Tuff cones islands

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Departure:at 8:00 am bus pick up from Puerto Ayora

Returning time: approximately at 4:30 pm

Travel Time:speed boat ride takes around 1 hour (August – October the seas can be quite rough). Divers with back or neck injuries are not advised to take this diving journey.

Difficulty level: intermediate

Degree of difficulty: : intermediate to advance

Highlight activity: snorkeling and beach

Transportation:speed boat


The journey starts with a 40-minute bus ride from the hotel to the Itabaca Chanel. Then, a comfortable speed boat is going to take our guests to Daphne Major Island, where the adventurers will be amazed at the unique wildlife (flora and fauna) in natural state. The speed boat is going to offer a wonderful bird watching excursion around the coast of the island. It is possible to observe Nazca boobies, red-billed tropic birds, frigatebirds, and blue-footed boobies. Nearly all of the finches on the island are banded. Then, at the Roca Hundida (also called Piedra Ahogada) shore will be enjoyed snorkeling time, swimming next to the sea lions, sea turtles, Eagle Rays, various species of sharks, and other pelagic species. The boat also will take to the Playa Borrero while our travelers will be taught how to catch Galápagos fish in order to cook a fresh sushini. The last spot of our adventurers will be at the Playa Borrero where is found a pristine beach, so travelers will have pleasant time walking next to the tour guide or just resting on the whitest sand. Adventurers will taste a luscious lunch aboard in the deeply cabin of the boat. Around 3:00 pm the boat will ride back to Puerto Ayora by the same route. It is recommended to wear a wetsuit in order to neutralize the sea temperature because it falls under 20ºC from September to December and it is up of 27ºC from January to August.


-comfortable speed boat

-Lunch (aboard)

-Naturalist Tour Guide accredited by Galápagos National Park

-Snorkeling equipment (mask, snorkel, and fins)

-Purified water .


Does not include - Wetsuit (available at an extra charge) or Tips

Important Note

Always take with you sun screen, repellent, non-slippery shoes, water proof jacket, hat, and camera.

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