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Santa Fe Island

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“land iguanas”(7 reviews)
“puerto ayora”(5 reviews)
“day trip”(4 reviews)
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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All reviews land iguanas puerto ayora day trip lots of sea lions hidden beach real highlight prickly pear cactus ceviche local agent blue footed boobies colorful fish two hours manta rays rice on the rocks bull babies
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This experience will humble you. The beauty and magnificence of the ocean and animals in their natural habitat undisturbed by humans is just mind blowing. We booked a day tour through Galapagos Dreams (Nina bonita boat). They gave us complimentary wet suits and a ride...More

Thank Cristina M
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Santa Fe is a small and one of the oldest Islands in Galapagos. There is no habitat with lots of Palo Santo trees and the prickly pear cactus. It is about one and a half hours away by the fishing boat. Our tour includes snokerling...More

Thank hvu2000
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

A dream come true for me, there were little pups, fearless, checking on the swimmers as if they were just another fish. Lovely and memorable.

Thank Tina6621
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

A stunning lagoon with the most incredibly coloured water. We weren’t scheduled to snorkel her and pleased after spotting a Bull shark on panga ride in, but lots of turtles and a pair of Eagle Rays believed to mating right at the shoreline. The short...More

1  Thank Adam P
Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

Outstanding snorkeling-amazing variety of fish. While we didn’t see any manta rays or land iguanas, we did get to swim with the sea lions. Four babies and both parents were so curious of us. Reached out and touched a nose. A real highlight of our...More

Thank StevePeggy
Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

Up close and personal with sea lions, iguanas, blue footed boobys, stingrays, sharks and turtles. Some of the very best snorkeling! We never expected such an amazing adventure!

Thank muzzkins
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

Last September when I went the water was freezing cold, after snorkeling most people came back shivering from the cold. However, it was worth every second in the water, Galapagos is incredibly rich under the water. A must see for any one visiting the islands.

Thank galapaguito5
Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

My wife and I visited the Galápagos the last week of December and took several day tours from Santa Cruz Island, one of which was to Santa Fe Island. We booked the trip from a tourist office in Puerto Ayora for $100 pp which included...More

3  Thank faheymk
Reviewed 6 January 2018

Came here in October 2017 with Guiding Galapagos and went to 2 spots on this island to snorkel. The first spot we saw king angelfish, giant damselfish, yellowtailed surgeonfish, bluechin parrotfish. Then the second spot we saw stingrays, blue footed boobies flying over us, sea...More

Thank tracyrocks
Reviewed 27 November 2017

A very rough boat trip to get here but well worth it. The guide is very good in the water advising where to best snorkel. Good snack and excellent lunch on the boat

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19 February 2018|
Response from faheymk | Reviewed this property |
Sorry but I don’t remember the name of the tour agency, we booked the tour in Puerto Ayora from one of the many agencies there, however I think that they are all pretty similar, good luck and have fun
25 August 2017|
Response from Herb E | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about that specific tour. However, we've had one of the best snorkeling experiences in the world at Isla Santa Fe. On the North-East side of the island is a bay where you can snorkel with lots of wild sea lions... More