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Tour Isla Santa Fe con Desembarco

Santa Fe Island tour from Santa Cruz | Galapagos with ChokoTrip

I CAN HELP YOU BOOK the tour to Santa Fe for $124. Snorkeling with turtles, sharks and if you are lucky the sea lions swim with you.

Santa Fe Island Tour is one of my favorite daily tours. Is perfect for swimming with sea lions, hiking, viewing baby Galapagos sharks and marine iguanas colonies. This tour doesn’t disembark on Santa Fe island.

The best comes when you snorkel in and out of the bay, with a bit of luck you can swim with sea lions. Sea lions are usually harmless; they swim close to you and are very playful. There will always be an alpha sea lion close by so you must be aware of him and not get too close. Because it is a central island in the archipelago, you will see tropical fishes, rays, blue sharks, sea turtles, it is a wonderful experience.




Part of the itinerary of this tour is Playa Escondida on Santa Cruz Island, which is surrounded by a volcanic arm, ideal for swimming, hiking, observation of baby Galapagos sharks and colonies of marine iguanas.

Before returning to Santa Cruz, a lunch is served inside the yacht and the final part of the tour is sport fishing, get ready to see a 30 pound fish fighting with the rod!


Video of what you’ll experience on the Santa Fe day Tour with disembark



This tour doesn’t disembark on Santa Fe island, it only takes you snorkeling around the island itself.
Departure island: Santa Cruz
Tour price to Santa Fe Island + Playa escondida: US$124.8
Available days of the tour to Santa Fe Island: Everyday
Passenger capacity per boat: 10 people
Pick up: The tour operator’s office to recieve your snorkeling equipment
Total travel time to and from the island: 2h (1h each way)
Start time: 08h00
Return time: 14h30


Departure island: Santa Cruz

Passenger capacity per yatch: 16 people
Pick up: The tour operator’s office to recieve your snorkeling equipment
Total travel time to and from the island: 2h (1h each way)
Start time: 07h00
Return time: 16h30

* 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 tour you can book with a partial 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.

Tour includes: Snorkeling equipment (masks and fins), life vest, towels, lunch, snack, certified Galapagos National Park guide and marine transport.
Tour does not include: Alcoholic drinks, soda, neoprene suite and tip.




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.



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  • Ron Budde

    My daughter and I had a wonderful day of snorkeling and fishing. While there was no landing on Sante Fe island, we stopped first at “Hidden Beach” on the end on Santa Cruz. Gorgeous beach and much wildlife. Well organized with friendly captain, crew and guide. Well worth the money. A highlight of our trip to the Galapagos.

    April 1, 2020 at 11:15 am
  • Valeria

    It was amazing snorkeling on this tour. Thank you, Choko, for making reservations for us and arranging all.

    January 14, 2020 at 2:00 pm
  • Babi

    The trip to Santa Fe was amazing.
    Firstly Christian helped us find a spot on the boat in a time of the year where it soon gets very busy. It can be hard finding spots for the daily trips and whilst no other tour operator seemed to be able to help us, Christian really managed to get us onboard.
    The boat was amazing and the crew very helpful. The trip itself was fantastic; Visiting Santa Fe from both land and sea is a great opportunity to spot lots of different animals amongst which sea lions, turtles, school of fish.
    The guide we had was very knowledgeable and could speak both English and Spanish. He really took his time to explain lots of things about wildlife and the interaction with the environment. It was like being in a BBC documentary.
    I highly recommend this trip and Christian as organiser. He is truly great, always available and super efficient!

    November 30, 2019 at 5:43 am
  • Tatiana Goldina

    All six of us enjoyed the snorkeling trip to Santa Fe on yacht. The tour included deep water snorkeling in a scenic bay and fishing. The trip was very well organized, the boat was fast, food was great, and snorkeling was excellent. First spot with the sea lions had pretty strong currents for our group, and the guide decided to move us to a safer area. On the way back we caught 2 pretty big fish. Just make sure you understand that landing on the island and hiking are not part of this trip.

    January 7, 2019 at 2:04 pm

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