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  • Address: Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

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Tortuga Bay Beach Tours

This white sandy beach area is one of the most famous in the Galapagos, both for its beauty and for its wildlife. Sightings of marine iguanas, sea lions, crabs, birds and, of course, turtles are frequent. 

There are two main stretches of beach; the first is popular for surfing, though currents can be strong, while the second is more conducive to swimming and snorkeling. Colorful reef fish, rays and white tip reef shark have all been spotted here.

To get to Tortuga Bay, you must hike a stone and boardwalk path through trees and cacti, where you might spot some of the Galapagos’ famous birds, such as flamingos, finches, pelicans and the blue-footed booby. Whether you come for the sand or the wildlife, Tortuga Bay is one of the Galapagos’ best offerings for both.

Practical Info

Located on the Santa Cruz island, Tortuga Bay Beach is accessible via a 20-minute walk (1.55 miles) from Puerto Ayora. The path is open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., and visitors must sign in with the Galapagos Park Service office. There is no admission fee.

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Tortuga Bay Tour and Yacht Cruise to La Loberia Island, Galapagos Islands, null
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Tortuga Bay Tour and Yacht Cruise to La Loberia Island

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Departing from Santa Cruz island, you'll spend the day exploring two famous Galapagos sites. In the morning, relax on the beautiful Tortuga Bay beach, then, in ...  Read more

Location: Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $169.00
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4-Day Galapagos Islands Express Tour

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Galápagos Islands, highland part of Santa Cruz Island (Includes lava Tunnels and a turtle reserve), Tortuga Beach & Bay Tour.

Location: Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Duration: 4 days (approx.)

From USD $535.00
4-Day Galapagos Tour, Galapagos Islands, Multi-day Tours
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4-Day Galapagos Tour

Join us in this tour through the magic island of Santa Cruz located in the world famous Galapagos Islands , you will visit the the most important turistic ...  Read more

Location: Santa Cruz, Ecuador
Duration: 4 days (approx.)

From USD $600.00

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