Lobos Island + Ochoa Beach from San Cristobal

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Walk among volcanic rocks and observe blue-footed booby juveniles, frigates and sea lions. I can help you book the tour to Lobos Island for $105.

This tour is ideal if you’d like to experience Galapagos wildlife in their natural habitat. Isla Lobos is found only 25 minutes by boat from San Cristobal. Upon arrival, you’ll make a dry landing and walk about 1 km to reach a location where you can observe blue-footed booby nests, two species of frigates (common and real).


Lobos Island + Ochoa Beach Video

Original video by ChokoTrip ©


Trip itinerary:

You’ll depart from the operator’s office at the designated time, it may be in the morning at 8:00 am or in the afternoon at 1:00 pm.

If there aren’t enough tourists for these hours, the operator may consolidate the groups for a departure time at 9 am. Travelers are updated as needed.

Once you arrive on the Island, you’ll make a drylanding. Then, you’ll go on a 1km hike to observe blue-footed booby nesting sites and two types of frigates (common and royal)

The majority of this hike is over large volcanic rocks and you’ll be able to observe sea lion colonies (hence the island’s name!), including about 3 alpha males guarding over their colony and offspring.

Once you’ve completed the hike, you return to the yacht and head to Playa Ochoa where you can snorkel or simply relax on its beach.

Lobos Island photos

Original photos by ChokoTrip ©



  • Tour departs from San Cristobal Island
  • Tour price: US$ 105
  • Available days of the tour: everyday
  • Passenger capacity per vessel: 16 people
  • Pick up: Operator’s office – pick up snorkel gear
  • Total travel time to and from the island: 1h (30m each way)
  • Start time 1: 08h00 / Return: 12h00 pm
  • Start time 2: 13h00 / Return: 16h00
  • Includes: Snorkeling equipment (masks and fins), life vest, towels, breakfast, lunch, snack, water, juices, certified Galapagos National Park bilingual guide, marine and land transport.
  • Does not include: Neoprene suit, alcoholic beverages and tip for the boat crew (Recomiendo alquilar en los meses de junio a noviembre en cualquier operadora local).
    * 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!)
    * You can book this tour with a full payment using two available methods of payment: bank transfer (no additional cost for bank transfers between Ecuadorian banks) or you can pay with a credit/debit card.

    Tour includes: Snorkeling equipment (masks and fins), life vest, towels, breakfast, lunch, snack, water, juices, certified Galapagos National Park bilingual guide, marine and land transport.
    Tour does not include: Neoprene suite and tip for the boat crew.




    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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