Espanola Galapagos Diving Tour | Hike and Dive Day Trip from San Cristobal Island
- Dive and hike in the breathtaking sights of Española Island and Gadner Bay
- Make it a 2-hour hike and sport Blue-Footed Boobies, Nazca Boobies, Española Iguanas
- Meet pup sea lions at one of the many colonies inhabiting the island
- Catch sight Albatross, one of Galapagos most unique birds in Galapagos (from March – December)
- Scuba dive in Garder Bay next to Sting Rays, Eagle Rays and White Tip Reef Shark and then relax at its pristine sand.
|DEPARTURE LOCATION||Puerto Baqueirzo Moreno Dock|
|RETURN LOCATION||Puerto Baqueirzo Moreno Dock|
|DURATION||8 hours approx.|
|WEAR||Light clothing, hat, sunscreen, walking shoes, water shoes, swimming suit.|
|INCLUDED|| Bilingual Professional Guide.
Pick up/Drop off at Puerto Baquerizo.
Complete Dive Gear: 7mm wetsuit, Regulator, BCD, mask, fins, hood, gloves, weight belt and tanks (dive computer not included)
|NOT INCLUDED|| Towels.
Pick up/ drop off at hotel of stay
Tips & Gratuities (optional)
Espanola Galapagos Diving Tour Description:
The day before, the guide will come to your hotel to give some instructions for your trip and so you may try on your diving equipmet.
Meet with your guide at 7:30 am at Pueto Baquerizo Dock and get ready for 2 hour navigation (approx.) towards Espanola Island. Your first stop will be Punta Suarez, the disembarkation spot and the starting point of a 2-hpur hike. Along the way you will catch sight of some of Galapagos most Iconic wildlife: Galapaogs Albatross (only during mating season March to January), Blue-Footed Boobies, Nazca Boobies (which nest there) and colorful Española Iguanas.
After this hike and back at the boat you will move towards Gardner Islet for diving and exploring the waters of Gardner Bay. Sting Rays, Spotted Eagle Rays and White-tip shark are common to this area. A box lunch will be served in the boat at 14h00, as these parts of the islands are inhabited. You will return to San Cristobal afterwards, return time to Puerto Baquerizo is scheduled around 16:30 – 17:00.
What to Expect:
Location: The extreme southeast of the archipelago, considered one of the oldest in the archipelago. It is located at two hours southwest from the port of San Cristóbal.
Wildlife: Galapagos (Waved) Albatross, Blue Footed Boobies, Nasca Boobies, Red Billed Tropicbirds, Galapagos Hawks, Sally Light-foot Crab, sea lions. Española Iguana, sea turtles, hammerhead sharks, sting rays, Eagle Spotted Rays, White Tip Sharks..
Difficulty Level: Moderate – A two hour hiking in uneven terrain and scuba diving skill required.
Activities: hiking, scuba diving , swimming.