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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 ratingVery special place in Galapagos islands The hotel was very welcoming and what made it even more special was to see a sea lion at the reception there r... read more

    Passport316864
    2/17/2020

    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 ratingEden on Santa Cruz Surrounded by marine iguanas, sea lions and the famous finches a fresh brewed morning coffee is a special trea... read more

    curiouspalate
    2/01/2020
  • 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

    5 star ratingSea Lions Live Here! This hotel is beautiful. We were in the Santa Fe suite which felt like we were in a tree house (no ocean view)... read more

    Beth S
    3/26/2019

    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 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 ratingVery special place Wow! Such a lovely place to stay, with the most amazing staff who were helpful and friendly. Great room with w... read more

    983lh
    8/08/2018

    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
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