This adventure is perfect for those who want to experience the incredible wildlife and scenery of the Galpagos Islands but prefer to sleep on shore so your time on the water is limited to commuting between islands. Go ashore at the lesser-visited island of Isabela and spend your days with playful sea lions, giant manta rays, and the Galpagos giant tortoise. This adventure offers a great balance of guided excursions and free time and optional activities abound.
Santa Cruz IslandPuerto Ayora
Arrive in Santa Cruz and make your way to the hotel.
Santa Cruz Island
Visit the highlands of Santa Cruz to see the giant tortoise’s natural habitat. In the afternoon, kayak the Itabaca Canal and explore the lively underwater world with a mask and snorkel.
Santa Cruz IslandFloreana Island
Spend a free morning enjoying Santa Cruz, before crossing by speedboat to Floreana Island. Get settled at the G Adventures-supported community guesthouse, enjoy an excursion to the highlands and opt to swim or snorkel at Black Beach.
Enjoy a visit to Loberia, where there are opportunities to swim and snorkel. Opt to explore the area around Black Beach.
Floreana IslandIsabela Island
Morning speedboat ride boat to Isabela Island. Enjoy a kayak excursion near Tintoreras and then jump in for a snorkel nearby.
Hike to Sierra Negra Volcano to see the second-largest crater in the world and enjoy a downhill bike excursion. Visit the Giant Tortoise Breeding Centre on the way back to town. Opt to take surfing lessons on the nearby beach.
Isabela IslandSanta Cruz Island
Free day to enjoy Isabela Island, choose from snorkelling, surfing or a variety of other activities before returning to Santa Cruz by speedboat.
Puerto AyoraSanta Cruz Island
Depart at any time.