Santa Fe Island | Galapagos with ChokoTrip
Santa Fe Island, is one of the most famous tours in Galapagos. You will snorkel with turtles, sharks and with luck the sea lions will swim. I can help you book the tour to Santa Fe Island for $140 *$130.
This island is one of my favorites. The best part is when you’re snorkeling in the bay and sea lions start to playfully approach you. (The sea lions’ behavior may change during mating season.)
SANTA FE ISLAND GALAPAGOS:
- How to get there
- Trip itinerary
- Tour information
- Travelers’ experiences
- Book a tour
- ES: Isla Santa Fé
Santa Fe Island Galapagos
HOW TO GET TO SANTA FE ISLAND?
There are two ways to get to Santa Fe Island in the Galapagos. The first is on a sailing cruise that includes this stop in its itinerary. The second is by taking a day tour from Santa Cruz Island.
On the day tour, you can choose between a tour with a landing and without a landing on Santa Fe Island. The tour without a landing combines with the famous Playa Escondida and the trip with a landing combines with the South Plazas, Island.
Once on the yacht, you’ll sail for 45 minutes until you reach the bays around Santa Fe Island to do some snorkeling. Since the island is located between San Cristobal, Floreana and Santa Cruz Islands, you’ll observe a variety of marine life, like: tropical fish, rays, Tintonera sharks, and sea turtles. This is a wonderful snorkeling experience!
The sea lions tend to be harmless, they’ll swim alongside you in a playful way. There’s always an alpha sea lion present, and you should keep your distance. Before ending the tour without landing, you’ll observe some sea fishing in action. Get ready to see a 30 lb fish battling the rod.
Snorkel in Santa Fe Island
Included in the itinerary of the tour without landing, you’ll visit Playa Escondida which is located on Santa Cruz Island. It’s surrounded by a volcanic arm, ideal for swimming, hiking, observation of baby Galapagos sharks and colonies of marine iguanas. Meanwhile, in the itinerary with landing, you’ll visit South Plazas Island, which has an incredible landscape and is home to a mix of marine and land iguanas.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY OF THE DAILY TOUR – WITH LANDING
DON’T WASTE ANY TIME!
I can help you reserve a tour to Santa Fe 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.
♻ BE A RESPONSIBLE TOURIST
✔ Don’t collect plants, sand, insects, stones or any island specimen.
✔ Don’t get closer than 2 meters to the animals or use flash when taking photos.
✔ Don’t feed the animals, affect their behavior or digestion by giving them food.
✔ Try to consume local meals and, if you can, hire a local guide from the communities there.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we realized that travel plans can change overnight and, if we experience an emergency outisde of our own country, we would expect travel assistance that actually works during a crisis. From now own, I strongly recommend having good travel and trip cancellation insurance.