Espanola island + Suarez Point + Gardner Islet
Hike in the company of albatrosses, marine iguanas and nasca boobies. I can help you book the tour to Espanola island from $219.
Tour highlight: This is the only island where you can see albatrosses and, with a little bit of luck, even see their mating dance. After the Darwin Finches these are my favorite Galapagos bird species. Albatross can be seen on the Espanola Island from April to December.
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- ES: Isla Española
How to get to Espanola Island
There are two ways to get to Española Island in the Galapagos. First, by a sailing cruise that includes the Island on its itinerary. Second, taking a tour from San Cristobal Island.
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. You’ll first get off at Gardner Bay where you’ll begin a 2-hour hike to Punta Suarez. There, young sea lions will be swimming around the boat, showing off their skills.
Then you’ll go on a hike through 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 the bird of the moment: the albatross. On this hike, the view of the coves is spectacular, where nasca boobies live alongside iguanas and sea lions.
After the hike around Punta Suarez you’ll head to Gardner Island, but before entering the water, you’ll be served lunch. If you’re a vegetarian or vegan, mention this in your registration form to communicate that to your tour operator well ahead of time!
Espanola Island Photos
Original photos by ChokoTrip ©
INFORMATION ON ESPANOLA DAY TOUR:
* Price does not include 12% tax. (We only charge it if you need an invoice.)
* This tour is not recommended for children from 0 to 2 years old.
* This tour is not recommended for people with mobility problems.
* You definitely need to bring a pair of trekking shoes (lava rocks are sharp!)
Some vessels will only depart with a minimum of 8 passengers. If the minimum amount of passengers is not completed 1 week before the tour, your money will be returned.
You can book this tour with a partial or full payment using two available methods of payment: bank transfer (no additional cost for bank transfers between Ecuadorian banks) or you can pay by credit or debit card. The remaining payment must be paid directly to the operator on the island.
DON’T WASTE ANY TIME!
I can help you reserve this 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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