Day 1: Galapagos Islands
Upon your arrival to San Cristobal Airport, you will be transferred to the dock to get onboard Ocean Spray Catamaran. After settling in the catamaran and lunch, you will visit Lobos Island, named after the vas colony of sea lions that reside here, resting along the rocky shores. You can also snorkel from Kicker Rock, a point nearby, where you can see stingrays, white-tipped sharks, sea lions, and sea turtles. After this activity head back to the catamaran for dinner and rest.
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Day 2: Galapagos Islands
Early in the morning, the first spot to visit will be Pitt Point at San Cristobal Island, place recognized for its volcanic floor, produced by the volcanic activity that formed this island. After a hike to the top of this place, you will have an amazing view of the surrounding waters. From this spot, you will also see blue-footed and red-footed boobies’ nests. During the afternoon, you will visit Witch Hill, a place that has awesome devices and eroding rocks visible from a panga ride. Once you land at this place, you can rest in the white sand beach, and swim or snorkel in the teal turquoise waters, with a chance to see sea lions and tropical fish. End of the day and dinner onboard.
Day 3: Galapagos Islands
Early in the morning, you will land at Floreana Island, where you will visit Post Office Bay, in which a wooden barrel was placed, by whalers during the 18th century to use as a mailbox. Nowadays visitors can also post their letters here, as a tradition. In the afternoon, head to Cormorant Point, a place recognized by its two types of beaches, a green one, composed by olivine crystals, and a white one, composed of coral. Afterwards, you will head to Devil ́s Crown, where you will have the opportunity to snorkel among hundreds of colorful fish species, rays, sea turtles and sea lions. After this activity, head back to the catamaran for dinner and rest.
Day 4: Galapagos Islands
After breakfast, you will take a panga ride to Black Turtle Cove, this place is surrounded by mangroves and provides a natural protection for a variety of marine life, like white- tip reef sharks, sea turtles, and rays. During the afternoon, you will visit Bartolome Island, and after a hike to its highest spot, you will have an amazing view of the entire island. You will also visit Pinnacle rock ́s beach, that is a Galapagos ́ penguins home and is a nice place to swim and snorkel. End of the day and dinner onboard.
Day 5: Galapagos Islands
Early in the morning, the yacht Will take you to Darwin Bay, at Genovesa Island, a place that used to be a shield volcano, and now you can visit one of the sides of its collapsed caldera, where a wide variety of birds reside, especially red-footed boobies. You can also snorkel at this spot. During the afternoon, you will head to Barranco, also known as Prince Phillip ́s steps, that consist of a rocky path up a cliff from which you will have an amazing view of the entire Genovesa Island. You can also snorkel at this place. End of the day and dinner onboard.
Day 6: Galapagos Islands
After breakfast, the yacht will take you to Espumilla Beach at Santiago Island, and you will head to Buccaneer Cove, which is an excellent opportunity to snorkel and see the remnants of a place that was once a refuge for pirates and sailors. In the afternoon, you will visit Egas Port, home of endemic Galapagos lava lizards, this is one of the best snorkeling sites in Galapagos, and while doing this activity you may spot fur sea lions, Galapagos hawks and marine iguanas. After this activities dinner will be served onboard the catamaran.
Day 7: M/C Ocean Spray
First activity of the day will be landing at North Seymour Island. This place is home to a huge colony of land iguanas and large populations of sea lions, and species of birds like blue-footed boobies and magnificent frigate birds. After this visit, you will disembark at Santa Cruz Island, and take a bus to this island ́s highlands, where you will see the unique species of flora, the agricultural zone and Galapagos giant tortoises that roam freely. After this activity return to the yacht for dinner and rest.
Day 8: End of Itinerary
First activity of the day will be heading to Mosquera Islet, composed by a reef of rocks and coral, this place is also home to one of the largest sea lion population in the entire archipelago. After this activity, you will be transferred to the Baltra Airport to take your flight back to the continent.
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