Santa Fe Tour is the perfect day tour to enjoy snorkeling and a worderful beach. The tour does not land in the island, but enjoy of the wonderful waters surrounding the area, where several especies spend the day. IN this tour you may see sharks, marine tortoises, coloures fishes and several sealions.
The tour will start by us picking you up at the hotel and taking you towards Puerto Ayora´s dock. From there, we will start the navigation at 8 am to Santa Fe Island. It will take around one hour navigation to get to Santa Fe Island.
Santa Fe is located in the middle of several islands (San Cristobal, Floreana, Santa Cruz) and because of this it has a good mix of amazing sealife and different species coming from those different places. You will get to appreciate this first hand while snorkeling there.
We will navigate around Sant Fe islands where Blue Footed Boobies suround the coast. Without going into the water you will be able to see the sealions and coloured fishes of the area. Here we will enjoy of snorkeling surounded by the colony of sealions that habit Santa Fé Island. Also, a coloured fishes, and marine tortoises can be seen in the area. The snorkeling area is not very deph, and in the bottom some Tintoreras sharks usually rest and can be seen nearby.
After snorkeling, we will start returning back to Santa Cruz. While we are returning, part of the crew that is authorized to fish will do a demonstration where you can closely see how they perform this activity and the big size of the marine species.
As a last stop, we will visit Playa Escondida, a wonderful beach in the South East of Santa Cruz.
Playa Escondida is located in Santa Cruz Island and ranked as one of the best beaches in Galapagos. At Playa Escondida you will enjoy 1 hour laying and relaxing and taking a bath on this amazingly beautiful beach. The water is cristal clear and there are a few of marine iguanas and sea lions laying there swimming with you.