Santa Fe Island Tour

Santa Fe Island Tour

Santa Fe is one of the oldest islands in the Galápagos archipelago. It only covers about 9 square miles (23 sq m), but offers an incredible proliferation of wildlife, both on land and in its surrounding waters. You’ll have plenty of time to observe the animals that live here – this tour begins at 8:00 AM, and lasts around 7 hours, returning to Puerto Ayora at 3:00 PM. It includes a break for lunch on board the yacht.

Featured in:Bird Watching, Boat Tours, Guided Tours, Snorkeling
7 hrs
Available Days:
Every day
8:00 AM
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Mobile Ticket Included
Offered in English, Spanish

Your group will do some bird watching from the boat, observing swallow-tailed gulls and shearwater waterfowl. As soon as you’re near the shore, you can hop out of the boat and go snorkeling to see sea lions, stingrays, and sea turtles. You’ll also have the chance to do some catch-and-release fishing, casting a line for the chance to pull albacore, wahoo, or swordfish from these protected waters.

In the afternoon, you’ll stop by the beach called Playa Escondido. Here, you’ll have the chance to do more snorkeling and see more of the land, as well as share a beach with relaxed sea lions who are happy to pose for pictures. Head to shore to observe more animals, like the marine iguanas that loll on the shores. Walk around the rocky island to see the cacti and palo santo trees that offer perches for chattering finches, mockingbirds, and Galápagos doves. By the end of the trip, you’ll have seen a particularly interesting slice of life in the incredibly rare environment of the Galápagos.

**Note: Your provider will provide wetsuits, but a limited number are available.

What to Bring

Comfortable clothes, wind-breaker, waterproof camera, sunblock, sunglasses, hat, and money for tips to the guide and yacht staff.

What's included

Transportation, lunch on board, guided tour, wet-suit, snorkeling equipment, towels, and water


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

Traveler Comments

Wonderful tour and guide! We were lucky to have caught a fish and the crew grilled it to perfection; a great day

- ELLEN R, JAN 2020

Jorge was our guide on this tour. He was particularly good at creating a cohesive group. Even though we were all from different countries, he encouraged group interaction and left no question unanswered. Both snorkel spots were exceptional. We especially enjoyed the sea lion pups coming out to play.

Santa Fe is one of the oldest islands in the Galápagos archipelago.Santa Fe Island Tour 10
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