Santa Fe Island tour description

  • Duration: 7 hours

  • Departure time: 8am

  • Departure point: Puerto Ayora

  • Playa Escondida. Snorkeling Tour

Santa Fe Tour Itinerary

Santa Fe Tour is the perfect day tour to enjoy snorkeling and relaxing on the amazing Galapagos beaches.

The tour will start by us picking you up at the hotel and taking you towards the Puerto Ayora Port. From there, we will start the navigation to Playa Escondida. After laying there for a while taking a refreshing bath and walking around, we continue the navigation heading towards Santa Fe Islands.

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.

After snorkeling, we will start returning back to Puerto Ayora. 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.

Important: There is also the option to do this tour with disembark on Santa Fe Island, meaning you get to actually explore it and not just snorkel there. In this format, after the snorkeling session instead of going back to Puerto Ayora, we will have a 1 hour walk around the island. During the walk you will see endemic iguanas  and our certified bilingual guide will tell you all about the story of the island and its animals.

Playa Escondida

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.


Payment Method

  • Credit Card (7% extra charge)

  • Azimo  (free of charges. EU countries)

  • Bank Transfer

  • Cash in our offices

  • Paypal (10% extra charge)

  • TransferWise  ($15 charge)


Kicker rock route

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Aditional information and recommendations

  • Navigation may be a little shaky, so if you tend to get sick on boats we recommend to take a pill for seasickness before the tour.
  • The boat is for a maximum of 12 people
  • The tour includes lunch. We usually serve it at the boat after the snorkeling session.
  • This tour is available all year, everyday.


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