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Santa Fe Galapagos Day Trip

Snorkeling day trip to Santa Fe Island and Escondida Beach from Santa Cruz

  • aerial view Santa Fe Island
  • sea lion upside down
  • sea turtle swimming
  • santa fe island beach
  • land iguana
  • two blue-footed boobies
  • penguin
  • three people preparing lunch on the yacht
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Santa Cruz Island
1 day
Spanish and English
Starts: At 7:30 AM from your lodging in Santa Cruz Island
Ends: At 3:30 PM at your lodging on Santa Cruz Island
Free cancellation!

On the Santa Fe Galapagos Day Trip you will board a yacht that will take you to Santa Fe Island to enjoy its turquoise waters. You will also enjoy a great experience snorkeling in the paradisiacal Playa Escondida. Discovering all the fauna that inhabits it such as tropical fish, sea turtles, manta rays, marine iguanas and sea lions. Afterwards, a delicious lunch will be waiting for you on board to recharge your batteries and return to Puerto Ayora.

Want to know more? 🦭 Here are all the details:

Tour details


  • Lunch
  • Bilingual guide
  • Water
  • Snorkel equipment (mask, snorkel and fins)

Not included

  • Tips
  • Additional services

Important information

In order to do this tour, you must be in Santa Cruz Island (Puerto Ayora) one day before departure.

No previous experience is required to do the snorkeling activity but it is essential to know how to swim to be able to do the tour.

A minimum of 2 people is required for the tour. In case you do not reach the minimum, we will offer you different alternatives.

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation! If you cancel at least 48 hours before the tour starts, you will receive 100% of the amount paid. After this time, or in case of no-show, no refunds will be given.

Tour itinerary

Santa Fe Galapagos Day Trip

Pick up at your accommodation 🛥️

The guide will pick you up at your hotel in Santa Cruz at 7:30 in the morning. You will head to the dock of Puerto Ayora to take a yacht navigation that will last approximately 40 minutes. You will arrive at Santa Fe Island and be surrounded by an incredible turquoise water bay.

santa fe island turquoise water

Santa Fe Island 🏝️

This is a small island protected by a natural rock barrier and located between the islands of Santa Cruz and San Cristobal. It is one of the oldest and has one of the most beautiful turquoise water lagoons in the Galapagos Islands. Here you can observe colonies of sea lions and land iguanas.

sea lions colony

Snorkeling in Playa Escondida 🤿

It's time to enjoy the experience, put on your snorkel gear and jump into the water. You will swim in the paradisiacal Playa Escondida and observe a great variety of tropical fish, sea turtles, manta rays, marine iguanas and sea lions.

boy snorkeling next to a sea turtle

Lunch🍴- Return

It's time for lunch! You will have a delicious lunch on board and later set course back to Puerto Ayora. Once there, your guide will take you back to your hotel on Santa Cruz Island and the Santa Fe Galapagos Day Trip will end.

santa fe island yacht

What to bring to Santa Fe Galapagos Day Trip

  • Swimsuit
  • Sun cream
  • Cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Water
  • Small backpack
  • Sandals or sneakers tied (that hold the foot well) and can be put in the water

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