Day 1: Galapagos Islands
First visit of the trip in the afternoon, will be a visit to the Charles Darwin Station and its Interpretive Center. Return to the Port for a walk through the little town to appreciate various handicrafts. We have a welcome cocktail with the entire crew, and dinner.
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Day 2: Galapagos Islands
After breakfast, you make a wet landing in Post Office Bay, a historic site that recalls the days of the whalers, who presumably placed a wooden barrel in the 18th century to use it as a post office then, you will continue to the Baroness Point view, named due to the presence of a particular character who lived on Floreana Island, it is the Baroness Eloisa von Wagner, you will enjoy of the beautiful landscape and the ruins of her house. Return to the Yacht for lunch. In the afternoon, you make a wet landing on Cormorant Point for a short walk to the Flamingo Lagoon of this island. You then continue the walk until we reach the beach called "La Picona" to see marine turtles and their spawning grounds. Optional: time for those who would like to swim and snorkel. Then, we make a panga ride on Champion Islet, a small island off the Coast of Floreana Island. The principal attraction of Champion Islet is the nearly-extinct Charles (Floreana) Mockingbird. Visitors can also observe bird species such as Swallow-tailed Gulls, Nazca Boobies or Brown Noddies. It is a great place for snorkelling; we will see sea turtles, reef fishes, Galapagos Penguins and whitetipped reef sharks. Optional: time for those who would like to swim and/or snorkel. Another option is to head to Devil´s Crown, another spectacular snorkling site.
Day 3: Galapagos Islands
Early in the morning head to head to Suarez Point on Española Island, and you will take a walk along lava beds, and along this trail, you can also watch sea lions, sea birds, Marine Iguanas, masked and blue-footed boobies, among others. In the afternoon, the yacht will take you to Gardner Bay, to watch sea lions and marine iguanas. Then, we make a panga ride around the Osborn Islet and the islets of Gardner, where you can swim, snorkel or kayak depending on the climate and time.
Day 4: Tip Top II
After breakfast, your experienced Captain sails easily around Kicker Rock (Leon Dormido), a massive tuff-rock that juts abruptly almost 500 feet straight from the ocean. Kicker Rock serves as a nesting place for many seabirds. Then you make a wet landing on Cerro Brujo to walk on a white sand beach and observe sea lions, brown pelicans, marine iguanas, and blue-footed boobies.
In the afternoon, you make a dry landing on San Cristobal port, after a short drive, you arrive at Gianni Arismendy Interpretation Center this tour takes you through the geological and human history of the islands and its conservation. You return to the Yacht for dinner and our nightly orientation.
Day 5: End of Itinerary
After breakfast the catamaran will take you to Black Turtle Cove, a large mangrove lagoon on the north coast of Santa Cruz Island, where you will see local fauna like pelican and herons, and you may also spot turtle or golden rays from the beach. After this activity you will be transferred to Baltra Airport and take your flight back to the continent.
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