Get up close and personal with marine iguanas, sea lions, and hawks on a day trip to Santa Fe Island from Santa Cruz. There’s no risk of missing your boat with included hotel pickup. Once aboard the yacht, you’ll set off for Santa Fe Island. In addition to wildlife sightings, you’ll have time to enjoy Playa Escondida. The day tour also includes a filling lunch with a vegetarian option available.
Relax in convenient pickup from your hotel
Enjoy an included lunch on board the boat
Experience the wildlife of Sante Fe Island up close
I was disappointed. We were 8 people crammed on a very small boat with a captain and a guide. They were not overly friendly or helpful. The spots we went to were average. The lunch they served was poor. Overall not worth the money and underwhelming experience.
The morning was a little hectic, they passed me to about 4 different people before getting to the pier. The best part was the guide. He knew his stuff and was a good guide during snorkeling. The tour is very basic. Lunch was very good, ceviche. The boat is kinda small for the amount of people. Overall good experience. This is a reasonable priced tour compared to some of the others I saw advertised on the island.
The morning was frustrating getting left at a shop with no instructions. Or who our guide was. Snorkelling was amazing we swam with sea lions, saw sting ray, and huge schools of fish. Tour was amazing but more information at start would have been nice.
We were happy to see the birds, swim with sea lions and walk the beach on Playa Escondida but were told we couldn't snorkel. Our captain, Lenny, seemed to be just doing his job and not really much else. We should have been told to rent wet suits before we left the port because the water was very cold and all other passengers had wet suits. We waited a long time to leave the port at Santa Cruz, for some reason, so we had plenty of time to rent to suits. I wish we could have walked the beach on Playa Santa Fe, but because we had a fishing boat we were not allowed to do this according to Lenny. We spent a lot of time just sitting on the boat. Compared to our tour the next day with another company to Isla Pinzon, this trip was a dud.
The tour was good, but not great, probably because the weather was cold and rainy. One important thing missed was a hike to watch wild-life in Santa Fe Island.I would recommend Viator to include a short hike to watch endemic iguanas.
I did the tour with Santa Fe Galapagos. Its a serious company on other tour the company did not show. The boat has great infraestructure, two bathroom, clean, they prepare the lunch in the boat and good quides and excellent staff. You can see sea lions and a lot of birds,
Playa Escondida is beautifull,