Galapagos Giant Tortoise.

Day Trips Galapagos 2024

An effective way of exploring the Galapagos Islands is taking different tours that last just one day. The Galapagos Islands are located 1,000 km (620 miles) off the coast of Ecuador, and it’s the most visited place in the country, both by national and foreign tourists. There are tours and excursions departing from the islands of Santa Cruz, San Cristobal and Isabela. In each tour, you can participate in activities like snorkeling, hiking, experiential fishing or swimming with whitetip reef sharks and sea lions. You can also admire the famous Galapagos giant tortoises, marine iguanas, frigates and penguins , and be fascinated while gazing at beautiful landscapes, such as the ones in Bartolomé Island.

Marine iguana in Santa Cruz island.

Day trips departing from Santa Cruz Island

The island of Santa Cruz is in the middle of the Galapagos Islands, and it has a wide variety of tours departing daily. The most visited islands are: Bartolomé, Seymour, Isabela, Daphne, Pinzón, Santa Fe and Floreana. In addition, you can take half-days tour to visit the “El Chato” tortoise reserve or to explore the bay of Puerto Ayora by boat.

Bartolome Island.

Bartolome Island trip

Get to know the beautiful landscapes that Bartolomé has to offer.
From: $268

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Male frigate bird.

Seymour Island trip

Seymour Island is home to the largest colony of frigatebirds
From: $250

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Galapagos penguin.

Isabela Island trip

Admire the beautiful scenery and a wide variety of animals, including the Galapagos penguins.
From: $178

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Whitetip shark

Pinzón Island trip

Swim alongside the docile whitetip sharks.
From: $168

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Sea lions.

Santa Fe Island trip

Snorkel alongside playful sea lions.
From: $159

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Sea stars.

Trip 180° Santa Cruz

Visit Santa Cruz, Pinzon and Daphne islands, snorkel and see starfish.
From: $192

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Stone face Floreana island.

Floreana Island trip

Learn about the history of the first settlers and pirates.
From: $154

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Galapagos Giant Tortoise.

El Chato Reserve trip

Visit the Galapagos giant tortoises in their natural habitat.
From: $115

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Las Grietas of the island Santa Cruz Puerto Ayora

Bahia trip

Take a boat tour off the bay of Puerto Ayora and swim in Las Grietas.
Desde: $57

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Sierra Negra volcano Isabela island.

Day trips departing from Isabela Island

Isabela is the largest island in Galapagos, known for its volcanoes and beautiful landscapes. From there, you can take day tours to visit the Sierra Negra volcano or the Cabo Rosa underwater lava tunnels, one of the best snorkeling spots in Galapagos, where you will have the opportunity to swim with sea turtles, whitetip reef sharks and seahorses. You can also take a kayaking excursion to an islet called Las Tintoreras.

Isabela Island Tunnels.

The Tunnels trip

Get to know the underwater lava tunnels and snorkel.
From: $139

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Sierra Negra volcano.

Sierra Negra Volcano trip

The best hike in South America to a volcano.
From: $62

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Kayak on the Tintoreras islet.

Tintoreras Islet kayak trip

Admire from a kayak the beautiful landscape of Las Tintoreras Islet.
From: $65

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Kicker Rock San Cristobal island.

Day trips departing from San Cristobal Island

The island of San Cristobal has an area of 558 m2 and is the provincial capital of Galapagos. Here you can take a tour to Kicker Rock – called “León Dormido” in Spanish – which is a rock formation that resembles a sleeping lion. You can also take the 360° Tour around the island of San Cristobal. Finally, on the tour to Espanola Island you will get to visit the nesting site of albatrosses.

Kicker Rock

Kicker Rock (León Dormido) trip

Snorkel in the channel formed by this iconic rock.
From: $153

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Witch Hill on San Cristobal Island.

360° San Cristobal trip

Go on a boat tour around the San Cristobal Island.
From: $192

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Albatross.

Espanola Island trip

Get to know the largest nesting site of the beautiful albatrosses.
From: $261

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Light aircraft.

Recommendations

To make your trip more efficient and enjoy the wonderful Galapagos Islands, we recommend the following pages:

Tourist packages.

Tourist packages

Get to know the Galapagos Islands in a package of 4, 5, 7 day or customized tours.

Interisland flights.

Interisland flights

Transport yourself by plane quickly and comfortably between the Galapagos Islands.

SeaStar Cruise.

SeaStar Cruise

Visit the wonders of the Galapagos Islands in comfort and convenience.

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