Floreana Island Tour

This tour takes you to explore Floreana Island, the island with arguably the most eccentric history in the Galápagos. It has seen its fair share of human activity, beginning with 18th-century whalers. On this tour you’ll see some remnants of that history, as well as plants and animals that are rare even by Galápagos standards—Floreana Island has its very own endemic species of finch called a medium tree finch, to offer just one example.

from $ 235


Free cancellation

up to 15 days in advance

 Ecuador
 Ecuador
 Ecuador
 Ecuador
  • Duration: 9 hrs
  • Available Days: Wed
  • Schedule: 8:00 AM
  • Hotel Transport Included
  • Free cancellation up to 15 days prior
  • Mobile Ticket Included
  • Offered in English, Spanish

Experience Highlights

Guided Tours
Marine Wildlife
Snorkeling
Floreana

7:45 AM to 8:00 AM

Pick-up from your hotel.

8:00 AM

Board the passenger boat for the tour.

9:45 AM

Arrive at the port town of Puerto Velasco Ibarra, where you can observe sea lions and iguanas.

From here, you’ll take a bus to Asilo de la Paz, which is part of the island's volcanic highlands. Pirates first came here when a wayward current pushed them to the island. There’s also a small population of endemic tortoises—these tortoises knew the island’s first human inhabitants. You’ll also get to see caves and medicinal plants that the first arrivals used to survive, along with the fresh water and fruit they could find in the area.

This tour includes a stop at Playa Negra which is named after its black sand. You’ll also get to stop for lunch at a local restaurant.

Before you leave, you’ll go snorkeling at a spot called Lobería. There’s a small patch of sand where you can see sea lions and an underwater landscape where you’ll get to observe sea turtles, tropical fish, and manta rays.

3:00 PM

Hop on board the speed boat to head back to Santa Cruz.

5:00 PM

Arrive back at Puerto Ayora in Santa Cruz.

Attraction Visited

Floreana

This island’s natural beauty is overshadowed by its quirky human history. As one of the first inhabited islands in the Galápagos, Floreana was initially home to a handful of settlers, who came to the island in the 1920s. Within a decade, several of those early settlers had gone missing, and the mystery of how or why remains unsolved.

Floreana

What to Bring

Sturdy walking shoes, light jacket in case of rain, comfortable clothes, sunglasses, sunscreen, and money for tips and personal expenses.

What's included

Entrance fees, transportation, guided naturalist tour, lunch at a restaurant, and snorkeling equipment.

Transportation

Many of our tours and activities offer transportation pick up & drop off options from several locations and destinations. Options vary by tour, see “More Time and Rates” for full details.

Similar Tours

Santa Fe Island, Ecuador
Santa Fe IslandSanta Cruz

Our guide will pick you from your hotel in Puerto Ayora and lead to the main pier. The sailing to Santa Fe will take two hours. In this island you will find an endemic land iguana that lives only in this place, sea lions in white sand beach resting waiting for pictures, they pose to your cameras. You will get into a giant cactus forest while the Galapagos hawk overfly in the light blue sky. Crabs, nocturnal herons, marine iguanas, mockingbirds and Galapagos doves are often seen in Santa Fe Island. It bay offers you this turquoise and crystalline water to swim and snorkel; marine turtles, rays, sea lions, fishes and other marine animals in this rocky reef are unique attractions of this place.

Guided Tours
Snorkeling
Best
Bird Watching
Boat Tours
Scuba Diving
South Plaza Island, Ecuador
South Plaza IslandSanta Cruz

This tour will take you to South Plaza Island, which is the smallest island of the Galápagos. Despite its small size, this island still has a wealth of interesting wildlife.

Guided Tours
Snorkeling
Best
Bird Watching
Boat Tours
Nature Walk
North Seymour Island Tour, Ecuador
North Seymour Island TourSanta Cruz

This tour takes you to some of the Galápagos Island’s excellent bird watching and snorkeling. First you’ll visit North Seymour Island, and then you’ll continue to a beach called Las Bachas on Santa Cruz Island.

Guided Tours
Snorkeling
Bird Watching
Boat Tours