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Summary : The Galápagos Islands provide an experience like no other, where visitors can see up close some of the planet’s most spectacular creatures and landscapes. Imagine yourself walking amongst prehistoric-looking marine iguanas, albatross nesting colonies, lumbering giant tortoises, baby sea turtles hatching or vibrantly colored flamingos. Swim and snorkel with playful sea lions, speedy penguins, sea turtles and a myriad of spectacularly colorful fish. Explore these enchanted islands from the comfort of an elegant catamaran.
Activities : Birding, Hiking, Kayaking, Snorkeling
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Arrive at San Cristóbal Island in the morning to be met by your representative and transferred to the yacht. Settle in before lunch and a welcome briefing
In the afternoon, visit Isla Lobos. The name of this island means ¨Sea Lion Island¨. This appropriately named island is abundant with noisy, frolicking, jolly sea lions who will welcome you to their home with open fins. This island also offers great snorkeling opportunities as well as the chance to see Blue-footed and Nazca Boobies.
A panga ride and snorkeling around Kicker Rock (Leon Dormido) can be experienced in the afternoon. Known as the Sleeping Lion because of its resemblance, this site is located off the coast of San Cristóbal. The formation is what remains of a lava cone eroded by the sea, creating two vertical rocks rising 500 feet above the ocean. This Galápagos Islands natural monument has become a favorite sight due to the many tropical birds, frigate birds and boobies that fill the surrounding air. Beneath the sea, crystal waters offer a brilliant show of colorful tropical fish and other marine life.
Explore Pitt Point, the northeastern most site on San Cristóbal. After an easy hike, you will be rewarded with a unique treat. Herein lays the only nesting site which hosts all species of Galápagos Boobies. Photographers will be thrilled with this intimate natural experience. The attractive volcanic tuff formations will have geologists and laymen alike imagining the forces of nature that possessed the earth to create this land.
In the afternoon, visit Witch Hill (Cerro Brujo) where you will explore one of the most beautiful beaches in the Galápagos. Be tantalized by the texture and sight of the powdered, soft white sand. With a colony of sea lions and Blue-footed Boobies, this scenic place is bustling with life. Just beyond the beach is a lagoon, thriving with Egrets and Great Blue Herons. The turquoise water and abundant marine life invite you to snorkel in their midst.
Today, visit two sites on Floreana Island. In the morning, visit the famous Post Office Bay. Land on a beach and head to a spot where 18th century whalers placed a wooden barrel for use as an unofficial mail box. The custom continues to this day with Galápagos visitors. So, don´t forget your postcards.
Floreana is known for fabulous snorkeling sites, vibrantly pink flamingos and black sand beaches. Baroness Viewpoint is a fantastic place to take it all in. Your guide will tell you about the murder and mystery in this island's history. Easy trails allow for exploring the flora and fauna of Floreana.
In the afternoon, head to Cormorant Point. Hike to a salt-water lagoon that is home to nesting flamingos. Swim in the crystal clear waters of the Devil´s Crown. This extinct volcano peaks out of the waters just off of Floreana´s coast and offers a magnificent snorkeling experience.
Black Turtle Cove, located on the north side of Santa Cruz Island, is only accessible by boat and with a guide. This shallow inlet is surrounded by mangroves and provides natural protection for a variety of marine life, attracting the vulnerable juveniles of many species. Below the surface of the water, you can see both blacktip and whitetip reef sharks, sea turtles, golden cownose rays, spotted eagle rays, and an occasional hammerhead shark. Pelicans and Boobies hunt here, diving gracefully into the water.
After this final visit, transfer to Baltra’s airport to catch your flight back to the mainland.
Itineraries and activities subject to change without prior notice. Depending on weather conditions, water currents, time availability, some wildlife described above may not be visible.
Low Season Dates: Jan 5-Mar 22, May 1-Jun 28, Sep 1-Nov 22, Dec 1-Dec 20
High Season Dates: Mar 23-Apr 30, Jun 29-Aug 31, Nov 23-30, Dec 21-Jan 04
Ship Dry Dock Dates: TBA
Cabin accommodations aboard ship; meals aboard ship; all shore activities and excursions; all soft drinks and juices on board; champagne reception; complimentary fruit platter; Galápagos National Park certified guide; use of snorkeling gear and wetsuits
Hotel nights before/after cruise; transfers in Quito or Guayaquil; Galapagos National Park entrance fee, USD$100 (children under 12 subtract $50), subject to change without notice; Galapagos Transit Card ($10 per person); international airfare; airfare to/from Galapagos Islands; alcoholic beverages onboard; gratuities to ship crew and naturalists are left to the discretion of the passenger; travel insurance; passport expenses; fuel surcharge (may apply in the event of significant fuel price increases).
We strongly recommend two pre-cruise nights and one post-cruise night in Quito or Guayaquil. Please inquire about adding these or other services to your trip.