Hotel galapagos santa cruz hostal

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La Fortaleza de Haro: A beautiful and unique lodge made out of lava rock, located right next to the Galapagos National Park, 10 minutes of safe and pleasant walking distance to the Charles Darwin Avenue and the beach. 

Roberto, owner and creator, moved to the Galápagos in 1978 and became one of the first Ecuadorians naturalist guides, Gianna, his wife and manager, visited in 1989 and was destiny, now they not only have a beautiful family but have accomplished their dream to have a lodge and show Galápagos to the world.

To travel is to live! Stay with us and have the opportunity to explore this island that would leave you madly in love.

Aqua View

"The Glass Bottom Boat"

The bay tour, also known in Spanish as "Tour de Bahía", is a must in the Galápagos. This tour combines snorkeling, hiking, learning about the islands and relaxing. On board the Aqua View you can explore several spots of Santa Cruz Island in a period of 4 hours. During the tour you are accompanied by a Naturalist Guide that will explain the secrets of the Galápagos flora and fauna. We take you to fascinating spots like "Punta Estrada", "Las Grietas", The Sharks Channel" where you will snorkel, hike, and learn about the Islands.

The Aqua View is the preferred boat of choice for this tour in Santa Cruz. This is because of its great reputation, welcoming environment, and the willingness of the captains and crew to provide a world class service. Moreover, the Aqua View, is the only boat in the Archipelago that has a glass bottom. You will be able to see the Galápagos underwater world without even leaving the boat!

The Bay Tour on board the Aqua View include:

  • Snaks

  • Snorkel and mask

  • Life vests

  • Towel service

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Galápagos Aquatours

Visiting the Galápagos Islands is one of a kind experience; its overwhelmingly beautiful environment, its breathtaking scenery and its endemic wildlife are extraordinary happenings that can be experienced first-hand. Our mission at Galápagos Aquatours is to enhance that experience for you, from the moment you take your first step in our lava rock soil until the moment you leave the airport. Our goal is that you leave satisfied with many brilliant stories to tell back at home. We specialize in planning your Galápagos adventure and we can provide accommodations, daily tours, and tour packages that you will find beneficial for your trip.

What makes Galápagos Aquatours unique is that it is an Ecuadorian family-owned company and it was founded by one of the first and most recognized naturalist guides in Galápagos, Mr. Roberto Haro. His experience as a Dive Master and Naturalist Guide III is unique among any other guides as his knowledge about the flora and fauna of the Islands is unmatchable. As a Dive Master and a Naturalist Guide III for the Galápagos National Park since 1978, his knowledge serves not only on land but in the water as well.

Come take a look at our photos, tour packages and activities! We are excited to have you on board for any trip, anytime!

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