Galapagos Activities

Some Galapagos Activities you will be able to enjoy are hiking, diving, snorkeling, kayaking, birdwatching among others..


SANTA FE ISLAND (Barrington)

Hike through Opuntia cacti and Palo Santo forests. You can see endemic land iguanas, lava lizards and sea lion colonies. It is a great spot for swimming and snorkeling.


Walk among the hundreds of marine iguanas on black lava rocks. See flightless cormorants, penguins, pelicans, sea lions and mangrove forests.

The ground will reveal the beautiful shapes that lava forms once it has cooled off. This is perhaps the most remote island in the Pacific Ocean. More about Fernandina Island


The Galapagos activities in this Island include a hike uphill Tagus Cove that takes you around Darwin's Crater salt-water lake for an outstanding view.

Take a boat ride along the seashore to see penguins, flightless cormorants, boobies and brown pelicans.

At Urbina Bay you will step on a dark volcanic sand beach. At this place you will se colorful land iguanas and Galapagos giant tortoises. Enjoy the view of a superb coral uplifting.

While on Isabela Island visit Punta Moreno and delight with a spectacular view of lava flows from Alcedo, Sierra Negra and Cerro Azul volcanoes.

It is an ideal location to see the different birds living in Galapagos. Punta Vicente Roca is another great spot to admire the stunning Galapagos Landscapes


This is maybe one of the most photographed Islands in Galapagos.

Climb up a wooden staircase to the summit for a stunning view of two beautiful bays.

The main Galapagos activities at Bartolome Island are observing the fascinating formations of lava flows and spatter cones and visiting a beautiful sandy beach which is perfect for swimming and snorkeling.

You can experience close contacts with tropical Galapagos Penguins


Enjoy the turquoise waters that surround this Island.

It has an incredible red-sand beach and you will have to climb through a trail that will take you to the peak of the Island for a stunning view.

It is a great place for snorkeling. Read More About Rabida Island


The main Galapagos activities at this Island are the visit to the famous barrel which is a postal service set up during the 18th century by whalers and also observing sea lion colonies at La Loberia islet.

Visit also at Punta Cormorant the olive-crystal beach, and the white-sand beach where sea turtles nest.

Snorkeling at Devil's Crown is highly recommended.


It is great for swimming and snorkeling at Gardner Bay beach and the nearby islets.

If you like hiking go to Punta Suarez for a walk on lava rocks along a trail dotted with nests of Galapagos Boobies, You will also see Galapagos doves, sea lions, and Darwin's finches.


The Galapagos activities to enjoy at Santiago Island are among others: swimming, snorkeling and watching the spectacular lava formations from the latest volcanic activity in 1897.

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SANTA CRUZ (Indefatigable)

The Charles Darwin Research Station is located here. You can see the Giant tortoises at this station.

Take a walk to the highlands to visit the Pit Craters which is also an outstanding area for birdwatching and observation of flora of the highlands.

At the city of Puerto Ayora you will find everything you need such as hotels, restaurants, bars, Internet, telephone, fax and land based tour operators.


The suggested Galapagos activities at this island are the following: Visit the Interpretation Center at Puerto Baquerizo Moreno (The main city) as well as Isla Lobos.

The best activity is to hike to the highlands for great landscape photography.


The most popular activity here is birdwatching because this Island is known as the bird Island. It is home to thousands of frigate birds, red-footed boobies, noddy terns, lava gulls, tropic birds, doves, storm petrels and Galapagos finches.

Other rewarding Galapagos activities include a Snorkeling Adventure along the amazing cliff-sides and walking on lava rocks at Prince Philip's Steps.

Don't miss the Sunsets here, they will leave you breathless.

Recommended Reading

Ecuador & Galapagos (Insight Guides). Click to order from Amazon

Ecuador & Galapagos (Insight Guides)

With 250 photos and tons of great information, this is an essential addition to your pre-Ecuador and -Galapagos reading!

There are better guides if you are only interested in the islands, but for a combination trip taking in Ecuador as well, it's hard to beat.


Birds, Mammals, and Reptiles of the Galapagos Islands. Click to order from Amazon

Birds, Mammals, and Reptiles of the Galapagos Islands

Small enough to fit into your pocket, yet containing comprehensive information and pictures of all the species you will encounter in the islands, this book is a must-have for nature lovers.

Let's face it, Galapagos is largely about the wildlife. This book will NOT disappoint, and you'll have a great memento of your time with the seals, penguins and tortoises!


Galapagos: The Islands That Changed the World. Click to order from Amazon

Galapagos: The Islands That Changed the World

Definitely NOT a tourist's guide, but if you're like me, and find the history and geography of the islands irresistible, then this is a title you ought to invest in.

Stunningly illustrated, and painstakingly researched, those of you who have been there will be enchanted again -- and those of you who have not will begin planning your trip!


Moon Spotlight Galapagos. Click to order from Amazon

Moon Spotlight Galapagos Islands

If you're a seasoned Galapagos regular, then you will probably prefer something weightier.

But for first-timers looking for simple, down-to-earth advice on where to go, what to see and the best shopping and eating on the islands, this is the book for you.

Small, well-priced, and reliable!


Galapagos: Islands Born of Fire. Click to order from Amazon

Galapagos: Islands Born of Fire

The 10th anniversary edition of this photographer's tour of the Galapagos Islands is a stunning book, worthy of anybody's coffee table.

This is a perfect post-trip talking point -- a great way to remember what you've seen, and spread the word amongst your envious friends!


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