous marine iguanas, giant tortoises, sea lions, paradise beaches and incredibly diverse ecosystems... Discover why the Galapagos are known as the Enchanted Islands.

Tortuga Bay Day Trip Itinerary

After being picked up from your accommodation in the Puerto Ayora hotel zone first thing in the morning, you'll begin your day with a pleasant 40 minute walk through the forest to Bahía Tortuga - or Tortuga Bay.

Hidden in the bay and surrounded by green mangroves, you'll find the peaceful Playa Mansa. Spend the morning making the most of the beach: relax on the soft white sand and take in the sun, or swim in the crystalline azure waters of the sea.

You'll have time to eat lunch (not included) before continuing your day trip. Around 2 pm, you'll meet back up at the Tortuga Bay dock to board a motorboat which will take you out to sea to explore the island's surroundings.

Make a stop at La Lobería, a small island inhabited by sea lions. As well as having the opportunity to swim with these playful and adorable animals, you'll also be able to snorkel here to discover the amazing wealth of marine life around the Galapagos archipelago.

Continue your cruise towards the Tunnel of Love, a natural fissure between large rock formations through which flow pristine turquoise waters. At the end of the rock tunnel, you'll reach a viewpoint from which you'll be able to spot oceanic white-tipped sharks. An unforgettable experience!

After another short hike, you'll next arrive at Playa de los Perros, Spanish for Dog Beach, which is famous for being home to the largest number of marine iguanas on the isle of Santa Cruz. The last stop on your boat cruise will be the tiny beach at Punta Estrada, before you head back to the dock and finally to your hotel in Puerto Ayora.

Hotel pick up

This tour includes a pick up and drop off service at around 7:45 am from the main hotels in Puerto Ayora, on Santa Cruz Island: Flamingo, Red Booby, Mainao, Galapagos Suites, Fernandina, Villa Laguna, Isla Sol, SolyMar, Angermeyer and Royal Palm. The local tour provider will contact you to confirm the exact pick up time.

If your hotel is not in the above pick up area, please make your way to the meeting point at Hotel Maidith White Cove (Cucuve and Floreana Streets) for 8 am.

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protection and safety, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. Specifically, the provider of this tour will apply the following measures:

  • Tours or activities will not consist of more than 6 people per group.
  • A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.
  • The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.
  • Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.
  • All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.
  • Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.
  • The temperature and wellness of all those taking part in the service will be monitored daily, excluding and maintaining in quarantine any who display fever or symptoms.
  • The temperature of all attendees will be taken, and admission will be denied to those with a temperature of more than 37 degrees Celsius (99 Fahrenheit), and a full refund applied.
  • The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.
  • The capacity of all means of transport will be reduced to 25% of their maximum capacity.
  • At monuments, museums and attractions, the maximum permitted capacity will be a 30% of the total maximum capacity.
  • Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
  • Alcoholic drinks are not available.
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Price

Adults Children under 3 years old
US$ 169
Free
  • Adults

    US$ 169
  • Children under 3 years old

    Free

* A reservation for one person will include a supplement.

More Information

Duration

8 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that simultaneously speaks in english and spanish.

The activity takes place with a guide that simultaneously speaks in english and spanish.

Included

Hotel pick up and drop off.

English speaking guide.

Boat trip.

When to book?

You can book up until the previous day (6:00 am) if there are still places available. Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability.

Digital voucher

Show the voucher on your phone to take part in the activity.

Accessibility

No, not suitable for people with reduced mobility.

Pet-friendly?

No.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

US$ 169
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.