Galapagos Alternative

PERSONALIZED ISLAND-HOPPING TOURS SUPPORTING COMMUNITY-BASED TOURISM

Customized Galapagos Tours and Activities

Click on the islands below for available tours and activities:

Galapagos Alternative Island Map San Cristobal Galapagos AlterNATIVE Tours Santa Cruz Island Galapagos AlterNATIVE Tours Isabela Island Galapagos AlterNATIVE Tours Galapagos Islands Transportation Options

We specialize in creating custom private tour packages of the Galapagos Islands. The tours and activities we arrange at Galapagos AlterNATIVE are as unique as our guests. We cater to your personal interests and strive to provide you with a truly individual experience of our island home. Whether you prefer wildlife viewing, lounging on the beach or seeking adventure, we can put together a custom tour to match your budget, lifestyle and personal interests.

Because we are a small company with expansive local knowledge, we're able to build as much flexibility into your Galapagos experience as you desire. Engage in the activities you enjoy on your own schedule and learn about the Galapagos people and their local flair. We want you to fall in love with our Galapagos, and to see the true culture and diversity of the Galapagos Islands through a native eye.

Sample Tours with Pricing >>

Follow the links below to learn about what activities are available to you:

Santa Cruz Full and Half Day Tours
Uninhabited Island Day Tours
North Seymour Island Tour Galapagos AlterNATIVE Blue Footed Boobie - North Seymour Bartolome Island Tour - Galapagos AlterNATIVE Bartolome Island Panga - Galapagos AlterNATIVE South Plazas Island Tour Galapagos AlterNATIVE Floreana Island Day Tour Santa Fe Island Tour Galapagos AlterNATIVE
 
Half Day Tours - Guided & Unguided
Charles Darwin Research Station - Galapagos AlterNATIVE Los Gemelos Highlands Tour - Galapagos AlterNATIVE Tortuga Bay Beach - Galapagos AlterNATIVE Las Grietas Swimming - Galapagos AlterNATIVE Garrapatero Beach - Galapagos AlterNATIVE Ithabaca Canal Galapagos Islands marine iguana Galapagos Alternative
Cerro Messa
El Trapiche
 
Custom Charter Tours
Sea Lion Pup-Galapagos AlterNATIVE Nameless Island Playa Palmas Custom Tour - Galapagos AlterNATIVE Santa Fe Island Tour Galapagos AlterNATIVE Playa Escondido Custom Tour - Galapagos AlterNATIVE Custom Galapagos Sport Fishing Tours - Galapagos AlterNATIVE
Playa Escondida
 

Isabela Tours and Activites listed below.

Isabela Full and Half Day Tours
Guided Day Tours
North Seymour Island Tour Galapagos AlterNATIVE Blue Footed Boobie - North Seymour Bartolome Island Tour - Galapagos AlterNATIVE Bartolome Island Panga - Galapagos AlterNATIVE South Plazas Island Tour Galapagos AlterNATIVE Santa Fe Island Tour Galapagos AlterNATIVE Santa Fe Island Tour Galapagos AlterNATIVE
Isla Tortuga
 
Guided Half Day Tours
Charles Darwin Research Station - Galapagos AlterNATIVE Los Gemelos Highlands Tour - Galapagos AlterNATIVE Tortuga Bay Beach - Galapagos AlterNATIVE Tortuga Bay Beach - Galapagos AlterNATIVE Garrapatero Beach - Galapagos AlterNATIVE Ithabaca Canal Galapagos Islands marine iguana Galapagos Alternative
Bay Tour & Las Tintoreras
Highlands
Concha y Perla
 
Custom Charter Tours
Custom Galapagos Sport Fishing Tours - Galapagos AlterNATIVE Nameless Island Playa Palmas Custom Tour - Galapagos AlterNATIVE Land Iguana - South Plazas Island Galapagos Land Iguana - South Plazas Island Galapagos Land Iguana - South Plazas Island Galapagos
Offshore Fishing
Cuatro Hermanos
Penguins
 

San Cristobal Tours and Activites listed below.

San Cristobal Full and Half Day Tours
Guided Day Tours
Kicker rock hammerheads - Galapagos AlterNATIVE Kicker Rock Galapagos Tour Kicker Rock Sea Turtle
 
Guided Half Day Tours
Isla Lobos Half Day Tour Las Tijeretas Half Day Tour El Junco and China Beach Day Tour
Las Tijeretas & Punta Corola Beach
El Junco & Puerto Chino Beach
 
Custom Tours/Activities
Custom Galapagos Sport Fishing Tours - Galapagos AlterNATIVE Nameless Island Playa Palmas Custom Tour - Galapagos AlterNATIVE Land Iguana - South Plazas Island Galapagos Land Iguana - South Plazas Island Galapagos Land Iguana - South Plazas Island Galapagos
Offshore Fishing
SCUBA Diving
Loberia Beach Surf Lessons
 

Additional Activities - contact one of our Itinerary Specialists to learn more.

marine iguana Galapagos Alternative North Seymour Island Tour Galapagos Alternative marine iguana Galapagos Alternative South Plaza Island Galapagos Alternative
Snorkeling Bird Watching SCUBA Diving Surfing
 
Floreana Sea Kayaking-Galapagos Alternative Ithabaca Canal Galapagos Islands Bartolome Island Galapagos Islands marine iguana Galapagos Alternative
Sea Kayaking Mountain Biking Offshore Fishing Cultural/Educational
 

Welcome to our home!!!

Santa Cruz has the largest population of all the Galapagos Islands with over 12,000 residents scattered in small villages across the island. It is also home to the largest port, Puerto Ayora, and offers the greatest variety of accommodations, restaurants, recreation and activities.

The largest population center on the island is the seaside town and main port of the islands, Puerto Ayora. Puerto Ayora has a unique charm. Its streets are busy with pedestrians and the town is the commercial hub of the Galapagos where you can find most of the creature comforts of large mainland cities such as banks, shops, restaurants and the like. In town there is an amazing assortment of local restaurants that feature Ecuadorian as well as International cuisine. Almost everything in Puerto Ayora is within walking distance or a short ride in one of the quaint white pick-up truck taxis found throughout town. Additionally, several fine restaurants and attractions are accessible by water taxi across the bustling Academy Bay harbor. A visit to the Fisherman's market is a must, where you may have to haggle with Sea Lions and Pelicans over the catch of the day.

The island of Santa Cruz has a maximum altitude of 864 m (2835 ft). A trip into the highlands allows you to experience another flavor of the local culture. Inhabitants of this lush and fertile area rely on the earth in much the same way that the port city depends on the sea. We welcome you to explore this area and the many hidden treasures it possesses on a Santa Cruz Highlands tour.