Island Hopping
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A Great Alternative To Live-aboard Cruises

Snorkel with rays, sea lions, and iguanas and experience the breathtaking beauty of the Galapagos Islands from the top of the Sierra Negra volcano.

Explore the islands of San Cristobal, Santa Cruz, and Isabelds, returning to the comfort of a hotel every evening. Go snorkeling with sharks, rays, sea lions, and iguanas and experience the breathtaking beauty of the Galapagos Islands from the top of the Sierra Negra volcano. An excellent option for those looking for a more active Galapagos Islands tour without spending days at sea!

Island Hopping Tours in Galapagos

Our Galapagos Islands hopping tours are a great alternative to live-aboard cruises, you get to explore the archipelagos wildlife and natural wonders by day, you sleep in boutique hotels by night. This allows any non-seagoing traveler the chance to enjoy the highlights of the Galapagos Islands without compromising their comfort and need to be on firm land.

Our base program offers fixed departures and is made up of 6 days visiting the unique wonders of the Galapagos Islands wildlife. Besides this tour, we have plenty of other, custom-made, options for you to explore the islands at your own pace with a certified and bilingual Galapagos Naturalist Guide at hand at all times.

Please contact us to learn about all the options we have for you and start exploring the Enchanted Islands the way you want to explore them!



What is included and excluded depends a lot on the final tour you will book. One thing to always keep in mind though is that the entrance fees to the Galapagos National Park area is almost never included and need to be paid in cash, the visitor card on the departing airport, and the entrance fee upon arrival.

  • Entrance Fee National Park $100.
  • Visitor Card National Park $20.


Most Island hopping adventures can start on any day you like, depending on flight availability. Just let us know your preferences and we make it happen.

Please give us a call +17073403778  / +593995255781 / Send us a text message by WhatsApp or send us a message to make your reservations to know about availability and price for your chosen Island Hopping tour.


Scheduled tour bookings are not confirmed until payment is received ( by Credit card, Paypal, or wire transfer bank*).

In any event, Tour Guide Ecuador strongly advises you to take out travel insurance.  It’s well worth the peace of mind.

We always suggest a call, email, or text the day prior to your tour to ensure all your details are as they should be. It is not obligatory, but it helps.

If confirmed standard departure tour bookings are canceled the following fees apply:

More than 7 days in advance – 10% of the original fee.

3-7 days in advance – 50% of tour cost.

Within 72 hours of commencement – refunds will not be available.

If changes are made more than 6 days prior to the original booking there is no charge. The rebooked date must be within 2 months.

Prices differ based on the number of days and type of island hopping tour you prefer. There are Island hopping tours available for as low as $400 for 4 days. Please contact us for the best option regarding your time and budget.


  • Destination:Galapagos
    • DURATION:6 days
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Below is an example of what is possible, please contact us to see what other itineraries are available.

Day 1:

  • Flight Quito/Guayaquil to San Cristobal, Galapagos
  • Transfer from the airport to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, the capital of the Galapagos province, where you will check in to your hotel and be taken to lunch. After lunch, you will visit the Interpretation Centre just minutes walking outside of town where you will learn more about especially the impact of humans on the islands fragile eco-system
  • From the Interpretation Center, you follow the trail outside to Frigate Bird Hill (Tijeretas) where you will see endemic flora and the usual playful and lazy sea lions and where you will have a chance to snorkel in the beautiful lagoon
  • The trail ends at Punta Carola, a small beach where sea lions love to rest and a good place to swim a bit before
  • heading back to the hotel to freshen up for dinner.

Day 2:

  • In the morning your guide will meet you for a boat tour to Kicker Rock (Leon Dormido). A lava rock formation in the middle of the ocean where you will be able to snorkel. Enjoy the clear waters while swimming alongside sea turtles, sea lions, rays and if lucky, hammerhead sharks!
  • The tour continues to a small, white sand beach for a relaxed lunch and swimming before heading back to the island 
  • The rest of the afternoon is free to enjoy.

Day 3:

  • A flight to Isabella island in a small plane 
  • Guided walk to a lagoon where flamingo’s nest and rest
  • Visit the tortoise (land turtle) breeding center where the National Park is doing everything it can to make sure the Galapagos tortoises don’t go extinct
  • Lunch in the small beach village of Puerto Villamil
  • Tintoreras island with its hundreds of iguanas, penguins (the only ones living on the Equator!), and a lava tunnel where sharks sleep! A great experience here is snorkeling with all these amazing creatures.

Day 4:

  • A full day with a hike up to the volcanoes of Chico and Sierra Negra. Volcan Chico has the second largest caldera in the world and on a clear day you will be able to enjoy the views of this magnificent crater that measures 10 km! Sierra Negra is a very different type of volcano, with its last eruption in 1997 you walk over lava fields where you can spot the sulfur and have incredible views over the island Isabella and Fernandina.

Day 5:

  • Leave for Santa Cruz by means of a speed boat
  • Visit a ranch in the highlands to see the giant tortoises roam around in the wild
  • Cerro Mesa Reserve, the remainders of when Santa Cruz was still a volcanic island
  • Lunch at Garrapatero Beach with time for a nice swim
  • Back to the hotel.

Day 6:

  • Before leaving the Galapagos visit the Charles Darwin Station in Puerto Ayora or go souvenir hunting
  • Transfer to the airport on Baltra


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