Itabaca Channel

One of my favorite things included in the Galapagos island-hopping tour was kayaking in the Itabaca channel on Santa Cruz Island. We were able to kayak right up to blue-footed boobies sitting on the rocks, and then snorkel in the surrounding waters, surrounded by mangroves and white-tipped sharks. Kayaking in the Galapagos After a 45 minute van [...]

I’ve always loved kayaking because the kayak is quiet and light which makes it easy to get up nice and close to the animals. I was excited as we started out on our kayaking adventure in the Galapagos. We were heading out to kayak the Itabaca channel which separates the islands of Baltra and Santa Cruz. It was [...]

In addition to hiking, snorkeling, diving, and mountain biking another great way to get in among the Galapagos wildlife is by kayak. Because the kayak is silent it allows guests to observe sea birds and marine animals without disturbing them. We are now offering a kayak excursion on two of our Galapagos adventures (see below).  This early morning [...]

Traveling from mainland Ecuador to the Galapagos means you’ll be taking many different means of transportation. Landing at Baltra Airport, you’ll head across Baltra Island by bus to the dock. From the dock, you’ll be crossing Itabaca Channel by water taxi. The channel is a very narrow section of water that separates the northern Baltra [...]