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GALAPAGOS DAY TOURS

adventures made to measure

Our hotel is perfectly located for Galapagos tours and activities, no matter what your idea of a perfect day is. Santa Cruz Island is a great starting point for your Galapagos adventure, combining good infrastructure with some amazing wildlife viewing.

OUR LUXURY YACHT

day tours to uninhabited islands

Our beautiful yacht, Windrose, is the only Galapagos yacht that combines visits to two uninhabited islands in one day — a first in Galapagos travel. Its speed, service and comfort are second-to-none. Combining yacht tours to stunning islands — including Bartolomé, Santa Fe, Plazas and North Seymour, Chinese Hat — with the flexibility of spending your free time how you like to spend it, makes us the perfect choice for your Galapagos vacation.

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SANTA CRUZ ISLAND

a whole world to discover

From your base at our hotel in Puerto Ayora, on the south side of the island, you can easily explore beautiful beaches, secluded covers, mangroves, the Charles Darwin Research Station, the humid highlands, sealion colonies, marine iguana stomping grounds and giant tortoise reserves… all awash with the incomparable pulse of evolution.

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day cruises

from Santa Cruz Island

Monday & Friday

Seymour + Bachas

A top site for wildlife plus a beautiful beach visit.

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Tuesday

Bartolomé + Chinese Hat

An icon for landscapes and snorkeling, plus a fascinating volcanic islet.

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Wednesday

South Plaza + Santa Fe

Fascinating islands full of amazing wildlife, with great snorkelling.

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Thursday

Santa Fe + South Plaza

Fascinating islands full of amazing wildlife, with great snorkelling.

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Saturday

Bartolomé + Sullivan Bay

Famous for its moonscape views and great snorkeling, plus the chance to walk on a lava field.

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Sunday

Chinese Hat + Dragon Hill

Landscapes, lagoons, iguanas, views and beaches all await.

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Promotions & Combinations

enjoy special offers

By combining time on land in Santa Cruz and day-tours to nearby islands, you’ll enjoy the finest Galapagos experiences, at your own pace, free to decide how you want to spend your time. Why not sign up for one of our brilliant packages, designed to take care of all logistics while you enjoy your holiday?

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Reviews

comments from our guests

  • 4 star ratingGood standard Unfortunately, the booked "superior room with sea view" was very small and in front of our balcony w... read more

    Roland H
    4/09/2019

    4 star ratingGreat location for visitors and sea lion spotting! A comfortable hotel on the waterfront but quieter than those on or near to the main drag of the town centre, w... read more

    sjhp19
    7/28/2018

    4 star ratingWonderful, but some issues This hotel is beautiful. We were lucky to have the Darwin Suite. All Windows, fabulous views. Staff are great,... read more

    Cynthia R
    5/14/2019
  • 5 star ratingOasis with great restaurant Popped in for lunch and ended up moving from our hotel to stay here for our last night. Food is great, staff ... read more

    megsussex
    2/12/2020

    5 star ratingNicest Hotel on Santa Cruz island This is for sure the nicest hotel on Santa Cruz island. Food for breakfast and dinner was great. The accommoda... read more

    hickmans2018
    1/13/2019

    5 star ratingPopped in for a home made lemonade and was surrounded by sealions! Fantastic As we sat by the water, half a dozen sealions were sunbathing in benches behind us. We had pelicans flying by ... read more

    Lisa M
    1/14/2020
  • 5 star ratingGreat Stay The Red Mangrove is an exceptional hotel. Service was fantastic and the staff was attending to every need. ... read more

    Karl S
    9/21/2018

    5 star ratingGorgeous hotel, aware of the environment & surrounded by the most beautiful sea lions! We stayed in the Galapagos Habitat for 3 nights and had an incredible room with ocean views. The hotel itself ... read more

    mira06a
    9/23/2019

    5 star ratingBeautiful hotel, amazing view, lots of sea lions and marine iguanas We stayed in an ocean view suite, and it was amazing - had the best view of all during our two week trip. This... read more

    Rachel D
    1/01/1970
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