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Academy Bay Diving

Academy Bay Diving is a family owned and operated company, dedicated to providing excellence in customer service and dive safety, whilst giving our customers the experience of a lifetime found nowhere else but here diving in the Galapagos Marine Reserve.

  • 8 Days
  • Galapagos

Prepare to be amazed

Not everyone likes boats and changing hotels every night. And you are right, you don’t need to, you can see the best of the Galapagos islands from Santa Cruz. This tour will take you to visitor sites, amaze you with the flora and fauna and have you back in your hotel every afternoon. The range of snorkelling and land tours we have included guarantee you will be amazed and never forget Galapagos.

Prices Includes

  • All meals mentioned in the itinerary
  • Hotel in Santa Cruz & San Cristobal (7 nights)
  • All transfers in Galapagos
  • Snorkel equipment and dive equipment on all tours
  • All tours mentioned in the itinerary

Price Excludes

  • Flights unless organised with Academy Bay Diving
  • National park entrance fee ($100 payable on arrival)
  • Tourist card ($20 payable in airport in Quito or Guayaquil)
  • Meals not stated in tour itinerary

Accommodation

This package is run for anyone and every budget

We have 5 levels of hotel for you to choose. If you are backpacking, honeymooning or can’t stand the thought of a hostel and would like a little more comfort or would like to go all out and have the best, we’ve got you covered!

  1. Hostel – Single, Double or Dorm rooms, cooking facilities, breakfast not included.
  2. Budget – Private rooms, private bathrooms, hot water, TV and WiFi, some have cooking facilities.
  3. Tourist – Private rooms, private bathrooms, hot water, air con, TV, WiFi, breakfast, swimming pool.
  4. Tourist Superior – Private rooms, hot water, WiFi, telephone, TV, air con, breakfast, swimming pool.
  5. First Class – Premier class private rooms, hot water, WiFi, telephone, TV, air con, breakfast, swimming pool.
 
Itinerary

Day 1Baltra

Transfer from Baltra airport to hotel with Highland Visit

This tour consists of visiting 3 sites: El Chato, Lava tunnels and Los Gemelos. El Chato Tortoise Reserve is near Santa Rosa, approx 19km from Puerto Ayora. This is one of the only places where you can observe the ancient creatures up close in the wild. They look old, they smell old and they even sound old when they suck in their necks and heads and let out a hiss of air, like an old leather cushion. The reserve is also a great place to see the short eared owls, Darwin’s finches, yellow warblers and paint billed crakes.

After you return to the current century you will be taken to the lava tubes, where you can walk more than 1km underground. They were formed by the solidifying of the outside skin of molten lava flow. When the lava flow ceased, the molten lava inside the flow kept moving, emptying out of the solidified skin thus leaving tunnels.

Lastly a visit to Las Gemelos, the twin craters that are actually sink holes surrounded by Scalesia forest. Vermillion flycatchers and often seen here, as well as short eared owls on occasion. It is a beautiful place to take in the greenery of Galapagos and walk along the small paths around the craters to spot some of the bird life.

At the conclusion of the tour you will be transported back to Puerto Ayora and your hotel.

Day 2Scuba Diving - 2 dives

Depart 7am for a 2 tank dive trip. The site will depend on your experience and our itinerary. Includes: 2 tanks, all equipment, lunch & snacks, guide, towels and photos of your dive.AM: Diving (2 dives) and check dive

AM: Scuba Diving – 2 dives
PM: Free time to visit Tortuga Bay

Day 3Scuba Diving - 2 dives

Depart 7am for a 2 tank dive trip. The site will depend on your experience and our itinerary. Includes: 2 tanks, all equipment, lunch & snacks, guide, towels and photos of your dive.

Day 4Kand & Snorkel Tour - Bartolome, Plazas or Seymour

Departure: 6am – 8am
Return: Approx 4-5pm
Includes: breakfast (for Bartolome tour only), lunch, water, snorkelling equipment (mask, snorkel and fins) wetsuits available at an extra charge.

Day Tour Bartolome, North Seymour, Isabela or Plazas*

Please send us your preference for this day. Tours are subject to available spaces.

Day 5Ferry to Isla San Cristobal

Departure 7am to Isla San Cristobal on the Ferry – 2 hour speed boat ride
Free day on San Cristobal to visit
– La loberia
– Las Tijeretas
– Interpretation Center
– Puerto Chino

4-6pm Check in at dive center

Day 6Scuba Diving - San Cristobal

Depart 7.30am for a 2 tank dive trip.
The site will depend on your experience and our itinerary.
Includes: 2 tanks, all equipment, lunch & snacks, guide, towels and photos of your dive.

Day 7Scuba Diving - San Cristobal

Depart 7.30am for a 2 tank dive trip.
The site will depend on your experience and our itinerary.
Includes: 2 tanks, all equipment, lunch & snacks, guide, towels and photos of your dive.

Day 8Transfer to airport - Flight from San Cristobal

This package is designed for you to fly into Baltra and our of San Cristobal, but if you have return to flights from Baltra we can change the itinerary slightly to make it work for you.

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