‘Dive Hopping’: Island Hopping + Diving – 9 Days / 8 Nights
For many visitors a journey to the Galapagos Islands is a once-in-a-lifetime trip, so why not staying a little bit longer and extent the radius to discover?
San Cristóbal Island offers less numbers of dive sites compared to Santa Cruz Island, but they are not less beautiful at all, among them the famous Kicker Rock!
Unique to the tours offered from San Cristóbal is that the operators are allowed to combine land visits with dive and snorkel tours – perfect for divers traveling with non-divers!
Our package is compiled for 2 divers, ask for variations for snorkelers!
From $2,100.00 per person*
*Minimum package price based on 8 nights in an economy accommodation with 2 travelers in a double or twin standard room, incl. taxes.
- The order of the dive/land tours can vary upon your dive experience, our itinerary and current availability
- Pick up San Cristóbal airport
- private transfer In to hotel in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno
Recommendation: Visit the beautiful places around town, La Lobería and the Frigate Bird Hill (for free, no guide needed)! Our operator of confidence picks you up 5:30 pm at the hotel for the gear fitting at the dive center for the next day!
- Dive Day & Land Tour
Full day land and dive tour to Kicker Rock incl. 2 dives + beach visit, incl. dive guide and naturalist guide (max. 5 divers/ dive guide, max. 12 people on board), full dive equipment, transportation (main pier <> sites), hot lunch, snacks and towels.
- Dive Day & Land Tour
Full day land and dive tour to Española Island incl. 1 dive at Gardner bay, incl. dive guide and naturalist guide (max. 5 divers/ dive guide, max. 12 people on board), full dive equipment, transportation (main peer <> sites), hot lunch, snacks and towels.
- Transfer to Santa Cruz & free afternoon
Transport from San Cristóbal Island to Santa Cruz Island. Public speed boat ferry with approx. 25 passengers on board (depending on the boat). Available 6 am in the morning or 2 pm in the afternoon. Let us know what you prefer.
Transport takes approx. 2 hours. If you take the morning ferry, we recommend to visit the Charles Darwin Research Station with the breeding center for the giant tortoises and the respective beach “Playa de la estación” (USD 10 entrance fee).
Please come to our dive center till 6:00 pm in the afternoon, so that we can check the dive gear for the next day.
- Dive day
Dive tour incl. 2 dives, guide (max. 5 divers/guide, max. 10 divers on board), full dive equipment, transportation (dive center <> sites), hot lunch, snacks and towels. The sites depend on our itinerary, your dive experience and the current availability.
- Half-day highland visit (incl. naturalist guide (bilingual Spanish/English) and full transportation).
First stop: Los Gemelos. These collapsed twin craters were formed when the island was still an active volcano. This area is one of the few where the endemic Scalesia forest is almost intact. Some Finch species and the Galapagos dove are here.
Second stop: Rancho Primicias. or Butterfly Farm, where we see the giant tortoise in their natural habitat, the highlands of the islands. Tortoises wander around the farms bordering the National Park Tortoise Reserve. We also see occasionally the endemic Pintail Duck and Gallinules.
Third stop: Lava tunnels. experience a moment of total darkness. Lava tunnels form at the heart of giant lava flows and show us the violence of the magma as if frozen in time.
Day 7 + 8:
- Dive days
Dive tour incl. 2 dives per day, guide (max. 5 divers/guide, max. 10 divers on board), full dive equipment, transportation (dive center <> sites), hot lunch, snacks and towels. The sites depend on our itinerary, your dive experience and the current availability.
Pick up from the hotel in Puerto Ayora and transfer out to Baltra airport.
- Accommodation incl. breakfast (*except Casa de Mathias – no breakfast offered)
- 5 dive days including 9 dives and dive equipment
- Visit of Española island
- Naturalist Guide (English and Spanish speaking) for the land/snorkeling tours
- Snorkeling Equipment (Mask, snorkel, fins) for snorkeling tours
- Snacks, Lunches and Beverages as described in the itinerary
- Transfer from San Cristóbal airport to hotel
- Transfer from San Cristóbal to Santa Cruz
- Transfer from Puerto Ayora to airport on Baltra
- Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
- Wetsuit for snorkeling tours
Most operators still have them onboard and if you would like to you can rent them for around $5.00 per person
Although most things are included in our tours we would like to give you some advice on what to bring to your Galapagos vacation.
- Sun Protection (Sun cream and a cap or hat) – This is really expensive on the islands
- Wind-proof jacket or sweatshirt
- Light hiking boots / sport shoes
- Refillable water bottle
For sure, you can also bring your own dive equipment if you want to. Please note that our regs are YOKE system. So, maybe you would need to bring an adapter if you use the DIN system.
If you are just interested in this land tour, just fill out the little box to the right (on mobile below) and click on “Enquire now“. If you are interested in other land tours as well as in diving, then please fill out the following reservations form. This will help us to directly design a first offer for you.