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Española Island | Day Tour price $240 | Galapagos
Española island, is one of the most sought-after tours on San Cristóbal Island. On it, you will hike in the company of albatrosses, marine iguanas and nasca boobies. I can help you book the tour to Espanola island from $240.
The Española Island Tour (Galapagos – Ecuador) is the only tour where you can see albatrosses and, with a bit of luck, even see their mating dance. Between the months of April and December, it is sure to be spotted on the trail leading to Punta Suarez.
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How to get to Espanola Island
There are two ways to get to Española Island in the Galapagos. First, on a Galapagos cruise that includes the Island on its itinerary. Second, taking a tour from San Cristobal Island. If you travel on a cruise to Española Island, you will visit the same places as if you were traveling on a daily tour.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, authorities opened a new daily tour on Tuesdays, where travelers visit other places on Española Island, such as: Punta Cevallos, Tortuga Islet and Manzanillo.
This tour involves two stops, after a 2h15 min boat ride from the main dock of San Cristobal.
Stop 2: Gardner Island/Rock (lunch and snorkeling)
You must leave early in the morning and take necessary precautions according to the tide. First, the place you arrive is Punta Suarez. Where you are greeted by young sea lions swimming around the boat showing off their skills.
Then you’ll go on a hike across the island that lasts a couple of hours, where you will see many lava iguanas, marine iguanas, sea lions, nasca and blue-footed boobies as well as, you guessed it, the Galapagos albatross.
When you reach the cliff, you will realize that it was worth the trip to this island. It is also home to a colony of boobies, along with iguanas and sea lions. Before snorkeling on Gardner Island lunch is served, it is advisable to indicate on the form if you are vegetarian or vegan.
Because of the pandemic, a new tour to Española Island was opened, with a different route where you visit places like: Punta Cevallo, where you make a wet landing and then make a short walk to reach the coastal area of Albatross nesting.
In addition, this place is used by the Albatross as their private airport to take flight. You also travel to Islote Tortuga, it is a place for snorkeling, and as expected in Galapagos you can see a variety of fish, sea turtles and sea lions. And to finish, you visit the beautiful Manzanillo beach, to have a relaxing time or snorkel and continue observing marine life.
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Information on Espanola day tour
› Tour price: US$ 240 (Tuesday and Thursday)
› Tour price: US$ 298 (Wednesday and Friday)
*Tour price changes in high season
› Departure dates: Tuesday (Cevallos Point) or Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (Suarez Point)
› Pick up: Assigned by operator
› Passenger per yacht: 10-12 people
› Sail total: 4h (2h there and 2h back)
› Start time: 07h00
› Return time: 17h00
› Does not include: Neoprene suit, alcoholic drinks, soda and tips.
* Price does not include 12% IVA (We only charge it if you need an invoice).
* This tour is not recommended for children from 0 – 2 years of age.
* This tour is not recommended for people with mobility problems.
* You definitely need to bring a pair of trekking shoes (lava rocks are sharp!)
* Reserve this Espanola Island Tour with a partial payment using the available payment methods: a bank transfer from any Ecuadorian bank (no additional cost), using WeTravel you can a bank transfer from any U.S. bank (1% + 0.30 cents in additional costs), credit or debit card (only 3.9% additional cost) o using Paypal (5.9% additional cost).
DON’T MISS OUT!
I can help you reserve this Espanola island tour with local operators that own the vessels. Instead of wasting time wandering around each island looking for tours, you should be enjoying the places you can visit on your own while at the Galapagos Islands.
DON’T MISS OUT!
I can help you reserve this Epsanola island tour with local operators that own the vessels. Instead of wasting time wandering around each island looking for tours, you should be enjoying the places you can visit on your own while at the Galapagos Islands.
*We work directly with boat owners and tour operators in the Galapagos, thereby avoiding additional costs, unlike travel operators like Viator, Get Your Guide and Civitatis which rely on third-party local operators.
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