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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

  • 5 star ratingbeautiful setting, very helpful staff The hotel is set on the water with great views, including pelicans and frigate birds. The deck that houses th... read more

    gottatravelmore
    9/10/2018

    5 star ratingSolo female traveler. Fantastic spot, even better customer service I was traveling solo to the Galapagos as a female from the US. Slightly nervous, I booked my stay initially fo... read more

    119lizh
    11/20/2019

    5 star ratingRestaurant is high quality with superb service and view Excellent food (good variety and while it is more than other restaurants in the area it is worth it for the qu... read more

    David E
    8/04/2018
  • 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 ratingA Waterside Gem! This superbly located, very well managed hotel offers everything anyone visiting the Galapagos might hope for!... read more

    Mark B
    3/16/2020

    4 star ratingVery nice stay The hotel is at a very nice location and the sea lions feel at home there. The rooms are spacious and very cle... read more

    413ullae
    8/19/2018
  • 5 star ratingDarwin Suite = Impressive Formerly known (?) as Red Mangrove, this wonderful little hotel sits at the end of town over the water in a ma... read more

    kylewilsontharp
    1/29/2019

    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
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