sea lion with her cub
couple snorkeling in Punta Carrion
men hiking in the cactus forest
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South Plazas Island Galapagos

Full-day guided tour to Plazas Sur and Punta Carrion from Santa Cruz

Confirmed departures Wednesdays and Sundays

Santa Cruz Island
1 day
Spanish and English
Starts: From your hotel on Santa Cruz Island at 7:00 a.m.
Ends: To the dock of Puerto Ayora around 4:00 p.m.
Free cancellation!


On the South Plazas Island Galapagos tour you will have the opportunity to explore the unique nature that the Galapagos Islands have to offer. From Santa Cruz you will sail to Plazas Sur Island for a walk along the coast where you will observe iguanas, seagulls, pelicans and even sea lions. The tour continues with lunch on board the boat and finally you will snorkel at Punta Carrion where you will be able to observe white tip sharks. Get on board and enjoy the day in Plazas Sur and Punta Carrión!

Here are all the details 😁:

Tour details


  • Transportation
  • Lunch (fish, chicken, vegetarian, vegan)
  • Snack, fruit and water
  • Snorkel equipment, fins and mask
  • Naturalist Guide to the National Park

Not included

  • Tips
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Soft drinks
  • Neoprene wetsuit

Important information

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.

The temperature of the water in the area where the snorkeling will take place allows the activity to be done without a wetsuit all year round.

🗓️ The Plazas Galapagos Islands daily tour has confirmed departures every Wednesday and Sunday. Departures on other days of the week are subject to availability.

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation! If you cancel at least 15 days before the tour starts, you will receive 100% of the amount paid. After this time, or in case of no-show on the day of the tour, your reservation will be considered a no-show and no refunds will be given.

Due to weather conditions and/or operational problems of force majeure, the local agency may change the itinerary to other destinations or cancel the departure of the tour. This change will always be made with prior notice to the traveler who may accept the change of itinerary, as well as request the rescheduling of the tour for another date or a full refund of the payment.

Tour itinerary

South Plazas Island Galapagos

Maximum capacity: 16 passengers


📍 Pick up at your accommodation.

The South Plazas Island Galapagos tour will start with a pick up at your accommodation in Santa Cruz from 7 am. Once the whole group is gathered, you will board the boat that will take you to Plazas Sur.

boat sailing

South Plazas

Once you arrive, you will disembark and observe the sea lions. And here you will start a hike on a trail through a forest full of opuntia cactus 🌵. You will walk next to an amazing and windy cliff observing different species such as red-billed tropicbirds, swallow-tailed gulls, brown pelicans and some frigate bird.

🍴 Lunch on board

It's time to replenish your strength after the hike. You will have lunch on board one of the options chosen in your reservation (fish, chicken, vegetarian or vegan).

opuntia cactus forest

🤿 Snorkeling in Punta Carrión

Put on your snorkeling gear and jump in the water! Enjoy this time snorkeling and most likely you will see white tip sharks, different fish, sea turtles and rays. After this dip, you will return to the Itabaca channel where the bus will be waiting for you to take you to Puerto Ayora where the South Plazas Island Galapagos tour will end around 4:00 p.m.

boy snorkeling next to a sea turtle

What to bring to South Plazas Island Galapagos


Sun cream




Backpack or small bag

Sandals or sneakers tied (that hold the foot) and can be put in the water.

Questions & Answers

  • What is the size of the group?

    The tour is conducted in a group of a maximum of 16 travelers plus the guide.

  • Is the tour cancelled due to bad weather?

    Although it is not usual due to the warm weather characteristic of the Galapagos Islands, the tour may be cancelled due to weather conditions, especially in case of strong winds. If this is the case, we will offer you a change of itinerary to another destination, a change of date or a refund.

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