Daphne Major & Playa Borrero Private Tour
Private Guided Charter Tour
Our Daphne Island and Playa Borrero charter tour is great option for groups that want a little more exposure to the islands with a more intimate experience. Daphne Island is an example of a tuff crater jutting 394 ft /120 m out of the sea. This island is home to a variety of Galapagos birdlife including Blue Footed Boobies, Frigate and Tropic Birds, to name a few. You will enjoy lunch onboard as you circumnavigate this small island. Land access on Daphne Major is prohibited so a stop at Playa Borrero on Santa Cruz is included so you can get your toes in the sand or snorkel offshore. Hotel pick up and drop off as well as all transportation are included in this fun private charter.
Tour Highlights and Inclusions:
- Cruise around Daphne Island looking for Blue Footed Boobies, Frigate and Tropic Birds.
- Enjoy lunch aboard the tour boat (disembarkation is not allowed on Daphne Island).
- Snorkel at a nearby islet with Sea Lions, Sharks, Rays, Sea Turtles and a variety of reef fish.
- Disembark on Bahia Borrero Beach on Santa Cruz Island to snorkel or relax on the beach.
- Return to your Puerto Ayora hotel by mid-afternoon.
English Name: Daphne Major & Playa Borrero
Location & Geography: Daphne Major Island is located north of Santa Cruz and west of Baltra Island. It is a tuff crater that measures 394ft/120m above sea level.
Terrestrial Wildlife: Various Finches, Galapagos Martins, Blue-Footed Boobies, Nazca Boobies, Short-Eared Owls, Red-Billed Tropicbirds and Frigatebirds.
Marine Wildlife: Sea Turtles, Sharks, Various Rays, Pelagic Fish and (of course) Sea Lions, to name a few.
Difficulty: Moderate: openwater snorkeling from boat, wet landing - boat to zodiac to beach.
You will need: closed shoes, water, hat, sunscreen, bug spray, snorkel gear, bathing suit and change of clothes and light jacket for return voyage.
|Start time: 9am at hotel||Duration: half day (~5 hrs)||Origin: Santa Cruz||Embarcation Point: Ithabaca Canal|
|Group Size: Private||Vessel Type: Motorboat||Activity level: moderate||Total Travel Time: Land 90 mins, Water 80 mins.|