Insider Access Experiences from San Cristobal in Galapagos Islands
Latin Excursions: A Team of Galapagos Passionates
Planning a journey to Galapagos Islands is not a simple task. With the amount of information on the internet and nearly a dozen islands to choose from, it can quickly become overwhelming. At Latin Excursions, our trip designers will help you through every step of planning your dream journey to Darwin’s Archipelago. Our team is constantly doing site visits and meeting directly with the boat owners, property owners, guides and drivers to guarantee quality service from start to finish. We’re also on the hunt to find the most rare and unique experiences in Galapagos Islands.
What better place to do so than Galapagos Islands, where our Founder Eric Sheets first visited at the young age of 14 and later inspired him to create Latin Excursions. Twenty years later, Eric is still utilizing his passion of seeking out these unmapped experiences to share with the world. That’s exactly why we are excited to share with you a true gem of an experience that we’ve discovered on San Cristobal Island in Galapagos.
Experiences Only Available When Staying at Villa Galapagos 4
Before we begin listing these new adventure activities that we’ve discovered, it’s important to note that they are specifically designed for those staying at Villa Galapagos 4. If you haven’t already, check out Villa Galapagos 4 of our private Galapagos Villa Collection. Here, three neighboring oceanside Villas all with their own heated pool and jacuzzi await your arrival. This property is much more than a villa, they offer incredible adventure opportunities for snorkeling, scuba diving, free diving, catch & release fishing, surfing, and hiking all beginning and ending at your private villa! Allow us to visually break them down for you in this blog.
Surfing Galapagos Islands — San Cristobal
Surfing at Galapagos Islands is a unique adventure opportunity, to say the least. We invite you and your group to come stay at Villa Galapagos 4 of our private collection, where we provide travelers the opportunity to ride some of the best waves in the world. The only thing you will have to worry about is sharing your waves with friendly dolphins and sea lions!
Scuba Dive Kicker Rock
Scuba diving at Kicker Rock is a popular excursion especially for divers who want to scuba dive with schools of hammerhead sharks, without having to participate in a scuba diving liveaboard to visit Darwin & Wolf Islands. The main advantages of scuba diving Kicker Rock while staying at Villa Galapagos 4 is the strategic location, exclusivity (you and your group will be with a private guide and captain on your own boat), and the quality of service. Our diving guides are all highly trained and will make sure to follow the safest protocols and take you to the absolute best areas to view wildlife. This is a diving experience that will leave you wanting to come back for more!
Snorkel & Explore Isla Lobos
Isla Lobos is a tiny islet off the west coast of San Cristobal Island. If you are seeking to swim with as many playful sea lions as possible, make sure to ask us about this tour when we are helping you plan your dream journey to Galapagos Islands at Villa Galapagos 4.
Hike & Snorkel Tijeretas Hill in Galapagos Islands
Tijeretas Hill is located on San Cristobal Island and is only a 45 minute from the center of Puerto Boquerizo Moreno. Great for a fun hike with beautiful views, or a snorkeling adventure in the cove below with playful sea lions and sea turtles.
Scuba Dive a World War I Ship Wreck
Galapagos Islands is known for its magnificent marine and terrestrial biodiversity. Travelers from around the world visit Galapagos to scuba dive, snorkel, and enjoy nature. This unique diving experience features the Caragua Ship from World War I that was sunken over 100 years ago. It is one of the only shipwreck dives in the archipelago!
Eco Fishing Experience
Our Catch and Release fishing program from Villa Galapagos 4 helps support the local residents of the island by providing them with work outside of commercial fishing and allowing them to teach the best practices to travelers who are seeking this extraordinary experience.
Snorkel & Free Dive Punta Pitt
Punta Pitt is located on the northeast side of San Cristobal Island and is known for its fantastic volcano peaks. On this experience, we will take you there by boat for excellent scuba diving, snorkeling, or free diving in the waters beneath the island peaks.