Day 1: Galapagos Islands
Upon your arrival to the airport in Baltra Island, you will be transferred to Isabela II Yacht at the dock. After lunch onboard, during the afternoon you will visit Bachas Beach, that used to be a WWII military base and today is a nesting area for the east pacific green sea turtle. You will visit the lagoons found here, that are home to stilts and flamingos. You can also swim or snorkel from the beach.
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Day 2: Galapagos Islands
First activity of the day will be landing on the eastern tip of San Cristobal Island, where you will visit Pitt Point, to take a trail that ascends from the beach, and once on the top, you will have a spectacular view of the Island. If the conditions are favorable you can swim, kayak or snorkel from the beach.
After lunch onboard, you will visit Cerro Colorado breeding center, (Galapaguera) where highly endangered giant tortoises reside, and conservation efforts are being made to preserve these species. After this activity, head back to the yacht for dinner.
Day 3: Galapagos Islands
Early in the morning, you will visit Suarez Point, where you will take a walk on a lava terrain to visit sea bird colonies, such as waved albatrosses, boobies, swallow tail gulls and you may also spot marine iguanas. During the afternoon you will head to Gardner Bay, where a white coral beach, home to sea lions waits for you. This is also a nice snorkeling spot, and you can also kayak or take a dinghy ride around the bay. End of the day and dinner onboard.
Day 4: Galapagos Islands
At Floreana island, your first activity of the day will be your visit to Cormorant Point, where you will have the opportunity to visit an olivine beach and a white sand beach. You can also snorkel, or take a dinghy ride champion Islet. Your second, during the afternoon, it will be to visit the Post Office Bay, the historic barrel that has been serving as a post office since the 18th century and nowadays is also used by tourists. You can also snorkel off the beach. During the afternoon, End of the day and dinner onboard
Day 5: Galapagos Islands
In the morning, following a meander through the mangroves in search of sea turtles, we disembark amid a landscape dominated by the giant volcanoes of southern Isabela Island, some still active. The rugged trail loops inland from the coast, giving us plenty of opportunity to enjoy unique lava formations, pioneer lava cactus, and exotic scalesia trees, as well as plenty of wildlife: Galapagos penguins, flightless cormorants, brown pelicans, herons, sea lions, marine iguanas, and dozens of Sally Lightfoot crabs. The inland lagoons are home to Bahama-pintail ducks, common stilts, Galapagos flamingos, and even Galapagos hawks and mockingbirds. Following our walk, we can take to our glass-bottom boats or deep-water snorkel.
In the afternoon, we’ll explore Fernandina’s coastline aboard our pangas (inflatable dinghies). The archipelago’s youngest ecosystem is home to small Galapagos penguins and green-eyed flightless cormorants that rest on the shore’s black rocks. Beneath the waves, rays and sea turtles might glide by. The nutrient-rich waters of the Bolivar Channel, which separates Fernandina and Isabela islands, attract dolphins and whales. With luck, you’ll be able to spot them. Depending on sea conditions, we end our visit with a glass-bottom boat ride or deep-water snorkel.
Day 6: Yacht Isabela II
A panga ride takes us to Eden Islet, located off the coast of Santa Cruz, where we can observe blue-footed boobies, reef sharks, and frigates. There’s a chance to snorkel and, if weather conditions permit, to ride in the glass-bottom boat. The volcanic setting of this area is quite stunning.
We have saved one of the best visitor sites in the archipelago for last. In the afternoon, we disembark for a walk along the coast and the interior of the beautiful flat island called North Seymour. We’ll be able to see numerous nesting frigatebirds as well as land iguanas and sea lion colonies along the coastline. We can explore the coast by dinghy, too, seeking out fur seals, and enjoying a fun, deep-water snorkel. Evening briefing, farewell cocktail, and dinner.
Day 7: End of Itinerary
Early in the morning and after breakfast, the yacht will land at Baltra Island, and you will take a bus ride to the airport to take your flight back to the continent.