Galapagos Multisport

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.

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Duration: 8 Days Guaranteed Departure: Yes
For lovers of: Hiking, Canoeing, Road Cycling, Kayaking (unspecified), Multisport, Trekking Physical rating: Average
Accommodation standard:   Budget% Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
Your Guide: English speaking Tour code: 157088
Starts: Bellavista, Ecuador Finishes: Bellavista, Ecuador
You will visit
  • Santa Cruz Island
  • Santa Cruz Island



Day 1: Santa Cruz/Puerto Ayora

As reaching the hotel in Santa Cruz (Puerto Ayora) from the Baltra airport can be tricky, exit the airport and head for the public bus to Itabaca Canal. From there, take a ferry across the canal to Santa Cruz Island. From the ferry terminal, opt to take a taxi or bus to Puerto Ayora, typically a 45-min ride.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting


Day 2: Santa Cruz (1B, 1L)

Visit the highlands of Santa Cruz to observe the Galapagos giant tortoise in its natural surroundings. The area is also famous for amazing lava tunnels, some of which are more than 1km (.6 mi) long! From this elevation, the panoramic views of the other islands are stunning.

Later in the day, head to Tortuga Bay, a beautiful beach with fine white sand to visit marine iguanas, do some kayaking, or soak up some sun.

Included Activities:
Santa Cruz Highlands Excursion
Tortuga Bay Kayaking


Day 3: Santa Cruz/Floreana Island (1B, 1D)

After a free morning, depart Santa Cruz and head to Floreana Island. Keep an eye out for dolphins and the magnificent albatross along the way. Enjoy an introduction to snorkelling directly off Black Beach on the island. After, head up to the seldom-visited highlands of Floreana. Hear tales about the pirates, whalers, seal hunters and bucaneers who once lived in this isolated and unique landscape.

Additional Notes:
Please note that travel between islands is done by speedboat. The ride can be quite rough, especially from July to December. Make sure to bring sea sickness medication if you are prone to sea sickness.

Included Activities:
Black Beach Snorkelling
Floreana Highlands Excursion

Speedboat (2.00-3.00 hours)


Day 4: Floreana Island (1B, 1L, 1D)

Walk along the black sand beach to Loberia to enjoy beach snorkelling or swimming. Please be sure you are a comfortable swimmer. The water here can be rough and the currents are strong.

Included Activities:
Loberia Snorkelling Excursion


Day 5: Floreana Island/Isabela Island (1B, 1L)

Take a morning speedboat journey to Isabela Island. Visit "Tintoreras", Shark Alley to kayak and observe the white tip reef sharks found swimming in the channels between the rocks. Get a close-up view of pelicans, frigatebirds, and diving blue-footed boobies. Watch for manta rays and rare Galapagos penguins, of which only 800 pairs exist. Snorkel in the calm waters of Concha de Perla and keep an eye out for marine life.

Included Activities:
Concha de Perla snorkelling
Las Tintoreras (Shark Alley) Excursion

Speedboat (2.00 hour(s), 37km)


Day 6: Isabela Island (1B, 1L)

Take a full day tour on Isabela Island that includes a trek up the Sierra Negra Volcano, one of the most active volcanoes in Galapagos boasting the second largest crater in the world. Hike to the summit to experience a birds-eye view of the magical landscape.

Stop by the Giant Tortoise Breeding Centre on the way back to town. In the evening, opt for a surfing lesson or relax at the bar or on the beach and enjoy a nice cold beer or cocktail.

Included Activities:
Sierra Negra Volcano Excursion

Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s), 55km)


Day 7: Isabela Island/Santa Cruz (1B)

Enjoy a day free for activities in Isabela Island, where how much activity is involved is up to you. In the afternoon, set sail for Santa Cruz Island and dock at the town of Puerto Ayora. After a late hotel check-in, enjoy free time to explore this bustling little town and sample some of the local restaurants and bars, or maybe do some souvenir shopping in one of the many shops.

Speedboat (2.00 hour(s), 46km)


Day 8: Puerto Ayora/Santa Cruz (1B)

Depart at any time.

    • Swimming and snorkelling in Floreana
    • Highlands excursion
    • Biking excursion
    • Sierra Negra Volcano hike
    • Giant Tortoise Breeding Centre visit
    • Puerto Ayora town visit
    • Santa Cruz highlands visit
    • Tortuga Bay walk and kayaking excursion
    • Gemelo twin craters visit
    • Snorkel and kayak on Isabela Island
    • Isabela Municipal Tax
    • Internal flights
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    • Hotels (7 nights)
    Meals Included
    • 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners
    • Speed boat, van, pickup truck, local bus, Zodiac
    Group Leader
    • CEO/naturalist guide while in the Galápagos Islands (certified by the Galápagos National Park Authority), Local G Adventures representative in Quito
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Tour Highlights:
  • Encounter incredible wildlife
  • Snorkel and swim with sea turtles and manta rays
  • Take a cycle around Isabela Island
  • Hike the Sierra Negra Volcano