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Galápagos Hiking & Kayaking Adventure

11 Days from $4695
Trip Highlights
  • Galápagos kayaking tour in Charles Darwin's paradise
  • Based on a first-class sailing catamaran
  • Sea kayak to Kicker Rock & snorkel with reef sharks
  • Visit the Darwin Research Station and giant Galápagos tortoises
  • Snorkel below Pinnacle Rock and with Sea lions
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Outside Travel Awards 'Best Outfitter' Runner Up National Geographic Adventure Magazine - Best River & Sea Outfitter on Earth As Featured On 50 Tours of a Lifetime - National Geographic Traveller Mindy Gleason, O.A.R.S. Reservations Manager Condé Nast Traveler Top Travel Specialist 2007-2013 (River Rafting)

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$4695 to $5795
Based on double occupancy

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Deposit: $800
Single Supplement: $200 (Hotel Only)
Additional Costs: $535 R/T air Quito to Galapagos, $100 NPS entrance fee ($50 for children 11 and younger), airport taxes and fees

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Experiencing the natural wonder of the Galápagos archipelago, with its rich marine life and exotic flora and fauna, on our Galápagos sea kayaking trip is the ultimate way to go. With a maximum group size of 12 adventurers, it’s a more intimate and unique way to experience the Galápagos—without the big tour groups. Every day we explore different islands, on foot and by sea kayak, with daily opportunities for snorkeling and beachcombing. In the late afternoons our catamaran delivers us from one island to another spectacularly beautiful Galápagos habitat to explore. With a professional sea kayaking guide and an on-board naturalist, we perfect our paddle strokes and get the most out of these amazing islands, all the while learning about the natural history and unimaginably abundant wildlife.

Galápagos Hiking & Kayaking Adventure: Itinerary at a Glance

  • Arrive Quito, Ecuador and enjoy a full day of hiking and exploring
  • Fly to the Island of Baltra where we meet our naturalist guides and board the S/V Nemo II, our first-class sailing catamaran and floating home
  • Visit Las Bachas on Isla Santa Cruz, a prominent egg-laying site for the Pacific Green Sea Turtle
  • Visit the Darwin Research Station and the giant Galápagos tortoises before stopping in town for souvenir shopping
  • Explore vast colonies of sea lions as well as Blue-footed Boobies, pelicans, egrets and Marine Iguanas at Cerro Brujo
  • Sea kayak to Kicker Rock and snorkel with gentle reef sharks
  • Head west to Isla Lobos and swim with sea lions while Frigatebirds soar overhead
  • Hike to the headlands of Espanola—home to Hood Mockingbirds, Blue-footed and Masked boobies, Magnificent Frigatebirds,Galapagos Hawks and the world’s main nesting site for the Waved Albatross
  • Glide into Gardner Bay and swim and kayak with sea lions and Pacific Green Sea Turtles
  • Sea kayak to Punta Cormorant to view Palo Santo trees and flamingos
  • Snorkel at Devil’s Crown and follow in the footsteps of pirates, whalers, convicts and colonists on Isla Floreana
  • Paddle along Santa Fe’s north coast and scout for Pacific Green and Leatherback sea turtles
  • Hike and snorkel at Sombrero Chino with a chance to encounter a playful resident penguin family
  • Hike to the stark volcanic summit of Bartolome and snorkel below Pinnacle Rock
  • Transfer back to Quito from Baltra Airport and enjoy a farewell dinner

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“Best holiday I have ever had! To see the Galapagos up close with the kayaks was limited to only a few tourists. OARS made that possible for me. The OARS team puts together a fantastic itinerary and then sees you through every step.”
Meridithe Brown ~ Santa Monica, CA

“I most enjoyed the selection of activities and quality of guides and crew. The trip was very well organized and we truly had NO complaints. Don't change a thing!! The catamaran was great. Had enough room and privacy. The cook prepared the best food we had during our three weeks in Ecuador and Peru. ”
Ann and Steve Demeranville ~ Boston, MA

“I always have confidence that OARS will provide a completely organized and 'together' trip. The guides/naturalist provided wonderful infomation and took care of any problem or difficulty that arose.”
Donna Mathern-Schillereff ~ McKinney, TX

“The wonder of discovery...We were allowed to discover the wildlife or scenery ourselves - I enjoyed sharing the world with wildlife. The crew were amazing. They seemed to predict what we needed before we knew it. I was particularly impressed with the small details of assistance we received. (N) is a wonderful, calm, supportive and caring woman. She was inspiring throughout, carefully allowing us to experience the thrill of the wonders. I learnt a lot from her that will be carried into the rest of my life. She made sure that if we asked questions that she did not have ready answers for she would consult and explore further and then return to the question with answers. That was fantastic! (J) was the perfect naturalist. His love of nature and the islands always shone, he maintained a genuine, infectious sense of wonder throughout. They were both wonderful and I feel honoured to have lived my lifelong dream with them!”
Dr Tania Nolan ~ Strethan, Cambridgeshire, UK

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O.A.R.S. is an author ized concessioner of Arches, Canyonlands, Grand Canyon and Grand Te ton National Parks and Dinosaur National Monument.
Outside Travel Awards 'Best Outfitter' Runner Up National Geographic Adventure Magazine - Best River & Sea Outfitter on Earth As Featured On 50 Tours of a Lifetime - National Geographic Traveler Mindy Gleason, O.A.R.S. Reservations Manager Condé Nast Traveler Top Travel Specialist 2007-2013 (River Rafting) Best of the Bay Area Winner

For consecutive years, O.A.R.S. has been named the "Best River & Sea Outfitter on Earth" by National Geographic Adventure and one of the top two outfitters in the world by Outside Magazine in its annual Active Travel Awards recognition program. In multiple years, O.A.R.S.trips have been honored as "50 Tours of a Lifetime" by National Geographic Traveler and since 2007, Condé Nast Traveler has recognized Mindy Gleason, O.A.R.S. Reservation Manager and International Adventure Travel Consultant, as Condé Nast Traveler's standalone Top Travel Specialist in the River Rafting category.

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