Galapagos: Finch Bay Hotel | 4 nights

From Santa Cruz Island
  • Ecuador
  • Galapagos Islands
  • Wildlife and Nature
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Tour Description

Relax on a Galapagos Islands vacation where you sleep on dry land every night. 

The lovely Finch Bay Eco Hotel is located just moments from the beach in a serene location between mangroves. Enjoy the Galapagos cuisine at their authentic restaurant and take part in a Ceviche cooking class with the hotel chef. 
Daily excursions by yacht or kayak allow you to experience all the wonders of a Galapagos cruise, such as stunning scenery, warm water and unique wildlife. Exploring Santa Cruz, Santa Fe, Bartolome and North Seymour Islands you may find yourself face to face with body surfing sea lions, frigate birds posing, staunch iguanas or giant tortoises in their natural habitat. Visit Galapagos to appreciate the ever-changing landscape. From the lush cloud forest of the highlands, to low scrubby hills studded with cacti, to ancient lava fields. 

Scuba diving experiences are world-class in the Galapagos Islands and packages are also available at Finch Bay. Enjoy a Galapagos Islands vacation where at the end of the day you can relax in a swimming pool with private, natural surroundings and sample fine gastronomy complemented by superb service.  

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Select from a range of day tours to other islands (Bartolome, North Seymour, Santa Fe, Plaza) operated by the private 20-guest Sea Lion Yacht, allowing you to see more of the Galapagos with highly-qualified, bilingual naturalist staff.

Enjoy the amenities of a comfortable hotel while exploring the Galapagos, swimming pool, spa, use of kayaks, and fine dining onsite - you haven’t tasted luxury until you’ve tried the sustainable slipper lobster!

The Finch Bay Hotel occupies a prime position next to the beach, and is very close to top attractions including; Charles Darwin Research Station, Tortuga Bay Beach, and Las Grietas, which is one of the top snorkelling sites in the Galapagos.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1
Santa Cruz Island

Upon arrival to the airport at Baltra Island, you will be taken across the Itabaca Channel, to Santa Cruz Island. From here a shared transfer will take you to the Finch Bay Eco Hotel.

Here you can enjoy its multiple attractions: a pool, the white coral beach in front of the hotel or a rest in your hammock.
Later today you will be able to participate in a Ceviche cooking class with the hotel chef.

In the evening you can dine at restaurant where they serve the delicacies of local and international gastronomy, one of the main reasons people choose the Finch Bay Hotel.
(note dinner is not included)

Day 2
Day Tour Galapagos Islands

Breakfast at Finch Bay’s Restaurant
Day Tour aboard our Sea Lion Yacht in the Galapagos National Park (Lunch onboard)

*Options are subject to the daily schedule and availability

Options include:

North Seymour is teeming with life! Cliffs that are only a few meters high form the shoreline and serve as the spot where swallow-tailed gulls sit among the ledges and rocks accompanied by playful sea lions. A tiny forest of silver-grey Palo Santo trees stands just above the landing, usually without leaves, waiting for the rains to burst into bloom.

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

Bartolome is famous for Pinnacle Rock, a towering and spearheaded obelisk that rises from the ocean’s edge and is the best-known landmark in the islands. Galapagos penguins — the only species of penguin found north of the equator — walk precariously along narrow volcanic ledges at its base. Sea lions snooze on rocky platforms, ready to slide into the water to play with passing snorkelers.

Available on Tuesdays and Saturdays

South Plaza is a small island full of fascinating wildlife, both along its shore and along its dramatic, wind-swept cliffs: sea lions, land iguanas, swallow-tailed gulls, Opuntia cacti and vegetation that changes colors according to the season. South Plaza is one of Galapagos’ most impressive visiting sites.

Available on Wednesdays and Fridays

Santa Fe offers one of the more beautiful and sheltered coves in the islands. Its turquoise lagoon is protected by a peninsula of tiny islets that form an ideal anchorage spot. The island lies to the southeast of Santa Cruz and sits within sight of Puerto Ayora. Like North Seymour, Santa Fe has been uplifted seismically, and you can see underwater lava formations out in the open.

Available on Thursdays

Day 3
Kayak trip to visit Divine Bay

Guided kayak visit to Divine Bay*
*Kayak use will depend on the tide and weather conditions.

We leave when the tide is high from Playa de Los Alemanes (German Beach), located by Finch Bay. We kayak southward for about 15 minutes until we get to the Lover’s Crevasse, as the locals call it. From there we continue to Academy Bay and then to Divine Bay which provides a wonderful natural shelter for wildlife, and kayaking is one of the best ways to discover it! Watch the herons cross the Bay and the noddy terns nesting in the cliffs alongside the blue-footed boobies. If you watch carefully, you might even spot a sea turtle grazing in the ocean floor or a curious young reef shark.
Duration 1-2 hours.

Enjoy the rest of the day at your own leisure.

Day 4
Day Tour Galapagos Islands

Day Tour aboard our Sea Lion Yacht in the Galapagos National Park (Lunch onboard)

Please see day 2 for more information about the options on offer.

Day 5
Santa Cruz Island Depart

Leave the hotel early in the morning for your overland transfer to the airport in Baltra for your flight back to the continent.

What’s Included

  • Included Copy 20 4 nights Finch Bay Eco Hotel, Finch Bay Room
  • Included Copy 31 Room upgrades available
  • Included Copy 20 Daily breakfast, 2 lunches
Fees & Services
  • Included Copy 20 Shared transfer service to/from Seymour Airport in Baltra
  • Included Copy 20 Kayak tour to Divine Bay
  • Included Copy 20 2 full-day yacht excursions to a nearby island
  • Included Copy 20 Ceviche cooking class with the hotel chef
  • Included Copy 20 Use of Hotel Facilities: Pool, Beach-front access
  • Included Copy 20 Free Wi-Fi
  • Included Copy 7 Taxes, Drinks, spa treatments, and any items not mentioned
  • Included Copy 7 Galapagos Islands National Park Entrance Fee & TCT USD$220 (Subject to change)
  • Included Copy 7 Return flights Quito or Guayaquil / Galapagos Islands
  • Included Copy 31 Optional activities (at extra cost): scuba diving, biking, and paddleboarding.


  • Included Take day tours aboard the Sea Lion Yacht to explore some of the Galapagos Islands.
  • Included Time for snorkeling, kayaking and swimming.
  • Included Enjoy the beach from the ONLY beachfront hotel in Puerto Ayora.
  • Included Partake in a ceviche cooking class
  • Included Bird watching - Frigate birds, blue footed boobies and many more
  • Included Visit the nearby Charles Darwin Research Station, to learn about the Galapagos tortoise and more.
  • Included Relaxing at the beach or by the pool
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5 days

Price from

$2,455 USD

Per person, sharing

Daily Departures