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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

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 7 Reviews

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
4-Day Galapagos Islands Express Tour, Galapagos Islands, Day Cruises
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4-Day Galapagos Islands Express Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

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 $714.00
Galapagos Islands Cruise: 4-Day Catamaran Sail Aboard the 'Nemo I', Galapagos Islands, Multi-day ... 
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Galapagos Islands Cruise: 4-Day Catamaran Sail Aboard the 'Nemo I'

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

Dreamed of sailing and exploring the Galapagos Islands at the same time? This 4-day catamaran cruise aboard the ‘Nemo I' fulfills your wish. Discover the ...  Read more

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

From USD $1,595.00
4-Day Cuyabeno Amazon Rainforest, Amazon, Multi-day Cruises
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4-Day Cuyabeno Amazon Rainforest

The Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve. Ecuador designated the 603.380 square kilometres (2,329.7 sq mi) a protected wildlife zone since July 26th, 1979. This positive ...  Read more

Location: Nueva Loja, Ecuador
Duration: 4 days (approx.)

From USD $362.00
9-Day Tour Including Hacienda La Danesa and Galapagos, Guayaquil, Multi-day Tours
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9-Day Tour Including Hacienda La Danesa and Galapagos

This exclusive offer is tailored for travelers interested in visiting the Galápagos Islands and the Ecuadorean tropical countryside. Great for travelers ...  Read more

Location: Guayaquil, Ecuador
Duration: 9 days (approx.)

From USD $4,920.00
8 Day Quito City & Galápagos Islands Land Tour, Quito, Multi-day Tours
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8 Day Quito City & Galápagos Islands Land Tour

This 8-day  program you will experience the highlights of Quito, Capital of Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. you can choose from Standard to Luxury ...  Read more

Location: Quito, Ecuador
Duration: 8 days (approx.)

From USD $2,348.00
15-Days Budget Program Highlights Ecuador and Galapagos Islands, Quito, Multi-day Tours
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15-Days Budget Program Highlights Ecuador and Galapagos Islands

This Ecuador complete budget tour will show you all the highlights of this so diverse country. You won’t miss a thing for sure! During this 15-day tour, you ...  Read more

Location: Quito, Ecuador
Duration: 14 days (approx.)

From USD $3,038.00
Galapagos Islands Last-Minute Cruise, Galapagos Islands, Multi-day Tours
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Galapagos Islands Last-Minute Cruise

Immerse yourself in the excitement and natural beauty of the Galapagos Islands during this cruise through the South American archipelago. Chose from three ...  Read more

Location: Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Duration: Flexible

From USD $1,250.00
Galapagos Cruise: 4-Day Tour to Santa Cruz, Genovesa and San Cristobal Islands, Galapagos Islands, ... 
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Galapagos Cruise: 4-Day Tour to Santa Cruz, Genovesa and San Cristobal Islands

Looking for a Galapagos Islands adventure but short on time? This 4-day cruise aboard the ‘San Jose’ motor yacht provides just the ticket. Wind through the ...  Read more

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

From USD $1,895.00
Galapagos Island Cruise: 4-Day Tour Aboard the 'Archipel I', Galapagos Islands, Multi-day Cruises
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Galapagos Island Cruise: 4-Day Tour Aboard the 'Archipel I'

Take part in a once-in-a-lifetime journey aboard the catamaran ‘Archipel I’, a comfortable motor yacht, as you sail around the UNESCO-listed Galapagos Islands ...  Read more

Location: Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
Duration: 4 days (approx.)

From USD $1,645.00

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