Day trip to Dragon Hill and snorkelling on the volcanic island of Chinese Hat - Departing from San Cristobal Island (Galápagos)

Day trip to Dragon Hill and snorkelling on the volcanic island of Chinese Hat - Departing from San Cristobal Island (Galápagos)

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Discovering the Chinese Hat islet, located next to Santiago Island
Snorkelling to observe the marine species of the Galápagos
The hike to the top of Dragon Hill
Lunch aboard the boat

Essential information *

7 hours



Starting time
7:00 AM

* All details will be sent to you upon reservation.


Explore one of the smallest islands of the Galápagos and go snorkelling from the beach! 

Departing from the port of San Cristobal Island, you'll board a boat to Chinese Hat Island, which is just a stone's throw from Santiago Island. As you draw nearer to the little island, you'll be able to catch a glimpse of the penguins and Galápagos falcons that live there.

You'll begin with a walk along the beach, where you'll spot the seals and the archipelago's unique bird species as they lounge on the beach. Why not go snorkelling in the calm waters to observe the tropical fish up close? With a bit of luck, you'll even come across some of the penguins underwater!

Next, it'll be time to savour a bite aboard your boat before heading to Dragon Hill on Santa Cruz Island. Once there, you'll embark on a hike along a trail to the top of the hill, passing the saltwater lagoons that are often hosting the Galápagos flamingos. As you continue along the path, you'll meet the land iguanas that will accompany you all the way to the top of the hill. When you reach the top, you'll be rewarded with panoramic views of the entire Galápagos archipelago.

At the end of your tour, hop back on the boat ahead of the drive back to your hotel.

Good to know

  • Availability: Sundays only
  • Time: 7 am (arrive 10 min before)
  • Departs from: port of San Cristobal Island
  • We advise wearing comfortable walking shoes
  • Don't forget to bring your towel
  • In the event of bad weather conditions, our provider reserves the right to cancel the excursion. If this is the case, you will be offered an alternative date or a full refund

Price includes

  • Boat trip to Chinese Hat Island and Dragon Hill
  • Packed lunch on board the boat
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • Towels
  • The services of a guide (commentary in English)

Price doesn’t include

  • Tips
  • Any other extras



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