Scuba diving day tours

Cownose rays at Galapagos

World recognized destination

Galapagos is ranked almost every year as the best place for scuba diving with big animals in the world by the international diving community.

Scuba divers with white sharks under the sea in Galapagos

Day trips

Scuba diving day trips with National Park authorized local dive operators can be booked prior to arrival, or with the assistance of our concierge.

Stingrays at the bottom of the sea in Galapagos

Dive certification

An international open water dive certification is legally required, and good physical condition is essential. Gear can be rented from local operators when booking.

Strong currents and low visibility can challenge even experienced divers on certain days. Scuba diving in Galapagos requires a minimum intermediate-advanced skill level.

Galapagos sea turtle

Discover an underwater bliss

Galapagos sea horse

Some of the world's most impressive waters

Catch and Release Sport Fishing

Galapagos Blue Marlin

Fishing adventure

The Galapagos Islands are surrounded by three mayor marine currents with very productive upwellings and massive bait balls.

We have the gear and local knowledge to provide you with an incredible Galapagos Islands fishing adventure. We offer deep sea fishing for Blue Marlin, Yellow Fin Tuna, Wahoo and Mahi Mahi.

Fishermen over a boat in Galapagos

Trolling method

Using the trolling method, where the boats tows a line or lines with one or more hooks with a natural bait, target fish swimming in the upper layers of the water column.

Fishermen catching and releasing fishes in Galapagos

*For more information, contact our front desk or reservations department.

Blue Marlin under the sea

*Please note that some additional activities are subject to availability and are not carried out by the hotel, nor included in the package price. While we work with well-known and specialized local tour operators, we cannot accept any responsibility for their activities or services.

Mountain Biking

Santa Cruz island offers scenic roads and challenging trails for biking

Couple riding bikes on a road

Mountain bicycles

At Pikaia Lodge we have mountain bikes and helmets, free of charge for the unlimited use of our guests. At the front desk, we provide a map of roads and trails inside and outside the Lodge. Spots to visit include Garrapatero Beach, volcanic craters, and small villages.

Pikaia biking trails

Biking trails

The nearby Garrapatero Beach (10km from the lodge) is a favorite biking destination, with a downhill road passing through different environments with stunning views. From the road it is a 10-minute walk to swim at the beautiful white sandy beach.


Hiking and Jogging

Enjoy peaceful nature walks and jogging.

Family walking through Santa Cruz island

Walking trails

Our property has more than 3.5 km of internal private roads and paths for walking and jogging. Our paths boast incredible views and pass through reforested endemic forests full of birdsong, where guest will likely cross paths with wild giant tortoises.

Beaches + Kayaks

Santa Cruz Island beaches

Unique beaches

The Galapagos Island's beaches are unique in the world. Great for swimming, snorkeling and even surfing. They boast white shiny sands with dark solid rocks, unique landscapes and deep crystal clear waters. Santa Cruz Island has two fantastic white sand beaches, accessible without the need for guides.

Tortuga Bay beach

Tortuga Bay Beach

One of the most spectacular beaches in all Galapagos and ranked among the 20 best beaches in the world, Tortuga Bay is one kilometer of secluded beach with fine white sand, turquoise water, and views to Santa Fe Island. At the far end there is a tranquil lagoon with its own smaller beach, surrounded by mangroves.

Galapagos birds

Immaculate surroundings

This is the perfect spot to swim, kayak or snorkel around the lava rocks amongst nurseries of small juvenile sharks and fish, golden rays and turtles. A colony of marine iguanas shares this beach, and rare endemic Opuntia cacti form the perfect backdrop.

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El Garrapatero Beach

Near to the lodge is the secluded Garrapatero Beach, just 250 meters of pure white sand and turquoise waters, surrounded by mangroves and with views to Santa Fe Island.

The Galapagos beaches