Short & Sweet Diving Tour in Galapagos

5 Days / 4 Nights

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Short & Sweet Diving Tour in Galapagos

See the magic of the Galapagos

For those of you who unfortunately don’t have the time to relax in Galapagos, we have a package that is right for you. In 5 short days you will see, be amazed and never forget the magic that is Galapagos. We have land tours and snorkelling to make sure you will meet the most diverse range of Galapagos inhabitants, as well as giving you the option to scuba dive to broaden your horizons just a little more. (This tour can also be Synchronised with your cruise itinerary if you would like to see a little more of Galapagos).

5-Day Galapagos Diving Tour Itinerary

Transfer from Baltra airport to hotel with Highland Visit

This tour consists of visiting three sites: El Chato, lava tunnels, and Los Gemelos. El Chato Tortoise Reserve is near Santa Rosa, approx 19km from Puerto Ayora. This is one of the only places where you can observe the ancient creatures up close in the wild. They look old, they smell old, and they even sound old when they suck in their necks and heads and let out a hiss of air, like an old leather cushion. The reserve is also a great place to see the short eared owls, Darwin’s finches, yellow warblers, and paint billed crakes.

After you return to the current century, you will be taken to the lava tubes, where you can walk more than 1km underground. They were formed by the solidifying of the outside skin of molten lava flow. When the lava flow ceased, the molten lava inside the flow kept moving, emptying out of the solidified skin, thus leaving tunnels.

Lastly, a visit to Las Gemelos, the twin craters that are actually sink holes surrounded by Scalesia forest. Vermillion flycatchers are often seen here, as well as short-eared owls on occasion. It is a beautiful place to take in the greenery of Galapagos and walk along the small paths around the craters to spot some of the bird life.

At the conclusion of the tour, you will be transported back to Puerto Ayora and your hotel.

Depart 7am for a 2-tank dive trip. The site will depend on your experience and our itinerary. Includes: 2 tanks, all equipment, lunch and snacks, guide, towels, and photos of your dive.

Santa Fe departure: 8am – 4.30pm
Includes: lunch, guide & snorkel equipment

Depart 7am for a 2-tank dive trip. The site will depend on your experience and our itinerary. Includes: 2 tanks, all equipment, lunch and snacks, guide, towels, and photos of your dive.

Santa Fe departure: 8am – 4.30pm
Includes: lunch, guide & snorkel equipment

Departure: 6am – 8am
Return: Approx 4-5pm
Includes: Breakfast (for Bartolome tour only), lunch, water, and snorkelling equipment (mask, snorkel, and fins). Wetsuits available at an extra charge.

Please send us your preference for this day. Tours are subject to available spaces.

  • Day 1
  • AM: Baltra – airport. Transfer to hotel with Highland Tour
  • PM: Visit, Los Gemelos, Tortoise Reserve & Lava Tunules
  • Day 2
  • AM: Scuba Diving or Santa Fe snorkel tour for non divers
  • PM: Free time to visit Tortuga Bay
  • Day 3
  • AM: Scuba Diving or Pinzon snorkel tour for non divers
  • PM: Free time to visit Las Grietas
  • Day 4
  • North Seymour or Plazas or Bartolome or Santa Fe*
  • Day 5
  • AM: Transfer to airport

* Depending on available spaces

Accommodation for this Galapagos Dive Tour

This package is run for anyone and every budget

We have 4 levels of hotel for you to choose. If you are backpacking, honeymooning or would like a little more comfort we’ve got you covered!

  1. Budget – Private rooms, private bathrooms, hot water, TV and WiFi, some have cooking facilities.
  2. Tourist – Private rooms, private bathrooms, hot water, air con, TV, WiFi, breakfast, some have swimming pool.
  3. Tourist Superior – Private rooms, hot water, WiFi, telephone, TV, air con, breakfast, some have swimming pool or jacuzzi.
  4. First Class – Premier class private rooms, hot water, WiFi, telephone, TV, air con, breakfast, some have swimming pool, ocean views, balconies – please request your preference

The tour includes

  • Hotel in Santa Cruz (4 nights)
  • All meals mentioned in the itinerary
  • All transfers in Galapagos
  • Snorkel equipment and dive equipment on all tours
  • All tours mentioned in the itinerary

The tour excludes

  • Flights unless organised with Academy Bay Diving
  • National park entrance fee ($100 payable on arrival)
  • Tourist card ($20 payable in airport in Quito or Guayaquil)
  • Extra meals not stated in tour itinerary

From USD$1,125

Select your accommodation and tour start date via our WeTravel booking page.
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