Española Island



Our day starts early in the morning at the Baquerizo Moreno Dock, where the adventure begins. We will be by the hand of our bilingual guide, who is going to help us board the zodiac that will take us to the Galapagos Hopper Catamaran.

After a navigation of approximately 2.5 hours, we will arrive at the Española Island, considered the crown jewel of the Galapagos archipelago! Here we will enjoy a full day of activities.

Española Island is located at the south side of the archipelago, 22 miles from San Cristobal Island. Here, we will be astonished by two main locations, our visitor site Punta Suarez and Gardner Isle.

At Punta Suarez, which is located at the northeast of the Española, we will be amazed by the nesting Nazca Boobies as well as the famous blue-footed boobies, finches and Galapagos dove. But, hold on! If we are traveling between May and
December, we will be able to visit the world’s entire population of Waved Albatros, as it only nests in this area. There also is the presence of sea
lions and marine iguanas. We will have the opportunity to enjoy the amazing landscape of the cliffs and the blow hole.

Because this side of the island is a rocky terrain, we should wear comfortable shoes (no sandals), bring enough water for a two hour hike, and if we want we can bring our trekking poles. Later on, we will move on to Gardner Isle, at the northeast side of the Española Island. Here, we can do snorkeling among the friendly and playful sea lions, and we will be astonished by the colorful
fish within the turquoise water of the bay.

As soon as we board again the Galapagos Hopper Catamaran, we will be received with a refreshing and delicious snack, and for the lunch we will enjoy a three course meal. Also, we will have soft drinks, coffee, tea and infusions available on board.

What do you get on board?

  • Snorkeling Equipment (Snorkel, Fins and Wetsuits)
  • Towels
  • Zodiac & Aquatic taxis (Available for embarking and/or disembarking the GH)
  • Guided Excursions
  • Snacks and a healthy lunch

What should you bring?

  • Sun block
  • Hat / Cap
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Underwater camera
  • Camera with extra memory cards

We will be happy to know about you