8 Days Royal Surf Camp in Galapagos Island, Ecuador

Ecuador Surf Camp in Galapagos Island

Indulge yourself into a unique surf travel experience where comfort and first class service are taken to another level in the surf tourism industry staying not only one island. This royal surf package has been designed for surfers that want to experience the Galapagos Islands on a deeper surfing and nature level, allowing them to surf not only San Cristobal island but (if the swell factor conspires) Santa Cruz, Floreana, and Baltra Islands.

Highlights

  • Surf in several islands
  • 2 or 3 surf sessions each day
  • 1 full-day surf charter for exploration
  • Tour to the highlands and explore Galapagos
  • 24-hour host and surf guide service
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Daily buffet breakfast

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


7 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Danish, Spanish, English
The maximum participants in the group is 8
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Accommodation

For this package, Hotel Bahia Dorada in San Cristobal and the highly awarded Finch Bay Hotel in Santa Cruz Island will be your bases while on the Galapagos. Both are water front. Your stay will be divided in five days and four nights at the Hotel Bahia Dorada, and four days and three nights at the Finch Bay Hotel.

Amangala Surf Camp Ecuador Schedule

Upon arrival in San Cristobal Island, the staff will be waiting at the gate to transfer and your party to the Hotel Bahia Dorada, this won’t take more than 15 minutes. After a welcoming drink and a quick check in, your assigned guide will perform a detailed briefing regarding the rules to follow while at the national park. Of course, info for your surfing plan for the entire week will be also provided.

Two or three surf sessions will be achieved each day getting to the surf spots by one of the smaller speed boats or by land vehicle depending on the area. This package will allow you not only to surf several islands but will allow all nature lovers to enjoy this magnificent national park.

A multi-island visit on the fifth day after breakfast will be held. A transfer from San Cristobal towards Santa Cruz will be performed on board a private speed boat (all regulations and certifications such as Epir, life jackets, radar, GPS, etc. are updated).

During this trip, a private speed boat will be used to transfer you and your party from one island to the other. Also, this package features the charter of 38-feet, walk around with double engine (bathroom, sun deck, cover, deck hand, naturalist guide, experienced skipper, lunch, and drinks included) speed boat. It can be used once during the week in order to explore the entire north coast of San Cristobal, the untouched south west coast of Santa Cruz Island, the west coast of Baltra Island, or the pristine west coast of Floreana Island (this decision will me made three days upon arrival considering the swell factor). This is a full day trip.

The check in at the Finch Bay Hotel will be done at around 10:30 a.m. allowing you to surf at least once on this day. To secure an incredible surf experience on the Galapagos, Amangala Surf have added one surf charter mentioned above for exploration that can be used either to check the North Coast of San Cristobal Island or to explore the South West Coast of Santa Cruz Island. The other options are (if the swell conspires) to use the same boat to check the West Coast of Baltra Island or the West Coast of Floreana Island.

The departure airport towards Ecuador will be Baltra Island. The flights from this island do depart before 11:30 a.m. towards mainland Ecuador. If the nearby breaks are working a quick surf session or a nature hike or snorkel can be performed.

Included excursions

A tour to the highlands to spot Giant tortoises in their natural habitat, underground lava tunnels, and a visit to the escalecia (Galapagos endemic trees) forests is included in this surf camp

Location

This surf camp will take place in San Cristobal and Santa Cruz Island on the Galapagos, Ecuador. Well known for having inspired Charles Darwin’s Theory of Evolution, as he saw animals that found their way to, and adapted to, the beautiful, but harsh environment of the islands over the course of thousands of years. The Galapagos Islands are home to some of the most unique land animals on earth, including the Galapagos tortoise, Galapagos penguin, marine iguana, and flightless cormorant.

Food

A breakfast buffet is included in the package for this tour. Both hotel accommodation offers a wide range of choices for lunch and dinner.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

Visit remote islands by plane

The Galapagos Islands are a huge archipelago so access to other islands does take time. Amangala Surf have created a daily trip where you can travel by air to another more remote islands like Isabela or North Seymour. From there, an organized day trip will allow you to spot some of the most amazing endemic creatures that the Galapagos Islands have to offer such as penguins, land iguanas, flamingos, sea horses, white tip sharks, golden rays, and more.

Scuba

The Galapagos Islands offer world class scuba diving. While on your surf trip, you can consider doing a couple of dives. Hammer heads, sea turtles, sea lions, rays, mantas, and even whale sharks are some of the species that you will be able to dive with.

SUP

Paddle at sunset to Carola Beach or to the outer reef where blue footed boobies, sea lions, sea turtles and a vast amount of tropical fish are a common sight. Bring your snorkel gear to dive along the way.

Snorkel

Snorkeling is a popular recreational activity for all ages. The primary appeal is the opportunity to observe underwater life in a natural setting without the complicated equipment and training required for scuba diving. Wherever Amangala Surf take you, it won't be hard to find endemic animals like sea lions, marine iguanas and variety of fish and other sea creatures.

Hike and bike

A fun activity on San Cristobal Island is to hike up an extinct volcano at the highest point on the island and then ride mountain bikes back down to the marina.

Scenic hikes

There are numerous scenic hikes that are fun ways to experience the flora and fauna of the Galapagos Islands. There are also many places where you can hike and stop to swim or snorkel.

Bike and chill

Using mountain bikes to explore the islands are another fun way to experience the Galapagos. While there too many destinations to list, a mountain bike ride from Puerto Baquerizo to Puerto Chino is a great workout. Puerto Chino is a remote beach with beautiful scenery and plenty of wildlife. Don't worry, Amangala Surf can bring the bikes back by car.

Photography

Amangala Surf Co. will take pictures and videos all week during your trip, allowing you to provide a digital package with all your trip's highlights. The staff includes well known photographers on the Galapagos and utilize a drone, Go Prosm and digital SLR cameras. Price is per person.

Yoga sessions

The perfect addition to a great surf trip! Yoga instructors are fully certified offering sessions early mornings or late afternoon in one of the sun decks.

What's included

  • 2 or 3 surf sessions per day
  • 1 full day surf charter
  • 1 tour to the highlands, underground lava tunnels, and escalecia forests
  • 4 nights accommodation at Hotel Bahia Dorada
  • 3 nights accommodation at Hotel Finch Bay
  • Airport transfers
  • Buffet breakfast
  • Boat transfers to the surf breaks
  • Land transfers to the breaks when needed
  • Private inter islands transfer
  • Taxes

What's not included

  • Additional activities
  • Consejo de Gobierno entry tax (20 USD per person)
  • Dinner and lunch (available at the hotels)
  • Drinks
  • Entry to the National Park Galapagos (100 USD per person)

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at San Cristóbal Airport (SCY) and your departing flight at Seymour Airport (GPS). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Amangala Surf offers transfer service from the airport in San Cristobal Island to the hotel, and from the hotel to the departure airport in Baltra Island.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
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