Boating Tours in Ecuador

Boating tours are an excellent way to experience some of Ecuador's most impressive aquatic environments. These tours visit islands in the Galápagos and rivers in the Amazon. You'll explore some of the coolest places in Ecuador, and may have the chance to go snorkeling, bird watching, or hiking on one of these tours. The tours use comfortable motor boats and are led by professional captains and knowledgeable guides.

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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.

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Espanola Island Tour, Ecuador
Espanola Island TourSan Cristobal

Located two hours from San Cristóbal, Española is the southernmost island and one of the oldest in the Galápagos archipelago. The island's flat profile is extremely dry with only a few inches of rain per year. Despite the dry climate the island is one of the world's only known nesting sites for the Waved Albatross.

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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.

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Scuba Diving
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Kicker Rock - Leon Dormido Island Tour, Ecuador
Kicker Rock - Leon Dormido Island TourSan Cristobal

During the boat trip you can enjoy the beautiful landscape and you may see dolphins. Upon arrival at León Dormido we will navigate around the island to see the sea birds and sea lions, resting on the rocks. If you wish, you can snorkel — there is a good chance you will see the Galapagos shark, sea turtles, different types of rays, and a variety of fish. After that, you have some free time to enjoy the beach at Playa Ochoa or Playa Manglecito. Return to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

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Boat Tours
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Nature Walk
Scuba Diving
Snorkeling
Punta Pitt Tour, Ecuador
Punta Pitt TourSan Cristobal

This all-day tour takes you to some of the highlights of San Cristobál’s landscape. Your tour begins with an early morning boat ride and lasts into the evening. This is a part of the Galápagos that you need a guide in order to see, and the views that you’ll get along the way are well worth the hiking. You’ll also get the chance to stop and snorkel around the beautiful bay and have lunch on board the boat.

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Tour 360° in San Cristobal, Ecuador
Tour 360° in San CristobalSan Cristobal

The Galápagos is known for its stunning wildlife, and this tour takes you to some of the best wildlife attractions around San Cristobál. On this all-day tour, you’ll see famous sights like Punta Pitt, Cerro Brujo, and Kicker Rock. Along the way, you'll get to explore he volcanic scenery on hikes and snorkeling excursions. Don't worry about finding a vending machine in the middle of the ocean — snacks and lunch are included.

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Scuba Diving in Galapagos, Ecuador
Scuba Diving in GalapagosSanta Cruz

Go on a diving tour off the coast of Santa Cruz to see sea lions, sharks, seals, eels, sea stars, and bat fish. Pick from three different dives sites — they all have their own thriving populations of rare sea life. You'll find that the water is warmest between November and April.

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Scuba Diving
Snorkeling
Salinas: Humpback Whales, Ecuador
Salinas: Humpback WhalesGuayaquil

This tour takes you to the waters off the coast of Salinas to search for humpback whales. You'll also visit a small whale museum and enjoy lunch.

Boat Tours
Marine Wildlife
The Gulf Of Guayaquil: Birds & Dolphins, Ecuador
The Gulf Of Guayaquil: Birds & DolphinsGuayaquil

This tour offers travelers a wonderful opportunity to see birds, dolphins, and other wildlife while exploring the Gulf of Guayaquil in Ecuador. It's a fun and interesting experience for travelers of all ages.

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Isabela Island and Las Tintoreras, Ecuador
Isabela Island and Las TintorerasSanta Cruz

This tour takes you to see the wildlife that lives on Isabela Island and its surrounding waters. Your bilingual guide will supply you with interesting facts about the environment along the way.

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Snorkeling
FC Millennium Cruise Galápagos Islands, Ecuador
FC Millennium Cruise Galápagos IslandsSan Cristobal

The Millennium is a modern, 16-passenger yacht that offers cruises through the Galápagos Islands. The accommodations are comfortable and nicely equipped, and there are ample social areas on the ship. Cruises range from 5 to 8 days.

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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.

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Santa Cruz Fishing Tour, Ecuador
Santa Cruz Fishing TourSanta Cruz

Perform this activity with experienced fishermen that will take you to the best fishing sites to make it a fabulous experience, type of fishing with trolling and casting rods. Activity: Trawl fishing. Species: Albacore, Wahoo, Merlin.

Boat Tours
Sport Fishing
Natural Paradise Yacht - Royal Galapagos Cruises, Ecuador
Natural Paradise Yacht - Royal Galapagos CruisesSanta Cruz

The Natural Paradise, a luxury yacht customized to carry 16 adventurers in comfort and safety through the Galapagos Islands. Cruise range from 4 to 8 days.

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Lobo Island and Ochoa Beach, Ecuador
Lobo Island and Ochoa BeachSan Cristobal

Isla Lobos is a small islet located approximate 40 minutes from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. Is it home to various Galapagos birds, such as Blue-Footed Boobies, Nazca Boobies, and Frigate Birds, as well as a colony of Sea Lions and numerous Marine Iguanas. On this half-day trip you will disembark on the islet for an hour long interpreted walk around the island. Afterwards you will be able to snorkel in the protected bay nearby. Following a lunch onboard you will relocate to Ochoa Beach where you can wander the sand, snorkel some more or relax in the sun.

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Sport Fishing, Ecuador
Sport FishingMontañita

Waters off the coast of Machalilla National Park team with fish. This is because of the Humboldt Current, which brings with it cold water and a huge variety of well-fed fish.

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Sport Fishing
Sport Fishing, Ecuador
Sport FishingPuerto Lopez

Waters off the coast of Machalilla National Park team with fish. This is because of the Humboldt Current, which brings with it cold water and a huge variety of well-fed fish.

Boat Tours
Sport Fishing
Whale Watching Tour, Ecuador
Whale Watching TourMontañita

Between June and October, around 7,000 humpback whales travel from Antarctica to Ecuador’s coast. They migrate to this area to mate and give birth in Ecuador’s warm Pacific waters. Machalilla National Park is ideally located for visitors to come and watch the humpback whales that have gathered near the coast.

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Whale Watching Tour, Ecuador
Whale Watching TourPuerto Lopez

Between June and October, around 7,000 humpback whales travel from Antarctica to Ecuador’s coast. They migrate to this area to mate and give birth in Ecuador’s warm Pacific waters. Machalilla National Park is ideally located for visitors to come and watch the humpback whales that have gathered near the coast.

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Bartolome Island Tour, Ecuador
Bartolome Island TourSanta Cruz

On this tour, you’ll get to hike on the Galápagos island of Bartolomé . As you hike, you’ll learn about the volcanic landscape.

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