4 Day – Diving Tour – Santa Cruz

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Key Features
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4 DAY / 3 NIGHT TOURS
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SANTA CRUZ, SAN CRISTOBAL
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DIVING, HIKING

This four day tour allows you to experience great dives in a short time! It can be an “before or after cruise tour” or you can combine it with one of our regular island- hopping tours.

  • MEALS: Meals are not “a la carte”, but menus. Please let us know, if you have any allergy or special diet. Typical meal is soup, main plate with vegetables and rice, fresh made juice and a dessert. Coffee and alcoholic drinks are not included. In this tour you have a meal in a restaurant and 2 meals on board during the excursions (it is usually a simple meal or box lunch). Dinners are not included but our staff will recommend you the best places in town.
  • TRANSPORTATION: Is made by small speedboats to the dive sites. Navigation times can take up to 2 hours (Floreana, Bartolome, and less for the other, around 1h00, 1h30) due to the distance between islands and currents. We cannot control the ocean, if a swell comes in the ride can be bumpy, especially during the Garúa season.If you are usually subject to motion sickness please bring parches or pills (you can also buy pills on Galapagos).From experience, the parches are really effective
  • RYTHM OF THE TOUR: To make most out of the time spent on the Galapagos Islands, early wake ups are scheduled. If you would like to spend some extra days on your own without itinerary, we will be happy to help you to book extra nights before and/or after the tour.

Hotels:

(there are 3 categories of hotels):

TOURIST CLASS HOTELS: ★

Tourist class: simple and clean, with private bathroom in each room and hot water such as:

    • Algarrobos (San Cristobal)
    • Iguana (Isabela)
    • Déjà Vu (Santa Cruz)

TOURIST SUPERIOR CLASS HOTELS: ★★

Llarger rooms, TV, Air-Conditioning such as:

    • Casa Playa Mann (San Cristobal)
    • Isabela Beach House (Isabela)
    • Villa Laguna (Santa Cruz)

FIRST CLASS HOTELS: ★★

Superior rooms, boutique hotel style, Air-Conditioning, well located such as:

    • Angermeyer Waterfront Inn
    • Solymar (Santa Cruz)
Itinerary

Day 1Santa Cruz

You will arrive at Baltra airport and be transferred to Santa Cruz. Going down to Puerto Ayora, you will Visit the Manzanillo ranch to spot giant tortoises in the wild! Lunch will be provided at Manzanillo and after, you will visit the Garrapatero beach where you will be able to swim. Then you will go to the dive shop to have a briefing about the next day’s dive. Evening is free, you can choose among all the restaurants in port for dinner – you have a great variety of restaurants there from sandwiches – pizza places to more gastronomical options. The Kiosks are a great option: every night, in the center of Puerto Ayora, restaurants take the tables and chairs in the street which is closed to circulation and you can have a great typical meal with the locals.
Non diver: same program
Tour with a private guide

Meals included: Breakfast and lunch

Day 2Diving around Santa Cruz - 2 dives

You will go by boat for 2 dives around Santa Cruz (the sites will be confirmed with your booking according to availability and also according to your experience, as some sites are more technical than others). Typical underwater life in Galapagos is sting and eagle rays, white tipped reef sharks, black tipped sharks, hammerhead sharks, sea lions, Pacific green turtles, garden eels, and a large variety of tropical fishes. Example of dive sites: Seymour, Floreana, Bartolome, Gordon Rocks…
Non diver: land tour to Seymour, Bartolomé, Plazas or Santa Fé
Shared tour with max 12 for the dive and 20 for the land tour (non divers)

Meals included: Breakfast and lunch

Day 3Diving around Santa Cruz - 2 dives

Today, you will explore another dive site, different from the previous day. The second dive will be done at approx. 3PM and then you will be navigation back to port so you will have at least 18 hours between the last dive and your flight (if you do not want to dive the day before your flight, we can offer you a land tour instead of diving). You will not go deeper than 20 or 25 meters – in case of Gordon Rocks dive (for experienced divers only).
Non diver: land tour to Seymour, Bartolomé, Plazas or Santa Fé
Shared tour with max 12 for the dive and 20 for the land tour (non divers)

Meals included: Breakfast and lunch

Day 4Baltra

Free time until your pick up for your transfer to the airport. You can choose to visit the Charles Darwin Station (free entrance) or just do some souvenir shopping.
Non diver: same program
Transfer with a private chauffeur

Meals included: Breakfast

Prices:

Tourist class hotels
single room supplement:
USD $55

per person

Diver:
$1290 USD

Non Diver
$1293 USD

Tourist superior class single room supplement:
USD $168

per person

Diver:
$1338 USD

Non Diver:
$1372 USD

FIRST CLASS
Single room supplement:
USD $779

per person

Diver:
1793 USD

Non diver:
$1827 USD

Tour Details

Prices Include

  • daily visits with a Guide certified by the National Park – we use local guides on each island, and you are also assisted by our operation staff on each island (English speaking)
  • meals mentioned
  • accommodation in double-room (please specify if twin room or double bed needed)
  • all transportation on the islands (boat, car) (except transportation during the free time)
  • complete dive gear except dive computer
  • snorkeling gear for non divers

Prices Exclude

  • flight from/to mainland (approx. 550$)
  • Entrance fee to the Galapagos National Park $100, -** (to be paid upon arrival at the airport – CASH ONLY – There is no ATM at the airport. Please bring enough cash)
  • INGALA Migration card $20** to be paid in cash in Quito or Guayaquil airport (Consejo de Gobierno counter, easy to spot in the airport. There you will also have to register your personal details before you go to the check-in counter of your airline)
  • all not mentioned services in the program as well as travel insurance, tips etc
  • use of Nitrox, (not easily available on the islands)
  • ** Prices can change without prior notice from the government authorities

The program can change due to National Park rules or meteorological conditions without prior notice.