Embark on a convenient and satisfying Day Tour of the Galapagos National Park

Experience the essence of the Galapagos on an exclusive Day Tour of its National Park aboard our state-of-the-art Sea Lion Yacht! With various viewing decks, an air-conditioned interior, a hot lunch onboard, and fully personalized service, look no further than our Yacht to take you on an unforgettable journey of the nearby, iconic islands of the Galapagos National Park. With space for up to 20 explorers, you’ll be pleased to know that excursion groups average around 10 people. This  is because the Sea Lion travels with two naturalist guides in addition to its operational crew.
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Explore the Galapagos National Park

Exploring the Galapagos National Park is a wholly distinct experience from the one you’d get by simply visiting the towns of the archipelago. Not only that but, to enter the park visitors must be accompanied by certified naturalist guides at all times. So, what can you do if you’re staying* in one of the towns, itching for a chance to visit the Galapagos National Park? Hop aboard our Sea Lion Yacht! It comes with not one but two Naturalist Guides that are ready to take you on a fascinating expedition of nearby islands in the Galapagos National Park! *Please note that clients that embark on a day tour aboard the Sea Lion Yacht do not need to be guests of the Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel.

Spaces aboard the Sea Lion Yacht

Our Sea Lion Yacht is quite generous when it comes to the amount of space it offers our passengers. three ample decks with beautiful views, an air-conditioned interior (for enjoying your meal or simply lounging about), two bathrooms, and two changing rooms all within this stellar Galapagos day-tour yacht!

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Galapagos Day Tours aboard the Sea Lion Yacht

The Sea Lion Yacht is one of only 12 yachts in the Galapagos that have the necessary authorization to offer day tours of the Galapagos National Park. In the case of our specific yacht, you can choose between four distinct itineraries to nearby  islands within the national park.

Here’s a quick look at the islands you can visit as part of our day tours:

Bartolome Island

Available on Tuesdays and Saturdays

A visit to one of the most iconic islands in the Galapagos will dazzle your eyes with panoramic vistas and extraordinary wildlife.

Mesmerizing volcanic terrain will surround you as you head up the trail to the viewpoint, and the possibility of being able to swim with playful penguins will keep your excitement going throughout this wonderful Galapagos Day Tour.


Available on Thursday

Disembark at this magnificent island in the Galapagos and enjoy a mesmerizing walk among some of the tallest cacti in the archipelago, which you can freely hug due to the fact that their thorns are soft and barely present!

Additionally, you’ll get to admire the unique colors of the Santa Fe land iguana, which is endemic and therefore exclusive to this beautiful island.

North Seymour Island & Las Bachas Beach

Available on Mondays (Las Bachas/North Seymour) and Sundays (North Seymour/Las Bachas)

Prepare to enjoy a walk through an alluring Palo Santo forest as you admire the feathery locals and their nesting habits on North Seymour.

Additionally, you’ll get to enjoy a peaceful stroll along a beautiful beach at Las Bachas, which sees flamingos dropping in from time to time over at the nearby lagoons.

South Plaza Island

Available on Wednesdays and Fridays

Gorgeous cliffsides, crystalline waters, and a beautiful medley of colors amass in the vegetation that exists on this marvelous island. Dotting the terrain are curious land iguanas and rafts of sea lions, a whole bachelor colony of which resides on the other end of where you begin your mesmerizing walk across this truly wonderful place.

Your Galapagos Day Tour includes


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Itinerario de 7 días / 6 noches: Basado en la tarifa regular (5672 USD + impuestos por persona)
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