Day 1: Galapagos Islands
Upon arrival to the airport in Baltra, you will be transferred to Mary Anne Yacht at the bay. You first visit will be to the Highlands of Santa Cruz Island, where you will see Scalesia Trees and many bird species. After lunch in a local ranch, you will head to Fausto Llerena Tortoise Breeding Center and Charles Darwin Station, where you will see tortoises from different islands, young and adults. After this activity head back to the yacht for dinner.
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Day 2: Galapagos Islands
Early in the morning, head to Floreana Island, your first stop will be Cormorant Point, where you will be welcomed by a small Galapagos sea lion colony. You will also visit green sand beach that contains olivine crystal, and a white coral sand beach. You can also practice deep water snorkeling at Devil´s Crown, home to an abundance of fish and marine animals. After lunch, the yacht will take you to Post Office bay, that was established in the 18th century by British whalers to send letters to and from England, and even today, visitors have the opportunity to send letters of their own. End of the day and dinner.
Day 3: Galapagos Islands
During morning, you will visit Floreana Island´s Black Beach, to learn about the intriguing human history of this place and its first inhabitants. Then you will head to Asilo de la Paz, as well as the caves that used to serve as hideouts for pirates, and also the history about the first Galapagueño. After lunch you will have a dinghy ride to look for whales and dolphins, and you will also have the opportunity to admire the landscapes of Isabela and the Cerro Azul Volcano.
Day 4: Galapagos Islands
Early in the morning the yacht will take you to Moreno Point Moreno, located at the north coast of Isabela, between volcanoes Sierra Negra and Cerro Azul, where you will go through a trail of solidified lava until a coastal lagoon where you will see several species of birds. In the afternoon, you will visit Urbina Bay, one of the recent examples of geological uplift in the Galapagos, specifically to the base of Alcedo Volcano, where you will see land iguanas, giant Galapagos turtles, and marine iguanas.
Day 5: Galapagos Islands
Early in the morning, you will visit Tagus Cove in Isabela Island, for a hike to the top of a cliff to view the volcanic landscapes of Darwin Volcano and Darwin Lake. During the afternoon you will head to Espinoza Point at Fernandina Island, that is one of the youngest islands with the most active volcano, and where you can spot pelicans, marine iguanas and flightless cormorants. Return to the yacht and dinner.
Day 6: Galapagos Islands
Early in the morning, you will visit Port Egas, a beach located at the west side of Santiago Island, its main attractive is its black sand beach, where you can also see Galapagos Fur Seals, Galapagos Hawks, and salt water lagoons where flamingos can be seen. After lunch, you will visit Buccaneers Cove, which used to be a refuge for British Buccaneers, then head to Espumilla Beach in James Bay, where you can see playful sea lions, fur seals and various species of seabirds. This is also a good place to snorkel. End of the activities and dinner onboard.
Day 7: S/S Mary Anne
Early in the morning, the yacht will land in Sullivan Bay at Santiago Island where you can witness the rope lava flows because of its recent formation, and sea lions that rest through the shore. You can also practice shallow water snorkeling here. During the afternoon, you will go to you North Seymour to see the various species of birdlife that inhabit there, like blue footed boobies and frigate birds. End of the activities and dinner onboard.
Day 8: End of Itinerary
After breakfast, head to Mosquera Islet, located between Baltra and North Seymour, where you can find one of the largest populations of sea lions around the Archipelago. After this activity you will be transferred to Baltra Airport and take your flight back to the continent.
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