The Finch Bay Hotel is an excellent option for guests who prefer not to spend too much time on the water or looking for some R&R after a cruise. Located on the island of Santa Cruz, this oceanfront eco-hotel is moments from the beach and has a large swimming pool (where ducks and pelicans sometimes join in the fun for a dip).
The property is surrounded by mangrove forests where you can watch iguanas nesting. Finch Bay has a private motor boat to take guests out to other islands in the Galapagos for swimming or diving expeditions and mountain bikes and kayaks for adventures closer to home.
Why we love it
Easy to reach and a great option for a land-based experience of the Galapagos that is still full of wildlife
The food is delicious (it’s often one of the first things people comment on)
No sailing is necessary to reach highlights such as the Darwin Research Station, Tortuga Bay and the Santa Cruz Highlands
Hiking & Exploring
Walk or cycle to explore the streets of Santa Cruz, otherworldly lava tunnels and landscapes formed by volcanic activity, Las Grietas and spot many wildlife species along the way.
The marine reserve is a great way to spot unique endemic wildlife; birds resting on the cliffs and sea lions with their pups lying on the beaches.
Snorkel & Scuba Dive
Dive down and play with curious sea lion pups, witness the breathtaking moment of being surrounded by hammerheads and see many other marine wildlife such as sea turtles, marine iguanas and tropical fish.
Charles Darwin Station
Get a deeper understanding and broaden your knowledge. You can also wander through the tortoise rearing program facilities.
Thank you all for your hard work with this booking. I couldn’t have pulled it off without Molly! I came to you all in a panic and you were able to propose, book, and execute a great trip for my clients – thank you!