SAN CRISTOBAL ISLAND

San Cristobal is the easternmost and the fifth largest island in the Galapagos Archipelago and hosts the second largest population, after Santa Cruz Island. The capital of the Galapagos Archipelago, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is located on this island.At the northwestern part of San Cristobal, you can find fantastic places to snorkel or diving, such as Kicker Rock, Lobos Islet and Whale Rock.



BEST DAY TOURS FROM SAN CRISTOBAL, GALAPAGOS:

Kicker Rock - snorkel

This is our famous snorkel tour where you can spot turtles, marine iguanas, tropical fish, rays, Galapagos sharks and if you are lucky even hammerhead sharks!

  • Location: Kicker Rock Islet
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Activity Level: Moderate
  • Departures: Every day
  • Altitude: Sea level

Pitt Point Tour

This day we explore the beautiful site of Punta Pitt. Enjoy the beach and the abundant wildlife with different types of birds.

  • Location: East Coast of San Cristobal
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Activity Level: Moderate
  • Departures: Sundays only (Shared)
  • Altitude: Sea level

Highlands of San Cristobal

Visit a giant tortoise reserve, the Junco Lagoon and after lunch (which will be served in a typical highland farm) we will go to the beautiful Puerto Chino Beach

  • Location: San Cristobal Island
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Activity Level: Moderate
  • Departures: Every day
  • Altitude: Sea level

Surf in Galapagos – San Cristobal island

The Galapagos Islands have perfect waves all year round. Not only advanced surfers can catch good waves, but also beginners can learn how to surf.

  • Location: San Cristobal Island
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Activity Level: Moderate
  • Departures: Every day
  • Altitude: Sea level

Lobos islet & Ochoa Beach

This is a small islet near San Cristobal, that hosts incredible wildlife where blue-footed boobies and frigate birds can be seen. Snorkel and observe marine iguanas feeding underwater

  • Location: Lobos Island
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Activity Level: Easy
  • Departures: Every day
  • Altitude: Sea level

Cerro Brujo & Manglecito Beach

This is a volcanic rock with a beautiful white organic sand beach

  • Location: Witch Hill
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Activity Level: Moderate
  • Departures: Everyday
  • Altitude: Sea level

San Cristobal Interpretation Center & Frigate Bird Hill

Learn more about humans and animals in the islands, and explore the lookout point of Frigate Bird Hill. Afterwards visit the loberia, a sea lion colony

  • Location: San Cristobal Island
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Activity Level: Easy
  • Departures: Every day
  • Altitude: Sea level

Artisanal fishing

This three hour tour includes transportation via speedboat, snacks, and all fishing equipment.

  • Location: San Cristobal Island
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Activity Level: Easy
  • Departures: Every day
  • Altitude: Sea level

Horseback Riding & El Junco Tour

This tour will introduce you to different parts of the highlands.

  • Location: San Cristobal Island
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Activity Level: Easy
  • Departures: Every day
  • Altitude: Sea level

Cerro Verde tour

We’ll travel to the small village of Cerro Verde. First we’ll visit the greenhouse where the Galapagos National Park cultivates endemic Galapagos plants

  • Location: San Cristobal Island
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Activity Level: Easy
  • Departures: Every day
  • Altitude: Sea level

Santa Rosa and Sardina bays

Early departure by boat to Rosa Blanca Bay. A beautiful bay on the east side of the island accessible only by boat. Then we will go on to Sardina Bay a beautiful beach

  • Location: San Cristobal Island
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Activity Level: Moderate
  • Departures: Every day
  • Altitude: Sea level

Loberia beach and Tijeretas

Two beautiful hiking and snorkeling locations that allow you to swim with sea lions and get amazing views of Puerto Baquerizo's bay.

  • Location: Puerto Baquerizo's surroundings
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Activity Level: Easy
  • Departures: Every day
  • Altitude: Sea level

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