Daphne Mayor Galapagos Island Tour 2022

Travel on a day tour to Daphne Major Island. This small island is located north of Santa Cruz Island and its waters are teeming with a variety of marine life. On the tour you can also visit a place known as "Piedra Ahogada" where you can snorkel, ending with a visit to Borrero Bay. You will be able to observe white tip sharks, black tip sharks, sea turtles, starfish, and have a great possibility of seeing manta rays.

Daphne Major Island Galapagos

From: Puerto Ayora - Santa Cruz island.
Time: 08:00
Navigation: 45 minutos per route.
Yacht capacity: 10 people.
Activities: 90% snorkeling, 10% hike.


$200 First Class Yacht.
Pay with a credit card.
No extra charge.

Daphne Galapagos island map.

Daphne Mayor Island Daily Tour Itinerary

- A guide will pass by your hotel and take you to the Itabaca Channel from Puerto Ayora. This trip takes about 35 minutes.
- The crew will be waiting for you in the channel to board the yacht.

People on a yacht.
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The adventure to Daphne Island begins! On the way to the island, the fishing rods will be put out for t he experiential fishing part of the trip!
There are high chances that you will catch tuna.

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Piedra ahogada Galapagos
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Before reaching Daphne, a short stop will be made at "Piedra Ahogada" where you can see several blue-footed boobies, Nazca boobies, and pelicans. Under its waters, swim with sea lions, black tip sharks, sea turtles, white tip sharks, and octopuses . During the cold season you can find the giant manta rays.

Piedra ahogada Galapagos
People snorkeling on piedra ahogada.
People snorkeling on piedra ahogada.
Sea lion
black tip shark
Sea turtle
Blue Sharks
Yacht traveling to Daphne Major Island.
Snorkeling at Daphne Island.
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After a short navigation and continuing with the tour, you will reach Daphne Island. Here you will enjoy snorkeling with the playful sea lions, fish, white tip sharks, tuna, and starfish.
Blue-footed boobies, masked boobies, and finches are found nesting on the surface of Daphne Island.

Sea stars.
Sea lions.
reef fish
white tip shark
Daphne Mayor island.
People having lunch on the yacht
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After finishing with snorkeling, the chef of the boat will be waiting for you with a delicious lunch.
If you are a vegetarian, don't worry; there is a special menu for you.

Bahia Borrero

Continuing the tour, we will visit Bahía Borrero. This place is characterized by having one of the most beautiful beaches in Santa Cruz with its crystal clear waters and fine sand. Several pelicans and frigate birds will be flying around and in its waters you can see several sea turtles.

Served table with food on the yacht.
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Upon returning to the boat the chef will wait for you with delicious sashimi, fruits, and coffee. You cannot miss this adventure to Daphne Island, an ideal place for children and adult!.

First Class Yachts

Available for charter.

These yachts are spacious with a capacity for 10 people and 3 crew members.


The tour to Daphne island includes:
• Transportation Hotel - Itabaca Channel - Hotel.
• Certified Guide (English - Spanish)
• Lunch.
• Snack.
• Towel.
• Wetsuit.
• Snorkeling equipment.

The Tour does not include:
• Sodas.
• Tips.
• Alcoholic drinks.

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