Day 1: Galapagos Islands
After arriving at Baltra airport, we will be greeted by our personnel and have a short transfer to the Itabaca channel, where we will board a ferry to reach Santa Cruz Island, where another transport will take us to Puerto Ayora, where the M/Y Passion is anchored. Once in Puerto Ayora, we will board the yacht and have time for a short snack, before departing for our first visit to the islands, the Charles Darwin Research Station. Here, we will see tortoises from different islands. The animals are found in large semi natural pens for their protection, but also to ensure an easy view for the visitors. The pens are divided according to four different stages: eggs, neonates, juveniles (held here until they are mature enough to be "repatriated"), and adults. Afterward, we will head back to Puerto Ayora, where we will have some time to explore the town and shops by ourselves (this is the only chance of shopping during on this itinerary) before boarding the M/Y Passion at around 5:00 p.m. Once on board, the crew and captain will welcome us, have a short security drill and enjoy dinner and the briefing for the next day´s activities
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Day 2: Galapagos Islands
Early in the morning, the yacht will take you to South Plaza Island, home to an incredible amount of diverse flora and fauna, like frigate birds, sea lions, and swallow-tailed gulls, and coppery orange land iguanas. You can take a hike to the highest spot of this place to observe the amazing landscape and the adults and pup sea lions swimming along the shore. After this activity, you will visit Santa Fe Island. There is a white sand beach, where sea lions usually rest. This island is also home to yellow land iguanas, the largest of the archipelago. After this activity, head back to the yacht for dinner.
Day 3: M/Y Passion
First activity of the day will be landing at Gardner Bay at Española Island, where a great variety of native fauna can be found, like sea lions, marine iguanas and the endemic Española mockingbird. From here, you can also visit a good snorkeling spot, called Garner Islet, and if you want to experiment deep water snorkel, you can visit Osborn Islet, not far from this spot. During the afternoon, you will visit Suarez Point, one of the most amazing landscapes at the entire archipelago, and also a nesting site for waved albatross, and other species ‘home like blue footed and Nazca boobies.
Day 4: End of Itinerary
Santa Cruz Island: First activity of the day will be disembarking at Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island, and take a bus ride for the last visit to the Twin Craters, that are actually magma domes that have collapsed leaving two deep wide holes that form an amazing landscape to admire. After this activity you will be transferred to the airport to take your flight back to the continent.
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