Santa Fe Day Tour

Forest of giant cacti

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Santa Fe Day Tour


Santa Fe is a 24sq km island that lies about 20km southeast of Santa Cruz and is very popular for day trips. Its English name is Barrington. There is a good anchorage in an attractive bay on the north. A short 300 meter trail takes you to one of the tallest stands of opuntia cactus in the island to look out for land iguanas. Other attractions include a sea lion colony, excellent snorkeling, marine iguanas and of course birds ( Blue footed boonies, Frigate birds, Galapagos Gulls.

Santa Fe Island Tour Itinerary

  • Departure: 7-8am bus pick up
  • Travel Time: 40 minute bus ride, followed by 40 minute boat ride.
  • The Santa Fe Island Tour

  • Upon arrival to the island, you will be treated to a noisy welcome by the local sealion colony. Following our naturalist guide on the island paths we will come to Santa Fe’s main attraction, a towering forest of giant cacti. Scattered around the cacti trees you will see a number of the island’s indigenous sun-seekers: marine and land iguanas, the rainbow-streaked lava lizards and, if you are lucky, land tortoises – the namesakes of the islands. After our walk we will plunge into the salty sea and snorkel in the company of sealions, lion fish and sea turtles.
  • Return: Approx 4.30pm
  • Includes: lunch, water, snorkelling equipment (mask, snorkel and fins) wetsuits available at an extra charge.

Interested in taking this Santa Fe Galapagos day trip?

Please contact us for rates. Seasonal discounts and group discounts can apply.

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