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Floreana island | Tour From $160 | Galapagos 2024

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Floreana Island was the first island on the Galapagos that I toured and I fell in love with its history and nature. If you’re lucky, you’ll get to swim with Galapagos penguins. I can help you book the tour to Floreana Island for*$160

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Floreana Island (Galapagos – Ecuador) is the fourth habitable island. Currently, it offers limited accommodation and food & drink options for day tour visitors and those that wish to spend a few nights.

Floreana Island Galapaguera

Floreana Island Galapaguera



How to get to Floreana Island?

There are two ways to get to Floreana Island in the Galapagos. First, you can take a Galapagos cruise that includes Floreana Island on its itinerary or two, you can take a day tour from Santa Cruz Island.

The trip to Floreana by cruise stops at places that you won’t see on a day tour. You can also go on your own with the ferry or speedboat.

On the way to the pirates' cave

On the way to the pirates’ cave

Panoramic view of Floreana Island

Panoramic view of Floreana Island




Trip itinerary

Once in Floreana we will head to “Asilo de la paz” in a chiva, here the attractions are based on historical concepts, in the Asilo you will be able to go to the pirates cave and also to the fresh water spring. These two sites are located in the highlands of Floreana.

Additionally you will also learn about the first families arriving and settling down in the Galapagos Islands, and the famous true story of the “Baronesa” who was a woman who had her two lovers and pretended to be the owner of the Island.

Monument made by pirates on Floreana Island

Monument made by pirates on Floreana Island

Stone face of Floreana Island

Stone face of Floreana Island

After this we will visit “La Loberia” which is a path of 900 m long. Here you will be able to see Sea Lions and marine iguanas as well. Later on we will continue to Playa Negra so you can relax and enjoy some beach time. You will also have time to do snorkel. Late in the afternoon we will return in the speed boat to Isla Santa Cruz.

Due to the pandemic, another route to Floreana Island was opened that does not require travelers to arrive at the port. This new tour stop through the following sites: Islote Enderbi por a pangaride, pirate caves where you can hike to a viewpoint and Cormorant Point where you can snorkel.

Black Beach on Floreana Island

Black Beach on Floreana Island


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Tour information to Floreana Island

Tour from Santa Cruz Island
Tour price: $160 USD
*The price of the tour changes in high season
Passengers per yacht: 20 people
Available days: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Pick up: Passenger dock
Total travel time: 4h (2h each way)
Start time: 07h00
Return time: 16h00
Tour includes: Snorkeling equipment (masks and fins), life vest, towels, lunch, snack, water, certified Galapagos National Park guide and marine transport.

Tour does not include: Alcoholic drinks, soda, neoprene suite and tip.

* Price does not include 12% tax. (We only charge it if you want a invoice).
* This tour is not recommended for children from 0 to 2 years old.
* This Floreana Island tour you can book with a full 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). Price does not include 12% IVA (only if you need an invoice).




I can help you reserve a tour to Floreana Island 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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    • Logan

      This Floreana tour one was not my favorite. A very long day traveling for a relatively uneventful stop. This tour skips Post Office Bay and doesn’t really do much wildlife exploration either. Seeing the tortoises was cool and we did get to swim with a number of sea turtles, but I would probably choose something else if I had it to do over.

      January 4, 2022 at 7:06 am
    • Allison Langlois

      Great tour of Floreana Island. Our guide was very informative about the island and it’s history. We enjoyed the snorkeling adventure where we saw sea turtles swimming around us. We also saw many sea lions, iguanas, and tortoises. There is some interesting land formations in the highlands and some intriguing history from turn of the century inhabitants. It was a lovely day. The boat that takes you there is a speed boat, and the ride is about 2 hours. Having read this ahead of time I took Dramamine. I recommend this as seas were rough and several people were sick. Great trip and everything went as planned.

      February 10, 2020 at 4:40 pm
    • Robert

      Awesome Tour. The Tour to Floreana was my favourite. We did fantastic snorkeling where we have seen a sea lion playing with us and even a Pinguin. The trip to the Highlands was great and interesting. We didn’t expect that. We also took a postcard from the Replica of the famous Post Office Bay with us. Best trip was to Floreana, even all trips organized by choko were good and worth it.

      January 15, 2020 at 12:57 am
    • John Paton

      A really good tour! We wanted to sample another island and this tour had enough variety for us. Particularly enjoyed the walk to the pirate caves. Spectacular views. Lunch was excellent and the tour was well organised. Guide was knowledgeable and patient. And the cost was much less than if we’d gone through one of the more we’ll known agents.

      December 9, 2019 at 10:34 am
    • Laurent Sabourin

      The organization for the tour was perfect. Choko made it easy and safe. Concerning the tour itself, it was nice but not the best experience we had in the Galapagos. Considering the fact that we were more about to watch birds, it was not the best place to go. Anyway, the tour guide was very good and friendly, more that I was expecting for a day tour. The historical part of the visit if quite interesting but it deals more with german history that I didn’t know.

      November 14, 2019 at 3:01 pm
    • Eileen

      We were very happy with the tour of Floreana arranged via Choko Trip. While it is possible to book tours in person once you arrive, it was convenient to arrange in advance so we didn’t have to worry about shopping around once we got there, and Christian was the only operator I could find who accepted PayPal. Our guide was very knowledgable and lunch was delicious and included vegetarian-friendly options. We had a great time!

      August 5, 2019 at 3:06 pm
    • Suzanne Maitland

      We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of Floreana island arranged by Choko Trip. The tour guide was very knowledgeable about the Giant Tortoises and the island and it’s past history. Lunch was fabulous, much more than we expected on this tour. Choko took the time to explain the tours to us and made all of the necessary arrangements. I am very thankful we made contact with Choko prior to our vacation in the Galapagos islands as he took the time to recommend which tours/islands to make our stay a memorable one. Thank you Choko Trips! We will definitely be in contact when we return again.

      January 17, 2019 at 1:21 pm

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