Day 1: Galapagos Islands
Upon arrival at Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in San Cristobal Island, you will be transferred to the Cachalote Yacht in the early afternoon. Your first visit will be to El Junco Lagoon, which is one of the few permanent fresh water lakes at Galapagos. Here you can enjoy a panoramic view and have the opportunity to see various species of endemic birds. Return to the yacht and dinner.
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Day 2: Galapagos Islands
Disembark at Gardner Bay on Española Island. You can take a short walk and watch the groups of see lions gathered together, along with mockingbirds, and finches. You will also have the opportunity to practice snorkeling. After lunch, the cruise will head to Punta Suarez, where you will take a walk along the lava terrain to visit the sea bird colonies, included de waved albatross and blue footed boobies.
Day 3: Galapagos Islands
At the beginning of this day, you will disembark at Punta Cormorant on Floreana Island, on a green sand beach. Here we walk to a brackish water lagoon that is home to flamingos, stilts and sandpipers; then you will visit the “flour beach”, and have the opportunity to practice snorkeling at Devils Crown. After lunch, the cruise will take you to Post Office Bay, where you will learn about the first post service that was established here by early whaling ships in the late 1700s.
Day 4: Galapagos Islands
This day begins with a visit to Cerro Dragon on Santa Cruz Island. Here you can see various types of bird, such as boobies, frigates and pelicans, along with marine turtles, rays and sharks. Take a trail to Dragon Hill to appreciate a beautiful view of the bay and the western area of the archipelago. Continue your excursion to Sullivan Bay at James Island, that is a recent formed lava field that shows a variety of interesting patterns, creating an amazing experience to watch. End of the day and dinner onboard.
Day 5: Cachalote Explorer
Early start at Genovesa Island, a low lying volcano rising above the ocean surface. A vast variety of birds can be found here, like frigate birds, red-footed boobies, swallow-tailed gulls and storm petrels. We take a steep climb up Prince Phillip steps, where you may see blue and red footed boobies. In the afternoon, we go to Darwin Bay, to take an easy trail to observe frigate birds, gulls, herons, finches and mocking birds. You can also enjoy a swim or snorkeling in the harbor.
Day 6: End of Itinerary
The day begins at Black Turtle Cove, where you will see three kinds of mangrove plants, red, white and black, and also white tipped sharks, spotted rays and pacific marine turtles. After this activity, you will disembark at Santa Cruz Island and head to the airport to take your flight back to the continent.
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